An Alpenglow Elopement: Ashley & Kyle

There is something incredibly special about sunrise in the mountains, especially in Colorado. And what better time to get married than at alpenglow, an optical phenomenon that appears as a horizontal reddish glow near the horizon opposite to the Sun when the solar disk is just below the horizon?! 

Ashely and Kyle are nature lovers and intrepid hikers. They got engaged on a hike and knew that there was only one place for them to say their I do’s – on top of a mountain!

The couple reached out to Sean at Vows and Peaks to discuss various hiking options leading up to their elopement before finally settling on the stunning alpine lake in Colorado.

On their wedding day, Ashley and Kyle helped each other into their wedding attire as the sun was peeking over the ridge and shared a private first look. Ashley and Kyle then shared their vows at sunrise.  This particular day was extra special as there was some leftover winter ice on the alpine lake which made the backdrop look like something out of Alaska. It was one of those magical sunrises that takes your breath away (and was well worth the early wake up call)!

After exploring the area, our lovers capped off their elopement with summit beers and read letters together from friends and family which wished Kyle and Ashely the best on their epic adventure. With Sean by their side, they were able to capture some amazing moments on film along the way that they will treasure forever.



Check out Vows and Peaks best places to elope in Colorado  // Dress Designer:  Allure Bridals // Dress Store: Michelle’s Bridal // Suit Designer: Allure Bridals // Ring Designer: Flora Gems // Florist: Fairytale Floral Littleton, Co