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4×4 Jeep Elopement in Ouray, Colorado

Where do I even begin with these two? Marley found my work on Google in the fall of 2020. After our first coffee date, I knew capturing her and her boo’s Colorado adventure elopement was going to be a blast. For their engagements, we drove my 4runner up to a beautiful meadow and played around as I captured their playful love. It’s no surprise that a year and a half later, we began planning their dream wedding day in Ouray, Colorado by way of a 4×4 Jeep tour.

Marley and Bryan wanted something fun and unique. They gathered their family and closest friends, rented some jeeps, and we drove to the most beautiful basin in the mountains. At around 12,800 feet, these two love birds read their vows with their loved ones as their witness and a backdrop that felt like we were in the Swiss Alps. Don’t believe me? Keep scrolling to see!

Incredible Mountain Weather

Some may talk down on a rainy wedding day, but that wasn’t the case for this adventure elopement. It rained during the ceremony but the guests were troopers and it made for some sweet umbrella photos. Let me tell you, I was all for the rain as it brought low-hanging clouds for the couple portraits, and what a dream those were! Days like this make you feel like you’re out of this world. It’s a reminder of how beautiful Colorado truly is.

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A Dance Party to Remember

After the ceremony and portraits, we headed back to the venue where Marley & Bryan celebrated their love during their reception. The venue had a rooftop space with 360-degree mountain views. We rocked the dance floor out on the rooftop and made our way inside when it got too rainy. We quite literally danced the night away.

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Jeep Tour: Switzerland of America Jeeps
Reception Space: The Venue at CSB
Catering: Jimmy’s BBQ

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