The Grand Tetons provided their own magic on our special day, with a combination of glowing sunlight, flowing waterways, and fields of flowers. I’ve always known it’s not the place, but the people you’re there with and it’s no less true for our wedding day.
As introverts, Ashton and I didn’t want the attention of the day to be on us, but rather a shared moment between the two of us. So with the officiate, the photographers, and the bride and groom, we set out on a hike that would change our lives.
I had thought the hike there would be strenuous and exhausting, especially in a heavy dress, but there was nothing but peace. The quiet of the mountains coupled with the low voices of the small group of us chatting was nothing but tranquil.
People continue to ask me if I regret not having a wedding or even having anyone there, and the answer is and will continue to be ‘no’. I wouldn’t change the way our day connected us better to each other and to the place we chose.
Those mountains will always mean something to us now, each peak set into my mind clearly as the day we hiked there, and we can hardly wait to go back.
From the photographers:
Amanda saw a video of Taggart Lake (GTNP) and instantly knew this was the place they had to say their “I dos.” Before driving into the park though, Amanda & Ashton had a short first look near their lodging at Spring Creek Ranch.
We spent the hike there and back stopping at various locations for photos. Once we arrived at the lake, the sweet couple read cards from family members and then had a sweet vow ceremony in the golden sunset light.
Accomodations: Spring Creek Ranch
Ceremony Location: Grand Teton National Park
Dress Designer: Etsy | Lebride Atelier
Photographer: Eastlyn & Joshua