Artist Point Elopement | Jaylea & Ryan

One of our favorite things about elopements is seeing how our couples customize their day with unique and meaningful details! ⁠During Jaylea and Ryan’s Artist Point elopement, they had a ring-warming ceremony, and their little girl was the designated ring chaperone who handed off the rings to her parents! Before we dive into their Boulder elopement day, let’s take it back to the beginning, when they first met.

Their Love Story

Their love story began the way many twenty-first love stories do. When two people swiped right.
Their first date was at the Wild Boar, a coffee shop in Fort Collins. They met for breakfast and a coffee and spent time talking and connecting. In fact, they enjoyed each other’s company so much, they went on their second date later that evening. I guess you can say the rest is history!

The Proposal

It was Christmas time, the streets were covered in snow, and Christmas lights were all aglow.

One evening, Ryan suggested they take their dog Bailey for a walk. However, before they left on said walk, Jaylea wanted to change into her big, baggy sweatpants. Due to the nature of their “walk” Ryan couldn’t tell her not to.

Upon their return, they were greeted by a group of Christmas carolers who had taken stage in front of their home.

Ryan had hired the group of carolers to surprise Jaylea. She assumed they were out spreading Christmas cheer for all to hear.

Even the neighbors were in on the surprise and stood outside to watch the show. After they sang Jaylea’s favorite Christmas song, Little Drummer Boy, Ryan got down on one knee and ask Jaylea to be his wife.

Jaylea was shocked with excitement she ran inside for her phone to capture the moment. Little did she know her family was hiding in the neighbor’s yard. Ryan was afraid she would notice them hiding. Fortunately, she too caught up in saying yes!

After she said yes, her family came out from their hiding places and surprised her again! Ryan’s mother and grandmother even joined in the celebration via Facetime.

It was a perfect proposal and the best surprise.

Their Artist Point Elopement

On the evening of August 19th, Jaylea, Ryan and their families gathered together for their Artist Point elopement on Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder.

Jaylea’s father walked her down the aisle where Ryan and their officaite were waiting. Their families, including their little girl, Isla watched from a distance.

Jaylea's father walks her down the aisle during her Artist Point elopement ceremony.
The bride walks down the aisle with her father during her artist point elopement.
The bride hugs her father before the start of her ceremony at her Artist Point Elopement.
The bride and groom hold hands at the start of their ceremony at their artist point elopement.
The bride looks at her groom during their ceremony at Artist Point.
A ceremony shot of the guests at the Artist Point Elopement.

One of our favorite details from their day was that they included a ring-warming ritual into their ceremony. During a ring-warming ceremony guests pass around the couples’ rings to warm them with good thoughts and wishes! It’s a great way to make your day more memorable, and the perfect way to include your loved ones.

The groom hands the rings to his new father in law for their ring-warming ceremony during their elopement at Artist Point.
Ryan hands his new father-in-law the rings to start the ring-warming ceremony during their Artist Point elopement.
A guest places warm wishes over the wedding rings during the Artist Point Elopement ceremony.
The grooms sweet old grandma looks at the rings and grants wishes for the couple during their elopement at artist point.
a ceremony shot of the bride and groom holding hands during the ring-warming ceremony at artist point.
The bride and grooms daughter warms the rings during their artist point elopement
the bride and groom laughing during their ceremony at their artist point elopement.
The bride looking lovingly at her groom during their Artist Point elopement.
The bride and grooms daughter hands off their rings during their Artist Point elopement ceremony.
The groom shares his vows during their Artist Point elopement ceremony.

Jaylea and Ryan shared their vows with each other while the ring-warming ceremony took place.

The groom smiles at his bride while reading his vows during their elopement at artist point
The bride reads her vows during their artist point elopement ceremony

Jaylea and Ryan’s daughter, Isla was the one who handed the rings off to her parents! It was such a sweet moment to witness. We are positive, they will all remember it fondly for years to come!

The friend of the couple brings their baby to give them their rings after the ring-warming ceremony during their elopement at artist point
The groom places the ring on his bride's hand at their artist point elopement ceremony.
The bride places a ring on her grooms hand during their artist point elopement ceremony.
the bride and groom kiss for the first time as husband and wife during their elopement ceremony at Artist Point!

After their rings were returned, they exchanged them, said yes to forever, and sealed the deal with a kiss!

The happy couple in newlywed bliss walking away from their ceremony at their Artist Point elopement!
The bride and groom look at each other with big smiles after their elopement ceremony at Artist Point.
The Father of the bride says hello to his granddaughter after his daughter's Artist Point elopement.
The bride hugging her Grandma in law after her Artist Point elopement
The bride and groom smile happily while holding their adorable baby girl after their ceremony at Artist Point.
The bride and groom looking at their little girl in her mother's arms at their artist point elopement ceremony.
The bride and groom signing their marriage license after their artist point elopement
The groom and his sweet 91 year old grandma standing side-by-side and smiling at each other after the grooms artist point elopement.
A family shot of with the bride and groom at their artist point elopement
The bride with her father after her artist point elopement
the bride and groom look at the camera, happily married after their Artist Point elopement.

Artist Point Elopement Portraits

After their intimate ceremony they took family photos with all their loved ones. Which included Ryan’s adorable Grandmother who was 91 years old! Talk about a special memory!

The newleyweds hiked up to Artist Point after their elopement ceremony for their portraits, it was the perfect ending to a perfect day.

the bride and groom nuzzle heads in love after their elopement at artist point.
The bride and groom hold hands and look off towards the mountain range at artist point.
The bride and groom holding hands, looking happily at each other at their artist point elopement.
the a beautiful shot of the bride and groom at artist point
The bride and groom looking happily at each other at Artist point.
A beautiful image of the bride looking off in the distance at Artist Point after her elopement.
The bride looks lovingly at her husband during their artist point elopement
the bride and groom sitting together facing the mountain range. Their backs to the camera, at Artist Point.
A horizontal shot of the bride and groom looking away from the camera, sitting head to head at Artist Point.
Their wooden ring box on a rock with their rings on top - a detail photo from their artist point elopment
The groom holding his adorable little daughter after his artist point elopement.
The groom holding his little girl while his new bride kisses her sweetly on the lips after their Artist Point elopement.

Their simple ceremony is a great example of how you don’t need to spend much to have a memorable elopement day. If you’re wondering how much it costs to elope in Colorado check our latest blog post.

What meaningful details are you planning to include in your day? ⁠⁠

Vendors |

Photographer | Alisha from the Colorado Photographer Squad

Officiant | Stephen with Ceremonies with Lisa

Florals | Fiori Flowers

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