A silhouette of the couple against the mountains while they say their vows.
Tina and Stuart planned an intimate elopement that was perfectly theirs in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. They had fallen in love with Estes Park on a previous trip, so when they spontaneously decided to make it official, they knew it had to be Estes.
She accessorized her lace and tulle blush gown with sleeves by adding a chic floral headband, pearl drop earrings, and snow boots! After all, this was a late October elopement in Estes Park, and we were prepared for any weather! Stuart wore a perfect navy suit and tie with classic brown leather shoes.
After the ceremony was done, the tears dried and the noses were blown, we headed into the national park on Estes Park's doorstep. This being the most visited national park in Colorado, we picked a weekday date to avoid the crowds. At our very first stop in the park, the newlyweds were able to watch a huge 100-head herd of elk striding across a meadow.
We continued exploring in the mountains and found the windiest spot in the state! It was a miniature hurricane, but with epic mountain views. They popped champagne, drank from the bottle, and continued romancing and dancing with each other until sunset.
A double exposure of the couple at sunset and the map of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Tina giggles as she gets ready for the first look in her hotel room.
Tina and Stuart surprise each other with matching gestures at the first look.
The groom drops the rings during the ceremony, which was just the two of them with no guests.
The couple blots away each other's tears.
The newlyweds were able to watch a huge 100-head herd of elk striding across a meadow.
A beautiful overlook in Rocky Mountain National Park was the site of a few romantic portraits.
The couple pops champagne with an epic spray in front of Long's Peak mountain.