Alexandria and Jaymeson have been married for five years and decided to elope for their five-year anniversary to renew their vows privately. Their wedding, five years prior lacked a photographer and many important aspects to them, so they decided that renewing their vows privately was the perfect way to celebrate their marriage and the people that they’ve grown into, together. Along with their dogs, Ziggy and Marley, they snuck away to Lake Tahoe.
Alexandria and Jaymeson celebrated with champagne and ice cream!
The Wedding Team
Corky and Mike met on a blind date set up by a friend. He’s a ski instructor at Vail Resorts, she’s a kindergarten teacher at Vail Christian Academy–and the rest is history. From the beginning, they knew they wanted to incorporate design elements that would reflect their life together in Vail.
The guest book was a pair of antique skis that guests got to sign.
The tables were named after Corky and Mike’s favorite ski runs on Vail Mountain.
Corky had her great grandparents’ handmade wedding dolls placed on the back of their loveseat.
THE WEDDING TEAM
Photographer: From the Hip Photo | Event Planners: Sarah Vierra Events & Events by Erin | Design and Decor: Highlights Colorado | Floral Designer: The Perfect Petal | Dress Store: anna be | Hair Stylist: Cili Salon | Bridesmaid Dresses: The Bridal Collection Denver | Jewelry: The Golden Bear | Musicians: HomeSlice Band | Paper Props: Lettered West | Caterer: Biscuits and Berries | Cake: The Makery Cake Co. | Equipment Rentals: Event Rents | Venue: Spruce Mountain Ranch
From the Photographer, Alison McQuain Photography: Anna is a news anchor from the West Coast who has followed her job all over the country…now it looks like she will be putting down roots in East Tennessee thanks to her fiance Russell. As you can imagine, a news anchor in a small town is quite the celebrity. You would never know it…Anna and Russell are two of the sweetest people. They have a fur-baby, Max who made the most perfect appearance during our shoot. The weather on Roan Mountain was perfect with the mountains displaying all their splendor. These two lovebirds are getting married this fall.
From the photographer, Jennie Crate: We started the evening at Echo Lake to take some time wandering among the evergreen trees, taking advantage of the filtered sun. Then, we headed up the road to the Mount Evans summit, jumping out of the car anytime the light and the scenery inspired us. The rocky landscape of Colorado has a very barren, awe-inspiring power and its similarities to the New Zealand landscape featured in the Lord of the Rings trilogy became our inspiration for this shoot. We finished the evening at one of the most magical landscapes featuring rocks, glacial lakes, mountain goats, and the perfect setting sun.