Here are some snapshots from my nephew's Colorado wedding, which took place Saturday on the shore of a mountain lake. Guests were encouraged to wear sunscreen - the sun can be pretty strong at 8000 feet - and sensible shoes, for the quarter-mile hike from the parking area to the wedding site.
Following Mr. M up the trail. In his bag are dress shoes and a bottle of water to guard against dehydration, which can occur very quickly at these altitudes.
More guests making their way to the wedding site under a dramatic Colorado sky.
Majestic Rocky Mountains on view in the distance.
There were two adorable flower girls (Little E and Littler C), and a very small ring-bearer (Littlest A) who just learned to walk a few weeks ago. The rings were in a little zip bag hanging on his arm. These, the only attendants, are the nieces and nephew of the groom - also my great-nieces and great-nephew. (I think they're the cutest, smartest, and most lovable children on the planet. But perhaps I'm prejudiced.)
An uncle of the groom officiated.
Glimpses of the bride's beautiful bouquet:
The weather forecast gave a 30% chance of rain, and heavy clouds continued to pile up behind us as the ceremony ended.
The proud mother and aunt of the groom, after the ceremony - wind-blown but happy.
The ceremony safely over, and photo-taking (mostly) complete, thunder cracked and raindrops began falling. Everyone scurried for cover.
The storm was mercifully brief. We headed to the parking lot, and back down the mountain for the reception in Boulder.
Just two more pictures. One for my friend Astri over at Apple Blossom Dreams: a special Norwegian cake made by the bride's mother to honour her Norwegian heritage. (The cake consisted of stacked rings of a meringue-like cookie made from almond flour, egg white, and powdered sugar. It was delicious.)
And one last photo of the ring-bearer at the reception, food-smeared and looking hilariously startled by a camera flash.
A lovely wedding. Congratulations to my dear nephew P and my new niece N!
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