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Forget the big, lavish wedding - sometimes, all you need is each other and the great outdoors.

Updated: May 23

Couple Snuggling
Noah and Demy

Bride with Bouquet
Noah and Demy

Couple Dancing in the Snow
Noah and Demy Sprague Lake

Demy and Noah's elopement in Rocky Mountain National Park was a beautiful and intimate celebration of their love. However, planning the perfect elopement was not without its challenges. With Demy and Noah living in Texas and their military service complicating scheduling, we had to make careful arrangements to ensure everything went smoothly.

Initially, we had set a date in January, but unfortunately, Noah's military commitments and an Arctic blast with freezing temperatures forced us to change the date. After rescheduling, we finally settled on April, when everyone was free and able to travel. To make the experience even more special, I suggested that they book cabins at The Romantic River Song Inn in Estes Park. Fortunately, they were able to secure enough cabins for their family members as well.

To make their marriage official, Demy and Noah had to obtain their marriage license from Larimer County. I advised them to arrive at least a day early to take care of this important detail. Demy's mom also made reservations for a celebratory dinner at Bird and Jim in Estes Park, adding to the anticipation and excitement of the elopement.

Despite the initial challenges, the day of the elopement turned out to be absolutely perfect. We had planned on a full 8 hour day and the snowy landscapes of Rocky Mountain National Park provided a stunning backdrop for the intimate vow exchange and photos. Demy looked breathtaking in her burgundy dress, which stood out beautifully against the white snow. We started the day at the inn, capturing precious moments of getting ready and first looks to ease any jitters before heading into the park.

Wandering around Sprague lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, we spent a few hours taking photos and enjoying the serene beauty of the surroundings. The light snowfall added a touch of magic to the entire experience. Back at the inn, Demy and Noah signed their marriage certificate to make their union official. We then celebrated with cake and champagne, a special inclusion in all of my elopement packages. After a quick outfit change and a few family photos, we headed off to Bird and Jim for their dinner celebration.

Bird and Jim prepared a custom three-course menu for Demy and Noah's special dinner. They even arranged for a quiet little corner in the back, ensuring an intimate and memorable dining experience. The evening was filled with tears, laughter, and great food, marking the perfect end to a day filled with love and joy.

Couple Playing Chess
Noah and Demy Romantic River Song Inn

elk herd
Elk Herd at Bird and Jim

Goose over Sprague Lake

Getting Married in Rocky Mountain National Park?

Ceremonies are only allowed in specific areas of the park. You MUST have a permit. You can find information on obtaining a permit at:

You will still need to pay an entrance fee for the park. You can purchase your vehicle passes at the park entrance or ahead of time at

Your ceremony permit acts as your timed entry permit. If you decide you want to enter the park prior to your ceremony time slot you will also need to make a timed entry reservation

Photography permits are no longer required.

Where to Stay:

The Romantic River Song Inn

The Stanley Hotel


333 Wonderview Avenue Estes Park , CO 80517

Where to Eat:

Bird and Jim

 (970) 586-9832

 915 Moraine Avenue Estes Park, CO 80517

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