I am so in love with this snowy Denver elopement. We met up at our location just a quick drive from downtown Denver at the crack of dawn. The sun hadn’t even come up yet and it was freezing. There was a big snowstorm the night before which gave the trees and ground a fresh layer of beautiful, fresh snow.
I just loved how simple and relaxed elopements are. They truly are all about celebrating two people and their love. None of the stress, none of the frills of a big wedding.
We walked around a little, one for photos but also just to keep warm. It was so magical to watch the sun come up and the mountain turn all glowy.
Chrissy and David were so fun to photograph. These two were laughing and giddy the whole time. Truly a photographers dream!
Some tips for planning your Denver elopement
Dress for the weather and terrain. Make sure you check the forecast frequently to ensure you have enough layers. Ladies, if it’s going to be cold, I highly recommend grabbing some nude thermal tights to wear under your dress!
Give yourself more time than you might think. With weather, traffic, parking, or road conditions– there are lots of factors that can impede your Denver elopement, so give yourself some wiggle room so you don’t have to stress!
Write out your vows. I encourage all my couples to write down their vows rather than read them off your phone. Firstly, it ensures you’ll be able to access them. Secondly, it looks better in photos. And thirdly, it creates a little keepsake of your day. Some of my couples have chosen to frame their wedding vows, which I think is so sweet.
Plan an event. So many couples don’t put a lot of planning or effort into their elopement, because they’re “just eloping”. But it’s still your wedding day and should be just as special and celebrated as a traditional wedding! I encourage my couples to plan something special (and if you don’t know where to start, I’m happy to plan something for you!) This could be a special breakfast, a picnic, a helicopter ride, spa day, the options are truly limitless! Think about things you love to do as a couple– I promise it will make the day so much more special!
Be flexible! Especially if you’re having an outdoor elopement, flexibility is key. Oftentimes weather in the mountains can change on a dime. So be prepared not to hike up the original elopement spot if a storm is rolling in or waiting for the afternoon showers to pass in our car. Having a positive mindset and expecting the unexpected will make sure the day stays positive and stress-free!
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