Choosing an Estes Park Elopement Was a “No-Brainer”
Estes Park is home to some of the most stunning views in Colorado. Just down the street from Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. With easy access to hiking, fishing, horseback riding, historical tours and so much more, it’s no wonder people from all over the world flock to the hills of Estes Park. And what better time to explore this beautiful corner of the world then on your wedding day? The allure and beauty of this little mountain town is exactly what drew Julie & Tyson to have an Estes Park Elopement.
Getting Ready In a Mountain Lodge
On the outskirt of Estes Park you will not only find incredible fishing, but you will also find some of the most beautiful cabins for visitors to stay in. Julie and Tyson had planned their mornings apart. They had their closest friends and family with them to help them get ready. Julie and her sister took the downstairs area. Thus, leaving Tyson with the upstairs balcony view of the mountains that surround Lake Estes. The morning of their Estes Park elopement was spent running around putting final details on their wedding vows. They got dressed to the nine and prepared for their intimate first look which would happen later on in the day.
As most events go, Tyson was ready before Julie. He left for the ceremony location with his family and friends while Julie finished getting ready in the downstairs bedroom. After putting on all the final touches, Julie and her sister left the cabin to meet Tyson at Black Canyon Inn for their ceremony.
A First Look Among The Trees
Tucked in among the trees next to a quiet pond, Tyson stood with his back to Julie. She was making her way through the grass to share a private first look with Tyson. Their first look was so sweet and so special. They were both so nervous to see each other. But once they saw each other, they were able to share a few laughs and hug it out all the nerves. Now they were ready to get married. Now they were ready for whatever their Estes Park elopement would throw at them.
A Ceremony With a View: Surrounded By All Their Favorite People
They chose to have a traditional wedding ceremony with the pavilion at Black Canyon Inn as their back drop. And it did not disappoint. Julie and Tyson were married by a family friend, surrounded by their closest friends and family. They exchanged rings and personal wedding vows. To sealed their marriage, they performed a wine mixing ceremony. Then shared their first kiss as husband and wife! Everyone cheered and celebrated the newly wed couple with the most perfect grand exit complete with bubbles!
Exploring The Mountain
After signing their marriage license, Julie and Tyson ran off to Rocky Mountain National Park to explore. We drove through the park taking in all of the epic views. It seemed that everywhere you turned there was something that took your breath away. We had so much fun checking out some of the hidden corners of the park. The whole afternoon was spent laughing and celebrating Julie and Tyson’s marriage! At one of the locations we saw a heard of deer. We stopped to watch them as they made their way down through the valley. After exploring the park for a few hours, we headed back to Estes Park to continue celebrating with their family and friends.
The Most Perfect Ending To Their Estes Park Elopement
Tyson and Julie reunited with their family and friends at the Ridgeline in Estes Park. Here they had dinner served at a banquet style table. Everyone was smiling ear to ear sharing their favorite “Julie and Tyson Stories”. After dinner, Julie and Tyson cut their cake. (which was apparently the wrong cake and Julie said it reminded her of Halloween, but they just went with it). They enjoyed the rest of the night enjoying everyone’s company and sharing a few drinks.
Julie and Tyson opted for a smaller wedding day. They opted for a, Estes Park elopement surrounded by only the closest family and friends. It was the most perfect day! Simple, intimate, and beautifully authentic.
Estes Park Elopement Vendors
Planning: Colorado Micro Weddings
Photography: Alexa Jade Photography
Videography: Miranda Adame Productions
Ceremony Venue: Black Canyon Inn- Homestead
Reception Location: Ridgeline
Getting Ready Location: The Estes Park Resort