For brides and grooms in Colorado, the question isn't whether to have their wedding outdoors, the question is where. From the warm-hued fields of the plains to the lush evergreen forests of the high country, Colorado's natural canvases make the best backdrop for your perfect day. Here, meet four real couples who used nature as their guide (even in the city!). Plus, our fashion editor picks gowns for the naturally gorgeous bride.
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Maja & Marty | Edjoe Ranch
Maja and Marty officially met at a Harvard/Yale football game out East, but Maja confides she'd noticed Marty before then. "I took one look at him and said, 'Who's going to introduce me to my husband?'" The then Edwards-based couple decided to have their wedding at EdJoe Ranch, Maja's family property outside Telluride, because it had always been her dream to marry there. An unexpected Colorado storm brought rain (and later that night, snow) halfway through the ceremony, causing them to move everything into the tent. "As a result of the electrifying weather (plus the Cadillac margaritas—oh, and the altitude), our guests were on fire," says Maja. "There was dancing and carrying on and this feeling that is hard to describe, but it was definitely a result of the elements."