Loveland Pass Elopement | Kyla + Chris

Posted On | June 10, 2021

wedding couple holding hands and hiking up the side of a mountain at sunrise for elopement on Loveland Pass

This Loveland Pass elopement started at sunrise on top of the world and ended with dipping toes in a nearby mountain lake.

Kyla and Chris have been together for EIGHT years after first meeting in high school. The moment that truly made them fall in love with each other was going on a week-long road trip to northern Michigan that forced them to spend uninterrupted time together and work through the challenges of camping for a week.

Kyla loves to paint and garden. Chris loves to read and play guitar. Together, they love taking their son to explore the outdoors.

On a calm and peaceful morning this past June, I met Kyla and Chris at the little mountain house in Idaho Springs where they were getting ready. Before most of the world was even awake, we drove up to one of my favorite passes in Colorado, Loveland Pass, where they got married just the two of them.

My favorite two favorite of this Loveland Pass elopement:

1. Kyla + Chris didn’t have pre-written vows for their “ceremony”. Instead, they spent 10-15 minutes just chatting back and forth about how far they’d come, what each other meant to them and what they hoped the future held for them as husband and wife.

2. After their sunrise ceremony, we explored a nearby mountain lake where these two took off their socks and shoes to dip their feet in and skipped rocks (let me tell you, if rock skipping was a professional sport, Chris would definitely win the Olympics for it!).

Kyla and Chris, thank you for being 100% you two. Thank you for showing up and creating a day that I could tell was authentically you. It’s couples like you that give me the biggest smile as I’m driving away, thinking to myself “I have the best job in the world”.

bride getting ready in cabin in Idaho Springs
Hair and makeup artist applying eyeshadow to bride
bride's dress draped over a gray armchair
bride's dress hanging on a door frame
wedding details of bouquet, boutonniere and gold wedding rings with sapphire.
bride looking at herself in a hand-held mirror while getting ready
bride adjusting the straps on her side lace up wedding dress
bride sitting on bed and tying hiking boots
groom's details with watch, blue bow tie and yellow rose boutonniere
groom adjusting bow tie in bathroom mirror
groom buttoning suit vest
groom putting on blue suit jacket
groom adjusting his watch on his wrist
groom standing facing away overlooking a stunning mountain range waiting for first look with his bride
bride walking up behind groom and touching him on the shoulder for first look on Loveland Pass
groom turning around and smiling at bride after seeing her in her wedding attire for the first time
bride and groom holding hands and admiring each other during elopement first look on Loveland Pass
bride and groom laughing and talking during first look
bride and groom kissing each other with majestic mountain views on Loveland Pass
bride and groom snuggling into each other and looking out at the stunning snow capped mountain range during Loveland Pass elopement
groom helping bride across small bridge on Loveland Pass for their wedding
bride and groom hiking along a trail with snow during spring elopement on Loveland Pass
bride and groom holding hands and talking with each other during their elopement ceremony on Loveland Pass
bride and groom standing on rock holding hands with epic mountain views during Loveland Pass elopement
bride and groom's feet with bouquet on a rock
emotional black and white photo of bride looking at groom as he shares his vows on their elopement day in Colorado
bride and groom holding hands on rock with sweeping mountains views during Loveland Pass elopement ceremony
groom putting wedding ring on bride's hand during sunrise elopement on Loveland Pass
bride putting ring on groom's finger and laughing with joy during Loveland Pass elopement
bride and groom kissing after sunrise elopement ceremony on Loveland Pass
bride and groom sitting on rock signing marriage license at Colorado elopement
bride signing self-solemnizing Colorado marriage license dring elopement
bride and groom standing on rock with epic mountain views during elopement in Colorado
groom helping bride up a rock with sweeping mountain views during sunrise elopement on Loveland Pass
groom sitting on rock snuggling bride on his lap during epic Colorado elopement
bride and groom walking next to frozen Pass Lake on Loveland Pass during June elopement in Colorado
bride and groom kissing with sunrise golden light on Loveland Pass
groom carrying bride on mountain pass during Colorado elopement
brides and grooms intertwined hands with gold wedding rings with blue sapphire
close up of bride and groom staring into each other's eyes with sunrise golden light
bride and groom walking away along Pass Lake at sunrise during their Colorado elopement
black and white photo of groom snuggling bride from behind and kissing her cheek in the mountains during elopement on Loveland Pass
bride swaying wedding dress in the wind with golden sunrise light shining through the dress at Loveland Pass
groom with brown pants and blue suit jacket standing on Loveland Pass on wedding day
bride and groom standing in front of tall pine trees looking opposite directions with the sunrise light pouring through the trees
bride and groom holding hands and climbing the side of the mountain during elopement in Colorado
bride and groom sitting on rock facetiming family after eloping
bride and groom skipping rocks on Lake Dillon after sunrise elopement
bride sitting on rock next to mountain lake taking off her hiking boots
groom with foot perched on a rock next to a mountain lake rolling up the cuffs of his pants
black and white photo of wedding couples bare feet before dipping their toes in a nearby lake
water rippling in a mountain lake after bride and groom skip a rock
bride and groom holding hands barefoot and walking along the shoreline of mountain lake during elopement at Loveland Pass
close up of bride and groom's feet in a mountain lake in Colorado
bride and groom laying down on a blanket and snuggling while groom kisses bride's head
panorama photo of bride and groom sitting on a blanket next to Lake Dillon after sunrise elopement at Loveland Pass

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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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