Are you ready for part two of Sarah and Austin’s two-day Colorado elopement experience?!
If you haven’t read about their family-focused ceremony in Breckenridge, take five minutes and do that first. Okay good, hey, welcome back. A month after their special day in Breckenridge, the three of us made the drive southwest for a private, intentional elopement. My personal favorite part? They specifically chose 4/20 for their Telluride elopement. My couples are the friggin’ BEST.
We stayed in Telluride, but where they shared vows was actually an hour away in Ouray (yur-ay). The Million Dollar Highway was the perfect backdrop for their elopement. It’s nestled in the mountains but still really accessible.
Even though they celebrated their love with friends and family a month earlier, this trip is when they actually signed their marriage license!
After vows we drove back to Telluride and took pictures downtown. We did these at night and they turned out a little spooky, which Austin and Sarah loved.
In my opinion, you can’t end a day without something sweet. These two ended their Telluride elopement day with some local baked goods, which I captured with some Polaroid-inspired pics.
We were up in Telluride during an off period. Ski season had just finished and the town was prepping for summer tourists, so a lot of businesses and things to do were closed. We were really looking forward to riding the gondola, but unfortunately 4/20 was one of few days it was closed. If you want a mountain-town wedding any time from April – May, be aware some places won’t be open!
The initial spot we had planned for vows had just gotten a crap ton of snow, so it wasn’t accessible. Sarah and Austin were great about being flexible, and we still found a great spot for them to say, “I do.” Always be prepared for a plan B up in the mountains!
Austin was a groom who wanted flowers, which I love. WE WANT MORE MEN THAT WANT FLOWERS! He always wears his hat, so their florist was able to make an arrangement that fit right in.