Our Colorado Wedding (Zach and Shelby)

Hi everyone – Shelby here.  Weddings are such a beautiful thing, and Shannon and I both get lots of questions about how we planned our weddings, so we are each sharing photos and memories of our special day (check out Shan’s post here).

Zach and I got married last July at Mount Princeton Hot Springs in Nathrop, Colorado (off Hwy 285 between Buena Vista and Salida).  We picked the location because we wanted a place that all of our guests could stay for the entire weekend.  We dated for thirteen years before getting married, and wanted everyone that had been with us through thick and thin to have the best time (since they had waited so long!).

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Our guests came up on Thursday evening and we met at a local brewery, Elevation.  Because everyone came up early, we had a couple of days to enjoy the hot springs, play at the pool, and go on hikes.  Everyone stayed in these cozy wood cabins together, and it felt like a party every night.

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On Friday night we had a Welcome Dinner instead of a rehearsal dinner, so that everyone that would be staying for the weekend could join us.  A local pizza shop, Amica’s, brought an outdoor pizza oven and we had wine and beer.  Our friends gave informal toasts and after the dinner we all went to the hot springs and chilled out under the stars.

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