Ruby and John Tran are mountain-folk.
No, really: The couple was engaged at the top of Purgatory Mountain in Durango, CO, and two weeks later decided to elope to that very spot. Every year, they take a family trip to the peaks of Utah to bond over their favorite hobby: snowboarding. This past March, they took their annual winter getaway at Snowbird Ski Resort, and had the most fun, classy and carefree vow renewal in the resort’s stunning event spaces.
“We didn’t want the pressure of everything being perfect,” says Ruby. “It was just the annual trip, with a little ‘oh, by the way, we’re getting married’ thrown in there.”
In fact, the couple was so devoted to boarding on this trip that they couldn’t bear to even take a break for their bridal shoot.
Photographer Jadie Jo Italasano said that this was the one shot that Ruby and John HAD to have.
“Of course, I was so excited for it,” Jadie Jo says. “I always love when my couples are adventurous and want fun, outside the box photos to show who they are and what they love to do together.” To achieve this shot, Jadie Jo waited on a bridge at the lodge, and shot the boarders as they rode down the slope. And don’t they look amazing?!
Ruby and John chose Snowbird because it was the first place they ever snowboarded together, but mostly because it is John’s favorite place on the planet. “He’s the princess, and I’m glad he got the wedding of his dreams,” says Ruby.
The Trans renewed their vows in front of family, friends, and their two children in a space dressed to the nines in burgundy and blue to offset the wintery white backdrop outside. After their “I Do’s” the party continued with dinner and a massive, love-filled dance party.
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VENDORSCatering & Cake: The Aerie Restaurant at SnowbirdHMUA: Ann Tran, Houston | @anntran