Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Red Feather Lakes, CO Elopement Photo Story Award

Red Feather Lakes, CO elopement photo of the bride and groom exiting outdoor wedding ceremony

Red Feather Lakes, CO Elopement Image from right after the Outdoor Ceremony

After their elopement, the bride and groom exit the ceremony where their small party of guests shower them with flower petals as the newlyweds walk happily together outside.

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Bride getting ready with her mother at the groom's family cabin at Red Feather Lakes, CO

We can see just how excited the bride is as she gets ready with her mother at the groom’s family cabin at Red Feather Lakes, CO. She flashes a bright smile in the mirror as her mother helps her with her dress.

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Bouquet waiting for the bridge to get ready at the groom's family cabin at Red Feather Lakes, CO

A beautiful bouquet of yellow, blue, and white flowers sits on a dresser in a bright, sunny bedroom, waiting for the bride to finish getting ready at the groom’s family cabin at Red Feather Lakes, CO.

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Bride getting ready with her mother before the elopement ceremony at Red Feather Lakes, CO

From outside the bride’s bedroom, we can see her mother helping her put a bracelet on as she finishes getting ready for her elopement ceremony at Red Feather Lakes, CO.

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Bride walking up to the groom for their first look at their Red Feather Lakes, CO elopement

The bride walks over a long, wooden bridge over shining water to meet the groom for the first time on their wedding day. He’s facing away from her, and he’s in for a surprise as he waits to get his first look at his bride.

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Bride and groom exploring the area at Red Feather Lakes, CO

The bride and groom explore the area hand in hand. They smile in the bright sun as they walk past a wooden rack holding a number of canoes at Red Feather Lakes, CO.

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Elopement ceremony at the groom's family cabin with only the closest family in attendance at Red Feather Lakes, CO

The bride and groom stand with each other during their small, outdoor elopement ceremony. Only their closest family members are in attendance, and the ceremony takes place on the cabin deck, which overlooks lush trees and the lake.

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Groom's mother cries as she reads a poem during the elopement ceremony at Red Feather Lakes, CO

During the ceremony, as the groom’s mother sits in a chair on the deck, she begins to cry as she reads a poem. Her husband leans over and takes her arm to try to comfort her.

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Bride and groom portraits before their elopement ceremony at Red Feather Lakes, CO

Before their elopement ceremony at Red Feather Lakes, CO, the bride and groom take a romantic portrait together surrounded by beams of light and green trees. The groom holds his bride and kisses her on the cheek in this affectionate moment.