Cheyenne Mountain Intimate Wedding in Colorado Springs | Alison + Michael

Intimate backyard wedding reception in Colorado Springs

Ali and Michael were one of the many couples this year that had to change their original weddings plans due to Covid, but that did NOT stop them from having the wedding of their dreams filled with love and laughter. The pair ended up switching to a Cheyenne Mountain wedding in their hometown of Colorado Springs. After saying the most beautiful vows I’ve heard all year, they all went back to Ali’s sister backyard for a intimate dinner party.

It made sense for the pair to have a Cheyenne Mountain wedding instead because of the history they both shared there. Not so much as a couple (until recently), but as kids!! They have actually known each other for most of their lives. They went to the same pre-school in Colorado Springs! Ali even found an old school photo where their two classes were standing next to each other! They were about 4 and 5 years old, not having a clue what fate would bring them down the road. While they knew of each other growing up, they weren’t in the same friend group. It wasn’t until years later when they were living in Crested Butte and Vail respectively, that they matched on a dating app! From there, it was game over.

Michael had stars in his eyes the entire wedding day. He kept yelling, “Babe! We’re married!!” and showing off his ring to everyone. They were just honestly so excited to tie the knot, even if it wasn’t there original vision of their wedding. They had immediate friends and family under market lights drinking wine and giving toasts, which was all they needed!


Photography: Shelly Anderson Photography

Catering: Picnic Basket

Coordinating: Lindsay Brown- Ali’s friend!

Rentals: table and chairs- Colorado Rental Party

Florals: Platte Floral

Hair and Makeup: Foil Salon

Wedding Dress: Made with Love

Did you love this Cheyenne Mountain Wedding? Here is another one similar to it! Or also check out this intimate family wedding in the Colorado Mountains!

  1. Dale Brooks says:

    Magical! It looks like a storybook wedding. You both are gorgeous! Wishing you long lives of love and happiness as man and wife. We look forward to the celebration next year. So happy for you both!
    With love,
    Dale & Howard

  2. Kristen says:

    Did they paint a picture together for their unity ceremony?? How unique and fun is that! Looks like a really fun day and you captured it well!

  3. Wow, what a glorious option when 2020 doesn’t let you have your original plan! This ceremony location was stunning, and the reception was so gorgeous. These two are clearly just so happy to be married, and you did such a great job capturing it!

  4. Andrea Brandt says:

    Shelly! These photos are STUNNING! What a beautiful wedding! I can just feel all the love and happiness through your photos! And I love how they chose to create a painting together.

  5. Stacie says:

    Gorgeous! This wedding looks like a party where everyone is super warm and inviting. I love all the different angles and poses you captured. Happiness and love truly shine through in these photos!

  6. Leah says:

    What a *beautiful* wedding day! Wow! These photos are incredible.

  7. Liv Hettinga says:

    WOW! Everything about this wedding is so beautiful! I’m obsessed with their ceremony location, as well as the intimate backyard wedding with all the pretty lights! You captures all the smiles and emotions so perfectly!! Great work!

  8. Sally says:

    This is just absolutely stunning! They look like such a beautiful couple and you captured the joy they share so well! Simply amazing – beautiful, beautiful photos!

  9. Heather Huie says:

    This is such a fun outdoorsy wedding!

  10. Love the tone of this entire set. You captured some genuine moments along the way Shelly, great work!

  11. Natalie says:

    What a sweet backstory! It’s so cool that they met SO long ago and fate would bring them together again. It looks like they had the most perfect day!

  12. Jenn says:

    What a dreamy day! Everything about this looks so intentional & fun – your couple obviously had their DREAM wedding!

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