Michelle and Philip joined close family and friends for their intimate Sapphire Point Elopement in Summit County. These two met while working at the same company, but Michelle had a rule that she wouldn’t date co-workers so she originally turned Philip down when he asked her out on a date after a work event. But, they continued to grow closer as friends and nine months later, Philip quit his job which is exactly when these two started dating. 

Their relationship blossomed and Philip decided it was time to take things to the next step. On Christmas morning, Michelle opened her stocking to find a little book about the 12 days of Christmas and each day of the countdown was paired with a picture and saying that meant something to their relationship. On the very last day, the book sent her on a hunt to find a ring hidden under the tree, much to her surprise!

Just like their engagement, their elopement was a personal and intimate celebration. Michelle and Philip got ready for the day at her parents house in Silverthorne and shared a private first look in the backyard before taking off to Sapphire Point. They joined family and friends for a drink before taking off to the overlook for their ceremony. Dark clouds loomed over the mountains and the wind started to pick up. We were all secretly hoping the storm would hold off for the ceremony at Sapphire Point Overlook, but you never can truly predict mountain weather.

The processional began and Michelle’s adorable nieces, who were dressed as flower girls, took off running towards Philip, their flower baskets flying in the air. It was a race to see who could get to the altar first as Michelle and her father trailed behind them. In the middle of the ceremony, the sky opened up while the wind and the rain whipped all around us, making for a magical little storm as these two shared their vows at Sapphire Point.

They received their blessing from mother nature as the rain fell on them and chipmunks scurried around the ceremony site. The umbrellas were left in the car, so these two had to ride out the storm unsheltered. But luckily the rain was brief and tapered off by the end of the wedding. 

Afterward, we explored Sapphire Point, taking portraits underneath beautiful stormy skies before returning home for dinner and celebrations with family. 

Congratulations to you two!

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