Nate and I have had some personal experience with long distance love. It’s hard. Real freaking hard. Plenty of couples just don’t survive it. But if what you have is the real deal you’re going to come out the other side with a bond that can withstand pretty much anything. After getting to know Ale and Adam, I think they know all about that. Their intimate Sapphire Point wedding was the perfect culmination of their journey so far. They were at the top of the mountain surrounded by their family and closest friends and that’s all they really needed to have an incredibly special wedding day.
I love love custom touches on wedding days, and Adam had the most charming one inside his jacket. In addition he now has a cheat sheet if he ever forgets which day is his anniversary. (I have my ring engraved for that exact reason. Don’t tell Nate.)
His fun, unique tie pin was also impossible to miss. Saturn is SO important to Adam that Ale verbally committed to naming their first born after the planet in her vows. And verbal contracts are legally binding in the state of Colorado so… I can’t wait to meet cute little Saturn someday.
While not as celestial in nature, Ale’s details were also out of this world. (SEE WHAT I DID THERE?!) Seriously though, I never get tired of a sparkly pair of Badgley Mischka wedding pumps and Ale’s shoes really take the cake.
Or take the donuts in this case.
Just keep reading.
If you’re considering a Sapphire Point wedding I cannot overemphasize the importance of a sign like the one below. While Sapphire Point can be reserved for your wedding, it is publicly accessible and anybody who likes can stroll right through the site if they’re inclined. Signs like this can go a long way towards earning some respectful quiet from hikers. In addition, depending on the time of day sunglasses and fans like these Ale and Adam provided to their guests are also essential gear.
Adam has got one of the most authentic, infectious smiles I’ve ever seen. And when he’s looking at Ale it blazes like the gosh darn sun. Or maybe it shines like Saturn. Does Saturn shine? Probably not. Look, I’m not an astronomer, okay? MY POINT is that he loves her with his whole heart and it was never more apparent than when he watched her walk toward him.
Because Ale got ready in Denver and drove up to her Sapphire Point wedding I didn’t get to see her get ready, which is actually a first for me in my six year history of shooting weddings. So I, like Adam, didn’t get to see her in all her bridal glory until the moment she walked down the aisle. Naturally I, also like Adam, was totally blown away. Her impeccable sense of style had already been impressed upon me at their Red Rocks engagement session, so I should have been more prepared I suppose. But she was radiant and I was in awe. She shone like Saturn. Oh wait, we already decided that wasn’t actually a thing. Regardless of the simile you throw at it, she was stunning.
How ’bout that view, huh? There’s a reason random hikers might be tempted to crash your ceremony if you have a Sapphire Point wedding.
Another first for me at Ale and Adam’s wedding was the wedding lasso ceremony. If I would have known lasso rosaries could be this pretty I would have been asking brides about them way before now!
My favorite thing at a wedding (after groom tears, because those are my FAVORITE FAVE) is a couple who makes each other laugh. That’s something that can get you through the hardest of times, and it warms my spirit to see my couples do that for each other. Clearly Ale and Adam come by it very naturally. Check out their preview video at the top of the page if the photos don’t convince you.
Besides an amazing view (which we know can also be found many other places in Colorado), a Sapphire Point wedding comes with a rarer feature. An army of tiny furry guests. I’ve truly never seen so many chipmunks and squirrels in one place. And those little buggers are BOLD. This perky pest snuck in for a bite of Ale’s bouquet the moment we set it down.
Just in case you forgot how absolutely gorgeous Ale was earlier in the post, here’s a reminder.
A lacy train and a mountain range. We’re just over here living our best lives, folks.
You might recognize this cute car from Ale and Adam’s engagement session. But she was looking extra special on this day and deserved another chance to shine.
Ale and Adam moved their intimate wedding to one of their favorite intimate spots for dinner, Virgilio’s Pizzeria and Wine Bar.
Why yes, that is a donut cake. But not just any ordinary donut cake, my friends. *That* is a tower of Voodoo Donuts.
I just loved Ale and Adam’s tea favors! The heart-shaped diffuser had that major “Awwwww!” factor!
Then again, Ale and Adam have that major “Awwww!” factor themselves. I so admire the way you guys kept your day focused on the things that mattered most to you; that always makes for the perfect day, no matter what it looks like. Thank you so much for having Nate and I as part of your wedding day, we wish you absolute decades of happiness!!
Photography and Videography: Folly Photography
Officiant: Jane’s Personalized Weddings
Ceremony Venue: Sapphire Point Overlook
Reception Venue/Catering: Virgilio’s Pizzeria and Wine Bar
Hair and Makeup: The Aura Salon
Florals: Lisa Monterrosa, House of Oliver and Finn
Donuts: Voodoo Donuts
Cake topper: Southern Ever After
Groom Attire: Indochino
Bride Gown: Essence of Australia
Bridal Alterations: Miss Sew it All
Bridal Shop: Houston Bridal Gallery
Bride Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Engagement Ring: Brilliant Earth
Groom ring: Alexis Treasury
Groom socks: Shop NASA
Tie Pin: Smitten Kitten Jewellry