Angela and Mike planned a wedding for September of 2020 but decided to move their date to 2021 so that they could have the wedding they dreamed of without covid concerns. Like many of my 2020 couples, they still wanted to be married in 2020, so they added an elopement at Angela’s beautiful family cabin in Fair Play.
Angela and Mike did an amazing job preparing for their covid-era wedding and worked closely with their friends and family to make sure they felt safe. The food was prepared in advance and individually packaged. Angela’s aunt was the officiant for the small ceremony in the Aspen trees.
It was a typical Colorado day in July and we saw all kinds of weather and Angela and Mike rolled with it. There are many beautiful things about having a small, intimate wedding. One that came into play on this day was that when the rain rolled in the entire wedding could stay sheltered and safely distanced in this space. Friends and family were able to spend time with Angela and Mike.
Following their bbq dinner, Angela and Mike had their first dances with their guests surrounding them, followed by several toasts from their friends and family. It was so touching to hear so many stories about Angela and Mike and their relationship. These moments feel so much more meaningful after a year of struggle. I’m so grateful for every single one of them.
In a year that has pulled people apart, the opportunity to be part of a day that brings people together feels so incredibly meaningful. I think I cried five times at Angela and Mike’s wedding because I FELT it all so deeply. They worked together so well to make this happen and were wonderful about communicating with me. It was a true reminder that the most important part of a wedding celebration is the marriage and the love that is celebrated.
Thank you to Angela and Mike for sharing this day with me. It makes me happy to know that we get to do this again in July 2021!

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