Imagine being in a gorgeous small mining town 9,000 ft high in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado during the crux of wildflower season to celebrate the union of two beautiful souls under a warm summer sun. This is what Jade and Steve's mid-summer wedding in Silverton, Colorado was like.
On the morning of Steve and Jade’s wedding Silverton woke up much like any day; the Durango – Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train tooted its way to town to deposit it’s passengers—much like it did in 1881, the town livened to the smell of coffee and cool mountain air, and storms swirled in the distance hugging mountain tops, dodging the powerful, high-altitude sun. The town shook off the coolness of night and brightened with the promise of a warm day. Dew drops clung to the pink and purple columbine flowers dotting the streets, and shop owners flung open their doors to welcome visitors.
I photographed Jade and her bridal party while they got ready for the ceremony in a big, beautiful, old house near a creek at the outskirts of town. It was the perfect location for the women to crack bottles of champagne, laugh, talk and get ready for the big day. Jade was simply glowing the whole morning surrounded by her closest girl friends, mothers of both sides, grandmothers and family friends.
As we wrapped up and Jade added her last touch—a necklace that so perfectly completed the dress, she looked up and smiled warmly at the women around her. I was touched by the love and support that the women in her life give her. With that, we walked down the stairs into the late afternoon toward Kendall Mountain and Jade’s future with her loving husband.
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