When two crunchy granola nerds who love 90’s grunge and alternative music elope in the mountains of Colorado, you know it’s going to be a good day! Brooke and George’s elopement at Lost Gulch Overlook occurred on the most serene summer morning. As the sun painted the sky in hues of gold, their love story unfolded, and their greatest adventure began amidst the stunning backdrop of the Colorado Rockies.
Their Love Story
Brooke and George’s love story began while they were in College. They met while tending an heirloom seed collection together for their summer jobs. They became friends fast and easy. Then, their love sprouted in the fall, and they officially started dating. We love summer romance that turns into a forever kind of love, don’t you?
While still magical, their proposal story was a little less therapeutic than their seed-collecting days. The two got engaged during a freak snowstorm while backpacking at the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. We guess it’s true what they say, the best, most beautiful moments in life (and love) happen unexpectedly.
Brooke and George’s decision to elope was partially because they were overwhelmed with expectations from their loved ones. This, of course, is not uncommon. Many couples planning a big wedding will often change their mind halfway through wedding planning and plan an elopement instead. Elopements are less stressful, less pressured, and generally require less planning.
Brooke and George’s Lost Gulch Overlook elopement is a case in point. They booked with us two months before their wedding day, and their day turned out flawlessly.
Their Lost Gulch Overlook Elopement
The world seemed to hold its breath as the first rays of sunlight danced across Lost Gulch Overlook on the morning of their elopement. As glowing hues of pink and orange painted the sky, Brooke and George stood hand in hand atop Flagstaff Mountain, their hearts filled with love and anticipation. The quiet stillness was broken only by the gentle whispers of nature, surrounding them with a sense of serenity.
With their vows whispered into the crisp mountain air, they sealed their commitment under the warm embrace of the rising sun.
Given their start time of 6 am, they were able to celebrate their love free of distraction from other visitors. They felt like the only two people in the world, quite literally shouting their love from the mountaintop.
Sunrise or Sunset?
Sunrise elopements are undeniably magical. However, not everyone is trying to get the worm! If you’re debating between a sunrise or sunset elopement experience, check out our resource below!
Brooke was absolutely glowing, with delicate wildflowers perfectly pinned into her hair and a string of pearls around her neck. She wore a denim jean jacket adorned with patches from her favorite ’90s bands. In true 90’s grunge fashion, she rocked combat boots and above-the-ankle socks inspired by her favorite green plant.
George complimented her look with navy blue slacks, a fitted cream-colored suit, and a striking magenta tie.
Both were dressed head to toe in love. Cheesy? Maybe. But, true.
They ended their elopement day by popping a bottle of bubbly in celebration. They raised their glasses in honor of their new and much-anticipated titles, “Husband” and “wife”. It was the perfect ending to a perfect day.
Brooke and George’s Lost Gulch Overlook elopement was incredibly intimate and private.
Had they chosen to elope on a weekend, they may not have had the same peaceful experience. Or felt like they were the only two people on Flagstaff Mountain.
If you’re dreaming of a similar elopement experience, we recommend a weekday elopement!
Check out the resource below on why we believe eloping on a weekday is seriously the best!
Lost Gulch Elopement Vendors
Elopement Location | Lost Gulch Overlook in Boulder, Colorado
Officiant | Lisa | Ceremonies with Lisa
Alisha | Colorado Photographer Squad