When you think of a Spring wedding you usually don’t think snow. At least not a ton of snow! But that was the case for Kate and James as Plan A had to turn into Plan B for their elopement ceremony. This is why it’s so crucial to hire pros who know the areas and have either worked there enough or have scouted the area in the days leading up to the wedding to know what to expect.
Here is some info from their photographer Sean:
“When Kate and James first reached out to me about shooting their elopement, they mentioned how important Telluride was to them. They were “regulars” at the annual Telluride Film Festival, and even got engaged the year before at a waterfall near by. We went over different locations for a few weeks before deciding on a different waterfall in town. We were locked in and ready to go when we had the craziest spring weather I’ve ever experienced in Colorado. We had to switch things up the day before because of all the snow fall and avalanches. As someone who is quick on my feet and always ready for a challenge, this wasn’t a big deal but, for Kate and James though, this was extremely worrisome, especially with so many family members traveling in for this intimate wedding.
I have traveled and explored Telluride a lot in my eight years of living in Colorado and knew of a beautiful lake 30 min outside of town that would be perfect. I ended up going up the day before to do some scouting and was blown away by the amount of snow still in the area. The lake was even frozen, BUT Trout Lake was as beautiful as I remembered and I knew this would be an epic backdrop for their ceremony.
It was so fun and exciting to help them find a spot for their elopement in such a short time, especially given the crazy conditions, BUT the morning came together amazingly! The family showed up and helped shovel snow from the ground so Kate and James could share their vows on a rock in front of the lake with their pup! (PS I LOVE dogs!)”
Sometimes Plan B is the best plan! Enjoy the gorgeous photos below.
Photography: Vows and Peaks Adventure Elopements
Flowers: Heart and Sola Creations
Dress Designer: Roz la Klein Bridal
Alterations: The Wedding Seamstress
Bridal Gown Store: Brilliant Bridal
Hair Stylist : The Peaks Spa