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.
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.
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.
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?
Oh yeah...one more thing. They both wrote emotional, tear-jerker wedding vows to one another.
With parents witnessing the legalities, the newlyweds wasted no time in breaking out the bubbly.
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!
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.)