Real Wedding: Jacki + Chris :: Mountain Lake Wedding in Cicada

As seen in Rocky Mountain Bride:

Jacki and Chris’s wedding was one of the most intentional, personal and thoughtful weddings i’ve had the pleasure of being a part of. They had the genius idea of having a secret ceremony the day before their “real” ceremony. A few days before, Chris had scouted out a spot in the Rocky Mountain National Park where he wanted the secret ceremony to take place. With just the officiant and myself in tow, they had a very intimate ceremony that allowed them the time and space to be present and intentional among the chaos that weddings can bring. This secret ceremony also helped alleviate some of the pressure of the “actual” ceremony. Brilliant.
Some of the other thoughtful touches they incorporated into their wedding include having Jacki’s Grandmother, who she is very close with, be their flower girl. Their rings were passed around by all the guests during their ceremony to be blessed. The bride is also obsessed with all things feathers and angels so they had the guests throw feathers as they walked down the isle after their I-Do’s. The bride and groom had custom made boots that they also gifted to their bridesmaids. The groom made all the center pieces, log slabs that had their wedding logo (which was custom made by a good friend) on it as well as log slab coasters. Their wedding invitation turned into a fold out map of their wedding weekend.
(Courtesy of Tayler Carlisle Photography)

Photography by: Tayler Carlisle