Katie + Joe | Breckenridge, Colorado Winter Elopement

Sun shines through the clouds on this snowy winter day in Breckenridge. the lodge at breckenridge overlooks this view and is a great location for weddings and elopements! | photo by keeping composure photography

Their Story

Katie and Joe met the old-fashioned way.... online! Katie stumbled upon Joe's profile and, after reading about his lumberjack skills, adventure trips, charity work, love for his dog, and his huge group of friends... she immediately thought "he's out of my league". 

She was intrigued when she saw that he met her stringent height requirement, and she became mildly excited when she realized he met all of her basic demands (demanding demands!). Against her better judgment, she initiated contact.

Surprised by the contact from Katie, Joe very quickly asked her out, and their first "first date" turned into their last. Joe knew that day that she was the one, and he made plans on the spot to see her again, enticing her with good beer for their next date (he had her at "growler store").

Since they met, Katie and Joe (and Hudson and now Denver) have been inseparable!

A groom helps his bride get ready for their breckenridge colorado winter elopement | photo by keeping composure photography
Stunning rings sit in a Union Diamond ring box for this couple's winter colorado wedding | photo by keeping composure photography
destination bride gets ready with her final touches before a snowy, beautiful winter colorado elopement in BReckenridge.  | photo by keeping composure photography

Why Did You Choose to Elope?

We eloped because... honestly, I've always wanted to! I don't like being the center of attention, and I think weddings are silly and overdone. We wanted to do something unique and special. We are really into hiking and camping, and because Joe loves the mountains over the beach, we chose a snowy mountain elopement! We had the best of both worlds, because we still got to have a reception-style party about a month later at home. We got SO lucky with that amazing fresh snow, couldn't have timed this any better! 

{Funny story - I had told Joe that if we eloped, we could get that new puppy he had been wanting. Sure enough, the DAY we get back from Breck, he brings home the cutest little white shepherd! We named him Breckenridge at first, but then changed it to Denver because it just sounded better and was easier to say.}

a couple elopes on the lower deck at the lodge at breckenridge, overlooking the ski runs at the resort that barely peek through the low clouds | photo by keeping composure photography
a classic bridal style for a winter wedding in breckenridge colorado: large earrings, tight low bun, red lips and a shawl to keep warm in the low temperatures | photo by keeping composure photography
breckenridge, colorado winter elopement outdoors at the lodge at breckenridge| photo by keeping composure photography
the snow was deep and smiles endless at sapphire point after this destination couple's winter elopement in Breckenridge, colorado. | photo by keeping composure photography
a sweet moment (and warm snuggles) between these newlyweds at sapphire point after their winter elopement in colorado
fresh snow (over a foot and a half!) decked the trees and the trail and created a magical wonderland for this destination elopement in breckenridge, colorado | photo by keeping composure photography
they finally made it to the overlook, where lake dillon barely peeked through the low clouds. this destination elopement was full of snow and laughter! | photo by keeping composure photography
Yes! celebrate! they did it - they eloped! sapphire point has a stunning view, and even though the low winter clouds covered the mountains in the distance, the views didn't disappoint! | photo by keeping composure photography
this destination bride and groom came prepared for snow - and good thing they did! after over 18 inches of new snow fell, we trudged through it all for the best shot | photo by keeping composure photography

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