Jessica and Justin lucked out with unseasonably warm weather for their February elopement near Loveland Pass – it was almost 50 degrees on their wedding day! The Rockies have gotten slammed with snowstorm after snowstorm lately so the warm temperatures and sunshine were a welcome sight that we happily embraced. The snow was still several feet thick everywhere we went so we had to be careful not to sink up to our knees or slip and slide down a snowbank haha!
Loveland Pass has a special place in my heart and I’ve been waiting for just the right couple to take there. My husband and I had our very first date in this magical place 14 years ago (what!? how has it been that long?). We skied at Arapahoe Basin, a wonderful little ski area that is famous for its east wall chutes and double black diamond runs. It is this area which provides one of the most beautiful backdrops in Colorado! Loveland Pass sits at the top of the Continental Divide, just east of Arapahoe Basin. It’s an alpine wonderland with 360 degree views above timberline. I really can’t think of a better mountain backdrop in Colorado that is decently close to Denver. Since Loveland Pass sits above timberline, it can be a little on the chilly and windy side so it definitely takes an adventurous soul to come up here in a wedding dress in the middle of winter!
I love how my job allows me to work with people who plan 12+ months out for their wedding day and also people who plan everything in under 30 days. Jessica and Justin fall into the latter category and I was so happy to see everything come together beautifully for them in a short amount of time. It was such a joy to witness such an amazing day with two amazing people.
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Thinking of eloping on Loveland Pass? Or thinking of having a winter elopement? I’d love to chat with you about your vision for the day! Feel free to email me directly at Becky@beckyyoungphotography.com. You can see information about pricing here and information on elopements on other elopement locations here.