When I met them a year earlier, I was immediately drawn to them. Their excitement for both a winter wedding and the challenging feat of getting everyone here despite weather challenges was infectious, and I definitely resonated with Marci’s meticulous organization.
The wedding was flawless, with one minor (well a little major) event that will go down in their storybook for eternity. They were hoping for sweeping mountain views and a pristine Colorado day. It was gorgeous all right, but it was snowing and cold. Though, it wasn’t windy and the snowflakes fell in such a magical way that we felt as if we were in a snow globe.
Their wedding began at the Catholic Church and while the guests enjoyed a cookie and hot chocolate reception following, we headed out towards Peanut Lake for portraits. Having a “Catholic Gap” between the ceremony and reception allowed for ample time to get some portraits that Marci and Seth were hoping for. Unfortunately, those sweeping views weren’t likely in our future. But the light was stellar, perfect, amazing. We stopped first in the alleys for a little Crested Butte character. We warmed up often in the car in between locations. And just as we were finishing the portraits, the clouds parted and Crested Butte Mountain presented herself in all her freshly dusted glory. It was such a win- until we got in the car one last time to head back to town.
We weren’t going anywhere.
The car was stuck in a ditch. Augured in and the more we (er, Tim) tried to dig us out, the more stuck we got. Friendly people came by and tried to help, tried to tow us, but we were in deep. Eventually we had to call a tow and did make it out safely.
Tim and I headed back while Marci and Seth waited for the tow to get detail shots at the reception, and they arrived shortly after with a grand sparkler entrance, and a great story to tell, right on time.
Thanks to that Catholic Gap.