Crested Butte micro wedding

This micro wedding in Crested Butte was straight out of a dream. It was a mid-August day, perfect temperatures, wildflowers and stunning views. Danica & Johnny hired me to document the full day of their wedding so we could tell a full story of their adventure. From a morning spent exploring just the two of them, to a small outdoor ceremony with family, to celebrations back at their Airbnb with a private chef.

Crested Butte is one of the most stunning locations in Colorado year round. Summers are known for their wildflowers, some of the best I’ve witnessed in the entire state! They also have huge aspen groves, and many scenic hikes + drives. It’s also a mountain town with year-round outdoor fun, especially great for any outdoor loving couple.

Their day started during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower. I’ll never forget driving to their house and seeing all the stars shooting across the sky. We caravanned up a 4×4 road to an alpine lake for sunrise where they shared a first look. Fun fact: Danica had purchased her dress second hands just 2 weeks (!!!) before this day.

Bold. Move.

But it certainly paid off.

Most of the morning was spent exploring, reading letters from family and friends back home along the river, and drinking champagne and enjoying a picnic in an aspen grove. The scenery in Crested Butte is so perfect for wedding photography because there is so much variety, and every way you look could be a postcard.

Before long, we met up with family at a lovely spot on National Forest. They shared an intimate wedding ceremony here, surrounded by grazing cows (aka wedding crashers). After the ceremony everyone took off their shoes and dipped their feet in the water.

Then it was off to Secret Stash for a quick beer! An iconic pizza spot in town. Danica & Johnny both ordered a “Big Ass Margarita” and shared some snacks before heading back to their Airbnb for a private chef experience on the patio.

All in all, it was an incredibly ideal day in Crested Butte for a micro wedding, and one I won’t soon forget. Here’s a peek into their day.

Starry night sky with a glowing house in Crested Butte
Couple walking under the moon with lanterns in a foggy scene
Couple standing with lanterns in foggy scene at night
wildflowers in Crested Butte
View of alpine lake in Crested Butte
Mountains in Crested Butte at sunrise
Wedding dress hanging from a pine tree
Wedding flowers and vow books
Groom getting ready for his wedding at the car
Bride putting on her earrings
First look at alpine lake in Crested Butte
Crested Butte wedding day first look
Wedding day first look on shore of alpine lake in Crested Butte
Couple sharing a first look on their wedding day
Silhouette of couple at alpine lake in Crested Butte, Co
Couple exchanging gifts on the shore of an alpine lake
Couple sharing cards and gifts at an alpine lake
Close up of bride and groom at an alpine lake in Crested Butte, Colorado
Wedding day gift exchange
Groom smiling at wedding day gift
Couple kissing at an alpine lake in Crested Butte, Colorado
Bride looking over her shoulder at her groom
Couple skipping rocks on their wedding day
Couple hiking up a hill
Crested Butte hiking wedding
Reflection of an alpine lake in Crested Butte
Couple walking off into the sun
Couple kissing at an alpine lake with yellow wildflowers
Couple at an alpine lake in Crested Butte
Couple in a field of wildflowers in Crested Butte
Couple walking on a trail of wildlfowers
Crested Butte sunrise elopement
Driving down the road toward the next location
View of Crested Butte mountains and river
Couple climbing through bushes to get to the water
Couple walking to the river
Couple sharing a riverside picnic on a blanket
Crested Butte wedding day picnic
Couple reading letters from family and friends along the water
Crested Butte mountain view
Picnic in the aspen grove of Crested Butte
Close up of picnic spread
Couple laughing while reading letters from family and friends
Love notes from family and friends
Couple hiking through an aspen grove in Crested Butte
Couple drinking champagne in the mountains
Backpack and wedding bouquet
Groom hiking with a bottle of champagne
Cows in the road in Crested Butte
Crested Butte micro wedding with family in the mountains
Small Crested Butte wedding ceremony
Flower girls playing with grass during the ceremony
Cow grazing in Crested Butte
Secret Stash Pizza sign in Crested Butte
View of table setting at micro wedding reception in Crested Butte
View of dinner table at micro wedding  in Crested Butte, Colorado
Menu for Crested Butte micro wedding at Airbnb
Family enjoying catered dinner on the deck of the Airbnb with mountains in the distance
Couple enjoying dinner at Micro Wedding celebration
Drinking to the bride and groom at micro wedding reception in Crested Butte

Crested Butte Wedding Vendor Shoutout

Florals by We Floral Co.

Catering by Crested Butte Private Chefs

Looking for help planning your own Crested Butte Micro Wedding?

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