A Pandemic Wedding for Two

Hannah & Ben |  May 30th

 

From the bride:  We had planned a big 200+ person wedding at Purgatory Resort for May 30, 2020. We were so excited to have all our family and close families come and experience the magic of Durango that we had fallen in love with the last few years. The pandemic and shutdown actually happened the weekend of my bachelorette weekend. In my heart, I knew the wedding was going to have to be canceled. We chose instead to still get married at Purgatory, just the two of us at Dante’s.

 

Couple kissing in the San Juan mountainswedding bouquet

 

 

I had my late grandma’s blue rosary tied into my bouquet ribbon.

 

wedding bouquet

 

THE CEREMONY

 

My parents and sisters drove out from California and we had Ben’s parents zoomed in. My sister officiated and it ended up being the most special day we could have imagined!

 

Walking down the aisle in the mountain

Ceremony at Purgatory Resort Colorado Ceremony laughter

 

After our little ceremony, my mom made a charcuterie board for us at Purgy’s. We had pizza from Fired Up, which is our favorite, as well as our cake and cookies from Bread, another one of our favorite Durango restaurants.

 

Just married couple zooming with parents

 

MEMORABLE MOMENT

Having our friends do a drive-by parade, and little hang out in the street into the night was just so perfect. Everything about the day was very “us”!

 

 

Just married dancing

ADVICE

Remember it is about being married to your person, not the wedding or party. It sucks to have to cancel the big wedding you had envisioned, but you never know…it could turn out to be the wedding of your dreams you didn’t even know you wanted 🙂 the way our wedding turned out, I could not have asked for a better day! AND it takes away soo much stress the days leading up to and day of!

 

Couple walking in the San Juan mountains

FEATURED VENDORS

VENUE: Purgatory Resort
PHOTOGRAPHER: Ginger Moose Photography
FLORAL DESIGN: Linnaea Design
HAIR: Carmen Tafoya

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