Sprague Lake Elopement in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement Wedding Portraits in Morraine 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.

Mens boutonnière
mom pins on boutonnière to the groom while getting ready for his estes park elopement
Getting ready house for the groom in estes park
Letter written to the groom on his wedding day from his bride
Groom Reads Letter from bride before his sprague lake elopement
Groom Reads Letter from bride before his sprague lake elopement
Groom reads letter from bride outside
Groom and his father pray before his sprague lake elopement

Grooms parents Read Letter from bride before sprague lake elopement
Parents read letter from bride
Grooms parents Read Letter from bride before sprague lake elopement
Wild turkey in estes park
Groom awaits his bride at sprague lake
Groom sees bride walking to him at his sprague lake elopement
Bride walks down in strong winds to her sprague lake elopement
Brides dad helps her to her wedding
Bride walking down the aisle in estes park
Estes park elopement at sprague lake
Windy and Cold Sprague Lake Elopement in the fall
Windy and Cold Sprague Lake Elopement in the fall

family hugs and kisses
Romantic Fall Elopement at Sprague Lake
Romantic Fall Elopement at Sprague Lake
Romantic Fall Elopement at Sprague Lake
Romantic Fall Elopement at Sprague Lake
Romantic Fall Elopement at Sprague Lake
Bride and groom at their windy wedding ceremony at sprague lake in rocky mountain national park
Bride and groom exchange rings at their sprague lake elopement
Bride and groom exchange rings at their sprague lake elopement
Bride and groom exchange rings at their sprague lake elopement
Bride and groom exchange rings at their sprague lake elopement
Bride and groom exchange rings at their sprague lake elopement
Bride and grooms first kiss at their rocky mountain national park elopement
Bride and grooms first kiss at their rocky mountain national park elopement
Sprague Lake Elopement
Bride and groom finish RMNP elopement
Bride and Groom portraits at sprague lake in RMNP
Bride and Groom portraits at sprague lake in RMNP
Bride and Groom portraits at sprague lake in RMNP
Bride and Groom portraits at sprague lake in RMNP
Bride and groom at their windy wedding ceremony at sprague lake in rocky mountain national park
Bride and groom at their windy wedding ceremony at sprague lake in rocky mountain national park
Bride and Groom portraits at sprague lake in RMNP
Bride and Groom have wedding at sprague lake in RMNP
Bride and Groom have wedding at sprague lake in RMNP

Bride in hiking boots in estes park
Estes Park Resort
Tuscan room estes park resort
tuscan room wedding reception set up
Wedding details at estes park resort wedding reception
Wedding details at estes park resort wedding reception
Wedding details at estes park resort wedding reception
Wedding details at estes park resort wedding reception
Bride and groom enter their estes park resort reception
Bride and groom enter their estes park resort reception
Bride and grooms family prays together before dinner at their estes park elopement
Bride and grooms family prays together before dinner at their estes park elopement
Bride and grooms family prays together before dinner at their estes park elopement
Custom cake cutting knives
Cake Cutting in Estes Park Resort
Cake Cutting in Estes Park Resort
Cake Cutting in Estes Park Resort
Cake Cutting in Estes Park Resort
Cards for the bride and groom
Chocolate wedding cake

Moraine Park Wedding Portraits after Sprague Lake Elopement
Moraine Park Wedding Portraits after Sprague Lake Elopement

Moraine Park Wedding Portraits after Sprague Lake Elopement
Moraine Park Wedding Portraits after Sprague Lake Elopement
Bride dances in the rain around amongst mountains in rocky mountain national park

Romantic photo of bride on her wedding day in estes park
Romantic photo of bride and groom on their wedding day in estes park. Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement
Romantic photo of bride and groom on their wedding day in estes park. Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement
Romantic photo of bride and groom on their wedding day in estes park. Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement
Romantic photo of bride and groom on their wedding day in estes park. Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement
Romantic photo of bride and groom on their wedding day in estes park. Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement
Close up portrait of bride and groom during high winds in estes park

Bride and groom soak up the gorgeous scenery in rocky mountain national park
Bride and groom soak up the gorgeous scenery in rocky mountain national park
Bride and groom dance amongst mountains in rocky mountain national park
Bride and groom dance amongst mountains in rocky mountain national park
Bride and groom dance amongst mountains in rocky mountain national park
The last bit of fall color at this rocky mountain national park elopement
The last bit of fall color at this rocky mountain national park elopement
The last bit of fall color at this rocky mountain national park elopement
Romantic sunset portraits in the rain in rocky mountain national park
Black and white portrait of bride and groom
bride holds onto her husband while they pose for portraits

8 Responses

  1. Wow, what a gorgeous elopement in Rocky Mountain! I love the bride’s face as she walks down the aisle in high winds… in fact, all of the dress movement is DREAMY! You captured so much emotion, and the bouquet, and the aspen grove… just obsessed with all of it. Great work!

  2. What a stunning elopement! I love how everyone was joyful and jubilant even through the crazy wind you can see in these photos! And the bride dancing in the rain?! LOVE!!! I love the intimacy and obvious love that is shared for the couple by all of the guests there too. So good.

  3. Oh wow- this wedding looks so very special! What a gorgeous day these two had with their family! And you also included such good information for future couples!

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