I’ve know Allison and Gabe for a long time, since my days running with rogue in Ausitn. It was a privilege to tag along on their DIY Colorado destination wedding. Their intimate wedding was held at their friends running retreat Camp Endurance in Buena Vista, Colorado.
A DIY Colorado Destination Wedding
Allison and Gabe are runners and co-founders of Rogue Expeditions. Having a wedding at an endurance running camp made perfect sense. The location is pretty spectacular with the adobe house anchoring the large property.
Everyone Pitches In
Small and intimate DIY weddings are some of our favorites. A group of friends and family comes together. Everyone pitches in. It is the essence of what a great wedding should be with none of the extra fanfare that accompanies so many weddings today. Just good friends and good times to start a marriage.
I love the custom stole with pictures of Allison and Gave on it. It adds an nice and unique twist.
I love the gidy excitement of intimate weddings like this. The relaxed atmosphere gives so much more space for spontaneous moments between the couple and between the couple and the guests.
One thing about ceremonies like this one, you never know what the weather is going to do. Allison and Gabe ended up with overcast dramatic clouds which is a win.
It is kind of hard to beat the backdrop at a location like this up in the mountains in Colorado.
A Laid-Back Reception
As you might expect at an intimate DIY wedding like this, the reception was pretty laid-back.
After the (messy) cake based fun, everyone just hung out and chilled. It was an evening of good times, good food and drink and good friends.