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Rocky Mountain Estes Park Elopement in Winter

Hoping this is our last snow storm for the season; although I can’t complain, I do love snow!!

Spring is my favorite season, for the skiing of course.  Love that powder!  You may not be aware, but March is actually the snowiest month of the year, followed by April.  So, if you want to have a snowy wedding you should plan for no later in the year than Mother’s Day.  Where I live in Woodland Park, Colorado we get our last big dump of the year on Mother’s Day weekend, almost like clockwork.

Here is looking back to one of my favorite snowy ‘spring time’ wedding pictures I made by in Rocky Mountain National Park last month, although it may look like a winter portrait at first, just notice how warm this couple looks, she didn’t even need her cape for these photographs.  Gotta love spring time in the rockies!

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Wild Basin Lodge Photography

Estes Park, Colorado has a ton of great wedding venues, but none this close to the the east portal of Rocky Mountain National Park as this lovely one.  Wild Basin Lodge offers wedding packages year round and they have numerous options to personalize your special day.  They also have a great special for last minute wedding planning!  They have reserved limited dates and created a special packages for spontaneous couples looking to get married in 2016. For more information read about the Impetuous Love Promotion on their blog.  They have some really great info on their blog, like this article on winter wedding planning: http://wildbasinlodge.com/2016/04/mountain-winter-weddings/ Enojy!

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Sprague Lake Pictures

Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park Colorado is such an amazing park, I feel so lucky to get to visit it so often!

Sprague Lake is located just south of Bear Lake Road on the east side of the national park and is a great place for wedding photos!  This little loop is a family friendly, 4-season trail, that is less than a mile long, but it has some really amazing views!  Here is one of my favorite wedding portraits from Sprague Lake…

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Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park Wedding Venues

MarryMeInColorado.com has some great resources for planning including this map of wedding sites located inside Rocky Mountain National Park.  I especially love how they described narrowing down your ceremony location:  “Rocky mountain national park is one of the most picturesque locations to be married in all of Colorado.  Choosing between the grandeur of the mountain peaks, the crystal clear lakes, sparkling waterfalls and creeks, wild flower blanketed meadows or artfully designed rock outcroppings with bountiful wildlife surrounding you… the decision can be a tough one!”  I hope this map resource helps all my adventurous brides out there!
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 Sheena Harper Photography | 719.686.8650 | www.SheenaHarper.com