My husband, Ken, and I are Durango CO Wedding Photographers and were hired by Regan’s mom to photograph her daughter’s wedding. Chavis and Regan live in Oregon, but they are big time hikers, so their idea of fun was to hike the Colorado Trail, which starts in Durango CO and runs 500 miles ending in Golden CO. So they decided to have their wedding right on the trail with a few family and friends in attendance, and their fur baby. The ceremony took place about one half mile up the trail on a large rock right along Junction Creek.
Regan wore a beautiful wedding gown, perfect for a trail wedding. The gown belonged to her mother-in-law when she was married and it was in perfect condition. Chavis was in a casual outfit, also perfect for a trail wedding. They both wore sandals to hike up the mountain, but then kicked off their shoes for a barefoot ceremony. It was a laid back, casual wedding, which I love to photograph.
I made a chalk board sign for their special day and it’s always a surprise to the couple. Having it in their photographs reminds them of how fabulous their wedding day was and how much fun they were having.
After the ceremony, they changed into hiking clothes and started their trek all the way to the Denver area. I’ll be posting more photos in the next blog, so stay tuned.
Regan’s bouquet was from Blossom Flower Shop, and Lemonhead Hair Salon did a beautiful job on her hair style.
Thanks for taking a look,
Karen Skelly Photography
Durango CO Wedding Photographers