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WEDDING BLOG

After Waiting 9 Months for the Groom’s Visa, This Couple Celebrated with a Snowy Loveland Pass Elopement

January 16, 2019 | juliette

Megan and Cameron’s incredible, wintry Loveland Pass elopement proves that good things come to those who wait! After a whirlwind romance and an epic engagement, this adventurous couple wouldn’t settle for anything less than an exquisite setting for their special day, which made the snow-covered Rockies the perfect choice. The couple’s day included a self-solemnized ceremony, a champagne toast, and a cake cutting on the back of their tailgate — and that simplicity couldn’t have been more charming. Megan channeled serious woodland princess vibes with a dusty blue skirt from Wardrobe by Dulcinea and eye-catching flower crown created by By Kochetova. Lucky for us all, Amy Bluestar Photography was there to capture every dreamy moment of this winter wonderland elopement!

The Couple:

Megan and Cameron

The Wedding:

Loveland Pass, Rocky Mountains, Colorado

We eloped mostly because everything had to be last minute; we waited almost 9 months for my husband’s visa to come through (he’s from London) so the easiest thing to do was to have the big things in place (dress, suit, photographer) and just drive out to Colorado as soon as he could get here. But I also really wanted to get married amongst the mountains. We met on a grand adventure (the Mongol Rally) and got engaged at Moraine Lake in Banff, so I wanted to say our vows to each other and before God in a place that made us feel small and humble and awed.

The whole day was so special and amazing (and freezing) but my favorite memory was pronouncing ourselves as husband and wife. We had a self-solemnization ceremony at Loveland Pass, so there were some other people around. We were in a spot that still felt private, but I guess some people had waited at their cars when they saw what we were doing. When we pronounced ourselves married and kissed, they all cheered and honked their horns. It was completely unexpected and actually really delightful.

I knew I wanted a big dramatic tulle skirt in a dusty blue color against the backdrop of the mountains, and my dressmaker absolutely delivered. Between that and my gorgeous silk flower crown, I felt like a woodland princess!

Take the time to really consider what’s important to you as a couple and stay true to that. We eloped for several reasons, but we also had a marriage celebration a month later with our closest family and friends. I’m my mother’s only child, and I knew she was having a hard time not being there. So we had another ceremony, repeated our vows, and had the people who are most involved in our lives sign a covenant as witnesses to hold us to them. Both the elopement and the celebration were incredibly personal and tailored to us, and we really had the best of both worlds. So, don’t do things just because they’re what people do – take the time to evaluate what’s actually meaningful to you.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Amy Bluestar Photography
Floral Design – Vintage Magnolia
Cake – CakeLady Creations
Makeup Artist – LoLa Beauty
Wedding Dress – Wardrobe by Dulcinea
Flower Crown – By Kochetova
Boots – L.L.Bean and Dr. Martens
Groom’s Apparel – Hugo Boss, The Tie Bar, and Love, Georgie
Rings – S. Kind & Co and Brent L Miller Jewelers & Goldsmiths

 

Our biggest congratulations to Megan and Cameron on the beginning of forever, and a special thanks to Amy Bluestar Photography for sharing this incredible Loveland Pass elopement with Junebug! If you’re dreaming of a winter wedding, don’t forget to check out these 30 winter bridal accessories to warm up your look!

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4 Comments

  1. I think that is really wonderful to see weddings like this one. Thank you to be original <3
    Nathalie (from France)

  2. What a wonderful elopement! these shots are magical! :)

  3. Very beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Amazing pictures! These shots are so magical! :)

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