Shrine Pass, near Vail, Colorado, makes the most spectacular location for an intimate wedding or elopement surrounded by beautiful Colorado Wildflowers and mountain peaks.
Silas and Jacey rented three cabins (Walter's, Jay's and Chuck's Cabins) of Shrine Mountain Inn. This gave them the space to get ready in separate cabins with their closest friend and family, and their adorable dog Jerry. If you're planning a Rocky Mountain wedding, what is better than a quintessential cabin to get ready in?
These cabins are a part of the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association and can be rented year round. In the winter that may mean snowshoeing or skiing to them, which will only make your adventure wedding even more epic.
The mountain views and clouds rolling in during their ceremony were made for stunning scenery. Following their intimate ceremony, everyone headed inside the Walter's Cabin to wait for a quick rain shower to pass.
I always tell couples to either be prepared to embrace the elements or have some sort of option for shelter when getting married in the Rockies. The weather often changes quite fast.
The good thing is that storms typically pass as quickly as they come, not to mention, clouds make for gorgeous skies and wedding photos. As is often said in Colorado, if you don't like the weather, wait 20 minutes.
After waiting out the quick rainstorm, we proceeded to another of the three cabins for additional family photos, dinner, toasts, yard games and dancing around the fire after dark.
Something to note - most of the summer, there are fire bans and restrictions that vary county to county throughout Colorado.
So, if a reception around a fire is in your wedding plans or dreams, be sure to check the fire restrictions.
Silas and Jacey's intimate mountain wedding truly was the perfect Colorado mountain wedding!
A small sample from their wedding gallery is below -