Erika & Ryan's romantic elopement on Grand Lake was one of the most truly beautiful and intimate wedding days that I've ever been able to be a part of. When these two met, they fell hard and fast for each other and Ryan proposed to her after a short two months... on the winter solstice last December. It was only fitting that they held their wedding day on the summer solstice, 6 months later with only their closest friends and family. The North Shore Resort in Grand Lake was a perfect venue for their intimate celebration. They got married on the beach with their friends and family members standing in a circle around them. After the ceremony, we walked around the shore and got photos reminiscent of some far away remote island. Grand Lake is a perfect paradise, and the closest you can get to a beach wedding in Colorado. I remember having a deep feeling of peace and calm and love as I photographed their wedding day... they danced around the fire and I fell asleep in my tent that night on the shore of Grand Lake. It was one of those weddings that truly solidifies why I love my job more than anything in the world.