This Summer elopement in Georgetown Colorado is very special to me! I’ve been taking pictures of Meagan for over four years now and when we first started hanging out, she was (and still is) really into photography. I’ve been showing her the ins and outs of the photo world and she’s come along on shoots as my assistant! The first time we hung out, we went for a hike, and since then, she always told me that I would be the one to take her wedding pictures, when the time came, I was so stoked!
When Meagan told me she was planning her summer elopement in Georgetown Colorado and wanted to elope on Guanella Pass, saying I was excited was an understatement. This elopement was pretty special to me as she’s one of my best friends! Meagan and Chris met at a climbing gym and I remember the day she told me about him. She usually doesn’t get super excited over a guy but this one was a little bit different, as cliché as that sounds.
Meagan and Chris are honestly two of my favorite people in this world, every time I’m with them it’s always so fun and they’re such a great match. They also have to put up with me staying at their place every time I’m in Denver. Thanks, guys!
I’m pretty sure they were set on eloping in Colorado from the beginning, so the planning process was relatively easy. They’re both originally from Colorado and have lived here almost their whole lives so they wanted to say their vows in a private field without any mountains. I liked their point when they said that they see mountains all the time in their daily lives and they wanted to be in a fairytale-like field with wildflowers. This was so much more intimate and meaningful to both of them.
They found the perfect field about a month before their elopement date and Layla, the cutest dog in the whole world, also very much enjoyed the area. They said their vows on Guanella Pass which is located near Georgetown, Colorado. Georgetown is an awesome option for a quiet and secluded town to spend a day or two! It’s less busy than the Breckenridge area and it’s very accessible from Denver. Guanella Pass also has so many different options for scenery and there is a lot of hiking in the area!
If you’re wanting a summer elopement in Georgetown, Colorado Just a heads up… If you’re planning on eloping on Guanlla Pass or hiking some of the 14ers, plan ahead because the traffic in the summer is crazy! It will be bumper-to-bumper traffic with cars parked along the road so plan accordingly. Contact me if you need any help planning your Colorado elopement, or need a list of spots off-the-beaten path.
The spot Meagan and Chris found in Georgetown was perfect! What they found was a 2-mile hike off a somewhat popular county road. I love how quiet this area was, there wasn’t a single other people around. We did see a really cool moose on the side of the road though! After gathering all our supplies that morning, doing Meagan’s hair and make-up (I guess I’m a part-time hair and make-up artist), munching down some breakfast, and finishing with a Hostess cupcake… it was time to get married!!
I helped carry all of the supplies up the mountain and got some detail photos of the rings, dress, and Chris’s watch. I jumped back and forth between the two helping them get dressed and ready for their first look! Then it was time for the first look. I’m a sucker for first looks, I think they’re so sweet and memorable!
Their vows were short and sweet. I stood pretty far back as I have a zoom lens to help capture the up-close and personal moments without being super close. I generally tear up at weddings because I’m an emotional mush and I will totally admit it. But I definitely cried at this ceremony. Being in my upper 20s (wow that’s really weird to say) it’s about that time when all your friends start getting married. Meagan was the first one out of my friends to get the ball rolling!
After hanging out in the mountains for a little bit and having a really cute pizza party by the lake, we parted ways and then met up later that evening before their reception to take some family photos. I suggest if you’re eloping in Colorado, plan a nice dinner or even hire a private chef. Depending on what your vibe is, it’s just a way to end the night on a good note with some good food and something you don’t do in your everyday life. And don’t forget the cake. Seriously, this might have been the best wedding cake I’ve ever had, shout out to Azucar Bakery. Florals were done by TeeLee Floral and Events.