Black Hawk wedding image of The couple as the are pronounced husband and wife at a CO vacation rental home
Marla and Chris are pronounced husband and wife in the middle of a lush, green forest.
When Marla and Chris’s Connecticut wedding was rescheduled to next year, they decided to elope in Black Hawk, CO at an Airbnb home. Their friend Dave officiated and their dog served as a witness. They fulfilled their dream of getting married, drank champagne, took a few portraits in the smoky, wildfire light, and ate chips and salsa. Despite its small size, the celebration was a blast and I was touched that the couple asked me to stay, hang out, and celebrate with them. It was a completely unique day. It was their day.
Marla does her makeup in front of a mirror in their Airbnb, situated in the small city of Black Hawk, which is one of Colorado’s most historic cities. It was originally a mining settlement founded in 1859 during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush, and it provided the perfect charming backdrop for this small wedding.
Destination wedding image from CO of The groom standing on his bedroom balcony, looking out at the surrounding forest
Chris stands out on his bedroom balcony, looking out at the surrounding forest as he puts on his tie before the ceremony.
Marla takes her wedding dress off the door it was hanging on in her rustic bedroom at the Airbnb.
The Airbnb that the couple chose was so well-situated in nature that a large moose felt perfectly comfortable walking around on the property.
Colorado Destination Vacation Rental wedding image of The groom and officiant await the brides arrival in nature
Chris and the wedding officiant await Marla’s arrival as she makes her grand entrance down the staircase, carrying her large bouquet of flowers.
The couple truly embraced nature to celebrate their Union, even using the branches of aspen trees to hold their rings. Here, Chris removes the rings from the branches to exchange them during the ceremony.
Black Hawk, VRBO Rental Home for Backyard wedding in CO of the couple enjoying the beautiful day in the woods
Still enjoying the beautiful day in the woods, the couple, officiant, and photographer all share a toast.
Rocky Mountain CO adventure wedding portrait at night with the couple still celebrating their marriage
Even once night fell, the couple was still celebrating their marriage as they held each other under the bright, starry sky.