Colorado mountain weddings are part of what makes my heart flutter as a wedding photojournalist, and Colorado's outdoor wedding venues are some of the top in the nation (in my opinion, of course). I grew up on the plains, and when I first moved to Colorado I was in complete awe of the mountains. Like so many of the couples I meet, the mountains represent a place of divine beauty and reprieve from the rest of life. They are majestic yet simple; breathtaking and peaceful. I have been getting out to photograph my favorite Colorado outdoor wedding venues, and the Estes Park Mountainside Chapel is one that topped my outdoor mountain venue list. It's simple, natural, and breathtaking. If you're considering a Colorado wedding where the mountains and your love are the focus, go check this place out. ...and I will add that your wedding photos will be absolutely breathtaking with Rocky Mountain National Park in the backdrop. Simply breathtaking.