Fall Color Elopement in Vail

Ciera and Andy went the traditional route and waited to see one another for the first time at their ceremony. When Ciera turned the corner, Andy was overcome with emotions and fought back tears. The emotions were running high and I am not sure anyone made it through this ceremony without some tears. The couple met in line at Starbucks discussing their mutual love of Star Wars and at the time Ciera had plans for her future that did not involve settling down and getting married. That all changed as she got to know Andy and she realized they could live up to the high standards for a relationship she had, which was set by her parents and their beautiful marriage. They chose Manor Vail Lodge as the backdrop for their fall wedding.  It could not have been a more beautiful day.  Here is their story in pictures.





Elopement Vendors

Venue  |  Manor Vail Lodge

Officiant  |  Leslie Walker

DJ  |  David, Stag Entertainment

Cake  |  Dang Sweets

Photography  |  EJ Dilley Photography

Elopement and Family Photographer, headshot image of EJ Dilley


Intimacy and adventure is what I am all about. I absolutely love families who are just fun, who are real and let it fly.  I want to see you!  They don’t mind if they get their dress dirty. They may be down for a short hike and are not afraid of getting in the water at the end of your session, you are my people. They don’t mind if things don’t go perfectly and that is just perfect. 

The best parts of life are the parts that surprise us, and the best photos are usually the ones we didn’t know were coming.