Sprague Lake Elopement in Rocky Mountain National Park
Getting Married in Rocky Mountain National Park
Holy smokes you guys. Pretty sure I fell in love with Rocky Mountain National Park all over again at this wedding. I got to second shoot this beautiful Sprague lake elopement for Megan with Hazel and Lace. I am a huge fan of elopements and weddings in RMNP. While they do require you to choose specific locations within the park, ever single spot is breathtaking. This is a popular location choice for a wedding. It is wheelchair accessible and has restrooms on site. This spot becomes very busy in both the summer and the winter. However, summer is much more packed with people. If you are planning a wedding here in prime season, I highly suggest doing your elopement at sunrise
Aside from the business of the trails. Another thing to keep in mind when planning your Rocky mountain national park elopement is the amount of weddings the park allows to happen. Starting for 2021, RMNP will only be issuing 250 annual wedding permits. This means only 250 couples will be able to get married in the park for the entire year. That is WAY less than they have done in the past. So I definitely suggest applying sooner than later for your 2021 sprague lake elopement. You can find more info for your RMNP wedding HERE.
This Sprague Lake Elopement
Legit romantic vibes all day at this elopement. And one of the absolute sweetest couples I have ever met. We adventured around the park for all of their portraits and got to capture some really sweet moments at their intimate reception.
This day was kind of a mess at first. This couple’s Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement started with their videographers getting into a Car accident on the way to the wedding. Megan and I scrambled and started reaching out to everyone we knew who did video. Within the hour we found someone to cover the wedding day and they made it just in time for the ceremony. But regardless of the slight panic, Kayla and Ethan were rockstars all day.
First I commend them for still going through with this outdoor wedding. On this particular day, there were up to 80mph winds and a wind chill of like 20 degrees or something crazy. It was the coldest day. Pretty sure my fingers froze to my camera lol. But that didn’t matter. What mattered was the two of them got to say vows to each other. All in front of their closest friends and family at one of the most beautiful spots in Rocky Mountain National Park. They got to have a Sprague Lake Elopement. Then at the end of the day we headed back into the park for the last of their portraits and got caught in a small little rain shower. It didn’t phase them at all! Kayla actually ran around and danced in the rain. It was adorable.
Lucky Days In Rocky Mountain National Park
This wedding was the same week as my Hermit Park Elopement. Both of these weddings missed the parks closing by a matter of days due to wildfires. I am telling yah we had some major luck that week when it came to wedding dates booked. We avoided snow, avoid fires, and avoided minor disasters like no videographers. Wooo that was a crazy week! But believe me when I say it was the most incredible week filled with the most incredible people. And to top it off, the weather was rainy. And anyone who knows me, knows this is my favorite weather. I am all for moody sessions and elopements. Check out one of my past moody couples sessions in RMNP HERE.