Autumn soaked Maroon Bells Amphitheatre Wedding in Aspen
Autumn-soaked Aspen Colorado getaway wedding filled with fall foliage, glistening Alpine Lake, with just a handful of love ones | Featured on Green Wedding Shoes
Courtney and Myles committed to forever as the sunset Autumn – Soaked Maroon Bells Aspen skies blessed their souls. The Aspens foliage filled their hearts with fuzzy warm feelings as the sunlight lit their forever. They locked their love in front of their love ones and few friends and it was absolutely perfect.
This is their love story.
What made you choose Maroon Bells…as your Adventure intimate wedding?
The first place we went when Myles moved to Colorado was Maroon Bells. We hiked up to Crater Lake during peak fall time. We loved it so much that it became our yearly tradition. When we found out that you can get married there, we knew instantly that this was the place.
Venue- Maroon Bells Amphitheatre
Planning & Design- Just us
Floral & Swing- Myles sister Melissa Sherfick
Dresses- David’s Bridal
Alterations- Miss Sew It All
Hair & Makeup- Gambuti Robson Hair And Makeup
Cake- My mom Desi Maughan
Rentals- Men’s Wearhouse
WHERE DO YOU GO TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL?
The outdoors of any environment, going to our backyard or the mountains or a forest? The unbeaten path of the trails show you the way of life?
-Most days it’s a long walk around the neighborhood, but if there is time then some place in the mountains. Our go to spot is Grand Lake…specifically Monarch Trail.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE WAYS TO CONNECT WITH NATURE?
Backpacking adventures and leaving behind technology and just spending our days hiking to your next camp spot, and cooking over a fire while just enjoying all the beauty and different elements of being in the woods?
-We love camping, hanging outside by the camp fire, making s’mores, and when there’s down time go out and find a good hike.
IS THERE ANYTHING BETTER THAN HITTING THE TRAIL AT 3AM WHILE IT’S STILL DARK? IT’S A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO LET LOOSE AND CONNECT WITH YOUR LOVE ONE AND NATURE?
For me that’s the utmost
No there really isn’t it sounds absolutely perfect way for us to exchange vows and in a way that represents us. In fact every time we tell people who we are doing they respond with that sounds just like you guys…how would. your love ones and friends describe YOU? YOUR DAILY HABITS?
-Our friends would describe us adventurers, always finding new spots to go, fun trails to take even if it’s really far.
WHAT IS YOUR IDEAL MORNING AND EVENING ROUTINE?
Our ideal morning routine is one that sets us up for a relaxing and productive day? Or would you rather hit the road and just wander? Find yourself in a place where there is no destination?
Grab a peanutbutter and jelly sandwich just to enjoy it at the top of 12,000 with your love one? Snuggling to the sunrise or maybe dance to the sunset LIGHT?
-An ideal morning is waking up early and feeling the nice cool mountain air, making some coffee, sitting outside soaking up nature and watching the sunrise.
-An ideal evening would be working out together, making dinner and sitting down to watch a show.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO ALONE?
-Myles: work on my wood business, whether that means creating something or searching for inspiration. I also enjoy engaging with my followers.
-Courtney: I like to bake, workout and work on house projects.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO TOGETHER?
Hitting hiking trail at dawn….or sunrise? Snowboarding, Backpacking, Trying new foods/restaurants, Learning something new together, Watching movies, Travel some place new without a single thing planned…?
-Workout together. It can be a structured workout at home or finding a hike and traveling!
WHAT THINGS ARE CURRENTLY SPARKLING IN YOUR LIFE?:
“THE WORLD ONLY EXISTS IN YOUR EYES-YOUR CONCEPTION OF IT. YOU CAN MAKE IT AS BIG OR AS SMALL AS YOU WANT TO”. SCOTT FITZGERALD WHERE WOULD BE YOUR DREAM LOCATION TO ADVENTURE IF SKY WAS THE LIMIT?
Kind of a hard question for most to answer. But if you had to…what would your answer be?
-What’s twinkling in our eyes is fixing up our house and moving to the mountains! Living in Evergreen would be the end game goal.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE WAYS TO COZY-UP AFTER A HUGE HIKE IN NATURE? Would a hammock and your loves arms suffice?
or cozy up by a fire enjoying the sunset?
-Make dinner and cozy up under a big blanket.
DESCRIBE YOUR FAVORITE EVER HIKE YOU TWO HAVE DONE TOGETHER?
WHAT MADE IT SO SPECIAL?
-Our favorite hike ever we did was around Monarch Lake. We were by the lake the whole time, spotted a ton of moose, there’s a section where you go deep into the trees and it’s absolutely breathtaking.
WHAT WORDS DO YOU FIND TO BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OR INTERESTING?:
-Parvati: daughter of the mountains
IMAGINE YOU ARE TALKING TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF. WHAT GOOD THINGS HAVE HAPPENED TO YOU THAT YOU’D SHARE WITH HER/HIM?:
Myles: you are going to really enjoy college living with some of your best friends. You are gonna meet the woman of your dreams and marry her. Then you will live in this little home that needs fixed up but you couldn’t love it anymore.
Courtney: nothing is going to happen on your timeline so be patient and stay positive. You end up marrying a country boy and experience SO many firsts! Also, you’ve gotten a lot less fearful.
LIST DIFFERENT OBSTACLES AND MAYBE FEARS ABOUT THIS ADVENTURE.:
-COVID was a fear, but in the end it all worked out and we had complete trust in Justyna to capture this special day.
WHEN PEOPLE THINK OF YOU, TOGETHER, WHAT DO YOU HOPE COMES TO MIND?
-We hope they think we are a couple who genuinely loves each other and enjoys spending time together.
LIST ALL THE TIMES YOU’VE FELT LIKE YOU’RE TRULY LIVING TO ITS FULLEST?
-Hiking our first 14er. It was so mentally and physically exhausting. Once you get going and can see the top you don’t want to quit. When you finally reach the top it feels like the biggest accomplishment ever.
-Jumping off a cliff at Flaming Gorge.
-Buying a camper and figuring everything out as we go. We did the same thing with our fixer upper also!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TIME OF THE DAY?:
-The evening when work is done for the day and it’s time to relax.
JOMO IS ALL ABOUT THE JOY OF MISSING OUT. IT’S SO EASY TO GET CAUGHT UP IN WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING AND WANT TO BE PART OF IT ALL. WHAT THINGS ARE YOU JOYFULLY MISSING OUT ON.:
-Working all the time. Instead we are spending more quality time with family.
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO TO SPEND A ….RAINY DAY? AS YOU CAN IMAGINE…SOMETIMES THE WEATHER CAN GET TRICKY…WOULD YOU BE FLEXIBLE TO EMBRACE IT?
Drinking coffee at home on the couch with all the curtains open.
WHAT DOES ADVENTURE LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?:
Adventure for us is being disconnected from our phones and the stressors of life and being in the moment, enjoying the peace, beauty, and unknown in nature along with one another presence.
-Adventure for us is anytime we can drop everything and travel somewhere new. It is having spontaneous date nights and trying things together.
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And if you are would love to see Courtney + Myles Fall Adventure Engagement from last year feel free to check it out here!
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Maroon bells is definitely a place like no other, and i cant get over these exquisite autumn tones! Nailed it!
Oh my goodness the moms tear, the moody black and whites and the fall foliage make this session amazing! love your tones and the way you captured all of it!!
The trees are gorgeous and her dress was just perfect for spinning! I haven’t been here so it’s fun to scroll through this mountain elopement.
You’ve Captured their day so beautifully!! I love all the detail photos, and their ceremony spot is amazing!!! Loved the QUESTIONNAIRE part of the blog! Such a fun way to hear it from their PERSPECTIVE!!
SO beautiful! Ridiculously gorgeous!! I love the interview aspect of the blog, makes it so personal while looking over photos. Just gorgeous.
so pretty, peaceful and serene. The views! Incredible. You captured their moments and details beautifully. I feel like I was there!
What an incredible view. THey were so lucky to have you. The fall colours really made everything look incredible!
The Tones are so radiant, so full of lIfe. I am completely in love with thEse elopement iMage. They are TRuly GORGEOUS.
Oh maroon bells… you steal my soul everytime i see you. lol for real though. These images straight took my breath away too. These are SO gorgeous!! Talk about one perfect maroon bells elopement