Neekita and Jarod had one of the most unique weddings I have captured to date and I had SO much fun helping capture it!
Neekita and Jarod hired me as their wedding videographer alongside Allison Ragsdale doing photography and Lisa Hunter as their officiant. That was all of us, just Allison, Lisa and I accompanying the beautiful couple up into the mountains.
Neekita and Jarod selected their own little secret spot a little ways down from Molas Pass. It was a location I would have never found, which made it so much more special and fun!
Neekita looked like a straight up nature princess in the most beautiful golden sparkly dress with flowers in her hair, while Jarod looked so sharp in his suit and bowtie wearing a perfectly matching backpack on our trek down the side of the mountain to their ceremony location.
The ceremony was unlike any ceremony I have ever been a part of before, it was SO awesome and unique to me. Neekita and Jarod put together their ceremony focusing on not only each other, but nature and the world around us.
They started their ceremony by casting a circle. They drew a circle in the dirt, then filled the circle with salt and wine. They spoke blessings to the North, South, East and West, dedicated to the elements earth, air, fire and water. They brought tokens of each element and prayed blessings to the spirits of each elements as they cast their circle. It was so cool and beautiful to watch!
Their ceremony was just so touching, so personal, and so full of life and love. They chose to do hand-fasting with a beautiful rainbow cord, in addition to their vows. They had their personal vows, their hand-fasting vows, and their ring vows, so many beautiful vows!
After their beautiful ceremony was complete, and their circle was unbound, we headed up to Molas for some beautiful photos with the snowy mountains and glowy evening light.
It was such a beautiful, unique, special evening and I feel so lucky that I got to be a part of it!
Congratulations Neekita and Jarod and thank you for letting me be a part of your beautiful union!