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Summer Sunset Wedding at Sapphire Point in June

June 19, 2022

Early June Sunset Wedding at Sapphire Point in Colorado

I’m so excited to share Kate & Don’s wedding on the journal today because it was such a gorgeous evening at Sapphire Point. Kate and I chatted back in January about her wedding day and originally I found that they were thinking about doing their ceremony there a little earlier in the day. Sapphire Point reserves the little circular shaped pull out along the path for 2 hour blocks of time throughout the day and it’s become one of the most popular elopement spots in Colorado because of its beautiful mountain views.

When we were talking, she mentioned the Dillon Ranger District also had the very last slot open that day for a reservation and I just had to put in my photographer .02 that it would be the most ideal time to do it for the pretty sunset light. However, it’s tough during summer because the sun doesn’t set until about 8:30 so that makes dinner planning tricky so I was completely prepared to hear that they were going to stick with their original earlier time frame because I understand that a wedding day is not just about the photos. But, I was pretty stoked when she told me they went for the sunset wedding time because it allowed me to create these gorgeous photos below for them. As you can see, we started off with the super bright sunny light and then it just got more and more pretty as we got closer to their ceremony. They timed their ceremony perfectly to take place about 15-20 minutes before sunset and I just love how it all turned out. The light lasted quite long that evening and with the help of my own additional light we were able to get some pretty cool photos during sunset and dusk. Check out some of my personal favorites below!

First look for a Colorado wedding near Sapphire Point in Summit County Colorado
Bright sunny Colorado wedding day portrait of a bride in Summit County Colorado
Bride with her mom pose for a portrait on a bright sunny summer day near Lake Dillon in Summit County Colorado
Wedding couple pose for a cute photo on the path at Sapphire Point with their flower girls and ring bearer
Entire family portrait with pretty mountain backdrop at Sapphire Point in Summit County Colorado
Wedding ceremony begins with bride and groom and ring bearer and flower girls all walking down the path at Sapphire Point
Groom waits for his bride to join him at Sapphire Point in Colorado
Bride with a big beautiful smile on her face walks down the path at Sapphire Point for her wedding ceremony in Colorado
Flower girls hanging out at Sapphire Point at an early Summer wedding in the mountains of Colorado
Family does a reading at a small wedding ceremony at Sapphire Point in Colorado
Wedding vows at a sunset wedding at Sapphire Point in Colorado
Bride and groom read their vows to each other at sunset at their Sapphire Point Wedding in Colorado
Groom puts wedding ring on his wife's finger at Sapphire point in Colorado
Groom kisses his bride's hand at their outdoor sunset wedding ceremony at Sapphire Point in Colorado
Close up of Ceremony Kiss with mountain backdrop at Sapphire Point in Summit County, Colorado
Ceremony Kiss at Sapphire Point in Colorado
Couple walk up the path way surrounded by evergreen trees at Sapphire Point in Colorado
Bride and groom pose for a pretty portrait with a mountain backdrop at sunset at Sapphire Point
Bride and groom walk down the path with Lake Dillon and Ten Mile Mountain Range in the backdrop at Sapphire Point in CO
Pretty sunset sky Breckenridge Ski Slope backdrop for a bride and groom on their wedding day at Sapphire Point
Romantic wedding portrait of a couple embracing at sunset with the ski slopes of Breckenridge off in the distance in Summit County Colorado's Sapphire Point
Bride and groom walk hand in hand down the bike path next to Sapphire Point with the Breckenridge Mountains in the distance in Colorado at their sunset summer wedding in Colorado
Bride and groom pose for a cool portrait at dusk with a huge mountain backdrop behind them at Sapphire Point
Couple lean into each other with a gorgeous mountain backdrop behind them at Sapphire Point in Colorado

Are you looking for a wedding photographer for your Colorado elopement style wedding celebration? I’d love to help!  Take a look at the WEDDINGS page of my site and get in touch!

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