Let’s be honest, Red Rocks Amphitheater gets all the hype in Colorado for it’s breathtaking geological structure, and while it is amazing, the state has glorious mountains and red rocks sprinkled throughout the area that just add to the beauty and magnificence of the state. Colorado’s natural beauty is some of my favorite landscapes for weddings. And, if you haven’t seen a concert at Red Rocks, add that to your bucket list once it’s safe again.

Growing up next to these rocks is exactly where the vision for this shoot came to mind. Red rocks on one side that double as a cave and meadows for miles on the other. Because of all this varied scenery in such close quarters, I had many different directions I could go with this shoot. My vision was to tie in desert appeal with the terra-cotta rocks, and also enjoy the lush greenery with the meadows and the native grasses while tieing in the mountains. No element left behind. I wanted a boho, vintage vibe, while keeping things modern and elegant. The open air and the natural lighting gave the photographers the option to shoot into the light and create fairy-tale looking imagery, especially as the sun set. And as if we had orchestrated with intention, a family of deer made a star appearance for this elopement to make the day even more special.

The intention behind this shoot was to demonstrate to couples that you don’t have to have a big ceremony with hundreds of guests, or a massive reception venue to have a special day. Especially with the times we are going through, elopements and micro weddings are trending and they are SO fun. I could have a conversation with you for hours on why you should elope or do a micro wedding, don’t even get me started… Or do? Colorado has many amazing backdrops for elopements or micro weddings. Even if you want to be creative and do something that has never been done before. Top of a mountain, anyone? Call me up and we can search for something incredible whether it is in Colorado, or we are hitting the road. Elopements and micro weddings are my favorite – let’s get to dreaming and designing, people.

Also — you can check out the story behind this shoot on Rocky Mountain Bride!

Styling, Design & Planning: MPN Weddings & Events
Paper Goods: Paper Girl Creative
Videographer: Oak & Pine Media LLC
Florals: Lace & Lilies