When Charlsie first contacted me and told me she and Kira wished to get married by a waterfall in Colorado--and wanted it as private as possible--not a lot of options sprang to mind. The thing about waterfalls, I explained, is that to get any semblance of privacy, you need to hike to them.
This didn't faze them a bit, so we went with Copeland Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park. While it's not exactly remote, the walk to it is only about 10 minutes and we figured if we timed it right by having their ceremony on a weekday evening, we might be able to avoid the crowds.
What we hadn't counted on was the rain. The silver lining in that was that it kept other folks away from the falls and with sufficient breaks in the clouds, we not only managed to give them a the private outdoor wedding ceremony they were seeking, but we even squeezed in a nibble of chocolate wedding cake as well! Without any guests to fuss with, the ladies were able to be flexible.
But first...there was the walk through the woods in the rain!
Did I mention they came prepared?
How many women could pull of looking this great in the rain????
When the rain stopped, we moved into action--hiking boots came off and were replaced with heels and as they took off their raincoats, Charlsie and Kira appeared in two simple-but-elegant wedding dresses. (One long and one short!)
Charlsie and Kira carried matching bouquets in red to honor Kira's Chinese heritage.
And when the rain started up again, the umbrellas came out--making for more wedding cuteness with these two.
And the the rain stopped (Again! Can you tell it was a fickle weather day in Colorado?) we pulled out the cake!