An Adventurous Micro Wedding with the Bride in Black

The Foxes Photography

December 6, 2023

Amanda and Andy’s intimate wedding was a destination celebration in the breathtaking landscape of Telluride. The main inspiration came from looking through Instagram, and when they saw The Foxes Photography‘s previous work there, they knew it was also the perfect spot for them.

A micro wedding resonated with the couple’s desire for a small, casual and intimate gathering. “I initially wanted to have our wedding in Mexico, but then the pandemic hit. So, while reeling and trying to find a plan B, I was inspired by the Foxes Photography Instagram!” writes Amanda.

“Zoe, our rad photographer, actually came up with the location, and the rest just made sense to that location! We had to have everything outdoors in the beautiful landscape if we could, and we rented out a restaurant for the reception since we were such a small party. When none of the dresses I tried on felt right, I was inspired to wear a black dress by an article in Vogue about a bride who wore black for her wedding in Wales.”

The ceremony was a harmonious blend of tradition and non-tradition. The couple arrived in a Jeep and a violinist played Concerning Hobbits as guests waited. Amanda then walked down the aisle to the dreamy notes of Fade Into You by Mazzy Starr. The couple’s best friend officiated, delivering a moving speech that also added a personal touch.

After the ceremony and photos, everyone headed to SideWork Speakeasy for the reception. The bride changed into a second, this time white, dress and the restaurant staff went above and beyond, even creating a signature drink in memory of the couple’s cat who had passed away the month before.

Reflecting on their wedding planning journey, Amanda highlighted the importance of hiring a wedding planner early, particularly when having a destination wedding. “Before I hired my wedding planner, I had did everything myself. Once I had a discussion with her and was mentally breaking down, she took so much of that stress away. Especially planning from NYC, it was key to have someone on the ground in Telluride. I wish I had hired her sooner. There are so many good and talented people out there who want to help you navigate it all.”