Wyoming Styled Elopement
Sometime in March, I decided that I wanted to eat a truly delicious looking cake that Idy from The Naked Pear had posted on her Instagram page. But as someone that recently decided I need to cut back on my sugar intake, I needed a good reason to do so. But hey, I figured a styled shoot was as good a reason as any. (Really, truly, that’s how this started.) I’m so happy with how this shoot turned out and so grateful to everyone that participated!
Meet the Couple
Devon and Tyler are a real, wildly-in-love engaged couple! They’re both incredibly intelligent people working in software as project managers, while also being very outdoorsy and 100% up for adventure. They’ve been together for several years now, and got engaged the weekend before our shoot!
Meet the Vendors
I was fortunate to be able to work with an incredible team of vendors for this shoot!
- Photography by Meghan Blanton Photography | @meghanblantonphotography (Hi, it’s me.)
- Videography by Tasha Joy Media | @tashajoymedia
- Florals by Starry Nights Floral & Accents | @starrynightsfloral
- Gluten-free Cake by The Naked Pear | @thenakedpear
- Invitation Suite by Hannah Clare Creative | @hannahclare_creative
- Rings provided by Garwood Jewelers | @garwoodsjewelers
- Dress by Lulu’s | @lulusweddings
For this styled elopement, I wanted to explore some easily accessible elopement locations with views that would leave you breathless. (And I don’t just mean the altitude!) My vision was to showcase a simple elopement with a rustic feel. Something that any in-love couple could pull off in a quick turnaround time. The cozy cabins at Snowy Mountain Lodge and the lake we found near Centennial, Wyoming completely fit the rustic vibes and had killer views right off the main road.
We found two overlooks that gave us beautiful mountain views. One overlook even had a tower that created some serious Ireland vibes. After taking some couples portraits at the first two locations, we drove up the road to a mostly frozen lake. The trail to the lake from the parking lot was snowpack and up to my waist. Rather than trying to go through the snow we walked along the road and then hopped over the guard rail.
On the lakeside, Devon and Tyler took a few moments to privately speak words of love to each other before exchanging rings. The rings, which we borrowed from Garwood’s Jewelers, featured an engraving of the view of the front range mountains from Fort Collins adding a unique way to carry home in your hand. They were in their own world under an umbrella as the rain started really coming down. It was truly ethereal.
Major props to Devon and Tyler for their adventurous spirit and braving the weather!
After we decided we were wet enough, we went back to the cabin to slice into a delicious gluten free cake from The Naked Pear and warm up. Overall, it was a day filled with incredible views, great friends, and true love.