Upper Beaver Meadows elopement

This November Upper Beaver Meadows elopement in Rocky Mountain National Park was one for the books. The day felt laid-back, easy, and with a little bit of adventure.

November is such a great time to elope in RMNP. Generally, the busy Summer season has come to a close by then, and the park feels much quieter. It becomes especially easy to find seclusion for an elopement in a location like Upper Beaver Meadows too. The meadow is so vast, and there’s plenty of room to spready out. The views here are stunning too! Longs Peak towers in the distance, and there’s a perfect mix of wide open space, forest, and mountains.

Their Story

Jacki & James started off their morning at a cute little cabin in Estes Park that they found on Airbnb. It was the perfect setting for a chill, relaxing, and cozy morning in the mountains.

As the tall grass swayed in the breeze, J & J exchanged wedding vows with one another. I love to give couples as much space as possible during their ceremony. That way, they can forget about the camera and feel totally lost in each other’s company and the stunning view. I could tell from afar that it was a beautifully emotional ceremony.

Soon it was off for a little adventure! We drove to the Bear Lake trailhead, and spent some time wandering around the frozen lake. Then we hiked up the snowy trail to Dream Lake to catch the sunset.

The day fell into place beautifully. Elopement days really tend to pan out nicely, especially because there’s no outside pressure, and no strict timelines. Instead, it’s just you and your partner, exploring the outdoors and celebrating in the best way you know how.

Here’s how J & J’s day unfolded, through photos.

Airbnb cabin in Estes Park Colorado for wedding getting ready photos
Cute front porch of a cabin in Estes Park, Colorado
View of dress fabric across the wooden cabin floor
Groom adjusting his bowtie before his elopement
Groom putting on his shoes and final touches before his elopement in Upper Beaver Meadows
Bride walking out of a cabin to her first look
Bride and groom putting on final touches before their elopement day
Bride and groom leaving the cabin to go to Rocky Mountain National Park for their wedding ceremony
Wedding dress train and a door mat that says "so happy you're here"
View of Upper Beaver Meadows in Rocky Mountain National Park in November
View of couple eloping in a wide open and golden meadow
Couple eloping in Upper Beaver Meadows in Rocky Mountain National Park
Black and white image of wedding dress and grass blowing in the wind
View of Longs Peak from Upper Beaver Meadows in Rocky Mountain National Park
Groom covering bride after the ceremony with jacket to keep her warm
View from Upper Beaver Meadows in November
Bride and groom walking through Upper Beaver Meadows
View of frozen Bear Lake in November in Rocky Mountain National Park
View of Longs Peak from Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park
Bride and groom at a frozen lake in the National Park
View of snowy hiking trail to Dream Lake
Couple looking off into the distance in the mountains on their wedding day
Couple hiking through the mountains of Colorado on their wedding day
Groom tucking hair behind his wife's ear with snowy mountains in the distance
Couple hiking across a frozen stream to Dream Lake
Autumn wedding florals, snow, and a wedding dress
Sunset view of the mountains

Colorado Wedding Vendor Shoutout

Hair & Makeup Artist: Brittany of Alchemy Creative

Can you see yourself having an elopement at Upper Beaver Meadows?

Upper Beaver Meadows is one of my favorite elopement ceremony locations in Rocky Mountain National Park! To learn more about how to have your own unforgettable wedding experience here, check out this post. How to get Married in Rocky Mountain National Park.

And if you’re looking for a photographer to be there with you, let’s see if we’re a good fit!

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