Jessica & Edward • Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement • Estes Park, Colorado Elopement Photographer

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Jessica & Edward • Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement • Estes Park, Colorado Elopement Photographer

A few weeks before they planned to elope, Jessica told me about her dream to travel up from Texas with a few of her closest family members and get married in the Colorado Rockies. Then she said the words that every photographer dreams of hearing, "Go ahead and pick out a spot for our elopement... wherever you say we should do it... that's good with us." I spent a whole day scouring Rocky Mountain National park for the most epic location for an adventurous mountain elopement and found a beautiful secluded spot off of Trail Ridge Road. The day of her elopement, I arrived at their cabin in Estes Park at 6:00am and a perfectly gorgeous sunrise started their day off beautifully. We drove up trail ridge road in the early morning light, and they said their vows at over 12,000 feet. It was arguably the most beautiful wedding I've ever been blessed to be a part of. 

I absolutely love the way Trail Ridge Road looks at sunrise! Estes Park, Colorado really has some of the most amazing views! | Mountain elopement photos by adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
Wildflower wedding bouquets are some of my absolute favorite! I can't wait to get married in Estes Park, Colorado! | Mountain elopement photos by adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
These hipster hiking boots are the perfect wedding shoes for a mountain elopement! And I love that white rose bouquet! | Mountain elopement photos by Rocky Mountain National Park wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
These getting ready photos are so adorable! I love this wedding style for long hair! | Mountain elopement photos by adventure elopement photographer, Maddie Mae.
I definitely want flowers in my hair for my wedding! And I love the crochet details on this cream wedding dress! | Mountain elopement photos by adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
These little hiking boots are so cute for a mountain wedding! Love the idea of wearing something a little more rustic with the wedding dress! | Rocky mountain elopement photos by adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
I absolutely love this crochet wedding dress! Such a unique detail for such a beautiful mountain wedding! | Colorado mountain elopement photos by Colorado elopement photographer, Maddie Mae.
There are some incredible mountain views just off of Trail Ridge Road in Estes Park! What a perfect wedding location! | RMNP elopement photos by adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
Colorado has some of the most gorgeous mountain views! I can't get over this incredible Estes Park elopement location! | Mountain elopement photos by Rocky Mountain National Park wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
I love the idea of a first look at a wedding! It's such a cure tradition, especially for small elopements like Jessica and Edward's! | Trail Ridge Road elopement photos by RMNP wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
What a beautiful Colorado elopement on the tundra on Trail Ridge Road (Highway 34) in  Rocky Mountain National Park! I absolutely love the landscape in the Rocky Mountains! | Mountain elopement photos by RMNP elopement photographer, Maddie Mae.
These first look photos are adorable! I absolutely love the idea of a first look on the top of a mountain on Trail Ridge Road! | Rocky Mountain National Park elopement photos by adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
The view of the Rocky Mountains at this intimate mountain elopement is breathtaking! I can't get enough of these Estes Park weddings in Rocky Mountain National Park! | Mountain elopement photos by Trail Ridge Road wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
How incredible is this tundra wedding? Winter weddings have always been my favorite, but this one in particular is absolutely stunning! | Trail Ridge Road elopement photos by RMNP wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
I couldn't imagine a more gorgeous mountain ceremony location than this wedding location in Estes Park, Colorado! | RMNP Trail Ridge Road wedding photos by Colorado elopement photographer, Maddie Mae.

If you are wanting to have a small wedding ceremony in RMNP, check out their list of their designated ceremony sites. 

This mountain tundra elopement has to be one of the most rustic, and beautiful mountain weddings I have ever seen! I can't wait to get married in Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes Park, Colorado! | Mountaintop elopement photos by Colorado wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
This ceremony in Rocky Mountain National Park is the most gorgeous mountain elopement! Colorado's mountains are some of the prettiest! | RMNP Estes Park elopement photos by intimate wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
How amazing is the fur shawl Jessica is wearing on her wedding day? I love this mountain wedding attire! | Intimate mountain wedding photos by Colorado elopement photographer, Maddie Mae.
Jessica and Edward's intimate mountain ceremony in RMNP near Estes Park was gorgeous! I love her ivory crocheted wedding dress! | Estes Park elopement photos by Trail Ridge Road elopement photographer, Maddie Mae.
I can't even believe my eyes when I look at the pictures from Jessica and Edward's Estes Park elopement just off Trail Ridge Road! Such a gorgeous and intimate wedding! | Rocky mountain National Park elopement photos by Estes Park Colorado wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
Jessica and Edward's ceremony in Estes Park, Colorado was amazing! I can't wait for mown mountain elopement in Colorado! | Intimate outdoor elopement photos by RMNP wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
I love intimate weddings and small elopements like Jessica and Edward's! I can't wait for my Colorado wedding in Estes Park! | Trail Ridge Road elopement photos by Rocky Mountain National Park adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
I Love winter weddings, especially this on on the top of a mountain in Estes Park, Colorado! | Handfasting mountain elopement photos by adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
This mountain elopement has such precious moments, like this knot tying ceremony! Look at those snowy mountains in the background during their handfasting, braiding ceremony! | Rocky Mountain National Park  elopement photos by adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
I love this knot tying braiding ceremony that Jessica and Edward did to celebrate their love! Estes Park, Colorado has some of the most beautiful wedding locations in Colorado! | Mountain elopement photos by adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
Jessica and Edward celebrated their marriage in RMNP, Estes Park, Colorado with a beautiful and intimate elopement on Trail Ridge Road! I absolutely love this small mountain wedding! | Colorado mountain elopement photos by mountain wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
This intimate sunrise elopement in Estes Park couldn't have been more special! Hiking elopements are always my favorite! | Hiking elopement photos by Colorado wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
I've always dreamed of a mountaintop wedding like Jessica and Edward's! Can;t wait for my own intimate elopement in Estes Park! | Intimate mountaintop elopement photos by Rocky Mountain National Park wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
Jessica's fur shawl is absolutely sunning! I love great bridal outfits for a cold mountain wedding day! | RMNP elopement photos by adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
This intimate mountain elopement ceremony is exactly the wedding I've always dreamed of! Seriously love her gorgeous fur shawl! | Rocky mountain wedding photos by Colorado elopement photographer, Maddie Mae.
Such a beautiful moment captured at Jessica and Edward's intimate mountain elopement! So excited for these newlyweds! | Ring ceremony photos by Colorado intiamte wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
I couldn't picture a more beautiful intimate mountain elopement than Jessica and Edward's wedding in Estes Park, Colorado! | Mountaintop elopement photos by RMNP wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
Congratulations to Jessica and Edward after they said their vows on a mountain in Estes Park! I love this winter wedding attire for a gorgeous Rocky Mountain National Park elopement! | RMNP ceremony photos by Estes Park wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
Jessica's adorable vintage fur shawl she's wearing over her wedding dress is so gorgeous! I can't wait for my winter wedding in the mountains! | Trail Ridge Road high alpine elopement photos by Estes Park elopement photographer, Maddie Mae.
I'm so happy for this bride and groom! They eloped in the mountains with only their closest friends and family! | These perfect mountaintop elopement photos are by Colorado adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
These mountain elopement in Rocky Mountain National Park photos are so gorgeous! Congrats to the happy couple on their wedding day on Trail Ridge Road in Estes Park, Colorado! | Private mountain ceremony photos by adventurous elopement wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
I am so in love with these photos from Jessica and Edward's mountain elopement! I love small weddings, especially in RMNP in Estes Park! | Trail Ridge Road wedding ceremony photos by Rocky Mountain National Park elopement photographer, Maddie Mae.
That white peony bouquet is so beautiful! I can't wait to get married in the mountains off of Trail Ridge Road in RMNP! | Colorado mountaintop elopement photos by adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
I am seriously in love with Jessica's crochet wedding dress and her fur shawl! So perfect for a mountain wedding dress in Colorado! | Tundra high alpine elopement photos by Colorado wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
This white peony bouquet is exactly what I was looking for for my mountain elopement in Estes Park! | Bohemian mountain wedding bouquet by Lace and Lilies in Fort Collins, CO | Romantic mountain elopement photos by Colorado destination wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
I love this champagne colored wedding dress with vintage fur shawl! It's so much prettier than the classic white dresses you usually see at weddings. | Romantic mountain elopement photos by Colorado adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
I love this grooms's semi-formal wedding attire! Perfect for an intimate mountain wedding! | Mountain elopement photos by adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
I can't get over how beautiful these mountain elopement photos are! I can't wait to get married on the alpine tundra on Trail Ridge Road  in Estes Park, Colorado! | Rocky Mountain National Park elopement photos by Colorado mountain wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
These photos from Jessica and Edward's intimate mountain elopement are such a great inspiration for my own mountain wedding! The high alpine tundra up on Trail Ridge Road makes the perfect epic backdrop for a Colorado mountaintop intimate wedding ceremony| Rocky Mountain National Park elopement photos by Colorado Estes Park wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
This is such a perfect wedding hairstyle for long hair! I really love the flowers in the bride's hair! | Trail Ridge Road elopement photos by Rocky Mountain National Park wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
This Baby's Breath flower crown is exactly what I want for my wedding hairstyle! It fits in perfectly with a small mountain wedding on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park! | RMNP mountain elopement photos by Colorado destination wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
This epic cliffside wedding in Estes Park, Colorado turned out incredible! Trail Ridge Road (highway 34) has some of the most impressive views I've ever seenI didn't know there were such amazing wedding locations in Rocky Mountain National Park! | Colorado elopement photos by adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
I can't believe this amazing cliffside is in Colorado! What a lucky couple to get married in such a beautiful mountain wedding location! | RMNP trail ridge road elopement photos by Colorado mountain elopement photographer, Maddie Mae.
Wow these mountain elopement photos are insane! I can'r get enough of Jessica and Edward's RMNP elopement pictures! | Rocky Mountain National Park wedding photos by Estes Park elopement photographer, Maddie Mae.
This cliffside wedding in Estes Park, Colorado has to be one of the most gorgeous elopement locations in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado! | RMNP elopement location photos by adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
I can't believe my eyes when I see this amazing Colorado cliffside wedding! This ceremony location in Rocky Mountain national park is the perfect RMNP elopement location. Jessica and Edward picked such an amazing elopement location! | RMNP elopement photos by Estes Park wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
This Colorado elopement location in RMNP, Estes Park is on my list for my own elopement locations! Winter weddings up in the mountains are gorgeous! | Mountain elopement photos by Rocky Mountain National Park wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
Jessica and Edward got married in the winter up on a mountaintop in Estes Park, Colorado! I can't wait to get married here! | Trail Ridge Road elopement photos by rmnp wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
I love this white peony wedding bouquet! Such a cute wedding dress too! | Mountain elopement photos by adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
I love this couple's matching hiking boots wedding attire! Such a great idea for a hiking wedding in the mountains! | Hiking elopement photos by adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
I have fallen in love with Jessica and Edward's mountain elopement photoshoot! I can't get enough of these gorgeous mountain wedding pictures! | RMNP wedding photos by Estes Park elopement photographer, Maddie Mae.
Jessica and Edward found this amazing flower field to get some pictures in on their wedding day! Such a great elopement location! | Trail Ridge Road elopement photos by Rocky Mountain National Park wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
I love this Baby's Breath flower crown Jessica wore in her hair on her wedding day! Such a great wedding hairstyle for long hair like mine! | Mountain elopement photos by adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
These intimate wedding photos from Jessica and Edward's mountain elopement can't be beaten! Such a gorgeous wedding location in Estes Park, Colorado! | RMNP wedding photos by adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
I love that this couple hiked around the mountains on their wedding day! Such a good idea to spend some quality time as a couple after getting married! | Rocky mountain national park trail ridge road elopement photos by rmnp wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
I love all the little critters that came out on Jessica and Edward's wedding day in RMNP! | Mountain elopement photos by adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
I love the amazing views in RMNP during the colder times of year! Such a great wedding location in Colorado! Trail Ridge road is the perfect ceremony spot for a rmnp elopement.  Mountain elopement photos by adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
Jessica and Edward's wedding photos turned out incredible! I can't wait to see more weddings in Estes Park! | Mountain elopement photos by adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
Seeing the pictures from this mountain elopement just got me even more excited for my Estes Park Wedding this winter! | Mountain elopement photos by adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
Some animals decided to come out on Jessica and Edward's wedding day! | Mountain elopement photos by adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
I love seeing this couple interact with the wildlife that came out on their wedding day! Such a fun way to celebrate the new marriage! | Elk mountain elopement photos by rmnp wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
Seeing a herd of elk on your wedding day has to be good luck, right? So happy for Jessica and Edward! | Elk elopement photos by mountain wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
This is the most incredible wedding shoot I have ever seen! RMNP has the best mountaintop views had even has herds of elk roaming around to complete the epic background! | RMNP trail ridge road elopement photos by adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
RMNP is the best wedding venue in Colorado! The Rocky Mountains have so much to offer on your wedding day! Check out this heard of elk in the background of this couple's wedding photos! | RMNP ceremony location photos by Colorado elopement photographer, Maddie Mae.
So in love with the views in RMNP! It's got to be one of the best mountain wedding locations in Colorado! | Trail Ridge Road  ceremony location  photos by adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae.
 

Vendor Credits:
Flowers: Lace and Lillies
Ceremony: Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park

 

Any couple looking to elope in the rocky mountains near Estes Park should consider Rocky Mountain National Park, with only a $150 permit to get married up there... it contains some of the most jaw-dropping mountain views I've ever seen. Contact me for special elopement packages in RMNP.  I've photographed over 20 weddings in RMNP and I would love to help you find the perfect spot for your intimate wedding ceremony!

 

 
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This gorgeous  Trail Ridge Road wedding was been re-edited recently to reflect my new style! Check out the historical photos in the post below:


 
Rocky Mountain National Park is absolutely beautiful at sunrise. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
If I ever have a mountain wedding, brown boots are a must! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love the cotton dress for a mountain wedding. It's so simple and unique. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The wood around this wedding band is super cute! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This baby's breath flower crown looks so beautiful. I want this for my mountain wedding. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Her dress seems so comfortable and flowing. I love it with those boots. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Rocky Mountain National Park is absolutely stunning. The perfect place for a mountain wedding! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The knitted top of this wedding dress looks so perfect for a Colorado mountain wedding. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
In Colorado, it can get pretty cold in the mountains. This bride was so smart pairing a fur jacket with her cotton dress. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Warm coats are a must for the mountains in Rocky Mountain National Park, even in the summer! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This fur jacket pairs so well with the flowing cotton dress. Beautiful mountain wedding in Rocky Mountain National Park. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This wildflower bouquet looks so beautiful against her fur coat and the mountain background. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Mountain weddings are so beautiful! Especially with the snow in the background! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love how misty and snowy the mountains look behind this groom. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Spring weddings in Colorado are so beautiful especially when there's still snow on the mountains.Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I can't even imagine having a wedding ceremony on the edge of a cliff in Rocky Mountain National Park. Stunning. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
A unique twist on the bride walking down the aisle is having her walk down a mountain. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The bride walks down the hill in a Colorado mountain wedding. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This is a beautiful wedding ceremony! It's so unique that it's on the top of a mountain! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Small weddings are so much more intimate. I love this mountain elopement. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This is so unique! Incorporate a braid ceremony in the actual wedding ceremony! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Her knitted dress and fur coat are so perfect for this mountain wedding. I also love this braid ceremony. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
For mountain weddings, grey skies can be just as beautiful and dramatic and blue skies. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love the close up on the rings are her beautiful fur jacket. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love this candid ceremony shot during their mountain elopement in Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes Park Colorado. Adventure wedding photographer, Maddie Mae Photography.
This beautiful intimate wedding was photographed on Trail Ridge road in Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes Park, Colorado. RMNP elopement photographer- Maddie Mae Photography. 
This is such an incredible wedding location. Rocky Mountain National Park is the greatest place for a mountain wedding. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The wedding ceremony of the edge of a cliff is beautiful - I love the snow on the mountains in the background! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Small weddings are so intimate and much more personal! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I would love to have my wedding overlooking the mountains on the cliffside. So beautiful! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Her fur shawl is absolutely perfect for a colder, mountain wedding. I also love her flower crown. It's subtle and classic. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The bride and groom explore the mountain tundra after their epic elopement in Rocky Mountain National park. Colorado elopement photographer, Maddie Mae Photography. 
This epic elopement in Rocky Mountain National Park was photographed near Trail Ridge Road. Estes Park Wedding Photographer, Maddie Mae Photography. 
This stunning mountain wedding photo was taken by Maddie Mae Photography near Estes Park Colorado in Rocky Mountain National Park. 
What a beautiful wedding location! Rocky Mountain National Park is so incredible with its breathtaking views. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love this cute shot of the bride and groom hiking around Rocky Mountain National Park near Trail Ridge Road for their epic Estes Park Elopement. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography. 
Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado is so beautiful in the summer.. especially since there is still some snow on the mountains. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This bride had a beautiful flower crown made for her stunning mountain wedding. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography. 
Her flower crown, fur jacket, and linen dress flow so well together for this colder mountain wedding. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love this close up of the bride and groom during their Estes Park elopement. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography. 
I love the bride and groom hiking over these giant rocks in the mountains for their wedding photos. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The mountains in Colorado are so beautiful with their dramatic landscapes. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This couple ran into a marmot when they were hiking into the tundra of Rocky Mountain National park for their elopement. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography. 
Hiking boots are a must for rocky mountain weddings. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This couple got the most epic mountain wedding photos. They eloped near trail ridge road in Rocky Mountain National Park. Photo by Estes Park Elopement Photographer, Maddie Mae Photography. 
Rocky Mountain National Park is absolutely stunning! I love the mountains in Colorado! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The giant rocks and the snowy mountains are the best backdrop for this colder, spring mountain wedding. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
For my mountain wedding, I definitely want this softer flower crown. I love the dramatic landscapes in the background! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This field of flowers in the mountains is beautiful  - perfect mountain wedding. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Her fur jacket is so perfect with her linen wedding dress. It can get pretty cold in the mountains even in the summer. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love her fur jacket with the knitted linen dress. Her hiking boots are also perfect for this more adventurous mountain wedding. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado is a perfect mountain wedding location. Although it can get pretty cold up there even in the summer! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love the bride and groom holding hands while walking around the mountains for their wedding photos! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Rocky Mountain National Park is so cool! You never quite know what you will see! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This couple got a herd of elk in the background of their wedding photos in Rocky Mountain National park. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography. 
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This is so cool to incorporate wildlife in the background for this Rocky Mountain National Park wedding! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love mountain weddings! The landscapes are so incredible and perfect for couple photos. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The tall mountains in Rocky Mountain National Park are breathtaking any time of the year! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography

 

 

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Beth & Colin • Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield • Littleton • Colorado Wedding Photographer

When they are together, Beth and Colin can't help but smile—they have the most loving and genuine smiles I've ever seen. Their cute little Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield wedding was a beautiful summer day with sun streaming through the clouds and lighting up the flower-covered landscape. Their first look was in a field of flowers. It couldn't have been more perfect. 

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The dirt road leading up to Chatfield farm at the Denver Botanic Gardens is such a cute entrance for a wedding at this beautiful Colorado venue. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This is a beautiful wedding dress and I love how it's hanged up on the side of this white barn house. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield! This brick tower is beautiful. Also, the wooden signs in the barrel is such a cute idea to direct guests! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This light pink flower bouquet is so unique and beautiful photo with the ring. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
"Park your drink here" sign where guests can put their beverages. Great idea with the old fashioned car wedding theme! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Chatfield farm is famous for its bright red barn that wedding receptions can be held in. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love how you can get ready in some of the older buildings at Chatfield farm at the Denver Botanic Gardens in Littleton, Colorado. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Such a sweet moment of a bride and her mom getting ready for the big day! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love how these groom's quarters were in a tent! This is such a great idea! I also love his bright blue suit- it's perfect! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Nothing says summer wedding quite like a first look on the dirt road with meadows all around! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This first look is so cute! And I love the tall grass behind - it adds the perfect backdrop to such a sweet moment. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Beautiful bridal photos at Denver Botanic Gardens in Littleton, Colorado. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This light pink bouquet is so unique- and goes so well with her lace bodice dress. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love this groom's bright blue tuxedo. It is so unique and beautiful! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I definitely need to incorporate my dogs into my wedding! And look at this one! He has a bowtie! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The bride and groom posing with their dogs! i love dog friendly weddings! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love how the dogs have bow ties and flowers attached to their collars. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Colorado is the best place for a summer wedding. The Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield have so many places for interesting wedding photos. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love this dirt road that runs parallel to the field with the tall grass for wedding photos! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love this idea of having the bride and groom stand in the field with the tall grass for some of their couple photos. Outdoor weddings are the best! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Denver Botanic Gardens in Chatfield is surrounded by these beautiful fields of tall grass during the summer.One of the best wedding venues in Colorado! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love these fields of tall grass and the picture with the bride and groom standing in front of an old car. Perfect outdoor summer wedding! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The wooden fences surrounding the Denver Botanic Gardens in Chatfield allows for some great wedding photos! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Chatfield farm at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Colorado with its signature bright red barn. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
These photos are so sweet with the bride and the groom standing in front of the brick tower at the Denver Botanic Gardens in Chatfield. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love the idea of the groom holding and swinging the bride around in front of the bright red barn at the Dever Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The red barn at the Chatfield farm at the Denver Botanic Garden is a great backdrop for some beautiful wedding photos. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love this outdoor chapel sign that can direct guests to the wedding ceremony site. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Nothing beats a Colorado wedding - those blue skies and bright green trees make for a perfect day. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love this idea of sticking wooden signs into different flower pots. Such a creative way to direct guests. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This is a cute idea to help keep guests busy while they wait for the ceremony to start. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
What a perfect wedding day! The right amount of guests and those beautiful blue skies! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love these photos of the groom waiting for the bride. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love dog friendly weddings. Especially when they're incorporated into the ceremony like these cute pups! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love nontraditional weddings where the bride is being walked down the aisle by her family. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The gazebo at the Denver Botanic Gardens is the most beautiful place for a wedding ceremony. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Outdoor weddings in Colorado are so nice, especially with the warmer weather. The Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield is a great Colorado wedding venue. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Summer weddings are the best! The Denver Botanic Gardens is such a magical place for a wedding. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The outdoor chapel at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield is an awesome venue for a Colorado summer wedding. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love wedding ceremonies underneath gazebos, there is something so magical about summer weddings. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The outdoor chapel at the denver botanic gardens has a gazebo where the ceremony takes place. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The bride and groom looks so happy as they walk back down the aisle at the Denver Botanic Gardens ceremony. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Chatfield farm at the Denver Botanic Gardens is a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception venue in Colorado. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Wedding reception at Chatfield farm in the Denver Botanic gardens is the perfect end place to an outdoor Colorado wedding. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love the string bulb lights hanging from the red barn at Chatfield Farm for a wedding reception. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
At Chatfield farm in the Denver Botanic Gardens, you can throw your reception in its signature bright red barn. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This barn entrance is super cute at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The twinkle lights in this barn reception work so perfectly. The Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield is a perfect wedding venue! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
If I were to have my wedding reception in a barn, I would want my first dance to look exactly like this- so stunning!! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography

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Erika & Ryan • Grand Lake • Granby • Colorado Wedding Photographer

Erika & Ryan's romantic elopement on Grand Lake was one of the most truly beautiful and intimate wedding days that I've ever been able to be a part of. When these two met, they fell hard and fast for each other and Ryan proposed to her after a short two months... on the winter solstice last December. It was only fitting that they held their wedding day on the summer solstice, 6 months later with only their closest friends and family. The North Shore Resort in Grand Lake was a perfect venue for their intimate celebration. They got married on the beach with their friends and family members standing in a circle around them. After the ceremony, we walked around the shore and got photos reminiscent of some far away remote island. Grand Lake is a perfect paradise, and the closest you can get to a beach wedding in Colorado. I remember having a deep feeling of peace and calm and love as I photographed their wedding day... they danced around the fire and I fell asleep in my tent that night on the shore of Grand Lake. It was one of those weddings that truly solidifies why I love my job more than anything in the world. 

I love these matte grey flats for wedding shoes. Super practical. Also, the peals add the perfect amount of class with this dress. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The lace up corset on the back of this wedding dress is a beautiful feature. I love these getting ready photos! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The gold headband with flowers is the perfect touch with this birdcage veil. The drop necklace also is a simple but beautiful touch to the plunge neckline on the dress. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Beautiful picture of a bride getting ready and having her birdcage veil adjusted. I love this kind of veil- might have to get one for my wedding! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The blush pink, lilac, lavender, white, yellow, orange and green color scheme in this wildflower bouquet is beautiful. Also, the sparkle headband works so well with the birdcage veil. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
A great groom getting ready photo for a mountain wedding in Colorado! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Groom getting ready and adjusting his cufflink photo! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The groom waiting for his bride and their first look in the middle of a mountain meadow! How romantic! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
It was be amazing to have a first look in the middle of a meadow in the mountains. This is so beautiful! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Bridal photos in the middle of a meadow with aspen trees and tall grass surrounding. Her wildflower bouquet works perfectly for this mountain wedding! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This wildflower bouquet is stunning! I love the shades of blush, peach, pink,lilac, lavender, off white, yellow, green, etc. The perfect mix of colors! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography 
The tall grass and aspen trees in these photos are so beautiful and prefect for a mountain wedding up in Colorado! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This mountain meadow is stunning for wedding photos! I love how her wildflower bouquet blends with the tall grass and trees!  Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The bride sitting down among the aspen trees with the groom hugging her - this is beautiful! Perfect place for a mountain wedding! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
So cute! The bride and groom sitting down among the aspen trees in a mountain meadow! I really want a Colorado mountain wedding! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
These photos look like something out of a fairytale! The bride and groom sitting together with the aspen trees and tall grass in the back. Absolutely stunning Colorado mountain wedding! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Bride and groom holding hands and walking up the mountain next to a ski lift. This is a must do for a Colorado mountain wedding in the summer! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Colorado is so beautiful in the Spring/Summer! The perfect place for a mountain wedding -  mean, look how beautiful those hills are! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Grand Lake, Colorado wedding - with the ceremony on the edge of the lake overlooking the mountains. Intimate mountain weddings are the best! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love the bride's dress with her wildflower bouquet. It makes walking down the aisle look so beautiful. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Grand Lake in Granby, Colorado is the perfect wedding venue! This ceremony overlooking the lake and the mountains is amazing! For a short, intimate wedding or elopement, the guests can stand instead of sitting! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Such a cute wedding at Grand Lake, Colorado! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This first kiss is stunning! Grand Lake in Colorado is beautiful for a mountain, lake wedding. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love this random swing set overlooking Grand Lake. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Beautiful dip kiss of the pier over Grand Lake in Colorado. This is the best mountain, lake wedding venue in Granby! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Beautiful lake wedding and couple photos in Colorado! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Bride and groom wedding photos taken on the rocky shore of Grand Lake in Colorado. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Bride and Groom photos at Grand Lake, Granby Colorado. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This is a wonderful idea if the bride is willing to get her dress a little wet - have the couple stand in the water for some photos! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Sunset couple wedding photos in Grand Lake Colorado. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Beautiful in-water bride and groom sunset photos from an intimate wedding at Grand Lake in Colorado. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Fun wedding ceremony at Grand Lake where the guests ate at picnic tables by the lake. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I would love to have a champagne toast at my wedding. Intimate wedding ceremonies are perfect for toasts! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Intimate mountain wedding ceremonies are so fun! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love small and casual wedding ceremonies! They make weddings feel more comfortable. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love how small and comfortable wedding elopements are and this wedding venue is absolutely beautiful! (Grand Lake, CO)Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This casual, campfire reception is the perfect end to a small wedding/elopement by the lake. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This is a cute nod to the couple's family. What a beautiful and sweet lake wedding reception. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love this first dance where the sun is just starting to set behind the lake. Intimate weddings are perfect! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love this bonfire idea for an intimate wedding reception. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Intimate lake weddings are so beautiful and the campfire is the perfect finishing touch! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Having a campfire at an intimate lake wedding reception is the best way to end the day! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
It would be so nice to finish the night off with the guests hanging out around a campfire. This is when intimate weddings are perfect! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love camp fires so why not have them at a wedding reception. Intimate weddings are perfect for this so everyone can sit down and reach it! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography Venue: North Shore Resort, Grand Lake Hair & Makeup: Stacey Rosacci, The Salon at Winter Park Flowers: Lace and Lillies

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Shantel & Ross • YMCA of the Rockies • Estes Park Wedding Photographer

This Nebraska couple always dreamed of getting married in the rocky mountains, and their adventurous wedding venue of YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park did not disappoint. With its sweeping mountain views and gorgeous stunning June weather... it could not be a more perfect place. Their ceremony site of the Overlook Chapel backs right up to the boundary of Rocky Mountain National Park, making a perfect wedding venue for mountain-lovers. I loved every moment of their gorgeous wedding day! 

 I love these detail photos in the aspen trees! And matching earrings with the ring! I want! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This is such a cute idea! Get matching shirts for the bride and bridesmaid for the big day! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love her earrings! So pretty and they work so well with her dress! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I wish I could have this much fun with my bridesmaids on my wedding day. I also love this royal blue against the white! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This is such a precious first look! I can't believe the location.. Estes Park is so beautiful. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love how there is still snow on the mountains behind these bridal photos. Colorado is perfect for a wedding venue! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Estes Park is an amazing place for a wedding! I love mountain weddings! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Rocky Mountain National Park is a wonderful place to have a Mountain wedding! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love these photos of the bride leading the groom and then him picking her up. Estes Park in Colorado is a magical place! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I would love to have my wedding on the side of a mountain. I love how the snow tipped peaks are in the background of these couple photos. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
These bride and groom photos are so cute! I love Estes Park in the Spring, when there is still snow on the mountains - the perfect place for an adventurous wedding! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love Colorado - the mountains are one of my favorite wedding venues, especially Estes Park. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The aspen trees in the background of these bridesmaid photos are beautiful! I also love the royal blue color of the bridesmaid dresses against the white. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love the aspen trees behind this groomsmen photo. It makes it look so rugged and adventurous. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Estes Park is a beautiful wedding location - I mean, look at those trees and colors! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Overlook Chapel at the YMCA of the Rockies is a wonderful venue for an intimate wedding. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The wooden benches at the Overlook Chapel in Estes Park provide guests with such a nice, mountain themed venue. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This photo is so cute- this older man looking off at the mountains at a wedding in Estes Park. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The snow capped mountains in the background are so beautiful! Overlook Chapel at the YMCA of the Rockies is the most amazing mountain wedding venue. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
It would be such an adventure to have a wedding in the mountains! I love any place in Rocky Mountain National Park. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The view from Overlook Chapel in Estes Park is beautiful! Mountain weddings are so incredible - lucky to live in Colorado. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Overlook Chapel in Estes Park at the YMCA of the Rockies, is a beautiful, intimate location for a mountain wedding. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Intimate mountains weddings are my favorite! Any place in Colorado is a great place for an adventurous wedding but Overlook Chapel is perfect for an intimate experience. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
YMCA of the Rockies has a separate wedding location called the Overlook Chapel. It is such a nice place for an intimate mountain wedding. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Overlook Chapel is a great venue for an intimate mountain wedding. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
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This first kiss is so beautiful especially with those mountains in the background! Estes Park is a beautiful wedding location. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Overlook Chapel in Estes Park, Colorado is the perfect wedding venue. I love Rocky Mountain National Park and mountain weddings. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love the Rocky Mountains in the background of these wedding photos! Colorado is such a beautiful place! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love this meadow in Colorado with all the aspen trees in the background. Such sweet and calm wedding photos! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
The aspen trees are beautiful - Estes Park in Colorado is a beautiful place for a wedding! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Rocky Mountain National Park is a beautiful place for a Spring/Summer wedding! Look at how beautiful those aspen trees are! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
This is so cute, the bride resting her head on the groom's chest. Also, all the aspen trees in the background look so beautiful! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
Wedding photos among the aspen trees in Estes Park Colorado - Rocky Mountain National Park is a wonderful wedding venue! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography
I love these Colorado blue skies and rocky mountains especially for a wedding shoot! Photo by Maddie Mae Photography

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