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Winter Paint Mines Elopement | Kayleigh & Dustin

Winter Paint Mines Elopement | Kayleigh & Dustin

Kayleigh and Dustin have known each other nearly their entire lives, but it took eleven years before they finally got together. After initially planning a big wedding, they ended up deciding to ditch the traditions and just elope. They traveled all the way from Tennessee to Colorado in the middle of winter for a brand new experience, and the opportunity to keep their wedding completely intimate. With no officiant, and no witnesses (aside from me as their photographer, and Mason as their videographer) they self-solemnized their marriage surrounded by snow and white rock. 

Kayleigh dreamed of a unique setting for her elopement with Dustin. The Paint Mines Interpretive Park just outside of Colorado Springs called out to her, and I can certainly understand why. There aren’t many places like this, especially when you travel further east across the country. It is like a very strange little canyon of white rock. Particularly in the winter, this place has a very surreal feeling to it.

She brought a southwest-style wrap-around blanket (a must in the bitter winter cold of eastern Colorado!) along with a custom boho bouquet of feathers and dried flowers. They wore boots and jackets, and perfectly balanced the boho, outdoorsy bridal look. It was absolutely perfect.

Kayleigh and Dustin had their first look among the pine trees in Black Forest, the sun shining over them and making the snow glitter all around. They said their vows at the Paint Mines, surrounded by tall white rock formations and heaps of snow. Afterward, they popped not one but two bottles of champagne. And then as the sun set we promptly ran to our cars to defrost our fingers and soak in the joy.

I am just so in love with the intimacy and adventure of elopements like these.

This was Kayleigh and Dustin’s first time to Colorado, and I think it’s safe to say it won’t be their last. Dustin just said maybe next time they’ll return in the summer instead. ;)

Scroll down to see Kayleigh and Dustin’s boho winter Paint Mines elopement photos:

Airbnb lodging for winter elopement in Colorado Springs Bride and groom's first look in Black Forest before their winter elopement Bride and groom's first look in Black Forest before their winter elopement Winter elopement photos in the snow in Black Forest Colorado Bride and groom dancing in the snow in Black Forest Colorado Bride and groom walking through the snow in Black Forest Colorado Bride and groom kissing in the snow in Black Forest Colorado Boho winter elopement details at Paint Mines Interpretive Park in Colorado Winter Paint Mines elopement private ceremony between just bride and groom Bride and groom's first kiss at winter Paint Mines elopement Bride and groom's first kiss at winter Paint Mines elopement in ColoradoBride and groom celebrate with champagne at winter Paint Mines elopement in Colorado Bride and groom celebrate with champagne and mountain elopement sign at winter Paint Mines elopement in Colorado Bride and groom celebrate with champagne at winter Paint Mines elopement in Colorado Boho southwest style winter Paint Mines Elopement Bride and groom hug beneath southwest blanket by Wondery at Paint Mines Interpretive Park for winter elopement Bride holds boho bouquet and southwest style blanket for winter elopement at Paint Mines in Colorado Bride holds boho bouquet and southwest style blanket for winter elopement at Paint Mines in Colorado Wind turbines at sunset near Paint Mines Interpretive Park in Colorado

Vendors for this winter Paint Mines Elopement:

Photography: DBK Photography

Videography: Heart-to-Heart Films

Bouquet: Thy Beautiful Self on Etsy

Blanket: Wondery

 

More winter weddings and engagements you might also love:

Winter Wedding at Arrowhead Golf Club

Winter Garden of the Gods Engagement Photos

The Lodge at Breckenridge Winter Wedding

Kayleigh and Dustin have known each other nearly their entire lives, but it took eleven years before they finally got together. After initially planning a big wedding, they ended up deciding to ditch the traditions and just elope. They traveled all the way from Tennessee to Colorado in the middle of winter for a brand new experience, and the opportunity to keep their wedding completely intimate. With no officiant, and no witnesses (aside from me as their photographer, and Mason as their videographer) they self-solemnized their marriage surrounded by snow and white rock. 

Kayleigh dreamed of a unique setting for her elopement with Dustin. The Paint Mines Interpretive Park just outside of Colorado Springs called out to her, and I can certainly understand why. There aren’t many places like this, especially when you travel further east across the country. It is like a very strange little canyon of white rock. Particularly in the winter, this place has a very surreal feeling to it.

She brought a southwest-style wrap-around blanket (a must in the bitter winter cold of eastern Colorado!) along with a custom boho bouquet of feathers and dried flowers. They wore boots and jackets, and perfectly balanced the boho, outdoorsy bridal look. It was absolutely perfect.

Kayleigh and Dustin had their first look among the pine trees in Black Forest, the sun shining over them and making the snow glitter all around. They said their vows at the Paint Mines, surrounded by tall white rock formations and heaps of snow. Afterward, they popped not one but two bottles of champagne. And then as the sun set we promptly ran to our cars to defrost our fingers and soak in the joy.

I am just so in love with the intimacy and adventure of elopements like these.

This was Kayleigh and Dustin’s first time to Colorado, and I think it’s safe to say it won’t be their last. Dustin just said maybe next time they’ll return in the summer instead. ;)

Scroll down to see Kayleigh and Dustin’s boho winter Paint Mines elopement photos:

Airbnb lodging for winter elopement in Colorado Springs Bride and groom's first look in Black Forest before their winter elopement Bride and groom's first look in Black Forest before their winter elopement Winter elopement photos in the snow in Black Forest Colorado Bride and groom dancing in the snow in Black Forest Colorado Bride and groom walking through the snow in Black Forest Colorado Bride and groom kissing in the snow in Black Forest Colorado Boho winter elopement details at Paint Mines Interpretive Park in Colorado Winter Paint Mines elopement private ceremony between just bride and groom Bride and groom's first kiss at winter Paint Mines elopement Bride and groom's first kiss at winter Paint Mines elopement in ColoradoBride and groom celebrate with champagne at winter Paint Mines elopement in Colorado Bride and groom celebrate with champagne and mountain elopement sign at winter Paint Mines elopement in Colorado Bride and groom celebrate with champagne at winter Paint Mines elopement in Colorado Boho southwest style winter Paint Mines Elopement Bride and groom hug beneath southwest blanket by Wondery at Paint Mines Interpretive Park for winter elopement Bride holds boho bouquet and southwest style blanket for winter elopement at Paint Mines in Colorado Bride holds boho bouquet and southwest style blanket for winter elopement at Paint Mines in Colorado Wind turbines at sunset near Paint Mines Interpretive Park in Colorado

Vendors for this winter Paint Mines Elopement:

Photography: DBK Photography

Videography: Heart-to-Heart Films

Bouquet: Thy Beautiful Self on Etsy

Blanket: Wondery

 

More winter weddings and engagements you might also love:

Winter Wedding at Arrowhead Golf Club

Winter Garden of the Gods Engagement Photos

The Lodge at Breckenridge Winter Wedding

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