Kayla and Ryan’s Breckenridge Elopement

By Maureen Thomson | Breckenridge Elopement

Aug 27
Kayla and Ryan's Breckenridge elopement venue

Kayla and Ryan's Breckenridge Elopement Venue

Private and secluded Breckenridge elopement venues are hard to come by. Jeremy and I have spent years walking the mountainsides of Breckenridge looking for outdoor elopement venues that are high on natural beauty, yet low on crowds, while being reasonably easy to access.

Kayla and Ryan choose one of our favorite no-name sites that offers an amazing mountain backdrop, a lake and a waterfall. Sometimes we get lucky and mountain goats also make an appearance.

But first, we joined them at their lodging for some getting-ready photos and a sweet first look.

Kayla getting ready - Breckenridge elopement
Ryan getting ready

Both moms were happy to lend a hand in the getting-ready proceedings--as moms are prone to do!

With tie tied, earrings clasped, and veil and boutonniere firmly in place, Kayla and Ryan went on to their first look.

The First Look

first look

Ryan was sufficiently blown away by Kayla's gorgeousness (Who wouldn't be? She looked beautiful!), so we headed over to the venue to get them officially hitched.

The Ceremony

Breckenridge mountain elopement venue

This Breckenridge venue is gorgeous even on a bad day, but the light in late August was astounding for their elopement. Still air, soft clouds, a shimmering lake and two wild 'n crazy kids from Texas in love.

What more could you ask for?

Breckenridge elopement ceremony

Oh yeah...one more thing. They both wrote emotional, tear-jerker wedding vows to one another.

first married kiss

With parents witnessing the legalities, the newlyweds wasted no time in breaking out the bubbly.

The Celebration

wedding Champagne

Clearly Kayla has no issue with Ryan consuming the overflow...as long as he left some for her.

...which he did. Plenty to go around...and with glasses, no less!


The Love

kissing by the waterfall

The Flowers

The Dress

wedding dress

Kayla left the design of her bridal bouquet up to the florist, stating simply that she wanted something in shades of maroon, pink and mauve. A complementary flower crown for her and a coordinating boutonniere for Ryan were all they needed to round out their flowers. (No additional floral decor needed, thanks to Mother Nature's display of mountains, lake and waterfall at their venue.)

Services Included in Kayla & Ryan's Breckenridge Elopement Package

  • Guidance on selecting the perfect Breckenridge elopement venue
  • Officiating
  • Photography
  • Flowers
  • Bridal Hair & Makeup
  • Coordination