Allie and Ryan love Telluride and the surrounding area, which led them to planning their Telluride elopement and cold plunge there. After some timing delays, the date was finally set: 11/11. Miraculously, as I am someone who loves fun dates like that, I was still available to document their most incredible day! These two love spending time outdoors, and their kiddos are up for all their adventures too. I met the four of them at their vacation rental to start with getting ready photos. After that we headed down from Mountain Village to take some pictures downtown Telluride, capturing their favorite little town, and before heading into the mountains. The two exchanged vows up a gravel road surrounded by pine trees, the tops of which glowed golden in the sunset light, and the ground covered in a dusting of snow. It was the perfect winter wonderland, but that early winter that isn’t tooooo freezing yet.
After their vows and rings were exchanged we headed to a nearby lake for their unity ceremony and signing the papers. They had purchased the cutest unity ceremony item: an hourglass that each of the four of them poured a little bit of sand into! The kids did so well despite being super excited about everything. The four again signed the marriage certificate to make the day official, and the last activity of the day began as the sun set below the horizon. Allie and Ryan are big cold plunge people, and dreamed of doing a cold plunge in the alpine lake on their wedding day. Biting the bullet, the two walked hand-in-hand into the freezing water in their wedding attire, and the sunset provided the most magical backdrop possible! I still catch my breath thinking about how beautiful (and cold lol!) this was. Take a peek at their Telluride elopement & cold plunge: