Racheal and Joshua reached out to us to document their Breckenridge, Colorado elopement 11 days before their wedding day. Yup, you read that right! We can absolutely help you plan your elopement in 11 days!
During the planning process, the forecast called for partly cloudy with a high of 45. However, Colorado had a different idea! We showed up to a full-on blizzard at a temperature of 25! To say that these two were TROOPERS is a complete understatement. They threw on their snowshoes, braved the cold, and we got to explore some of our favorite places in Breckenridge. We are firm believers that cold temperatures are just another excuse for extra mountain snuggles (and lots of warm-up breaks)!
Springtime in Colorado can have some pretty unpredictable weather. That’s why it is super important, if you can, to be flexible with your location and timeline. Luckily, we know Breckenridge super well so when the first location that we had planned for their ceremony was wayyyyy too windy and crazy snowy we had a list of close-by backup spots.
When we got to their ceremony location, we hiked around for a little bit to find the perfect spot for them to exchange their vows. They found this beautiful outcropping of rocks that overlooked a very snowy lake with a stunning mountain backdrop. Racheal and Joshua exchanged the most heartfelt vows among the falling snow.
After their ceremony, we took another warm-up break and headed to another of our favorite Breckenridge locations for more portraits and mountain exploration. You can’t even tell that it was a blizzard because these two are so in love and absolutely made for each other! After their gorgeous Colorado elopement, we all went out to eat together which is so much fun! We thrive on creating friendships with our couples way beyond their wedding day.
Grab your favorite drink and cozy up to Racheal and Joshua’s perfectly snowy Breckenridge, Colorado elopement with us!
What to Pack for Your Snowy Breckenridge, Colorado Elopement
Our number one goal is to provide you and your partner with all of the tools to have a safe elopement. We think that choosing to get married in the great outdoors is the absolute best way to get married and It’s super important that you and your partner implement safe practices when you choose to elope. PS: Check out Becca and Dan’s Breckenridge, Colorado elopement for more wintery goodness!
Here is our list of things to pack for a wintery elopement. This list is just a basic list of what we think would be best to pack, but feel free to bring whatever else you want!
- YakTrax or snowshoes – YakTrax are something that we just keep in our car year-round! They are compact, provide amazing traction, and fit on the bottom of your shoe.
- Extra wool socks
- Wool base layers
- Warm winter coat
- Hot hands – little air-activated warmers that you can keep in your pockets, gloves, boots, etc.
- Fleece-lined or wool leggings
- Winter boots
- Fleece layers
- Backpacks to carry extra layers and food
Fun Things to Bring to Your Elopement
- “We Eloped” or “Just Married!” signs for your backpacks
- Hot chocolate, tea, or warm drink in a thermos
- Other items specific to your relationship
Let’s Plan Your Colorado Elopement
Are you ready to start planning your dream elopement in Colorado? Get in touch with us today to talk about all things Colorado elopement and let’s start the adventure!
Bailee + Jake