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.
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.
Hair & Makeup Artist: Brittany of Alchemy Creative
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.
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