High in the Colorado mountains, just outside of Silverthorne, the tiny town of Parshall sits, quietly basking in the golden hue of the surrounding aspens. A small ranch, perhaps better known for its winter activities, is where our niece chose to be married and it was their great fortune to have picked the weekend when the fall colors were at their peak. With a few hours to spare the morning of the wedding, we decided to officially become “leaf-peepers” and get in a little exercise hike as well. Ute Pass was just a few miles away and was where a hike among the aspens was possible, a place to imbue our senses with the golden aura of autumn’s arrival. How could we resist? The colors of the mountainsides were so brilliant it almost hurt to look…almost.
Here is just a snapshot of the spectacular fall color extravaganza that awaited us!
As blown away as we were by the landscape, this was just a prelude to the beauty we were to experience later that day. Our niece’s wedding day was finally here and the day was pure joy, a light breeze causing the aspen leaves to shimmer, the sun peeking through the clouds as the ceremony began, and a golden glow settling over the mountaintops. This day, this place, surrounded by family and friends, was the perfect venue for beginning a life together as husband and wife.
We may be biased (she is our niece after all) but we thought Sara was stunning and we could not be more pleased with her choice for a husband. We were thrilled to be a part of this extraordinary day and wish Nick and Sara much love and happiness.
50 thoughts on “Enveloped in a Golden Glow ~ Parshall, CO”
Your header photo is gorgeous!
She is definitely stunning! What a beautiful setting for such an amazing experience. Her dress is amazing! Good luck to the newly weds.
Thanks Marsha! The colors surrounding the ranch were breathtaking, the perfect backdrop for an outdoor wedding.
I would 2nd pmbweaver’s comment above. Just a stunning set of photos.
Thanks Mr. Vagabond! 😉
So glad you were able to get in a hike before the wedding to witness all that beautiful fall foliage. You are correct about it almost hurting your eyes. This is our first fall in the west with all the brilliant aspen trees. I love your photo looking up at the tree tops:)
What a great time of year and location for a wedding! Your niece is beautiful:) What a stunning couple. So glad all worked out:)
The aspens were especially breathtaking this year. They provided the perfect backdrop for our niece’s wedding. 🙂
Love the spectacular photos of fall golden color. Breathtaking!
Beautiful wedding pictures, your niece is stunning!
Thanks Amy! I just love this time of year. 🙂
An appropriate title, Aspen glow! I bet you were glowing just like the bride, LuAnn as you marvel the golden glow. The header is gorgeous, makes me want to go to CO now!
I like your capture of the tender moments of the newly weds with the Aspens as the backdrop.
Thanks MonaLiza! I don’t think I have ever seen the aspens so brilliantly displayed this time of year.
Your header is breathtaking! The rest of the images are amazing, too. Very nice shots of the wedding and your lovely niece, too! I’m so glad you had a lovely time both hiking and at the wedding.
This was a beautiful setting for an outdoor wedding Gunta. Thanks!
Look I loveyour photos and the autumn colours … but I specially love them when they appear there by you it means a summer ahead for us…
Wow that is one gorgeous couple… I’m also biased… I think she is stunning… him not so much… although Linda thinks he’s gorgeous… must be something to do with which gender we are… lol
I hope you two have a fabulous summer Bulldog, full of new adventures, which you will share with us of course! 🙂
As to the groom, I must agree with Linda. He is quite the looker and a wonderful catch for our niece…a stunning couple.
Just plain gorgeous! Both the leaves and the wedding! I doubt we will see a fall display so intense in Eastern California this year…thank you for sharing yours!
Thanks Lisa! I had not expected to see such brilliant fall colors.
how wonderful. what a day in such beautiful scenery. congrats to all.
Thanks David. It was a special day.
What a beautiful site to have a wedding and to have the aspen leaves at their peak …. how perfect 🙂
It ended up being a darn near perfect day. 🙂
The colors are just striking! Wow, they are so lucky to have an instant wedding photographer.
The scenery was breathtaking but thank goodness the lovely couple also had a professional wedding photographer on hand. 🙂
How wonderful that their day turned out to be so beautiful — and what a lovely beginning to their life together. Your photos are just gorgeous, LuAnn. We always hope for the contrast of golden aspens against cobalt skies when we’re traveling in aspen country — you captured it so well!
Thanks Laurel! I think Mother Nature had lots to do with the photos I was able to capture. I don’t think I have ever seen such vivid colors on aspen trees.
So completely gorgeous. I love it all
Thanks Al. It was a very special day.
IT certainly looked it 🙂
Golden indeed LuAnn, absolutely gorgeous photos. What a fabulous place to get married, so glad you had a lovely day 🙂
Thanks Mike! 🙂
Ute Pass is an extraordinary place for color and landscapes and your beautiful photos have me wanting to book a ticket later on today! Thanks LuAnn. Also, your wedding photos are pretty spectacular and look ‘very’ professional. A great job! I’m glad you two are continuing to have such an amazing adventure and thanks for sharing the stories and images from your travels.
Rick, I don’t know if I have ever seen so much fall color contained in one area. The golden aspens made such a lovely backdrop for a wedding.
Simply gorgeous! The area is so beautiful as is the bride! What a perfect place and day for a wedding!
It is a pretty perfect place for a wedding. 🙂
What an amazing setting for the wedding! The photo looking upward through the trees is stunning !
Thanks Sue. It was a spectacular display of fall colors and the perfect setting for a wedding.
Congratulations to the happy couple. What a gorgeous setting for a wedding. Your photos are outstanding, LuAnn. 🙂
Thanks Sylvia. I think the lovely bride and groom had something to do with how nice the photos were. 🙂
Oh the foliage is utterly gorgeous!!! What a spectacular setting for a wedding! Congratulations to the lovely couple.
what a fantastic backdrop to a wonderful ceremony…every so often on my blog travels, I come across what I term ‘the perfect blog post’ and this is one such example.
Thanks Ste J! We were pleased to be included in the festivities.
Best wishes to the new Mr & Mrs.
I wish them all the love, happiness & blessings in the world as they take on the journey of life as husband & wife.
Thanks for sharing the special occasion.
Thanks RoSy! Hope all is well with you and your family. 🙂
GORGEOUS post. All the best to newly weds. >3
I think what I love the best about this post, LuAnn, is the incredible blending of beauty. Beautiful scenery, beautifully written words (by you) and the perfect setting for a beautiful beginning for a lovely, loving couple. Just perfect, dear friend! 🙂
We felt honored to have been part of such a special day, in such a special place. 🙂
What a sweet, lovely wedding. A beautiful bride, adorable groom, and a perfect day for a wedding. And they look so happy. Wishing them a wonderful life together.
Thanks! It was a wonderful weekend.