Every bit of this elopement in Twin Lakes was unforgettable & these two are one of my favorite couples of all time!
Kate and Colton have the coolest love story. They are both first responders, Kate is a police officer and Colton is a firefighter. And get this… they met on a 9-1-1 call! I’ll spare the details but you could say it was love at first sight.
I knew that Kate and Colton were my kind of people even from our initial consult call. After making the connection that Colton knew my husband, I ran to tell my husband about their elopement and how excited I was. These two are so fun-loving, down to earth, and easy-going that their elopement weekend was one that will never be forgotten!
Most of the guests, family, and bridal party stayed up in the Leadville area for a few days to do as much preparation and celebrating as possible. Kate’s family owns a stunning A-frame cabin that looks over Twin Lakes which is where they held the ceremony. It was truly jaw dropping and I felt like I kept having to pinch myself.
The bride and groom opted to not do a first look, which meant Colton saw Kate for the first time coming down the aisle. He just about had everyone in tears with his reaction, talk about a special moment to be a part of. Since there were only about 30-40 guests who attended the elopement, this gave us plenty of time to take photos with each person for Kate and Colton to cherish forever.
One thing I really value about the now Mr. and Mrs. Wright is that not only are they down to do anything for a killer photo, but they really have fun together making it happen. We were able to spend about an hour and a half together taking bridal portraits. It was what they were looking forward to the most, outside of getting married that day! While taking photos, Colton had a little surprise for Kate. He printed off a photo of their three dogs to keep in his jacket pocket so that they could be apart of their elopement day.
After bridal portraits, the bride and groom joined the guests at the reception. The reception was held at the Before and After Bar in Leadville. They were able to rent out the entire location as a private event which allowed them to spend time with each of their guests as they came together to celebrate.
There’s a trend that has gone through Instagram where you pass sunglasses around a wedding reception and put photos together to a song called Day N Nite, turning the photos into a really fun video. Colton and Kate wanted me to recreate this so of course sunglasses were passed around for a majority of the reception. Check out the reel HERE!
This Twin Lakes elopement was an incredibly special day that no one wanted to end. I was honored to be there to capture and witness the Wright’s elopement day.
If you’re looking for a place to elope with a stunning landscape, some hiking, and cute mountain towns, Twin Lakes is definitely a perfect option! It’s a couple hour drive from Denver and next to Leadville and Buena Vista with plenty of places to stay.
You really get all different kinds of scenery with waterfalls, meadows, rivers, and stunning mountain views. And the best part is it’s much less crowded than some of the other mountain towns in Colorado making it a perfect spot for an elopement!
Both Twin Lakes and Leadville are gorgeous all year round and each season has it’s pros and cons! It all depends on the type of backdrop you’re looking for and the activities you may want to do.
Twin Lakes, Leadville, and BV are beautiful year round and each season has it’s own character. When the best time of year is to elope in this area will largely depend on the type of activities you want to do and what kind of weather you are hoping for!
Suprisingly, you could actually get a pretty beautiful elopement here in the the wintertime! It can be really beautiful and not as cold as you would think for Colorado, because there is typically a lot of sunshine. The higher altitude areas may be harder since roads may be closed, so you’d need to explore other areas instead. But there’s still plenty of gorgeous scenery to access this time of year!
This time of year isn’t the best for elopements, because while other parts of the country are starting to warm up, this area does continue to get snow mixed in with warm days which means there’s alot of mud. So this may not be the best time of year for an elopement in Twin Lakes!
Summer is probably one of the best times of year to elope in Colorado! There’s the warm, sunny days but it still cools down at night. You have access to the higher elevation areas giving you more spots to choose from for your elopement. But this is typically a much busier time to visit Twin Lakes with many people vacationing. So if you want a summer elopement here then it’s best to do it on a weekday!
Fall is a STUNNING time of year in Twin Lakes. This area is perfect for an elopement with the typical fall vibes. You have the trees turning a bright yellow in September, the temperatures drop, and it’s just a much less busy time to visit here. There’s still a chance of snow in those early fall months. But typically you can get some really beautiful weather this time of year!
What I love best about Twin Lakes is the multiple different locations you could choose from for an elopement. There’s so many stunning spots, and it all depends on the type of backdrop you’re looking for. There are also rivers where you can walk along the water and be surrounded by the trees. This is especially beautiful during the fall.
There’s multiple spots on the mountains that have an overlook which would make a perfect place for your intimate elopement ceremony. But if you want more of a waterfront elopement, you could also choose a spot next to a lake or even a stunning waterfall.
However, if you don’t know where would be best, that’s where your photographer comes in to help you plan! We can find a spot that fits what you’re envisioning for your day!
Gown: Blue Bridal
Jewelery: Jared’s and Manly Bands
Florals: Palmer Flowers
Catering: Before and After
Hi, I’m Lo, a Colorado-based elopement photographer! I am always ready to create a custom experience for my couples and leave you with photos as timeless as your love. So if you’re looking for someone to help you plan your Twin Lakes elopement + tell your love story, I’d love to chat!