Intimate Colorado Mountain Elopement
Shannon and Dylan wanted a simple, just-about-them elopement and knew Colorado would be the perfect location for them because they loved the mountains. Their colorado adventure hiking elopement was the perfect celebration of their love on a beautiful and sunny fall day at Saint Mary’s Glacier near Idaho Springs, CO.
When Shannon contacted me, she knew she wanted to elope in Colorado, but was pretty open as to where. She told me they weren’t afraid of some hiking and wanted to be outdoors, surrounded by the beauty Colorado has to offer, and be able to take in the scene in a relatively uncrowded area. Whenever a couple contacts me to elope and they’re open on location, I send a list of hiking trails I have researched or completed myself as well as the local permits required. I strive to be a resource for couples when planning for their day is as carefree and fun as they imagine it to be. We decided on Saint Mary’s Glacier because the photos looked beautiful, and many of my friends said it IS beautiful and not too far of a hike! It’s about one mile to the top and has beautiful mountain and lake views. We even saw some pretty big moose just chilling enjoying the sunny day.
Shannon and Dylan got ready together the morning of their elopement at his cousin’s home in Denver and she looked AMAZING in her simple, form fitting white dress, white leather jacket, and maroon Sorel boots! She hiked the whole way up to the glacier in her heels! Her look was completed with a gorgeous natural, organic bouquet from Beet & Yarrow. Their agenda was to hike up, pick a spot, get married, and celebrate after at Westbound & Down Brewery. It felt perfectly “them” and was a gorgeous day to read their vows to one another and commit to marriage.
The only people involved in Shannon and Dylan’s day were Dylan’s cousin, his wife and son, and me. It was such a special and perfect fall day in Colorado. If you’re looking to plan an elopement in Colorado and saying your vows surrounded by the mountains sounds like your ideal celebration, let’s chat! We can pick the perfect location for you and plan your dream day.