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Phoebe + Joe didn't let a little rain ruin their wedding day! If anything, we think their pictures came out all that more beautiful. Read on to find out how they perfectly incorporated the weather into their special day.

Phoebe + Joe

Ouray, Colorado
- 08/26/2022
Total wedding budget $13,205

Budget Breakdown

Below is an estimated wedding budget breakdown provided by the couple.

  • Catering
  • Partner 2 Attire
  • Alcohol/Bar
  • Flowers
  • Hair & Makeup
  • Partner 1 Attire
  • Photography
  • Total wedding budget

What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?

The personal aspect we loved was doing our vows with our family standing on either side of us. Not only did it mean so much, but it looked great in pictures!

Did you do any DIY projects or create any handmade items for your weddings?

I had charms made from my mother’s and mother-in-law’s wedding dresses for my bouquet.

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

The biggest thing we did to save money was using Sean not only as our photographer, but also as our “Mountain Man”!

What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?

Do what makes you happy.

Many people applauded us for doing what we wanted and for not feeling obligated to have a full blown wedding.

What was your biggest splurge?

My wedding dress was definitely our biggest splurge! However, it was definitely worth it considering we were saving in other ways.

What was your favorite detail?

The clouds. At first I was disappointed by the rain, but it added romance and moodiness.

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

We went off roading with our jeep. It was raining, dark, and we were driving on a mountain side. Enough said!

What did photographer Vows and Peaks think of Phoebe + Joe’s wedding?

One of my favorite quotes is, “There’s no such thing as good weather or bad weather. There’s just weather and your attitude towards it.” I think that a positive attitude gets lost sometimes, especially on the biggest day of your life.

But I can say with confidence that Joe and Phoebe absolutely embraced the crazy weather and made sure they had the best time on their elopement in Colorado. We had to go with backup plan number four but the wait and anticipation made this one even more special and memorable.

Sometimes it’s hard to pivot from your vision of the perfect day, but embracing change can dictate how your day will go. I love how much Joe and Phoebe embraced the elements and rolled with the clouds on their big day. The pictures really showed how excited they were to get married and that’s what matters most!