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Secluded Colorado Mountain Wedding: Maggie & Gloria

Katie Keighin Photography

August 1, 2015

Gloria and Maggie met through friends at Juniata College in the fall of 2006. While keeping in touch but going their separate ways, Gloria and Maggie reconnected in May of 2013 and they hit the ground running.

After a few flights to and from Denver and Philadelphia, they both knew together is where they belonged. So, with a move to Denver, Gloria and Maggie began their life together, spending their free time homesteading, camping, hiking, snowboarding and going on adventures with their dog, Kai, and friends.

Maggie set up a surprise proposal on the top of Buffalo Pass in Routt County. She planned a camping trip and invited one of their closest friends, who is a photographer.

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The couple left Denver to head to Steamboat for this camping trip, hit weekend summer traffic and Maggie began to get nervous. The rest of the drive included Maggie seeming to be antsy and Gloria oblivious.
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Katie Keighin Photography
Katie Keighin Photography
Katie Keighin Photography
Katie Keighin Photography
Katie Keighin Photography
Katie Keighin Photography

They reached the top of Buffalo Pass, where every campsite they passed was already full. As they passed a large campsite that overlooked Steamboat, they noticed a tent already set up and the spot appeared to be taken.  They weren’t sure where they would set up or if they would find a spot. The people at the campsite ran over and invited them to share their site as it was too large for just the three of them. The lucky break put them in the perfect position for Maggie to go forward with their plans.

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Maggie asked Gloria to watch the sunset before setting up the campsite and had brought with her some surprises: a bottle of wine, a meaningful letter, flowers and then an engagement ring. Maggie proposed to Gloria as the sun was setting over Steamboat with beautiful views.
Katie Keighin Photography
Katie Keighin Photography
Katie Keighin Photography
Katie Keighin Photography
Katie Keighin Photography
Katie Keighin Photography
Katie Keighin Photography
Katie Keighin Photography
Katie Keighin Photography
Katie Keighin Photography
Katie Keighin Photography
Katie Keighin Photography
Katie Keighin Photography
Katie Keighin Photography
Katie Keighin Photography

It’s no surprise that such a beautiful engagement was followed by a Colorado mountain wedding, complete with sweeping vista and cozy cabins. Both brides looked stunning in white gowns, one complete with western boots! Both were given away by their parents in the presence of their closest family and friends. Congratulations to newlyweds Maggie and Gloria on the start of their new lives together!

Katie Keighin Photography
Katie Keighin Photography
Katie Keighin Photography

Their LGBTQ-Friendly Vendors

Photographer: Katie Keighin Photography // DJ: Another Brother Production // Equipment Rentals: Colorado Event Rentals // Hair Stylist: Comb Goddess // Specialty Foods: Divino // Second Shooter: Erika Overholt Photography // Event Venue:  Midnight Ranch // Caterer: Rex’s Catering //

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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