Sunrise Dream Lake Elopement | Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement Photographer | Vow of the Wild


Laura + Matt

You know it’s going to be a good wedding day when it starts before sunrise. On the morning of Laura and Matt’s wedding, we met them and their two friends at the Bear Lake Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park. With everyone equipped with backpacks and headlamps, we headed up the trail a little before 5am. Even though it was a weekend in July, there were only a few other hikers on the trail.

As the sun came up over the mountains, Laura and Matt changed into their wedding clothes and had their first look on a large rock above Nymph Lake. We then continued the hike up to Dream Lake, and the mountain glowed in the sunrise light. We took some time to breathe in the fresh mountain air and admire the views before hiking back down to the trailhead.

Laura + Matt invited about 25 guests to Colorado with them. So after they freshened up from the hike, everyone hopped in an old fashioned trolley and headed to a nearby lake for their ceremony. The group stood in a big circle around Laura and Matt and by the time Matt got through his vows, everyone was wiping away tears. It was incredible to see them surrounded by so much love and support! After their ceremony, everyone celebrated with a champagne toast and then went back to Estes Park for the best post wedding meal, tacos!





Hey there!

We're Lisa + Alex, the goofballs behind Vow of the Wild. We live in the beautiful state of Colorado, but we are passionate about traveling to new places and meeting new people along the way. We are lucky enough to have what we consider to be the best job in the world (other than a professional dog petter). We get to create films and photos for adventurous Colorado Elopements and adventurous Destination Elopements across the globe! Feel free to reach out to us, we'd love to meet you!