Rebecca and Michael flew all the way to Colorado from Ohio for their Idaho Springs elopement at St Mary’s Glacier. When they first started dreaming up what their special day could look like, they came across a photo of St Mary’s Glacier in Idaho Springs and the location stuck with them. Newly engaged and not wanting to wait to get married, (Alex & I know the feeling of not wanting to wait to get married!) they decided to tie the knot while visiting Michael’s brother who lived in CO. The idea worked logistically, and it was time to start planning their Idaho Springs elopement.
When we asked R + M why they were planning to get married this way, they said, “we want to focus on the two of us and what we would want. Traditional weddings are for your guests. We don’t want to put energy into cakes and invitations. We want no stress, minimal planning, and we don’t want to take away from what the day is about, us getting married.” When we asked them to describe their vision for their wedding day, they said, “Calm, peaceful, simple, intimate, genuine, romantic, surrounded by epic scenery, and private – just us.” Everything they told us on the phone made us know we wanted to work with these two! Their values and reasons for wanting to elope resonated with us. They were basically saying out loud everything we were feeling when we were making the decision to elope!
In true adventure elopement fashion, mother nature made us re evaluate our plans. Their original plan was not to have an Idaho Springs elopement, it was to get married on top of a mountain pass at sunrise during the week. But with single digit temps, and a snow storm in the forecast, we decided to change plans. We pushed their day back one day, pushed the timing back to let the temps warm up, and went down in elevation. So we ended up changing the day, the time, and the location all within a few days before. But their Idaho Spring elopement ending up at St Mary’s Glacier was meant to be. It was the location that made them decide to elope in Colorado, it all came around full circle. The weather on their Idaho Springs elopement day ended up being super beautiful. We had a bluebird day, and much warmer than single digit temps.
We started the day by meeting these two in the parking lot of their hike in Idaho Springs. We did the short hike up to the lake, and took our time finding an area where there was no people for these two and their intimate ceremony. Alex ended up finding a spot that was hidden and tucked in the evergreen trees with an amazing view. The elevation was getting to Rebecca, so we took our time, and when they were ready, they changed into their adventure elopement attire. After their ceremony we did a short hike around the lake, and then headed back down to the trailhead where these two signed their marriage license. Congratulations to the happy couple! We loved being apart of your Idaho Springs elopement!