Captured & submitted by Vows and Peaks
The San Juan mountains are my favorite area of Colorado and one of the best places to elope for couples with families. When Chloe and Emerson reached out about their elopement, they mentioned they wanted to do an intimate adventure by themselves in the morning followed by a family welcoming and celebration that night. One of their biggest desires for their elopement was finding something intimate, unique and adventurous. Both Emerson and Chloe are huge rock climbers, so fitting that into their vision was also important. I was actually able to discover a new location for them and it was really unique in that the mountain range for their photos was the same range they planned on honeymooning and rock climbing the following week: the Grenadiers!
We met up at 4am at the trailhead and started our hike under the stars. We arrived and set up a place for them to get ready for their first look at sunrise. The first look was incredible as the alpenglow hit the San Juan mountain ranges peaks. They then shared some private vows, picnicked before a marmot tried to steal their vow books, and shared the first dance before hiking back down to meet up with their families.
We then met up with their families at an alpine lake where they welcome them back and popped champagne to celebrate before heading to the Ouray brewery for their reception. The entire morning was chill, stress free, and a great way to celebrate their love before doing the more traditional stuff later on. It was the perfect way to combine their adventure along with some intimate moments with their family and friends. This was such a fun and unique adventure and the photos do a beautiful job of telling their story!
Heirlooms and extras: Ox And Pine//Jewelry: Williams Jewelers//Floral Designer: Little Bucket of Flowers//Apparel:Suit Supply//Dress Store: Blue Bridal//Dress Designer: Casablanca Bridal//Photographer: Vows and Peaks//