Kayla and Jeff’s Colorado off-road elopement was full of family, adventure, and SO many last-minute changes that resulted in the most perfect day.
The bride and groom spent a leisurely morning getting ready separately, surrounded in prayer with their families before heading to the ceremony site in Grand Lake. We realized as soon as we arrived that Kayla’s flowers were still on the kitchen counter. While a few of her family members went back to grab them, Kayla and Jeff decided they couldn’t wait any longer to see each other. They shared an impromptu first look and read each other letters in front of a perfectly mirrored lake in the morning sun.
Jeff’s dad (a pastor who was currently serving as a missionary in the Congo and barely made it to their wedding on time after spending 30 hours traveling!) officiated a heartfelt lakeside ceremony.
After sharing some mimosas, mules, and cake (in mimosa glasses because we couldn’t find plates or knives!), the group geared up for their next adventure – an off-road adventure with Grand Adventures up a mountain pass. Despite some rain, wind, hail, and snow, the group didn’t let the weather spoil their adventure and made a point to see who could get the muddiest on the way back!
Kayla and Jeff are proof that having guests join you on your adventure can create some absolutely wonderful and meaningful memories. Plus, what better way is there to celebrate than with a Colorado off-road elopement?!
Congratulations, Kayla + Jeff!
Meet Larissa + Bailey! As two born and raised Coloradans 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 Off-Road 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!