Winter Elopement at Lost Gulch Overlook in Boulder

Shelby and Kyle flew all the way back to Colorado for their Lost Gulch Overlook elopement and got married on one of the coldest days of the year. Keep scrolling to read more about this winter elopement at Lost Gulch Overlook to help you prepare for yours!

A little about my couple

Shelby and Kyle met while working at Texas Roadhouse in Denver. Shelby said that Kyle wore jhorts and had a sick ‘stache and she just couldn’t resist him. After working long shifts together, they became good friends and they started spending time together, he even taught her how to play the piano. COVID hit and Shelby moved in with Kyle and his 4 roommates to curb some of the effects of the lockdown…the rest is history.

Now, Shelby and Kyle live in Baltimore with their dog, Oscar, and kitty, Jaxson Hole. They knew that they wanted to elope in Colorado, on 2-22-22, and reached out to me to help make it happen!

Why they chose to elope at Lost Gulch Overlook

Shelby and Kyle have huge families but always knew that they wanted to elope with just the two of them. They did ask Kyle’s brother, Jason, to officiate though. Jason is the family officiant, he led their other siblings’ ceremonies as well. 

S + K loooove Colorado and whenever they envisioned their elopement, mountains were involved. I sent over a handful of locations near Boulder for them to choose from and they loved the beauty of Lost Gulch Overlook. Besides how beautiful Lost Gulch Overlook is, they loved how accessible it was and the fact that it was only a short drive to their celebratory elopement dinner in Denver. 

About their Lost Gulch Overlook elopement 

On 2-22-22, there was intense winter weather in all of Colorado. Many elopements around the state were getting canceled or postponed, but not us! The Front Range had mild weather compared to other areas of Colorado and we took full advantage. When we arrived in the parking lot of Lost Gulch, the view was completely covered by low hanging clouds. Shelby + Kyle weren’t discouraged about the fact that we couldn’t see any of the views. They were there for the experience and to get married and they were so pumped!

We found a pretty spot for their ceremony and it was so beautiful and emotional. Immediately after, we went to warm up in the car. Did I mention is was 2 degrees outside before wind chill? We explored some more, taking breaks to warm up when needed. Then the clouds started to lift a little and Shelby & Kyle popped some bubbly! On our way to dinner in Denver, we stopped at Chautauqua at the bottom of Flagstaff staff road and took some more portraits. 

For their celebratory dinner, it was really important to Shelby and Kyle to hit up Steuben’s—a restaurant they ate at on their first date. We arrived and that same booth was open! We ate, chatted, and then it was time for them to leave for their AirBnb in the mountains and for me to head home.

Is a permit required for a Lost Gulch Elopement?

Yes, an OSMP permit is required for any professional photos taken at Lost Gulch Overlook since it is within Boulder County. 

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