Brainard Lake Wedding with Guests | JulyAnne and Isaiah

As the golden hues of sunset painted the Colorado sky, JulyAnne and Isaiah embarked on a journey of love and unity. With their parents and 3 boys by their side, their intimate Brainard Lake wedding became a celebration of not only their union but also the merging of two families. It was a day where promises were made, love was celebrated, and the bonds of family were strengthened. Amidst the breathtaking beauty of Mother Nature, their meaningful celebration marked the beginning of a new chapter filled with joy, togetherness, and endless possibilities.

Their Love Story

JulyAnne and Isaiah’s lives were forever changed after their paths crossed on the Flag Football field. Their sons played on the same team, and as active parents, who were regular supporters throughout the season, they ran into each other quite often during games. Eventually, the football field became one of their favorite places to be.
⁠When the season came to an end, they not only missed watching their sons play but seeing each other. They would text back and forth when the missing got tough, and they longed for the bond they had formed on the field. Until one day, they decided to take it to the next level and had dinner together.
⁠Their first date was a simple meal out. However, as active parents, it was the simple things that meant the most. They spent that first date getting to know each other even more. While the meal might not have been anything elaborate, the connection they felt drew them in.

The Proposal

Fast forward a few years on Christmas Eve; their oldest boys had just finished making a tornado out of wrapping paper. Their youngest was having the time of his life shredding the paper. JulyAnne started picking up the post-present mess while admiring their oldest sons, who were now enjoying their new gifts. She turned around to see Isaiah down on one knee, holding a box. At that moment, their little world felt peaceful and still. Isaiah gave JulyAnne a little smirk and asked her if she was really going to make him ask. She chuckled back and said, “Of course I am,” so he did, and she said, “Yes”.

Their Brainard Lake Wedding

The next chapter of their love story began on a gorgeous summer day at Brainard Lake. In a full-circle moment, they celebrated their love as their team of loyal supporters stood by their side. They joined their families together amidst the towering Colorado mountain peaks next to Brainard Lake’s serene waters. Beaming with joy, with their boys by their side, JulyAnne and Isaiah shared their personal vows with each other. Then, as the sun was starting to set, they exchanged their rings and sealed their union with a kiss. Their loyal fanbase cheered in celebration of their love and the two families becoming one.

JulyAnne and Isaiah not only asked their boys to stand by their side but to sign as their witnesses. An honor and a responsibility they did not take lightly! When you have the kind of relationship that JulyAnne and Isaiah have with their boys, it only makes sense to include them in your day!

Including your kids on your wedding day, especially when merging two families, can be incredibly important and meaningful. It not only symbolizes the union of two individuals but also the formation of a new family unit. By involving your children in your special day, you are showing them the significance of their role in the family. This allows them to feel a sense of belonging and reinforces the idea of unity and togetherness. When you invite your kids to be a part of the celebration, it goes beyond just inclusion. It fosters a deeper connection and a shared sense of joy.

If you’re planning to include your kiddos in your day but aren’t sure how – check out our resource below!

After a few family portraits, JulyAnne and Isaiah ventured out on their own to soak in the remainder of their Brainard Lake wedding day.

They couldn’t resist the allure of Brainard Lake and decided to spend some time exploring its charming surroundings. With hearts full of love, they embarked on a leisurely stroll, hand in hand, smiles never leaving their faces. Their giddiness was contagious as they reveled in the breathtaking beauty of the landscape. They took moments to pause, basking in the serenity of the lake’s reflection and the majestic mountains that framed the horizon.

Before ending their day, they indulged in a sweet moment together, savoring a slice of wedding cake. As they savored each bite, they couldn’t help but reflect on the incredible journey that led them to this very moment. With hearts full of gratitude and love, they walked away from Brainard Lake, carrying the echoes of their laughter and the warmth of their connection. The beauty of the surroundings mirrored the beauty of their union, reminding them of the magic that unfolded on this special day. With the promise of a future filled with adventure, they embarked on their new chapter, forever grateful for the memories created during their Brainard Lake wedding.

Brainard Lake has easily become a favorite elopement destination for couples seeking an intimate and enchanting setting for their day. With its stunning natural beauty, this serene lake offers a picturesque backdrop that captures the essence of romance. The tranquility of the surroundings, coupled with the awe-inspiring mountain views and vibrant wildflowers, creates a truly magical atmosphere. Whether it’s exchanging vows against the backdrop of the glistening lake or embarking on a scenic hike to capture stunning photos, Brainard Lake provides a sense of serenity and seclusion that is perfect for couples looking for a private and unforgettable elopement experience in Colorado.

Check out Sam and Blake’s Brainard Lake elopement for more inspiration!

Brainard Lake Wedding Vendors

Photographer | Brooke⁠ with Colorado Photographer Squad
Officiant | Lisa with Ceremoies with Lisa

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