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Estes Park Elopement at Romantic RiverSong Inn

April 29, 2021

Pretty Spring Elopement at Romantic RiverSong Inn

I have the nicest couple’s springtime elopement photos to share on the journal today.  Justin and Laura recently got in touch with me to tell me about their elopement that they wanted to do in Estes Park.  They were planning to head to this beautiful mountain home just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park called the Romantic Riversong Inn where they planned to elope.  I’ve actually never been to this particular location before but I was blown away at what a perfect place it is to elope or host a smaller wedding. They have a lovely little riverside ceremony area with a flagstone patio and a really beautiful arch with great mountain views in the backdrop. The managers of Romantic Riverside Inn were really great to work with too.  They provided a super cute mini cake for Justin & Laura and Cheryl can even officiate the ceremony for couples if they would like!  It had recently just snowed a ton so it was a little bit muddy outside on the day of their wedding, but it wasn’t as much of a problem as I was expecting.

One really great thing about the Romantic Riversong Inn is that it’s only a 5 minute drive from the Beaver Meadows Entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.  So we were able to make a plan to capture their ceremony at the Inn and then I drove them to RMNP where I took them around to some of my favorite photo spots with incredible mountain views.  I am so in love with what we were able to create for their photos. We really couldn’t have asked for a nicer spring day here in Colorado (even though we did get a little bit of wind when photographing at Moraine Park) Below is just a small handful of some of my favorites we were able to get during their 2 hour elopement photoshoot.

Congratulations Laura & Justin!  I am so glad I got to meet you and create these photos with you!

Picture of the exterior of the Romantic RiverSong Inn on a nice spring day with a little bit of snow still on the ground in Estes Park Colorado
White rose with greenery florals decorate wood arch posts with a snowy field backdrop at the Romantic RiverSong Inn in Estes Park Colorado
Cheryl from Romantic RiverSong Inn officiates a spring elopement wedding in Estes Park at their outdoor arch covered in green and white florals
Two side by side photos of a bride and groom looking at each other during their vows at their elopement under a pretty wood arch at Romantic RiverSong Inn in Estes Park CO
Groom puts ring on his bride's finger at their outdoor spring elopement at the Romantic RiverSong Inn next to Big Thompson River in Estes Park
Formal posed wedding portrait of a couple standing under a beautiful wood arch decorate with white fabric and green and white florals next to Big Thompson River at Romantic RiverSong Inn in Estes Park CO
Romantic wedding portrait for a couple who just eloped in front of the Big Thompson River with bride holding green and white bouquet at Romantic RiverSong Inn in Estes Park Colorado
Detail photo of a single layer white wedding cake with green and white florals at Romantic RiverSong Inn Elopement
Groom snuggles his bride on the couch inside the Romantic RiverSong Inn with their cute white cake in the foreground with green and white florals in Estes Park
Bride and groom with big smiles pose next to large tree with Big Thompson River and Mountain Backdrop on their elopement day at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado
Bride wearing a green knitshawl kisses her groom while holding her green and white bouquet in front of a pretty mountain view at Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park
Groom wearing a chambray blue shirt with green tie and black vest poses in front of a beautiful snow covered mountain view as his pretty bride with short brunette hair snuggles into him at Rocky Mountain National Park
Couple looks at each other in front of the gorgeous Moraine Park mountain backdrop on a windy spring day on the day of their elopement
Cute photo of a bride and groom walking at Moraine Park and looking over their shoulder with mountain backdrop
Bride with bob hair cut with a sage green sweater shawl snuggles her new husband at their elopement with mountains of Moraine Park in the backdrop on a spring day in Estes Park
Beautiful classic wedding portrait with mountain view backdrop for a bride wearing a sage green sweater style shawl and her groom wearing a nice black vest at 3M Curve in Estes Park Colorado
Groom snuggles into his bride as they stand on a rocky outcrop at 3M curve with a pretty blue mountain with lots of snow on it on their Spring Elopement day in Estes Park
Sweet candid picture of a bride and groom smiling at each other in front of a beautiful blue mountain backdrop with lots of snow on it at 3M Curve in Estes Park
Bride & Groom hold hands while walking together as they smile at each other during spring at Rocky Mountain National Park with snow on the mountain
Full length bridal portrait for a pretty bride with short brunette hair holding a nice green and white bouquet and wearing a champagne colored gown with a green cozy shawl standing at 3M Curve with mountain backdrop
Individual photo of groom and bride toward dusk with blue mountain views in the backdrop at 3M Curve at RMNP in Estes Park
Couple walk hand in hand to the 3M Curve rocky overlook with a mountain backdrop with bits of snow on the ground during spring in Estes Park

If you’re looking for an elopement photographer, I’d love to talk to you!  Be sure to check out the WEDDINGS page of my site and get in touch to tell me about you and your plans.


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