I have to admit that Redstone was one of those places I had never really thought about visiting before I was booked for this Redstone Inn wedding. I knew nothing about it, but the more research I did, the more I realized I had been missing out on beautiful hikes and nature. Then as I came driving through the winding canyon that leads from Carbondale and down to Redstone, at that time of the evening when sunset lights up the red cliffs, I fell in love.
Christen and Nick had decided to get ready separately, and I stayed with Nick to photograph him and his groomsmen. Instead of getting ready in a hotel room, the guys hung out at the bride and groom’s beautiful mountain home. Their house is so warm and welcoming, decorated with memories from their travels around the world together, and it was really special to photograph the guys there.
After getting ready photos, we drove to meet up at the river for their first look and portraits, before heading together to the Redstone Inn wedding ceremony and reception. It’s always challenging to shoot portraits in the middle of the day in the harsh Colorado sun, but we had so much fun splashing around in the river and admiring the mountain views.
The ceremony and reception took place at the Redstone Inn wedding venue. This historic hotel is in the small mountain village of Redstone, Colorado, beneath the massive red cliffs that give the village its name. The entire village is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is truly a unique place to celebrate a wedding surrounded by loved ones.
Captured as second photographer for Jessica Christie.
If you are looking for a wedding photographer at the Redstone Inn, I would love to chat with you! I absolutely fell in love with this small village, and have been looking for an excuse to go back ever since. Get in touch and let’s make it happen!
About Nina Larsen Reed
Nina Larsen Reed is an elopement photographer based in Boulder. She plans and captures adventure elopements and micro-weddings across Colorado, and has photographed over 220 elopements since 2017.