Colorado Micro Wedding at Sunset

Mountain Micro Weddings

Lindsey and Jim's Colorado Micro Wedding at Sunset in the Mountains

groom whispering funny jokes into bride's ear while they stand together to stay warm in the mountains of Colorado
eloping couple walking on a stone wall in the mountains at sunset after their Colorado micro wedding ceremony
bride and groom walking hand in hand in the mountains while the smoke of a wildfire emerges from behind them

In a world where the wedding industry has all these nonsense rules and regulations on what a wedding day should look like, micro weddings have become a way for couples to take back their day and do things their own way. Forget the stale traditions. Forget the pressure from everyone and their mother. Forget the rulebook and the fluff. Colorado micro weddings like Lindsey and Jim’s strip the day back to the basics. They get back to what weddings are truly about: celebrating the couple. 

And while with current events being what they are, we’ve certainly seen an increase in the number of Colorado micro weddings, these small adventure elopements are here to stay. They were here before the pandemic, and they’ll undoubtedly be here after. They are a testament to couples staying true to themselves on their wedding day, and that’s exactly what Lindsey and Jim did here. 

Colorado Micro Wedding Ceremony By An Alpine Lake

Lindsey and Jim chose to have their Colorado micro wedding ceremony on a beautiful hiking trail located on one of the mountain passes they frequently visit. This pass is a place that Jim would frequent for work, and it’s also a Denver favorite for backcountry snowboarders and skiers to visit in the winter months. 

They shared their vows by a high alpine lake, with their friend officiating, their pup, Coho, witnessing, and Lindsey’s parents attending as guests. And y’all, I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of looking at the photos of their precious pup sitting patiently by their side as the ceremony went on. Such a sweet angel (pro tip: if you didn’t know, in Colorado your dog can actually sign as your witness on your micro wedding day!).

aquamarine engagement ring sitting on a tree branch
aquamarine engagement ring sitting on a tree branch
Colorado micro wedding ceremony by a mountain lake
Colorado micro wedding ceremony by a mountain lake
Colorado micro wedding ceremony by a mountain lake
Colorado micro wedding ceremony by a mountain lake
Colorado micro wedding ceremony by a mountain lake
Colorado micro wedding ceremony by a mountain lake
Colorado micro wedding ceremony by a mountain lake
Colorado micro wedding ceremony by a mountain lake
Colorado micro wedding ceremony by a mountain lake
Colorado micro wedding ceremony by a mountain lake
ring exchange during a Colorado micro wedding ceremony
exchanging of the rings during a Colorado micro wedding ceremony
exchanging of the rings during a Colorado micro wedding ceremony
Colorado micro wedding ceremony by a mountain lake
Colorado micro wedding ceremony by a mountain lake
ring exchange during a Colorado micro wedding ceremony
ring exchange during a Colorado micro wedding ceremony
Colorado micro wedding ceremony by a mountain lake
couple sharing their first kiss during their Colorado micro wedding
couple sharing their first kiss during their Colorado micro wedding

Micro Wedding Champagne Celebrations + Puppy Witness Signing

After their Colorado micro wedding ceremony, we hiked back up the trail where Lindsey and Jim shared an epic champagne toast with their elopement guests. And afterwards, their pup helped them out by stamping his paw print on the witness line of their marriage license (one of the many perks of having your micro wedding in Colorado is that your dog can be your witness!).

micr wedding bride and groom photographed with their dog
Colorado micro wedding couple kissing while standing on a rock
Colorado micro wedding couple kissing while standing on a rock
couple popping champagne at their Colorado micro wedding in the mountains near Denver
couple popping champagne at their Colorado micro wedding in the mountains near Denver
couple popping champagne at their Colorado micro wedding in the mountains near Denver
couple popping champagne at their Colorado micro wedding in the mountains near Denver
couple popping champagne at their Colorado micro wedding in the mountains near Denver
couple popping champagne at their Colorado micro wedding in the mountains near Denver
celebratory champagne toast being shared amongst guests at the Colorado micro wedding
celebratory champagne toast being shared amongst guests at the Colorado micro wedding
celebratory champagne toast being shared amongst guests at the Colorado micro wedding
celebratory champagne toast being shared amongst guests at the Colorado micro wedding
celebratory champagne toast being shared amongst guests at the Colorado micro wedding
dog signing the marriage license as a witness to the micro wedding
dog signing the marriage license as a witness to the micro wedding
dog signing the marriage license as a witness to the micro wedding
dog placing his paw print on the marriage license so he can sign as a witness

Wedding Adventures In The Mountains At Sunset

We spent the rest of the evening soaking in the sunset, scaling rocks, dancing on the trail, and admiring the mountains basking in alpenglow as the sun went down. The view was absolutely insane, and you could even see the smoke from a nearby wildfire coming up from behind the mountain peaks (scroll towards the bottom of the article to see how wild the smoke was!). 

It’s been a surreal year out here in Colorado, with the worst wildfires the state has ever seen. But despite it all, Lindsey and Jim rolled with the punches and embraced nature’s unpredictable and wild effects.

eloping couple walking together down a hiking trail after their Colorado micro wedding ceremony
eloping couple walking together down a hiking trail after their Colorado micro wedding ceremony
eloping couple walking together down a hiking trail after their Colorado micro wedding ceremony
eloping couple walking together down a hiking trail after their Colorado micro wedding ceremony
eloping couple walking together down a hiking trail after their Colorado micro wedding ceremony
eloping couple walking together down a hiking trail after their Colorado micro wedding ceremony
eloping couple walking together down a hiking trail after their Colorado micro wedding ceremony
eloping couple walking together down a hiking trail after their Colorado micro wedding ceremony
Colorado micro wedding couple standing on the edge of a giant rock in the mountains
Colorado micro wedding couple standing on the edge of a giant rock in the mountains
Colorado micro wedding couple standing on the edge of a giant rock in the mountains
Colorado micro wedding couple standing on the edge of a giant rock in the mountains
micro wedding couple sitting on the edge of a rock enjoying each other's company
micro wedding couple sitting on the edge of a rock enjoying each other's company
groom whispering funny jokes into bride's ear while they stand together to stay warm in the mountains of Colorado
groom whispering funny jokes into bride's ear while they stand together to stay warm in the mountains of Colorado
groom whispering funny jokes into bride's ear while they stand together to stay warm in the mountains of Colorado
groom whispering funny jokes into bride's ear while they stand together to stay warm in the mountains of Colorado
groom whispering funny jokes into bride's ear while they stand together to stay warm in the mountains of Colorado
groom whispering funny jokes into bride's ear while they stand together to stay warm in the mountains of Colorado
Colorado micro wedding couple standing together and admiring the alpenglow on the mountains at sunset
Colorado micro wedding couple standing together and admiring the alpenglow on the mountains at sunset
Colorado micro wedding couple standing together and admiring the alpenglow on the mountains at sunset
eloping couple walking together down a hiking trail after their Colorado micro wedding ceremony
eloping couple walking together down a hiking trail after their Colorado micro wedding ceremony
eloping couple walking together down a hiking trail after their Colorado micro wedding ceremony
Colorado micro wedding couple dancing on the hiking trail at sunset
Colorado micro wedding couple dancing on the hiking trail at sunset
Colorado micro wedding couple dancing on the hiking trail at sunset
Colorado micro wedding couple dancing on the hiking trail at sunset
Colorado micro wedding couple dancing on the hiking trail at sunset
alpenglow tipped mountain in Colorado
couple standing together on an overlook in the mountains while looking out a plume of wildfire smoke in Colorado
couple standing together on an overlook in the mountains while looking out a plume of wildfire smoke in Colorado
couple standing together on an overlook in the mountains while looking out a plume of wildfire smoke in Colorado
couple standing together on an overlook in the mountains while looking out a plume of wildfire smoke in Colorado
couple standing together on an overlook in the mountains while looking out a plume of wildfire smoke in Colorado
couple standing together on an overlook in the mountains while looking out a plume of wildfire smoke in Colorado
couple standing together on an overlook in the mountains while looking out a plume of wildfire smoke in Colorado
couple standing together on an overlook in the mountains while looking out a plume of wildfire smoke in Colorado
couple standing together on an overlook in the mountains while looking out a plume of wildfire smoke in Colorado
couple standing together on an overlook in the mountains while looking out a plume of wildfire smoke in Colorado
couple standing together on an overlook in the mountains while looking out a plume of wildfire smoke in Colorado
Colorado micro wedding sunset photos with tall mountains in the background
Colorado micro wedding sunset photos with tall mountains in the background
Colorado micro wedding sunset photos with tall mountains in the background
Colorado micro wedding sunset photos with tall mountains in the background
Colorado micro wedding sunset photos with tall mountains in the background
eloping couple walking on a stone wall in the mountains at sunset after their Colorado micro wedding ceremony
eloping couple walking on a stone wall in the mountains at sunset after their Colorado micro wedding ceremony
eloping couple walking on a stone wall in the mountains at sunset after their Colorado micro wedding ceremony
eloping couple walking on a stone wall in the mountains at sunset after their Colorado micro wedding ceremony
eloping couple walking on a stone wall in the mountains at sunset after their Colorado micro wedding ceremony
eloping couple walking on a stone wall in the mountains at sunset after their Colorado micro wedding ceremony
eloping couple walking on a stone wall in the mountains at sunset after their Colorado micro wedding ceremony
eloping couple walking on a stone wall in the mountains at sunset after their Colorado micro wedding ceremony
eloping couple walking on a stone wall in the mountains at sunset after their Colorado micro wedding ceremony
eloping couple walking on a stone wall in the mountains at sunset after their Colorado micro wedding ceremony
bride and groom walking hand in hand in the mountains while the smoke of a wildfire emerges from behind them
bride and groom walking hand in hand in the mountains while the smoke of a wildfire emerges from behind them
bride and groom walking hand in hand in the mountains while the smoke of a wildfire emerges from behind them
bride and groom walking hand in hand in the mountains while the smoke of a wildfire emerges from behind them
groom lifting bride up while they kiss in the mountains of Colorado
groom lifting bride up while they kiss in the mountains of Colorado
wildfire smoke plume emerging from behind a mountain in Colorado
mountain in Colorado basked in alpenglow

P.S. As a Colorado micro wedding photographer, I believe in being more than just a documenter of your elopement day. I pride myself on helping you navigate all the little details as well — like helping you figure out the perfect time of year for your Colorado elopement.

As someone who also eloped, I’ve been in your shoes. I know what you’re doing through, and I’m here to help.

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