Emily & Nik’s Intimate Wedding at Camp Hale in Vail, Colorado
This intimate wedding was one for the books! Camp Hale is an epic wedding and adventure location nestled in the mountains between Vail and Leadville, Colorado. It is a pretty isolated location that makes you feel like you have the mountains all to yourself. With zero cell service, 4×4 dirt roads up the mountain, and stunning scenery, Camp Hale is the perfect destination for those who want to get after it amongst the mountains with their most cherished people beside them!
Nova Guides took us jeeping up the mountain’s 4×4 dirt roads to our first look location at the top. When we asked the guide how the conditions were he responded, “Medium spicy, I’d say.” The road up the mountain was pretty gnarly and bumpy, medium spicy was right! We couldn’t stop laughing the whole way up, it was so much fun! Jeep tours are an epic way to adventure on your wedding day!
When we got the top, the clouds started to part for us while at the same time we could hear thunder in the distance. Mountain weather is wild!
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As we made our way back down for the ceremony, we could feel a storm rolling in. Afternoon thunderstorms are very typical in the mountains of Colorado and usually pass pretty quickly. In the moments leading up to the ceremony, we were so sure we were about to get hammered with rain. The winds were picking up, the clouds were ominous, the air had that fresh smell that comes right before a storm, and there were a few raindrops starting. But then, something crazy happened… nothing happened! We were all 100% sure we were moments from a thunderstorm, but somehow, it held off for the entire ceremony. Again, mountain weather is wild!
Everyone thought we wouldn’t get a sunset with the weather being the way it was. But, being a mountain girl that lives down the road from Camp Hale in the Vail valley, I knew we were in for a treat. Clouds in the mountains tend to make for the most colorful sunsets! As I suspected (and kept my fingers crossed for!), the stormy clouds kept moving on and as the sun set below the mountainous horizon, the clouds came to life with color. We even had the moon in view!
Colorado weather can be super unpredictable. But, rain showers and thunderstorms tend to pass quickly and leave behind some of the best views and conditions for photos. It’s so important for couples to take the weather in stride, as Emily & Nik did! They embraced every moment of the day and had their best day ever amongst the Colorado mountains with their very favorite people.
Interested in having your Colorado mountain wedding at Camp Hale?
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OMG … What a location. I really like her dress and the venue is just breathtaking. You documented their wedding beautifuly.
The geography of Colorado never fails to disappoint! I also adore her dress! These two look so happy with their wedding day. Gorgeous!
oh wow! These elopement views are incredible! Colorado elopements are my absolute favorite!
Stunning scenery is right! What a great location and amazing photography to match… I especially love those matching little boots!!
Absolutely beautiful backdrop! These photos are amazing. Great work!
Every time I see photos of Colorado, it looks like a different country entirely! And Camp Hale looks incredible! What a beautiful day you’ve captured 🙂
I’m definitely describing things in spiciness level from now on. Beautiful pictures to capture a beautiful day!
I love the Colorado style this couple included in their wedding day!
Vail, Colorado is just such a beautiful place for a wedding! You documented the landscape and couple so well!
Vail is so beautiful! And that dress! Gah…where is her dress from?
Appreciate so much your natural and close to life editing style! Lovely storytelling as well.
I seriously LOVE her shoes! Beautiful wedding!
These are SO pretty! Love the vibrant colors and mountain views.
The tones in these photos are perfection! Such a beautiful location for a wedding and she looks absolutely stunning! Congrats!
I looooove her dress!! So beautiful!
Aww this looks like such a wonderful day! I am going to Colorado in July for a wedding and this makes me so excited! What a place!
Wowwwww Camp Hale is the perfect place for a wedding! I’m sure you love being a Vail wedding photographer so much!
What an adventure in Camp Hale! Love how you tell the story through your gallery. We can feel the emotions and the chills
Colorado at its best! Truly incredible plce to get married! And my Colorado skies…love the place where we live!
Colorado, Vail, the most majestic place to adventure in Colorado! Absolutely breathtaking! We are so lucky to live here
I love everything about this and WHERE are those boots from — I have got to get my daughter and I matching pairs. Colorado is so gorgeous and these make me want to visit ASAP.
This is so so so dreamy! I am obsessed with those boots!!
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