Summer Wild Basin Lodge Wedding // Allenspark, CO


Bride and groom jump in the air with mountain view in Allenspark, CO

OK, I am SO excited to share Meg and Ian's wedding photos. Feast your eyeballs on the most adventurous and fun-loving couple ever.


Meg and Ian's June wedding at Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO was an intimate event for their friends and family from Minnesota. They wanted the feeling of eloping in Rocky Mountain National Park while also including their family and friends. The solution? A first look and portraits in the alpine at nearly 12,000 feet followed by a ceremony at a comparatively tame 8,300 feet with their loved ones.


We met at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center so that we could drive into the Park together. Meg and Ian arrived in separate cars - Ian from their rental home and Meg from Glow Salon in town. I don't think either one of them expected to get as emotional as they did when they saw each other in wedding outfits for the first time! As we wound our way up the mountain roads, which feature sheer drop-offs and no guard rails, Meg and Ian were grateful that I had offered to drive so they could take in the views. At our destination we were greeted (rather harshly) by intense winds. Meg and Ian gave the go-ahead and we struggled out onto the trail. I was incredibly grateful for the short hike as they were in dress shoes and I was managing my two photography cameras and my video camera! The photos have epic movement and genuine belly laughs, and highlight Meg and Ian's love for adventure.


After Rocky Mountain National Park we drove to Wild Basin Lodge, where Meg and Ian had rented the ceremony site for an hour. Everyone was waiting for the couple to arrive and the ceremony to begin. As an incredibly unique and thoughtful touch, Meg and Ian added a "ring warming" to their ceremony. Their guests passed their wedding bands from person to person, with each individual standing up to say a wish or a blessing for the couple. After the ceremony we parted ways. Meg and Ian headed to brunch at Bird and Jim in Estes Park. Their ceremony may have been short, but their wedding adventure was not! That day and in the days surrounding their wedding, Meg and Ian took their entire group on hikes and played backyard games at their rental home. It was like a big group vacation for all of their most cherished people. I'd say they started this whole marriage thing exactly right ;)


VENDORS

Photo | Dylan Crossley Photo

Video | Dylan Crossley Photo

Venue | Wild Basin Lodge

Hair & Make-Up | Glow Salon & Spa


Bride and groom embrace at the Wild Basin Lodge

Bride and groom walk on the mountain tundra in Colorado

Bride and groom walk on mountain tundra in Colorado

Bride and groom hike onto rocky ledge in Rocky Mountain National Park

Bride and groom kiss. onrocky ledge in Rocky Mountain National Park

Bride and groom kiss in front of mountain view

Bride and groom kiss in Rocky Mountain National Park

Bride and groom kiss in front of mountain view

Kissing bride and groom in Rocky Mountain National Park

Bride and groom pose on mountain tundra in Rocky Mountain National Park


Bride and groom embrace in mountain tundra in Rocky Mountain National Park

Bride and groom look upon mountain view in Rocky Mountain National Park

Bride holds her wedding train while hiking on mountain tundra

Bride and groom in Rocky Mountain National Park

Bride and groom summer intimate wedding

Bride and groom in Rocky Mountain National Park

Bride and groom in Rocky Mountain National Park

Bride and groom kiss in Rocky Mountain National Park

Bride and groom kiss in Rocky Mountain National Park

Bride and groom in Rocky Mountain National Park

Bride and groom in Rocky Mountain National Park

Bride and groom kiss in Rocky Mountain National Park

Close up of bridal bouquet in Rocky Mountain National Park

Bride and groom in Rocky Mountain National Park

Bride and groom in Allenspark, CO

Bride and groom hike down trail in Allenspark, CO

Bride and groom pose in front of mountain view in Allenspark, CO

Bride and groom pose in front of mountain view in Allenspark, CO


Summer intimate wedding at Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO.

Summer intimate wedding at Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO.

Groom reads vows during intimate wedding ceremony at Wild Basin Lodge


summer intimate wedding at Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO.

Bride and groom laugh during wedding ceremony at Wild Basin Lodge



summer intimate wedding at Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO.

Bride places ring on groom's finger

Bride and groom kiss during summer intimate wedding at Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO.

Bride and groom walk down the aisle at the Wild Basin Lodge

Bride and groom walk down the aisle at the Wild Basin Lodge

Bride and groom walk down aisle at the Wild Basin Lodge


Bride and groom kiss at the Wild Basin Lodge after wedding ceremony

Wedding rings and bridal bouquet


summer intimate wedding at Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO.

summer intimate wedding at Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO.

Bride and groom pose at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO

Groom smiles at bride

Bride kisses groom at the Wild Basin Lodge

summer intimate wedding at Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO.

summer intimate wedding at Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO.

summer intimate wedding at Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO.

summer intimate wedding at Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO.

Bride and groom pose in front of mountain view at Wild Basin Lodge

Bride and groom pose in front of mountain view at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO