what a lovely trip we're having!

just popping in to say a quick hello!
tim & i are having such a lovely time in colorado.
we celebrated our first anniversary on sunday.
we decided to start this little tradition...
to take a photo like this, and eventually we'll have portraits from each year!

i surprised tim with a private showing of our wedding video.
i set it up in a tiny one-screen theatre in a nearby town.
it was so magical!
the owner made us mimosas, and let us have the theatre all to ourselves.
(and here's what we watched...our sweet little wedding video!)

Peters Wedding // Tim + Christen from AleaLovely on Vimeo.

we're staying in my family's cabin in a town called silverthorne.
it's a beautiful town in the mountains.

(beautiful mountains everywhere!!)

we've been doing some super fun things.
yesterday we went white-water rafting (something i've always wanted to try!)
it was so much fun.
tim & i were the only ones crazy enough to raft on such a cold day.
but the company sent us out with SIX instructors!
they all just loved being on the river so much,
they jumped at the opportunity to go with us...so fun ;)

and today we took a breathtaking trip on a steam train.
it was quite amazing.

i hope you're all having a lovely week as well!
i have lots more photos to share once we're home.



  1. Ooh exciting, happy anniversary! I'm at work at the moment but when I get home later I'll come back to watch the video :) Great idea about the portraits!

  2. Looks like your having a fab time. Such sweet photos and a lovely idea for your anniversary. So romantic... you guys look wonderful together :)

  3. aww happy anniversary! You make such an adorable couple! I love the pictures. The one from the train window is so awesome. Glad to hear you're having a super fun trip!

  4. You guys look so happy. Your wedding video was beautiful...it made me smile like an idiot watching it :) Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

  5. ahhh youre such a good girlfriend! a private showing! happy 1 yr!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  6. Happy anniversary you guys! I ADORE your gift idea of the private viewing, so so romantic! The photo tradition is a good idea and so is taking such an exciting trip!


  7. Happy anniversary Christen and Tim!!Doesn't seem like a year has passed. glad you are having a great anniversary trip. Love you both, Aunt Pat

  8. looks like you two are having a great time! I love your yearly portrait idea and your wedding video is the cutest thing i've ever seen. happy anniversary!!!

  9. Awwwh! This is so sweet!

    Love this post heaps, you two are just adorable.

    I mist visit this place you are out, it looks breathtaking.

    Keep enjoying your anniversary!


  10. Ahhhhh your wedding video was AMAZING Loved everything about it!!!! My eyes were fulled with happy tears pretty much the whole way through. I need to watch in again!
    A huge congratulations on one year of Marriage.

  11. pretty outfit and so romantic ;)
    and happy anniversary for both of you! :D

  12. The steam train picture is amazing! Oh my gosh Im so jealous! I think Aaron would loooove it. I think in order for us to take a trip like this I'd have to totally surprise Aaron with it all. I haven't figured out how to do that yet. He is hard to convince to take leisure trips... I think he'd be really good at being on them though. Haha. Oh brother. ........ PUMPED you guys are getting to do this. And it's impressive that you can keep readers posted too.

  13. ohhh my - I am so glad I stumbled across your blog - when I saw you suggesting Maria Taylor music to someone I knew I had to check you out. How adorable are you and your hubby and I love your picture a year idea - happy anniversary!

  14. Awww what a cute post :)


  15. That is sooo exciting! Congratulations guys, let there be many many more years to come :)

    P.S. Love the layout andheader!

  16. Yay! Happy Anniversary! The train ride looks like big fun.

  17. happy anniversary! your mountainy trip looks soo fun! and i like your yearly portrait idea.

  18. aw, these are so cute! Happy anniversary!

  19. goosies and tears!!!!! omg Christen that video is so amazingly awesome. from beginning to end perfection. you two are adorable and i love all the prep time inclusions. your choice of florals and mason jars is rad and then the ceremony. oh boy, when i saw your dad wipe his eyes (i'm sure that's YOUR dad, right?) i almost lost it right there. how darling is he? and then Tim's little kick in the air - pure joy!

    your set up for him is moving, how in awe he must have been.

    happiest anniversary wishes to you both. i love this post so much, words can't even convey. can't wait to see more from this dream you're living. xo ♥

  20. stunning video. you had an mazing time, for sure. FOLLOWING YOU



  21. Aw, this trip looks completely amazing. Congrats on the one year- I watched a piece of the video and you two were the cutest pair I've ever seen! you both look so happy :)

  22. I have just found your blog and I must say I love it! You're so cute and have so much style! I'm following you,now!
    Happy anniversary! :)


  23. i love your blog! you have the cutest style. happy anniversary!

  24. nice outfit :)
    love your blog <3
    now i'm your follower :)
    visit mine? follow back ?
    thank you dear <3


  25. Happy Anniversary! Looks like a brilliant time, such sweet photos. I like your new design as well!

    Ps. did you receive the headband ok? I guess it could take a while but just wanted to check :)

    Lisa xx

  26. Happy anniversary. You sound like you are having a great time.

  27. omg i just found your blog and you guys are SO cuteeee! I love it. and your pictures are gorgeous :)


  28. happy anniversary! loved your wedding video -- so adorable. the details you had everywhere are to die for! super pretty.

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  30. aww!! what a lovely couple. you are such cuties!! looks like you are having a romantic and funnn time. <3 EverRubyGirl. blogspot.com

  31. you're so freaking cool! lucky you, congrats! :)

  32. this is lovely. I'm about to celebrate my second year anniversary! congrats, hun!