If you’ve ever considered a winter elopement in Colorado, this post is for you! The cozy Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, Colorado was folded into a pocket of blizzard magic for these two earlier this winter. Their intimate ceremony took place beside the river just steps away from Rocky Mountain National Park, where crisp white snow coated the aspens on the St. Vrain’s riverbanks. Huge flakes pelted down around Amanda & Nick as they laughed together at their outdoor winter elopement ceremony – you can see how much fun they were having as they declared their love for each other during the crazy storm. The stunning modern seven-sided ceremony arch really popped against the white out snowstorm. It was adorned with deep wine red blooms, white hydrangeas, and wisps of wintery twigs amongst a rich background of greenery, proving that winter weddings can be just as colorful and bold as any other season! If you are looking for an intimate wedding location in Colorado, definitely check out the River Run site at the Wild Basin Lodge! Nick’s navy suit and green tie complimented the jewel toned-look, and Amanda’s lace wedding gown had blush undertones that tied into her bouquet’s lightest roses, while keeping the moody dark color pallette with the fun addition of cranberries for texture. After the ceremony, the couple created custom cocktails at the bar in front of the grand fireplace – this is where the flexibility of an elopement really pays off, as they could relax, drink and just talk for as long as they wanted to! The fresh, modern dining room at the lodge was adorned with natural mountain-themed touches, with antlers paired with candles, a bird’s nest, birch bark and silver twig installations rising towards the ceiling. Candles of various heights flanked the head table, draped in a rich blue cloth and laden with more colorful blooms. The newlyweds cut the snow-dusted (er, confectioner’s sugar) cake, and now they have these gorgeous Colorado elopement photos to share with their families and friends! Congratulations!