I absolutely loved photographing this destination elopement in the snow! Kevin and Leslie contacted me a few weeks before their wedding. I had already booked a proposal for the same day, but with some flexibility, we made it work! It was such an honor to be a part of this intimate family wedding. Surrounded by only their closest family members to celebrate with them, they were wed in the back yard of their rental cabin. Despite the overcast and cloudy day, the view was still incredible! They had also scoped out a few areas close to the cabin for their couple portraits. For couples who want a more intimate setting, I love these mountain cabins!
Family Heirloom is Something Old, Something Borrowed
When I talk with wedding clients about their wedding day timeline, I always suggest getting ready shots. I like this time for a few reasons. First, it allows us to meet up before their ceremony and just get comfortable with everyone! Second, while the bride and groom are still getting ready, we snag details shots. I love the shots of mom helping the bride zip up the dress and straighten out bows. The photos of the groom with his mom pinning on the boutonniere are also heartfelt moments! We also have this space and time, free from the outdoor elements, to document other little details. The book your wrote your heartfelt vows in, the flowers you hold while you promise to spend your lives together, and the rings you exchange as a symbol of a never-ending union.
Last, I get to hear the meaning behind all these symbols. The bride wore a beautiful fur wrap that is a family heirloom. As her something old and something borrowed, it was an incredible addition to their wedding day. This fur wrap belonged to the groom’s great grandmother. Inside, it has her initials stitched in. Both of the groom’s sisters wore it on their wedding day! How special is that?