Adventurous Jeep Elopement in Telluride
Kristen and Josh knew that they wanted to have an intimate wedding day that focused on their love for each other, so they decided to have an adventurous jeep elopement in Telluride, Colorado.
We started out the day with a private jeep tour with Alpine Scenic Tours out of Ouray and made our way up the 10-mile ascent up into the mountains passing waterfalls and iconic mountain views along the way. Kristen and Josh decided to have their first look on top of the mountain which meant we had to get a little creative! Therefore, while using the jeep as a barrier, Kristen put on her amazing dress by Rue de Seine and touched up her makeup in the sun visor on one side of the jeep while Josh put on his suit on the other side. A new take on “getting ready” shots and one of my favorite images from the day.
Josh walked out onto the ridge with Kristen following shortly behind him. Her dress blowing in the mountain air, the towering mountain peaks behind them, and not a soul around for miles.
From the bride: “My favorite moment was our first look, it made everything feel so real and really made for a special moment. If you’re thinking about eloping don’t skip out on this!”
We hiked around and found the perfect spot for their ceremony nestled in the basin of the mountain at 12,500 feet completely surrounded by mountains. They exchanged their hand-written vows, exchanged rings, and married themselves in an intimate ceremony. (Yes a couple can actually marry themselves in Colorado!)
After the ceremony they celebrated by popping champagne and signing their marriage license on the hood of the jeep, simple and classic! Just as the sun started to set for the day, they shared their first dance as husband and wife, dancing in the golden light while soaking in all the love from the day.
We took out the 1-tier cake that made the journey with us from Fig & Bloom in Telluride and they had an intimate picnic as the sun set behind the mountains, the perfect end to the perfect day. We packed up the jeep and then we began to make our way back down the mountain with wind blown hair and full hearts.
The San Juan Mountains made the perfect backdrop for their adventurous jeep elopement in Telluride, with jaw dropping views and the feeling of being on top of the world, I can’t think of a better elopement destination!
You can also check out Kristen & Josh’s incredible wedding video by Whitney Milton here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28TcgXz7P3o
The dream team:
Videographer – Whitney Milton
Jeep tours – Alpine Scenic Tours
Floral Designer – Nested
Hair – Moxie Loft
Cake Artist – Fig and Bloom
Dress designer & Bridal Shop – Rue De Seine
Bridal shoes – Frye
Bride’s rings – Alexis Russel Jewelry
Grooms ring – Anvil Vibe