Boulder Hiking Elopement | Audrey + Melody

Posted On | November 6, 2021

Colorado is known for our dramatic mountain views, but Melody and Audrey’s elopement makes a strong case for the beauty of the foothills in Boulder

Audrey and Melody first met while in medical school, becoming instant friends and study buddies. When asked when they fell in love for the first time, Audrey told me “There was no one moment where I fell in love with Melody. I think I loved her always.”

They became engaged while on a trip to Cumberland Island Sea Shore after watching the sunrise together and they knew that a secluded elopement in Colorado was exactly how they wanted to get married!

They started the afternoon at the gorgeous Ramble hotel, taking their time getting ready between snuggles and sips of coffee. 

When the time came, we drove to the Boulder foothills where they both changed into their gowns, gushing over how gorgeous they each looked during their first look.

Embracing the unusually warm November weather, we hiked up to a secluded overlook, arriving just in time for the brides to share their vows as the sun set over the mountains in the distance. Tears were continuous as they shared their hearts and made one of the most important commitments two people can make. 

After a celebratory post-ceremony howl, Melody and Audrey popped some bubbly and enjoyed some cake and charcuterie as the last rays of light turned everything in sight pink and purple. 

Admiring the city lights in the distance, we made our way back down in the dark before heading to our last spot of the night. After seeing a shooting star the night Melody dropped Audrey off after attending their first med school party together and knowing that it was a sign that the relationship was meant to be, we of course had to end the evening stargazing! 

Every single second of Melody and Audrey’s elopement felt like perfection, and I am so honored to have been able to capture it!


Hotel: The Ramble Hotel 
Florist: Fern and Bloom Denver 
Hair + Makeup: Megan Cary Hair & Makeup Artistry
Wedding Dress Designer: Anthropology
Picnic Charcuterie: Culture Meat and Cheese 
Cake: Izzio Artisan Bakery 


Meet Larissa + Bailey! As two born and raised Coloradoans who have photographed 200+ couples in 100+ locations across Colorado, we specialize in creating a different kind of wedding day that is just as adventurous as you are. We use our experience and knowledge to craft a different kind of wedding day that feels completely authentic to you. Want to hike to a high alpine lake? We can give you trail options for that! Want to canoe along the banks of a mountain lake? We can tell you the best lakes to do it on! Want to watch the sunset from the top of the world? We’ll lead you to our favorite spots for sunset! Book your Colorado elopement photographer today!

In the meantime, be sure to check out our list of Best Places to Elope in Colorado, and our guide for How to Plan a Colorado Elopement!

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