T + J | Adventure Elopement in Buena Vista, Colorado

As passionate adventurers, we love when we can share our beautiful Colorado home with couples—such as the luminous Tina and Jeremiah—who are as stoked as we are to explore mountain trails in sun and in snow! 

For this intimate wedding adventure, we traversed the Half Gentleman’s Loop trailhead in San Isabel National Forest on the outskirts of Buena Vista in search of a sweet spot for a private ceremony. Hiking across mountain biking trails in soft snow, we were reminded of how much we cherish Colorado’s climate. Although June in Colorado can be unpredictable, we think there’s magic in the interplay of elements. The snow-white sky lit up our lovebirds as we wound our way past clusters of prickly pear cacti and the stormy weather made Tina’s bouquet of pearly pink and stone blue blooms glow against the shrub-studded landscape. Big bonus? When the sun broke out as the bride and groom exchanged vows and we relished in an epic view of Mt. Princeton and the Collegiate Peaks shrouded in pillowy clouds. 

After their tenderhearted ceremony—Tina rocked a ring from Denver artist Young in the Mountains crafted from recycled metals and conflict-free US mined stones—the couple broke open a few beers to soak up the vista. As seasoned van lifers and experienced 14er hikers, Tina and Jeremiah made this moment theirs. An elopement is an opportunity for couples to be truly at home in their love and we got a kick sharing space with Tina and Jeremiah in their wild-at-heart element. Together, we took in the expansive mountains before returning to the pine-framed trails to find our next adventure.