Of all wedding styles, adventure weddings are my personal favorite for a few great reasons. First and foremost, I get to meet fantastic, authentic and easygoing couples like Julie and Ryan. It’s also the perfect mix of having an “adventure elopement” vibe (with very few people there at an outdoorsy location they love) and a traditional wedding with a handful of meaningful details. Julie and Ryan stayed in a couple Airbnb rentals in Boulder to get prepped, flying in from Austin, TX with only a handful of their closest friends and family.
As one of my first adventure weddings of 2018, Julie and Ryan’s wedding day did not disappoint! Despite the rain, we were able to start their portraits early with their first look at Chautauqua Park — with a view of Boulder’s iconic Flatirons in the background.
Then we carpooled up Flagstaff Road to make stops at Gross Reservoir and Lost Gulch Overlook, both of which look all the more intense and mystical with a rain/hail storm rolling in. And yet, the weather didn’t have these two skipping a beat! The wind and slight rain helped add the perfect amount of drama to their portraits, and some of these will go down as my all-time favorites!
Unfortunately, the storm rolled in too strong for us to have their ceremony up on Flagstaff as originally planned. But thankfully their mini reception was going to be held at The Boulder Cork, who were very helpful in allowing us to use the rented party room for their ceremony last-minute.
It’ll definitely be an adventure wedding I’ll never forget! Thank you both for letting me capture the big day!
Officiant, Florals, Hair & Makeup, Planning: Colorado Wedding Productions
Wedding Videography: Simmons Twins Films
Caterer, Reception/Ceremony: The Boulder Cork
Dress Designer: Melissa Sweet, David’s Bridal
Suit: Men’s Wearhouse
Rings: Diamonds Direct
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Skyewater Photo + Film is an adventure elopement and destination wedding photo and video team based in Colorado. We help couples plan elopements all over the US, and offer insight for more than just photography: from planning assistance, finding and booking locations, vendor references and more! Reach out to our elopement photography and videography team today to get more info!