Caitlin and I met while we were studying at Syracuse University. We stayed in touch a little bit over Facebook over the years, but I was pleasantly surprised to see her email pop up in my inbox telling me that she was engaged to a great man.
Caitlin and Cole met at law school. The story of how they met was told during the ceremony, which had everyone laughing. It sounded like Caitlin didn’t see Cole as more than a friend for quite some time, but she eventually warmed up to him. If memory serves me correctly, their relationship became more romantic after a camping trip with friends. It’s obvious that they built a foundation of friendship because their relationship seems effortless. They fit together so well.
A few days before their wedding, Denver shut down over a sudden snowstorm. The weather quickly changed from 70º to a few feet of snow. I thankfully flew in two days early and made one of the last flights before the cancellations settled in. The storm passed by quickly, and their out-of-town guests were able to join the celebration.
The snow cast magic over the mountains. I knew Avon would be beautiful, but the snowcapped mountains made it that much more picturesque. Cole and his friends were able to get in a few last runs on the slopes before the resorts closed for the season. The ladies enjoyed a brunch at Cole’s mom’s stunning home before heading to the chapel.
After they exchanged vows at The Chapel at Beaver Creek, it started to snow again. We all savored the snowflakes and Caitlin + Cole escaped with me to the mountains to take a few more photos.
Their reception at The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch was the perfect place for their guests to land after adventuring around the mountains and the ski town all weekend. Caitlin’s brother’s toast might have lasted a record 20+ minutes, but it had everyone hysterically laughing…even more so than when he ripped his pants on the dance floor.