September Sunrise Elopement Photos – Unique Boulder Elopement Photographer

A unique backyard elopement at sunrise with a chic wedding reception at a fire station.

A very special couple is on the blog today – my own bff and rant-buddy Athena married her dreamboat and perfect match, Andrew, last month in a unique elopement near Boulder, Colorado, and to make a long story short, I cried a LOT. The strength of their bond and prolific giggles from these two are pretty obvious, and we even got to incorporate their beloved cat in a few of the getting-ready photos. While it was a challenge to shoot portraits before dawn (hint: it’s pitch black outside!) I was determined to create something epic for them, so I backlit portraits of Athena using her fall wedding colors. I loved the way Athena personalized her wedding look with serious warrior vibes- from the cape, don’t-mess-with-me mohawk updo, combat boots and her fall-colors flower arrangement on her arm, she proved her badass status. She even walked Andrew’s meteorite ring down the aisle on a chain around her neck – LOVE IT! Andrew looked sharp in tweed and coordinating maroon & yellow shirt and tie, and I don’t know anyone else that could pull off that color combo so well. They exchanged tearful vows in a backyard ceremony at sunrise surrounded by close family only – what a treat it was to witness them speak their hearts to each other, and the moment right after the first kiss is when I really lost it, and guests rushed to me with tissues which I desperately needed. #emotionallyinvested
Later that evening, they gathered with all their friends and loved ones at the fire station where Andrew is a volunteer fire fighter, a personal nod to them both being first responders. The firehouse wedding reception was decorated with helmets and DO NOT CROSS table runners and they shared their first dance surrounded by the fire trucks. I couldn’t be happier to share these highlights from their incredibly unique elopement in Colorado. Congratulations you two!



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