Only the couple's parents and siblings were in attendance.
Total dreamboats Tara and Billy planned a simple elopement on Flagstaff mountain that reflected their easygoing attitude. While getting to know their vision for the day, Tara said she wanted to “just bop up and get married.” Something she definitely achieved, with some incredible mountain view portraits to boot!
First, the stylish pair shared a sweet first look – at the mountains and each other – at Lost Gulch. This is a favorite spot of mine for west-facing views. After their jaw-dropping mountain portraits, we headed back down Flagstaff mountain. Tara and Billy rented out the Sunrise Amphitheater, but at sunset. The view over the city of Boulder is unmatched. Mostly they loved the laid-back nature of the place. There was ample room for their immediate families to sit on the stone seating. Billy’s sister kindly officiated their ceremony, beckoning them to begin, and included the signing of their marriage license during the ceremony!
Billy, certainly not one to stray from style, wore a well-tailored royal blue suit with a lavender tie and OCTOPUS SOCKS. Tara’s gown was an elegant sheath with fun half sleeves and beautiful beaded detail all over. Tara did all her own flowers for her elopement. So her classic white and greenery bouquet with succulents and two floral anchors at the ceremony was as personal as could be.
Because we weren’t under a strict schedule, there was time to mingle, greet and chat with all their loved ones present. It was so easy for me to grab candids of their parents and siblings because everyone was grinning ear to ear! I know these will be some of their most treasured images for years to come. Then a little romance alone on the edge of the mountain. This lookout catches the very edge of the Flatirons formation that Boulder is known for. And with a little sunset color in the sky, it was ever so romantic.
Billy gasps as he sees his bride-to-be for the first time.
The couple looks out over the rocky mountain range.
Sunrise Amphitheater Wedding Venue picture from Boulder CO of animated groom reading at elopement ceremony
Billy is animated as he reads out his vows.
Tara instructs her husband on where to sign their marriage license to make it official!
Colorado Adventure Elopement ceremony image from mountain view vows ending w kiss outdoors in nature
First kiss on the edge of the mountain!
Tara gets a high five from the youngest attendee.
Adventure wedding image from a Sunrise Amphitheater elopement at Flagstaff Mountain of child running after ceremony
Their nephew races around the space after the ceremony while the couple play Red Light/Green Light with him.
Colorado Mountain Wedding Portrait by a Boulder Photographer as light of sunset spreads across the sky
The last light of sunset spreads across the sky as Tara and Billy shared a moment alone.