A Simple & Intimate Mountain Ceremony

Cassie & Ryan  |  August 3rd


From the bride…

I always envisioned a mountain backdrop for my wedding. I also wanted it to be an intimate, low-key event celebrating with the people I loved most.


First Look in the forest




We chose a beautiful wooded outdoor site at Purgatory Ski Resort. This incorporated the mountain backdrop and provided convenient access for our families.


Ceremony at Purgatory Resort, Durango Colorado



The ceremony site was a peaceful aspen and evergreen grove at Purgatory Ski Resort. We opted for no additional décor, just the natural beauty. It was a quiet, intimate location for a perfect ceremony.



Ceremony at Purgatory Resort, Durango Colorado


When I arrived at the alter, our officiant joked about how quickly I walked down the aisle. I can’t walk anywhere slowly!



Bride & Groom in San Juan Mountains



We returned to our Air BnB with our families for dinner catered by Zia Taqueria. Music was playing from a playlist I had prepared. We ate and drank together as a newly joined family. There was no pressure to be the center of attention, and we just enjoyed one another’s company.


Bride & Groom in San Juan Mountains



This is YOUR day; include the personalized details that make it YOUR wedding, and don’t sacrifice them to make someone else happy.


Bride & Groom in San Juan Mountains


Venue: Purgatory Weddings  //  Officiant: Chessa Gill  //  Caterer: Zia Taqueria  //  Hair & Makeup: Bree Kelly  //  Photographer: Julie Haider


  1. Mimi on August 18, 2021 at 8:20 am

    Beautiful ❤️

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