Crested Butte Elopement | Sarah and Rob

bride and groom with dog after ceremony in aspen trees in Colorado by Colorado wedding photographer Jennie Crate

Sarah and Rob were one of the many couples caught in the tough spot of trying to figure out what to do about their wedding plans during a pandemic. When they realized that their families wouldn’t be able to travel to Colorado for their planned celebration, they postponed for a year. Though it was hard to let go of all the work they’d been pouring into their original wedding plans, they gradually decided that they didn’t want to wait another year to be officially married.

They took a couple of weeks to look at their options for an elopement, then decided that Crested Butte had everything that they wanted for their day.

A whirlwind trip a few weeks before the wedding allowed Sarah and Rob to find the perfect secluded spot for their ceremony.

After a first look at Peanut Lake, we headed up Gothic Road in their jeep to find their private ceremony spot.

Perched on the side of a hill, with views of a fall valley, and mountains, Sarah and Rob said their vows to each other with their pup Rigby by their side. I was too far away to hear their vows, but I asked Rob later what it was about Sarah that made him want to spend his life with her. His answer was about as perfect as it get: “She just gets me”.

After their vows and some portraits in the aspens, we headed to our last stop, Emerald Lake. We had to navigate around a bunch of cattle on the path, but we ended the evening in the quiet stillness of the lake and the twilight sky.

All in all, a perfect way to start a marriage. Congratulations you two!

groom gets ready for elopement with snacks, water, and dog treats at Crested Butte Elopement by Crested Butte elopement photographer Jennie Crate
first look at Peanut Lake at Crested Butte Elopement by Crested Butte elopement photographer Jennie Crate
first look at Peanut Lake at Crested Butte Elopement by Crested Butte elopement photographer Jennie Crate
first look between bride and groom at Crested Butte Elopement by Crested Butte elopement photographer Jennie Crate
bride and groom cuddle after first look at Crested Butte Elopement by Crested Butte elopement photographer Jennie Crate
first look during fall elopement at Crested Butte Elopement by Crested Butte elopement photographer Jennie Crate
bride and groom walk hand in hand at peanut lake after first look at Crested Butte Elopement by Crested Butte elopement photographer Jennie Crate
bride gets into blue jeep for drive to ceremony spot in Crested Butte for private elopement by Aspen wedding photographer Jennie Crate
drive up gothic road on wedding day
aspen trees on gothic road
bride and groom drive to lake for photos at Crested Butte elopement by Denver wedding photographer Jennie Crate
bride and groom hike to ceremony spot in meadow up gothic road in Crested Butte for private elopement by Aspen wedding photographer Jennie Crate
bride and groom hike past mountain biker on way to ceremony spot in Crested Butte for private elopement by Aspen wedding photographer Jennie Crate
bride and groom get ready to exchange vows with dog in Crested Butte for private elopement by Aspen wedding photographer Jennie Crate
bride and groom hold hands during wedding ceremony in Crested Butte for private elopement by Aspen wedding photographer Jennie Crate
bride and groom exchange vows and kisses during ceremony in Crested Butte for private elopement by Aspen wedding photographer Jennie Crate
bride and groom laugh through wedding in Colorado by Colorado wedding photographer Jennie Crate
bride and groom exchange vows during self-solemnized ceremony in Colorado by Colorado wedding photographer Jennie Crate
bride puts ring on groom's finger during intimate ceremony in Colorado by Colorado wedding photographer Jennie Crate
fall bridal bouquet with dahlias and picnic blanket
bride and groom in aspen trees after ceremony in Colorado by Colorado wedding photographer Jennie Crate
hiking boots under wedding dress on wedding day for Colorado elopement
groom runs with dog on wedding day in meadow in Colorado mountain by Denver wedding photographer Jennie Crate
bride and groom selfie after wedding ceremony in Crested Butte by Denver wedding photographer Jennie Crate
bride and groom at sunset with evergreen trees at Crested Butte elopement by Denver wedding photographer Jennie Crate
bride and groom walk down road on Gothic Pass at Crested Butte elopement by Denver wedding photographer Jennie Crate
bride and groom in evergreen trees after ceremony at Crested Butte elopement by Denver wedding photographer Jennie Crate
bride and groom walk by lake with dog looking on at Crested Butte elopement by Denver wedding photographer Jennie Crate
sunset on Gothic Road

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