I remember when Lyndzie and Hans first reached out to me about their Sapphire Point elopement. It was less than 3 months out from the day they wanted to elope. They knew they didn’t want to have a large wedding, but rather wanted to have an elopement day that really allowed them to be present with each other and spent their time adventuring instead of jumping through hoops and following a super strict timeline that made their day feel super rushed and formulated.
Lyndzie had mentioned that they loved the idea of a winter wedding on a deck with a view of the mountains, but that they didn’t have a specific spot in mind. Part of what I love doing is helping my couples find the perfect spot for their elopements and when she said this I knew exactly the spot. Now, I love Sapphire Point Overlook. It’s essentially like a “deck” overlooking the Dillon Reservoir. It sits on the edge of a hiking trail and has a lovely view of the mountains. The moment I told them about this spot, they knew they wanted to have a Sapphire Point elopement. THIS was their spot.
On the day of their Sapphire Point elopement, the weather in Colorado decided to throw snow our way. And while the downpour of powder was so heavy that it basically blocked the mountains entirely, I’d say this was probably one of my absolute favorite times shooting at Sapphire Point Overlook. Seeing it like this was a completely unique and incredible experience. Somehow the snow falling all around us during the ceremony made everything feel so much cozier and more intimate.
Lyndzie and Hans started off their Sapphire Point elopement day with a first look at the overlook. As we made our way up the mountain, the snow had already begun to fall, turning the mountains into a complete and total winter wonderland.
I’m pretty sure Hans’s reaction to seeing Lyndzie for the first time was one of my absolute favorites. He was absolutely floored when see saw her and the look on his face pretty much said it all. Y’all…I can’t get over how sweet these two are together.
After their first look, we took a few photos of these two before their Sapphire Point elopement ceremony. Honestly, I’m pretty sure this whole elopement day was straight out of Frozen.
You probably can’t tell from how freaking happy these two were during their Sapphire Point elopement ceremony, but it was absolutely FREEZING outside. Lyndzie and Hans handled the below freezing temps like absolute champs. The elopement ceremony was full of plenty of laughs and tears and the sweetest vows imaginable. And can we talk about the first kiss?! The cutest, most swoon-worthy, snowy kiss. I have no more words. You’ll just have to see for yourself.
After they wrapped up their Sapphire Point elopement ceremony, we made our way into downtown Frisco, Colorado so these two could grab a celebratory bottle of champagne. The snow had really started picking up, and the completely clear roads were now caked in a layer of slush. The snow was coming down so hard that you could barely even see in the mountains.
We wandered through town for a bit, and once we grabbed the champagne bottle we all made our way back up the mountain to Sapphire Point Overlook.
Lyndzie and Hans popped their bottle of champagne at their Sapphire Point elopement ceremony site. They hung out on the side of the overlook drinking straight from the bottle and enjoying their first few moments as a married couple.
We finished up our time at Sapphire Point Overlook with these two enjoying their first dance while the wintry Colorado snow fell all around them.
After finishing up our time at their Sapphire Point elopement spot, we drove down the mountain to one of my favorite spots by the Dillon Reservoir. Normally this spot has expansive views of the Rocky Mountains, but the snow was falling down so hard that you could only see the closest tree-covered hill in the background. And to be honest, I’m not even mad about it. Seeing this spot like this was so special and unique. It honestly felt like we were in the middle of the tundra.
At this point, the temps had dropped even more, so I had these two run and play in the snow to make the cold a little less noticeable. And they the photos from this part of the day are some of my favorites.
I just love how Lyndzie and Hans truly embraced the crazy Colorado winter weather during their Sapphire Point elopement and made the best of the cold. This was by far one of the most beautiful days, despite how chilly it was. Truly the most perfect winter wonderland elopement. When it comes to eloping in Colorado, you honestly never know what you’re going to get, weather-wise. And these two were completely game for anything the weather threw at them during their Sapphire Point elopement. And the results? Some of my absolute favorite.
P.S. As an adventure elopement and adventure wedding photographer, I pride myself on not just documenting your Sapphire Point elopement or small mountain wedding, but helping you navigate all the little details as well — like helping you figure out the perfect time of year for your Colorado elopement.
I’m a firm believer that your adventure wedding photographer should be a resource and guide to you during the whole adventure elopement planning process. So if that sounds like your vibe, I’d love to chat with you about your dream adventure elopement.
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