Ready for the Dream Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement of a lifetime?
While I’m eternally grateful for my health during these difficult times, I have to admit, I’ve got the travel bug- Bad! I can’t wait to get back to exploring and creating new memories and adventures.
Until then, I’m throwing it back to this epic elopement-style vow renewal at Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s beauty speaks for itself, but my favorite part about this unreal place is the fact that it’s a quick 20 minute hike, all on what’s basically a paved path. You get all of the adventure without having to get completely sweaty getting to your destination! Win-win and the PERFECT spot to elope!
While traveling with my best photo bud Lyndsie of La Boutique Photography, we met up with Bailey & Nick for an adventure of a lifetime!
Bailey is a wedding photographer herself, and was up for anything to get the shot, and boy, did we!
While Bailey got dolled up with Paige of , Lyndsie and I grabbed lunch and a beer with Nick in nearby Estes Park and chatted about their life together as newlyweds and they adventures they’d gone on thus far. It’s crazy how the internet can bring together a bunch of strangers to create memories and magic.
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This elopement adventure felt a bit kismet. I had ordered the dress Bailey wore for $20, we found a bouquet when we stopped for coffee, a gorgeous bunch from Fawn’s Leap, and she brought a hat which was the perfect accessory for this mountain top scene in Colorado. It drizzled on our way up the mountain but as the hike ended and the mountains opened to Dream Lake, the rain dissipated and the oft crowded lake was empty and ready for it’s close-up!
They don’t call it Dream Lake for nothing. This was definitely a once in a lifetime moment, and a memory I will cherish forever.
Thinking of eloping? REACH OUT and let’s find a perfect spot to say “I Do!” with just you, too. Photography, location scouting, vendor recommendations, officiant, styling, permits – you name it, I’ve got you covered!
FYI- Dream Lake does require a permit for photography, so be sure to contact the National Park Service before you visit.
So what’re you waiting for? Adventure awaits!
Colorado, I’ll see you soon!