4x4 Wedding // Ouray Adventure Elopement

Never has a wedding felt more wildly adventurous and still so intimately personal at the same time.

Kylie and Eitan's family traveled from all over the U.S. to a secret little corner of the mountains in Ouray, Colorado to explore dirt roads, hike through wildflowers, and ford a creek – all in suits and dresses. 

The thing that was most apparent and inspiring to us was the uninhibited support Kylie & Eitan's family showed. I think Kylie and Eitan are probably the only "outdoorsy" people in their families, yet everyone was 100% in for whatever their day brought – including driving RZRs and fording a freezing creek barefoot to get to the ceremony site. 

Their ceremony was one of the most emotionally intimate ceremonies we've witnessed. Kylie & Eitan welcomed everyone to their ceremony, then each person gave a word of encouragement and support, hugging them with tears and congratulations. It was so personal.

After the ceremony, we popped champagne, ate the most delicious homemade vegan cake, and explored the area's waterfalls and wildflower meadows for a few photos. 

The day was wildly free, lacking all the pretense of a traditional wedding. It was intimate, personal, and undeniably beautiful set against the backdrop of the San Juan Mountains outside of Ouray, Colorado. 

Congratulations to these two. I have a feeling their marriage will take them on adventures even more wild than this one.

Location: Ouray, CO
Rentals: Colorado West Jeeps
Dress & Hairpiece: Anna Campbell

Cedar & Pines is a traveling wedding photographer duo made up of Nate and Megan Kantor, a married couple based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado & the West. They believe in honest wedding photography, capturing the small candid moments to the epic landscape views. They travel to photograph intimate weddings and adventure elopements from the mountains of Colorado to destination weddings in California, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, Washington, Patagonia and the ends of the earth.