It was just the brides, their two adorable dogs who were sharply dressed for the occasion, their officiant and close friend Matt and DeGroot Film Co. to capture the magic in the beautiful Rocky Mountains for Brittani and Meghan’s intimate Vail elopement. The scenery could not have been more perfect for these two to commit their lives to each other in an endearing ceremony that the newlyweds say they will remember forever. Although they both wanted their family and friends to be there for their big day, a big wedding wasn’t quite their style. So they traveled from Denver to Vail and found the perfect place along a river to say “I do.”
The Love Story
After moving to Denver, Meghan was looking to join a rec basketball team just as Brittani’s team was in need of new players. At the open gym, Meghan hurt her ankle warming up, and Brittani immediately sprung into action to get her some ice, and it was in that moment that Meghan says she fell for Brittani. Over the next few weeks, they bonded over their favorite movie quotes and Ellen Degeneres’ stand up, and it wasn’t long before they were inseparable. “We talked about marriage over the years but would always joke that the other person was going to have to propose,” the brides say. “Finally we decided rather than officially getting engaged, we would just elope when we were ready.”
Before the ceremony, the brides took portraits with their ring bearer and flower girl fur babies, Titus and Tegan, at Piney River Ranch with the majestic Rocky Mountains and Piney Lake serving as a breathtaking backdrop. They then went exploring for a serene location to exchange vows and found the perfect spot in a secluded area along the river in the middle of nowhere. Their close friend Matt officiated and wrote a touching ceremony that Brittani and Meghan will remember forever.
“He truly was the best wedding officiant, event planner, flower holder, fashion coordinator, photo opt finder, chauffeur driver, problem solver, water intake monitor, timekeeper, car DJ, errand runner, stress reliever, tiny dog whisperer and, most importantly, the best friend anyone could ask for,” Brittani and Meghan say. “Matt wrote the entire ceremony himself. He met with each of us multiple times over the course of a few months to gather stories and insight and compiled the sweetest, funniest, heartfelt ceremony in the world.” After they had officially been pronounced wife and wife, Brittani and Meghan put Anne Murray’s greatest hits record on a vintage record player and shared a romantic first dance in the wilderness.
“Overall our day was perfect,” the newlyweds say. “Since it was just the two of us, anything that could have been a disaster could be easily adjusted. The other memorable moment is that Brittani compiled a video for Meghan for her to watch the morning of the wedding. Since they couldn’t be there, all of Meghan’s closest friends and family made a short video telling Meghan congratulations, offered her some advice or just said they loved her.”