When Amber and Benny first reached out they already knew they wanted to have a winter wedding in Rocky Mountain National Park. They also had their elopement date picked, 2/22/22. The year of the 2’s! Elopement photographers everywhere were booked up for this date far in advance. We got a total of 17 inquiries alone just for the 2nd, and the 22nd. While knowing how popular the day was going to be, we knew we wanted to work with a couple that was 100% down for an adventure! Amber and Benny were all in! They told us that they wanted snow, and that they were down for anything! The couple was planning on renting a Jeep for their adventure, so we had lots of options!
The date was important to them. Amber has a thing for even numbers, and the date 2/22/22 tied into their son Kaden’s birthday, 3/2. Like true Colorado fashion, a huge snow storm rolled in that week leaving Alex and I (and dozens of other adventure elopement photographers) forced to rethink the entire plan, and make sure whatever it was that we did was going to keep everyone safe. We always tell our couples that we will always still go outside and photograph their day as long as the conditions are safe.
We ended up changing their location to Bear Lake. Bear Lake was Amber’s first pick, but when originally planning their day, Rocky Mountain National Park didn’t have any permits available for 2/22/22. When we ended up deciding to move their date a few days due to the snow, we reached out to the park service and we got so lucky! They had a permit, and these two were going to have their winter wonderland elopement up at Bear Lake. Unfortunately these two didn’t get to have their elopement experience on 2/22/22, but they still got their winter wonderland wedding day that they were dreaming of.
When we first asked this sweet couple why they were eloping, they said because they would rather spend the money on a trip vs a big wedding. We couldn’t agree more! Congratulations to the happy couple. We are so glad that you got the winter wonderland wedding that you were dreaming of!