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Sapphire Point, Lake Dillon, Colorado Elopement Photo Story Award

Lake Overlook Wedding Ceremony Image of a beautiful blue sky dominating the landscape

Lake Overlook Wedding Ceremony Image of a beautiful blue sky dominating the landscape

The beautiful blue sky dominated the landscape where Jenny and Andrew said their vows.

You’ll never meet a more chill couple than Jenny and Andrew. They showed up to their elopement with grins on their faces that never left. Before the ceremony, we started with some epic mountain portraits in this stunning location. Then, a simple ceremony suited them perfectly. A handful of close family and friends were there to bear witness to the start of the couple’s marriage. 

Andrew wore a bold blue suit and white trainers.  Jenny turned heads in glam heels and a sparkly lace strapless gown with a thigh-high slit. They really couldn’t take their eyes off each other for the entire afternoon. The couple’s dog Vincenzo Lorenzo the dachshund stole the show with his bow-wow bow tie. 

The short trail leading from the parking lot to the overlook ceremony site is forested and beautiful. Jenny and her mom walked down hand in hand, which was perfect for this off-road bride. Their guests gathered around and put their arms around each other to watch the ceremony. The mother of the bride sweetly read a few passages that she wished for their marriage. Truthfully, most of what she said was about how much she loved Andrew. She went on and on about the definition of “nice” – something I can certainly attest that Andrew embodies. It was very sweet.

The brilliant blue sky shone down on them as they sealed their marriage with a very picturesque first kiss. These Coloradoans wanted the seclusion that only a hike can bring for their post-elopement activity. We chose to explore the shoreline of Lake Dillon.  The shoreline there is rocky and dotted with cliffs and colorful shrubs. To cap it all off, the newlyweds sat on the edge and faced the lake, and enjoyed a quiet moment of just-married bliss.

Sapphire Point Overlook Wedding Image from Dillon, CO of Brides mom walking her down the mountain trail

Sapphire Point Overlook Wedding Image from Dillon, CO | Brides mom walks her down the trail

Jenny's mom walks her down the trail, which became the aisle to the ceremony.

Sapphire Point Overlook Wedding Adventure Pic at Dillon Reservoir of bride wiping tear as her mom reads a passage

Sapphire Point Overlook Wedding Pic at Dillon Reservoir | The bride wipes away a tear as her mom reads a passage

Jenny wipes away a tear as her mom reads a passage during the elopement ceremony.

Sapphire Point Mountain Wedding Detail Photo of couples shadows on the packed earth

Sapphire Point Mountain Wedding Photography | The couples shadows on the packed earth

The couple's shadows on the packed earth told the story of their elopement vows.

White River National Forest, Sapphire Point Overlook Wedding Image of bride and groom kissing

White River National Forest, Sapphire Point Overlook Wedding Image of bride and groom kissing

The newlywed's first kiss in front of the mountains was stunning!

Sapphire Point Overlook, White River National Forest Wedding Photo of a few family and friends present taking pics

Sapphire Point Overlook, White River National Forest Wedding Photo | Just a few family and friends were present

Just a few family and friends were present, but they all recorded the ceremony to share with their wider circle.

Intimate Wedding Elopement Couple Portrait in Colorado of bride and groom sharing a kiss

Sapphire Point Intimate Wedding Couple Portrait in Colorado | The bride and groom share a smooch

Jenny and Andrew share a smooch as the just-married pair looks out over the lake.