Y’all I don’t even know where to begin…Kourtney and Shaney’s Sapphire Point Overlook wedding was one for the books, to say the least. Ed and I already knew these two were something special, but getting to meet their families on the day of their small wedding was something else. You can definitely tell where they get their sweet souls from. Such good people.
These two and their families came all the way from Louisiana to celebrate Kourtney and Shaney’s tiny little Sapphire Point Overlook wedding. We love that these two decided to say “screw it” to a traditional, large wedding and have their small little wedding ceremony at the same place where they had first gotten engaged. They did their wedding their way, and there’s really nothing better than that.
Despite their wedding being in November, Colorado decided to be kind to these two and gave us all warm and sunny weather (That is, until we went up 12,000 ft for their sunset photos in the alpine tundra. Then things turned wintery suuuuper quickly). When it comes to the Rocky Mountains, you honestly never know what you’re going to get weather-wise, but these two really hit jackpot.
Dillon Reservoir (the lake that Sapphire Point Overlook rests above), had begun to freeze over on the edges, and these two had a chance to get on the ice. They wandered past the season’s first ice fishers and braved the inches-thick ice together. Talk about the most epic start to marriage.
Kourtney got ready for her Sapphire Point Overlook wedding at a gorgeous cabin down the road from the ceremony site. Her aunt and mother helped her into her dress, and y’all let me tell you, she looked like a dang princess.
Kourtney and Shaney had their first look on the edge of Dillon Reservoir, at this cute little hidden gem on the road up to Sapphire Point Overlook. Shaney seeing Kourtney for the first time was pretty much the cutest thing ever.
Despite the snow on the nearby mountains, Kourtney and Shaney’s Sapphire Point Overlook wedding ceremony weather couldn’t have been more perfect. The sun had warmed up the overlook, making for the most gorgeous glow behind these two as they stood together.
We love it when couples choose to do their own thing during their small wedding ceremonies, and Kourtney and Shaney did exactly that with their knot tying board (together they braided a rope together, signifying the merging of their stories into one). And we just have to give a quick shoutout to their officiant, Phil Gallagher, who made their ceremony so lively and fun. He regularly officiates at Sapphire Point Overlook, and for good reason. Such a fun dude.
Dillon Reservoir had begun to start freezing over, so naturally these two took to the ice after their Sapphire Point Overlook wedding ceremony. I’m pretty sure these two are just about the most photogenic people. We definitely got some Frozen vibes from these two frolicking around together on the ice.
After leaving the frozen reservoir and leaving the Sapphire Point Overlook area, we took these two up to the top of the world: 12,000 ft above sea level at the continental divide. We went from a relatively warm November day to below freezing temps, lots of ice, and bone-chilling wind. Despite the conditions, these two were total troopers, enjoying their first dance in the mountains and playing until the sun set behind the Rockies.
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