An intimate gay elopement in the Colorado mountains

A Gay Elopement in Colorado

For Jonathan and Tyler, they decided to elope and have a small wedding with just immediate family and two of their closest mutual friends. The elopement twas beautifully captured by their photographer, A.Lentz photography.

Jonathan’s proposal to Tyler was a beautiful moment that they would never forget. They were on a sunrise hike to watch the solar eclipse that was happening, and Jonathan proposed to him at a beautiful wooden lookout at Pikes Peak state park along the Mississippi. It was just the two of them, their dogs, and the sound of the morning birds and breeze blowing through the trees.

The decision to elope was a mutual one and allowed them to relieve the stress that often comes with wedding planning. Although they missed being able to celebrate their love with most of their friends and family, the day had a tender and intimate feeling. They rented a large pair of air bnb’s in the mountains west of Denver that had space for both of their families. The ceremony was held on the large deck on the main property, which overlooked the mountains with a breathtaking view. Two of their closest mutual friends were the only non-family guests they invited, and they helped immensely with the decor, food, and officiating the ceremony.

When they told their loved ones about their elopement, it came as no surprise, as they were upfront with everyone about their plans. They are settling into their careers as RNs but toy with the idea of pursuing more advanced degrees in psychiatry and anesthesia. For their honeymoon, they hopped around the state of Colorado and did a bunch of stunning hikes. They hope to travel to Nice, France, this year to have a more relaxed and typical honeymoon. One thing is for sure, they will continue to explore their little area of Wisconsin with their dogs.

Photographer A.Lentz Photography


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