Ryan + Victoria
So many couples right now are asking the same question Ryan and Victoria did before their (originally planned May 25th) wedding. “Should we just elope?” When the conversation came up, Tori explained that most of Ryan’s family was from out of state in California, and wouldn’t be able to come out for their special day. Being the mountain-loving, adventure-seeking and laid back people that they are, I couldn’t think of better decision. Ryan + Tori’s elopement was a magical riverside getaway right on top of the Frying Pan River in Basalt Colorado outside of Aspen. With the grand total of 6 guests, 3 of which are vendors, we had two cabins mere steps from each other. We shared meals, had bonfires, went fishing together, and overall had the most incredible wedding experience.
The little A-Frame cabin had everything you could want in a elopement experience, mountain views, an open field with wildflowers, and a babbling river right outside your window. They were so calm, so excited, and overall so wild spirited and centered on having fun, getting married, and not overthinking a single thing. It is so difficult to nail down some of the best parts of T + R’s day, if I had to choose it would be the dogs. Tori and Ryan both had similar mixed breed dogs of the same age when they met. Tori had Duke (orange dog) and Ryan had Stella (black dog). Throughout the first look, and even Tori walking down the aisle and sharing their vows, Their dogs never left their side. Duke laid on Tori’s dress while she got ready in his doggie tie, and Stella stayed with Ryan despite my coaxing while he waited to see his bride for the first time. It genuinely brought me to tears. Keely AF Events and I have worked together for years from styled shoots to large weddings to planning weddings together, we felt so honored to be a part of this day for our couple, who now will forever be some of our closest friends.
– Colorado Wedding Photographer, Murphy E Photography