A Styled Mountain Elopement in Canada

From the photographer: Weddings at the heart of it, are most importantly about the bond between two people who are about to embark on of their greatest adventure of their lives. Sometimes, the simplest weddings are the most beautiful. When you realize all you need is the person you love, standing next to you. That is the real beauty. With the desire to be truly present with one another during your vows. No distractions from friends or family. Our couple decided to elope and be truly present for their special day. They hoped for an intimate and carefree ceremony, with their only distractions being the sounds of nature. A Styled Canmore Mountain Elopement A Styled Canmore Mountain Elopement

For the overall design, we allowed nature to choose the colours and tones for this wedding day. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful mountains of Canmore, Alberta and the turquoise river, the florals displayed a lovely combination of creams, ivories greens, and accents of dusty rose and sandy tones.

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THE STYLE TEAM: Photographer: Milton Photography  //  Floral Designer: Amy Sanderson  //  Event Designer: Birds & Honey  //  Dress: Hayley Paige from Delica Bridal  //  Hair & Makeup: The Pretty Haus  //  Heirlooms:  Stella Wolfe   //  Calligrapher: The Weekend Type

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Romantic Bohemian Shoot in Boulder

This intimate styled elopement at the base of the Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado was shot on a gorgeous sun-filled day that quickly turned into an epic rainy thunderstorm. Both the bride and groom were drenched after their initial portraits, but the summer storm brought in the most romantic lighting that accentuated this intimate love story.

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Romantic Bohemian Elopement in BoulderThe Style Team: Photographer: Emmy Cube Photography  // Floral Designer: Fluorescence Flowers   //  Hair Stylist: Janae Smith Studio  //  Makeup: Vain Hippie Beauty

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An Elopement in British Columbia

From the photographer, Karizma Photography: Ronnie & Aaron’s intimate elopement was full of romance. They designed a fun day just for themselves.

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Ten minutes before the actual ceremony, Aaron got down on one knee and proposed to Ronnie.  Later he explained that they were so in love that they always talked about wedding. Then they decided to get married and talked just about their big day. And at some point, he realized that he even did not asked Ronnie if she wanted to become his wife.  That was the sweetest moment ever. We have never had a chance to photograph a proposal 10 minutes before the ceremony! KarizmaPhotography0106 KarizmaPhotography0107 KarizmaPhotography0108 KarizmaPhotography0109

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Photographer: Karizma Photography  //  Photo location: Sea to Sky Gondola   //  Venue: Beach House Restaurant

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A Colorado Lake Elopement

From the photographer, Rayna McGinnis: Sarah and Almir decided to elope to the Colorado mountains from Lincoln, Nebraska. Their only guests were Sarah’s parents and younger sister. Their day was marked by beautiful Colorado weather in a breathtaking location. Dillon Lake made for an amazing backdrop that complimented their personalities perfectly. They were a joy to work with, so full of life and laughter. Sarah was probably the happiest bride. From the moment she said I do, her smile became ever lasting and contagious.
Dillon Lake Elopement, Dillon Colorado

From the bride: We made it a day about us, which for us is usually just relaxation. So, on our wedding day we got up early, drank tea together after breakfast, drove together to the ceremony site, got married, then relaxed the rest of the day. We even had a celebratory dinner together by ourselves; it was perfect! Dillon Lake Elopement, Dillon Colorado

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We got out of the car, walked right up to the most gorgeous location inches from the lake. The mountains were in the background, the sun was shining, the clouds were puffy and bright. Dillon Lake Elopement, Dillon Colorado Dillon Lake Elopement, Dillon Colorado Dillon Lake Elopement, Dillon Colorado Dillon Lake Elopement, Dillon Colorado Dillon Lake Elopement, Dillon Colorado

My advice: Don’t feel obligated to follow everyone else or what’s trending; be brave and do what you want and your day will be perfect (and less stressful!) Dillon Lake Elopement, Dillon Colorado

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Photographer: Rayna McGinnis Photography. Rayna was so much fun to work with, suggesting different poses and settings. Her personality is so cute too! The pictures are so beautiful that every time I look at them again, I fall even more in love with them!

Hair & Makeup: Kylee Williams. I’ve never worn make up before so she did a really good job of making me look natural but really beautiful. I was also worried because my hair is short and my trial run with my usual hairdresser didn’t turn out well, but Kylee came prepared! She had me send her pictures of the disaster, plus pictures of what my hair looks like blow dried, and because of her talent, she made my hair gorgeous! (I don’t know how, but she did it and it was perfect!)

Officiant: Diane Gansauer. She worked with us tirelessly to write an extremely personalized ceremony that included the exact wording we felt moved by. She had so many helpful suggestions and would accept any and all critiques with such professionalism. Her demeanor and attire at the actual ceremony was exactly right for the setting and only added to the perfection of the day. She also included a keepsake copy of our ceremony for us to treasure.

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A Winter Elopement in the Mountains

From the bride, Margaret: We wanted something different than a beach wedding, or just a typical outdoor wedding. We both love the mountains and we also wanted to see snow. Since we are from Louisiana, we don’t get to see either one. I picked Colorado, just because I heard a lot of great things about the ski resorts. Once we started researching, we both fell in love with the pictures we saw of Breckenridge and both knew this was the place!

A Colorado Elopement in Breckenridge

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Our ceremony was at Sapphire Point on a bright and beautiful, snow covered day in 20 degree weather.  The overlook was a frozen Lake Dillon, with snowcapped mountains all around us.  We had an elopement-type ceremony, which made for a very intimate and powerful bonding. Luxe Mountain Weddings

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A Colorado Mountaintop WeddingMy advice: Consider a wedding and/or honeymoon in Colorado.  It’s absolutely beautiful, the people are wonderful and I highly recommend the vendors we used.

A Colorado Elopement in Breckenridge

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Ceremony Site: Sapphire Point. An absolutely beautiful place in the winter with snowcapped mountains all around you as you overlook Lake Dillon.

Photographer: Kristina Lynn Photography. She is an amazing and talented woman!  We talked to her on the phone, told her what types of pictures we were wanting to capture and to our astonishment, she emailed us pictures before the wedding so we could see some different settings.  She nailed it with what we were wanting!  She took pictures at our lodge before the wedding, drove us to Sapphire Point and then after the ceremony she drove us to different locations and helped us get spectacular pictures.  She was extremely professional, personalized the photographs and the day just for us, and listened to our requests. She made sure we were her top priority and we definitely felt it.  

Lodging: Mountain Thunder Lodge. Conveniently located to everything, and the setting was breathtaking with mountains all around the backside of the lodge.  We were able to bundle the car rental, ski lift tickets and the lodging all together for a discounted rate.  The heated underground parking garage was wonderful and a lifesaver in the winter.  There was a beautiful, cozy fireplace in our room, as well as a big and spacious balcony.  The employees were very courteous and helpful to us. I highly recommend this lodge.

Hair & Makeup: Hair & Weddings by Kylee She did an outstanding job with my hair and makeup!  I absolutely loved it!  I emailed her before the wedding asking her opinions on hair styles and hair accessories and she would respond by attaching pictures for her suggestions, which made it very easy for me to see what would look best.  She opened up early for me (8:30 AM) and made me felt like I had known her for many years.  She asked my thoughts on different things as we went along and made sure I was her main focus and was happy with the outcome. 

Gown Designer: Belsoie by JasmineThis is an absolutely beautiful and elegant dress that flatters and makes a “WOW” statement without being extravagant.  It is actually a bridesmaid dress, but I love the fact how easily it turns into a simple bridal gown.  I didn’t want the traditional big poufy gown with beads, so this dress was a perfect choice for me.

Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse   //  Officiant: Gretchen Abernathy

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An Asheville Elopement

Charlene & Alex  |  April 4th |  Asheville, North Carolina

An  afternoon filled with thunderstorms, road closures and detours did not stop this sweet couple from their long awaited ceremony at Rockhouse Vineyards. Nestled among the grapevines and the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains, Charlene & Alex said “I do” and then enjoyed a special selection of locally crafted wine. Luxe House Photographic captured the intimate afternoon at the small family winery and The Grove Park Inn where the couple spent their honeymoon.

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