When Caitlin and Matt first inquired with me, they had their hearts set on a classic Colorado a-frame elopement. Picking the a-frame airbnb was a fun journey for them – imagining themselves getting married in each space. Ultimately, they settled on this adorable airbnb cabin in Jefferson, CO called the Triangle Cabin. It’s the absolute perfect place for an intimate elopement. This cabin is large enough for just a couple. It boasts a retro kitchen space, spiral staircase to the lofted bedroom and the cutest red-orange couch. We love a pop of color. The front of the house invites you in with a contrasting red door and aspens hugging the walkway. The views off the back patio stretch for miles.
Caitlin and Matt started their day with mimosas while getting ready together. While they were getting ready, I was able to shoot some details of their elopement day – vow books, rings, dress, shoes. They finished getting ready and decided to have a little “mimosa moment” on the patio, just to kind of commemorate this moment. I got some adorable photos of them drinking together and enjoying each others’ company. Then we walked around the property while they decided where they wanted to have their ceremony. They picked a lovely spot in the back yard with that thousand-mile view of the mountains.
Caitlin and Matt decided who would say their vows first by playing a riveting game of rock, paper, scissors. Their ceremony was sweet and emotion-filled. With wide open spaces like this, I tend to stay back and shoot with my longer focal lengths. I give them space to say what they want. Sometimes I can hear them, sometimes I can’t. It’s their promise to each other. Since I’m not documenting sound, this is a great way to give my couples some privacy.
After their sweet ceremony, we went back to the cabin to sign their marriage license and make it *official.* They just looked so cute by that red-orange sofa, we had to do some portraits. After our indoor photo opportunities, we moved to the front of the cabin and then back to the back yard to wrap up our time on property.
Caitlin and Matt wanted to add some adventure to their elopement day, so we drove to a nearby trail overlooking some of the tallest mountains in Colorado – 14ers. This location does take some hiking, but these two were such good sports hiking in their wedding attire! We paused on the trail for some portraits with a beautiful backdrop. While we were there, we were greeted by multiple hikers coming down from a fun day on the trail.
Caitlin and Matt rounded out their day by heading back to the cabin for a ceremonious cake cutting in the cabin. All in all, their day couldn’t have been better. We had glorious weather – no rain or wind; no timeline to abide to; and just a relaxed mood all around.
If you want to see the rest of Caitlin + Matt’s portraits, I’d highly encourage you to look through their gallery link below. If you want to elope in Colorado and love these images, please reach out to me to see if we’d be a good fit to work together on your wedding day!