Chris' sister Katie and her fiance, Matt, came to Colorado for a little get-away before he starts the Highway Patrol Academy, and we spent the weekend in Buena Vista. We went to our friends Beth and Tyler's wedding, and the trip was extra special because it was Amelia's first trip to the mountains! Our friends Chad and Michelle also came up for Saturday night, and Katie, Matt, Chad and Michelle babysat Amelia while we went to the wedding. What a wonderful weekend, in a beautiful place, at a beautiful home, with great people.
We rented a home for the weekend, it was picture perfect!
The wedding was just about as picturesque as it gets. In the middle of a field, in the mountains, near dusk, with just the people you love and who love you. It was a very basic wedding, with only the essentials (mainly just friends and family, a couple of guitars, and bread/wine for communion), but so accurately represented the simplicity of their genuine, authentic love for each other and for God. I've never been to a wedding that I felt so accurately represented the couple, it was just perfect. Also, if you look closely, you'll see their dog laying behind them as they take communion. The dog was part of the wedding, walking alongside the bride to the ceremony and then with the couple at the end of the ceremony, and following behind them when they walked over to take communion. We joked that the groom must have a treat in his pocket - what a loyal friend and part of the family. It was incredible, and adorable. Such a sweet little family.