Wordless Wednesday: July 22, 2014
I honestly can’t imagine anything more romantic and perfect than eloping on top of Trail Ridge Road at sunrise. I mean seriously, there are virtually zero drawbacks (aside from having to get up ridiculously early in the morning haha)! I love the idea of being awake before everyone else and starting your life together on top of the world. Seriously. Amazing.
Alyson contacted me a couple of days ago and said she and her fiance were thinking of eloping while out in Colorado. They thought Rocky Mountain National Park would be the perfect backdrop. As luck would have it, David and I were planning to hike in RMNP on Sunday, so I was already going to be in the Park. Perfect! Alyson and Joe did things exactly how they wanted. They held their own ceremony and married themselves (did you know you can do that in Colorado? No officiant needed…). They spoke words of promise and love to each other at 12,000 feet. And they decided one of the best ways to celebrate their new marriage was to go for a hike afterwards. Yesss! I love that!
We opted for a sunrise ceremony to help avoid crowds (and the occasional crazy tourist photobomber) and thunderstorms. And it was amazing. There were no people around, no noise, no cars, no rain. Just clear skies, a beautiful sunrise and solitude. It was incredible and I am ever grateful to have been a part of it.
A few favorites…
Grand Lake made the perfect backdrop for Mark and Monica’s beautiful elopement ceremony! This was my first elopement in Grand Lake, but I bet it won’t be my last! I could photograph here every week and never get tired of the beautiful mountain backdrop and calming lakeshore. The gorgeous mountain lupine was absolutely breathtaking along the banks of the lake, I could hardly get over it. The beautiful rich purples were everywhere! I suppose all our recent rain has extended wildflower season in the mountains this year and I’m perfectly fine with thatWe couldn’t have asked for better weather, with bright blue skies and a few puffy clouds passing by. Mark, Monica and their children met me at Point Park on the west shore of Grand Lake. Their intimate ceremony was held on the dock with Rocky Mountain National Park in the background. It doesn’t get more perfect than that! A few favorites…Officiant and elopement coordination: Lyssabeth’s
Thinking about eloping in Grand Lake or in the beautiful Rocky Mountains? Click the links to learn more information about my elopement pricing and to see a list of Colorado elopement locations. Or feel free to email me Becky@beckyyoungphotography.com