Before the sun lifted its head from its pillow, Stephanie, Shane and I were driving through a 2am blizzard on Loveland Pass, and then treading on snowshoes in the nighttime chill to our elopement destination. Actually, “chill” is the wrong word for it. I am going to just say it as I felt it – it was absolutely freezing! Freezing to the point that Stephanie and I compared how our frozen hair was breaking off! As we climbed Loveland Pass, the sun slowly decided to wake up from its slumber and bear witness to Shane and Stephanie’s winter sunrise elopement. The plan for the 10-degree morning was to load our coats full of toasty hand warmers, snowshoe to the top of a powdery run, and get hitched! So that’s exactly what these two adventure seekers did. Before their Cape Cod wedding, Stephanie and Shane wanted to declare their commitment to each other in a private elopement in a place that represented their personalities, partnership, and passions.
Their vows were too sweet to handle. Through the freezing winds and morning snow, they both took their time in saying those vows, and smiled and laughed with each other.
The sunrise showed all of the beautiful peaks and were the most beautiful colors! With the snow storm that morning, we were worried we would not be able to see any views due to white out, but luck was on these lovebirds’ side. Next we traced around the snowy mountains in our snowshoes and took cutie cuddle photos!
And onward to a coat break, and warm up in the heat of the jeep. Then to our next drool worthy view location on Loveland Pass!
After the vows were proclaimed to the mountains and our portraits were completed, Shane, in his suit and tie, strapped on his snowboard and threw on his goggles. His new wife, Stephanie, joined him with her own goggles and stepped into her skis, white dress and all. Together, they went on their first celebration run down the mountain as husband and wife. Or what I like to call a wedding recessional on boards for adventure seekers. Right behind them, I hopped into the Jeep and met them at the bottom of the mountain where we shared a bottle of champagne and any heat source we could find.
Congratulations Stephanie and Shane!
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