Intimate Wedding Arapahoe Basin Ski Mountain Colorado

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Casey & Nick’s Intimate Wedding at Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort in Summit County, Colorado

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Arapahoe Basin, or A-Bay as Coloradans like to call it, is one of my very favorite places. Within summit county, A-Bay is a small and quaint ski mountain. But don’t let the size fool you, Arapahoe Basin’s backdrop is made up of super rugged, jagged mountain walls of the Continental Divide. They remind me of a smaller version of the Grand Tetons in Wyoming!

When I first arrived at A-Bay, it looked like a storm was rolling in. Afternoon rain storms are super common in the Colorado mountain and fortunately tend to pass quickly. Within about 10 minutes, the rain started pounding down. But fortunately within just another 10 minutes, it was gone. Blue skies quickly began peaking through the passing clouds and we were left with perfect photo conditions!

I met up with the guys while they were grabbing a beer. After hanging with them for a few, they finished up their beers and hopped on the chairlift to make their way to the ceremony site. Once they were in the clear, Casey made her way out with her dad to the chairlift. I LOVE that they were able to have that time on the chairlift together. One of the many reasons I love small weddings is they tend to be much less chaotic for the couple. Casey was able to have the time and space to have a quiet moment with her dad up the chairlift before he gave her away to her about-to-be husband. It was so special.

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Check out The Best Colorado Ski Resorts for your Adventure Wedding!

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After the ceremony, the passing rain shower from earlier in the day had left us with epic light for photos! There was even a point near sunset that the sun peaked through the cloud before hitting the horizon in a way that caused a yellow light beam to shoot across the bottom quarter of the mountain wall. It was wild.

Arapahoe Basin Ski Mountain is such an epic spot for an elopement or intimate wedding.

Click here for Arapahoe Basin’s wedding info.

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Want to see more intimate mountain weddings? Check these out!
Emilie + Scott’s intimate wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado
Emily + Nik’s adventure wedding at Camp Hail in Vail, Colorado

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  1. Lina Hayes says:

    What an incredible backdrop and setting! I love that chairlift photo too – what a sweet moment!

  2. Cara says:

    What gorgeous I-dos in front of that mountain at A-basin! This intimate Colorado wedding was beautiful!

  3. Sariah says:

    Oh my word, a chairlift up a mountain to get to the ceremony – so sweet! Beautiful photos, too!

  4. Sienna says:

    Who doesn’t love a good Ski Resort wedding?! Especially in the golden wilderness of Colorado. Those rugged peaks, the greenery…such a gorgeous day!

  5. Adriana says:

    wow, Colorado is truly amazing. You captured their joy and the landscape around them perfectly!

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  7. Natalie says:

    What a spectacular location!! The sun glowing off those mountains is so epic! And how fun to ride the lift with their just married sign — so cute! The portraits you captured are stunning!

  8. Bailey Cross says:

    These are gorgeous! I ski at A Basin all the time. It’s so fun seeing it like this during the summer! Amazing job!

  9. Lauren says:

    Oh my goodness, this place is perfect! Sooooo beautiful and you captured everything perfectly! I love the tones you used too!

  10. Kellie says:

    These images make me want to visit Colorado. You captured them perfectly. I love how timeless these images are.

  11. Rhianna May says:

    I’ve never thought as a ski resort for a wedding, but this is absolutely stunning! You’ve definitely given me something to think about!!! 😉 Beautiful work!

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