{ Elopement } Jen + Cody // Estes Park Elopement

Rocky Mountain National Park is a dream destination location for brides looking for a spectacular mountain wedding on any scale. Jen + Cody wanted to just have a few close family at their intimate elopement just inside the park, right outside Estes Park, Colorado.

Colorado Springs photographers Chris and Melodie shared with us this love-filled elopement. Check out Chris and Melodie Photographers take on their day here.

Please contact us to learn more about how to plan an elopement that is unique to you and your fiance. Each one is different from the next, and you just might see some of your pics on the blog that you’re looking at right now!

{ Elopement } Jen + Cody // Estes Park Elopement by Chris & Melodie Photographers

A couple of years ago, I visited the park for the first time. The first place we stopped at was the Alluvial Falls below, and right away I was enraptured by this place. It’s easy to see the beauty and naturalness this place has to offer anyone wanting a outdoor wedding.

{ Elopement } Jen + Cody // Estes Park Elopement by Chris & Melodie Photographers

{ Elopement } Jen + Cody // Estes Park Elopement by Chris & Melodie Photographers

{ Elopement } Jen + Cody // Estes Park Elopement by Chris & Melodie Photographers

Jen and Cody wrote their own vows and married each other with the witness of their closest family members.

{ Elopement } Jen + Cody // Estes Park Elopement by Chris & Melodie Photographers

{ Elopement } Jen + Cody // Estes Park Elopement by Chris & Melodie Photographers

{ Elopement } Jen + Cody // Estes Park Elopement by Chris & Melodie Photographers

{ Elopement } Jen + Cody // Estes Park Elopement by Chris & Melodie Photographers

{ Elopement } Jen + Cody // Estes Park Elopement by Chris & Melodie Photographers

{ Elopement } Jen + Cody // Estes Park Elopement by Chris & Melodie Photographers

{ Elopement } Jen + Cody // Estes Park Elopement by Chris & Melodie Photographers

{ Elopement } Jen + Cody // Estes Park Elopement by Chris & Melodie Photographers

{ Elopement } Jen + Cody // Estes Park Elopement by Chris & Melodie Photographers

{ Elopement } Jen + Cody // Estes Park Elopement by Chris & Melodie Photographers

{ Elopement } Jen + Cody // Estes Park Elopement by Chris & Melodie Photographers

{ Elopement } Jen + Cody // Estes Park Elopement by Chris & Melodie Photographers

{ Elopement } Jen + Cody // Estes Park Elopement by Chris & Melodie Photographers

{ Elopement } Jen + Cody // Estes Park Elopement by Chris & Melodie Photographers

Beautiful elopement Jen and Cody, congratulations! Thank you for sharing Chris and Melodie.

Father Dyer United Methodist Church in Breckenridge, Colorado

There’s a place just off Main Street that couples pick for the wedding ceremony, and that’s the Father Dyer United Methodist Church in Breckenridge, Colorado. This church was named after the “snowshoe itinerant” of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, and is a nice option for your mountain nuptials.

Contact us to learn more about putting all the details together for this Breckernidge wedding venue!

Today the snow is back. Yesterday was clear and sunny. I walked to work and this was the view. // #breck #brecklife #breckbecause #breckenridge #colorado #summitcounty #sumco

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Vail, Colorado Engagement Shoot By Selah Photography

In today’s blog, we are celebrating the engagement of Ashley and Damian with an engagement photo session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography. The yellow aspen trees gave way to light that bounced off the fresh snow starting to cover the ground. This engagement session shows off the infectious love between Ashley and Damian that can’t be denied.

Best of all, Selah Photography documented a fun and romantic side of the couple’s personalities. Selah Photography share five tips on how to get the best engagement photos on their blog while showing us Ashley & Damian’s fall to winter engagement session. If you’re planning on taking your engagement pictures soon, take a look at their very practical tips like not canceling your session due to the weather.

Embrace mountain weather conditions like snow and rain because that usually means you have a chance of getting magical light and flurries just like these photos captured.

Thanks to Jackie Zoeller from Selah Photography for sharing the mountain engagement photography tips and this gorgeous couple!

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

Leah and Dustin in the Ice Castle in Breckenridge, Colorado

In this amazing image you see Leah and Dustin in the Ice Castle in Breckenridge, Colorado. Katie Girtman of Studio Kiva Photography, a Breckenridge wedding photographer,  took the couple to this surreal location in downtown Breck this past weekend. Great job!

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado

Most brides come to the Vail Valley or Summit County for a destination wedding in the mountains. For Meg and Ben, this was a local celebration practically in their back yard. Local vendors were very much apart of making their wedding have that local appeal filled with personal details for Vail Valley residents Meg and Ben.

The ceremony at The Chapel at Beaver Creek and reception at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail were coordinated beautifully by local wedding planner Christine Ashburn of The Soiree Studio. Other local vendors included Petals & Pours for floral design, Emily Roman for hair, and Ali Cypcar for cupcakes.

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

The color palette of navy, white, pale greens, and pale peaches was a lovely complement to the stunning backdrop and rustic venues.

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Unique, personal details were incorporated throughout the day; gifts of handkerchiefs embroidered with lace from the bride’s Alvina Valenta dress, Meg’s baby bonnet carried with her bouquet, and more.

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben Beaver Creek Chapel Wedding and Donovan Pavilion Reception in Vail, Colorado

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography


Even the main course had a local flavor. The dinner of locally raised beef provided by family friends. One of the best personal touches I’ve seen was the wedding favors, their bulldog’s very own brand of Honeymoon Hot Sauce, with Jim (the bulldog) himself on the label with a grass skirt and lei!

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Guests were entertained through the cocktail hour and reception by local bluegrass tunes.

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

In true Colorado Style, bride Meg switched out her sapphire Badgley Mischka heels for a pair of Colorado cowboy boots for cocktails and dancing.

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Overall, a true Colorado celebration. Congratulations Ben and Meg!

// VENDORS

Photographer:  Tara Low Photography//Dress Store: anna bé bridal boutique//Reception Venue: Donovan Pavilion//Caterer:Gourmet Cowboy//Floral Designer: Petals & Pours//Ceremony Location:The Chapel at Beaver Creek//Event Planner: The Soirée Studio// Submitted via Two Bright Lights