Nikki reached out looking for a wedding photographer for their 10/10/2020 wedding! After she booked and everything was settled, she and Colby decided they wanted to elope on 10/10/2019 and use their original wedding date as a celebrate with friends and family. They wanted mountain views and decided on Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park! Sprague Lake offers water and mountain views and it’s sosososo beautiful. So strap in you guys, I’m going to tell you about this dreamy Sprague Lake elopement!
The week of their elopement has perfect weather EXCEPT there was forecasted snow on their day! & Not just a little snow…like snow all day. They didn’t panic because their priority was getting married and having day full of love. It was dumping snow starting at 3 am so by the time we arrived at Sprague Lake, it looked like the middle of winter lol. AND it was still lightly snowing so it was like N + C were in their very own snow globe!
Sprague Lake is 1 of 12 ceremony locations in Rocky Mountain National Park!
They changed in the park bathrooms and we went scouting for a location to exchange vows. They decided on an area under a large tree to help preserve Nikki’s hair and makeup for as long as possible! Their ceremony was just Nikki, Colby, and Colby’s daughter, Rachel! There were lots of tears, laughs, smiles, and it was just perfect! After Nikki + Colby exchanged vows, Nikki read separate vows to Rachel and it was so emotional.
PRO TIP: Wedding dresses aren’t the warmest so skin colored leggings will help SO MUCH!! Chances are your legs won’t show, but if they do, you won’t be able to tell in photos that you’re wearing leggings! Also, find some faux fur that you love like Nikki did, because it’ll help keep you warm AND it adds some variety to your photos. You can put it on and take it off whenever you’re feeling brave lol. Lastly, hand and foot warmers will make or break your winter elopement experience lol. They are sent straight from heaven for times like this.
Being able to capture people like Nikki and Colby, and the love they share, is hands down my favorite part of my business. I just love connecting with so many amazing couples. Can’t wait to party it up with these two again on 10/10/2020!! Okay, done talking, I hope you enjoy this Sprague Lake elopement!
I hope you guys enjoyed this snowy Sprague Lake Elopement! Click on this link to head over and check out a summer wedding I photographed at Copper Mountain!