Surf Hotel Buena Vista Wedding | Cottonwood Pass Wedding

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A classy Surf Hotel Buena Vista Wedding can come complete with an epic hiking first look, mountain top ceremony and catered reception thanks to this small town just 2 hours outside of Denver, Colorado.

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Heather and Evan are fun love couple who love to adventure, and that’s exactly what they wanted to do for their wedding day- adventure. Brittany, one of the Colorado elopement photographers here at Celebrate Again joined them for their day that Emmy helped them craft based on the best lighting and epic elopement experience.

The Beginning Of Their Wedding DAY

They day started with a gorgeous four wheel drive up one of the passes to a gorgeous alpine lake trail. With their wedding “cabinet” along side them, Heather and Evan hiked up to the mountain valley to see each other for the first time in the first look. 

They are so in love and adventurous. Heather had no care about her dress getting dirty. She kept commenting on loving the fact that her dress was carrying around some of the mountain.

Cottonwood Pass Wedding Ceremony

After playing around the mountain the couple hopped back in their car to meet their family and friends at Cottonwood pass for their mountain top ceremony that was accessible for all their family members.

They got to the pass late and waited for some clouds to go by in hopes that the valley would clear and we could get the views they hoped for. Good thing because it started to pour rain!

The clouds parted but it was really windy! Heather and Evan were so grateful for everyone sticking it out so they could have their mountain wedding.


Surf Hotel Wedding Reception

After they popped some champaign to celebrate their whole crew headed down the mountain to Surf Hotel in Buena Vista for a romantic reception.

The couple and some of their wedding cabinet snuck back out for sunset photos around the hotel.

Keep scrolling to view their Surf Hotel Buena Vista Wedding slideshow!

Shout out to the lovely wedding vendors:

Reception: Surf Hotel and Chateau 
Dress: David’s Bridal
Shoes: Tom’s
Rings: Etsy Eidelprecious

Ready for Your Adventurous Wedding?

Hey friend, we’re Brittany and Emmy, your elopement guides and photographers here at Celebrate Again. We’d love to come along side you to help you craft an equally unforgettable wedding day. 

Or check out our guides on the best places to elope in Colorado and how to elope in Colorado!

Surf Hotel Buena Vista Wedding Slideshow

Enjoy their full slideshow from Heather and Evans Surf Hotel Buena Vista wedding and hiking elopement! Don’t forget to change the quality to view the best possible video.

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