Winter Elopement in Telluride | Joelys + Steven

Posted On | March 8, 2022

wedding couple in the snow at the top of Telluride gondola during winter elopement in Telluride

I can’t stop thinking about the perfect day Joelys and Steven shared during their winter elopement in Telluride!

Joelys told me, “When I first met Steven, it felt like my soul recognized him and my first reaction was a simple ‘Oh, there you are!’ I knew he was going to change my entire life and I felt like he’d done this in previous lives too. “

When it came time to plan their winter elopement in Telluride, Joelys and Steven knew that they wanted to explore somewhere new together and experience Colorado winter at its finest! They finally decided on the town of Telluride on the western slope of Colorado.

They began their day getting ready in their rental home with a view. At a nearby frozen lake, Joelys and Steven played rock-paper-scissors to determine who would share their heartfelt vows first. After toasting with some cocktails from a local restaurant, Joelys and Steven rode the free Telluride gondola up to 10,500 feet for sunset photos. I think these two absolutely accomplished their goal and had a winter elopement in Telluride that they’ll never forget!

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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 Telluride elopement photographer today!

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