Sandy and Teresa wanted an elopement experience that was simple, intimate and fun – and this Colorado helicopter elopement delivered! The day was beautifully blue and warm. Bivvi is not your typical hostel – it feels more like a nice hotel and was the perfect backdrop for their getting ready photos. They took it easy, put on some music, and just let the anticipation build, knowing they were about to take off.
After getting the final touches together, they went downstairs to the bar. It was a BYOB experience so they brought their favs, cracked them open, and started their day off on the right foot. They then moved into the main area where they played some games and explored the bookshelves. All the while, the build up for their adventure continued growing and growing. Then it was time for the helicopter meetup. They went through safety pre-checks, talked about what to expect, and then went down to the helicopter where it sat, waiting for them, glistening under a beautiful blue sky and bright sun. They climbed aboard and got ready as the pilot began turning the helicopter on and getting the blades moving. Then, lift-off. Slowly at first, the ground beneath us grew further away. Teresa, a flight nurse, was all set for the ride, while Sandy’s anticipation and excitement were palpable. They turned to the left and flew towards the stunning Telluride Mountains. They crested the ridge line, mere meters above, opening up a vast expanse of mountains. It was truly breathtaking. The pilot took us to a flat landing spot with epic views of the mountains, where we touched down. This was where the magic truly happened.
Teresa and Sandy departed the helicopter and stood at what seemed like the edge of the world, sharing their vows and saying their ‘I dos’. They kissed with passion, and then began to celebrate. They popped open a bottle of champagne, and drank before the gleaming mountains. They explored the area and took it all in. It couldn’t have been a more stunningly beautiful day with a stunningly beautiful couple.
How did you meet?
We were a social media couple! We met for our first date and the rest is history.
What is your proposal story?
There was no official proposal. We knew from the first time we met that we had something special. We talked about a wedding and marriage without the fanfare and drama….we knew it was something we both wanted.
Tell us about your attire choices.
We wanted shades of blue and neither of us would give into wearing a dress. So blue suits it was!
What were your favorite parts of the day?
I don’t think we were able to relax until after the ceremony. We changed clothes and had a magnificent dinner in Telluride. It was the first time we could cheers and exhale.
Do you have any advice for couples planning their weddings now?
Let someone do it for you! And if you find yourself in Telluride and need an ordained minister as well, pick Adam. He was nothing short of perfection.
The below wedding pros made this amazing event happen. See more of their work by visiting their website.
- Adventure Amore
- Bivvi Hostel Telluride
- McKenna Bird Creative
- Bride's Suit
- Birdy Grey
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