An Elegant Sunrise Elopement at San Sophia Overlook in Telluride, Colorado

Molly and Brad knew they wanted something “classy but adventurous” for their Colorado elopement and boy did their Telluride elopement deliver! They reached out to me just a couple weeks before the day they wanted to elope in the mountains of Colorado. Fortunately I was able to get them on my schedule – sometimes last minute booking just work out! In their initial consultation they told me that they had seen photos of San Sophia overlook in Telluride and that that was the vibe they wanted for their elopement. They said it didn’t HAVE to be San Sophia but after tossing around a bunch of different options they knew it was still what they had in mind!

They flew out from Georgia along with Molly’s uncle and his partner and spent the week before their elopement exploring the area, going fly fishing, and taking in the perfect fall weather. On the morning of their elopement I met them at their hotel in Telluride before sunrise while Kim J worked her magic. They did a quick first look at the hotel and then we caught the first gondola to the top of the mountain for sunrise!

San Sophia Overlook at sunrise did not disappoint. Molly’s uncle officiated the most beautiful ceremony on the deck overlooking the mountains and town. Just as they said their vows the sun peaked over the mountains and the entire place was flooded with dreamy, glowy light. It. Was. Perfect.

After the ceremony it was time to go adventure! We all hopped in a Jeep and bumped our way up the road to Bridal Veil Falls where we explored, took some photos, and enjoyed the stunning scenery. From there we dropped off the uncles and headed up a bumpy, narrow, mountain pass to end the day with some killer views!

Molly and Brad’s San Sophia Overlook elopement in Telluride goes to show how easy it is to combine “classy” AND “adventurous” into one incredible day!

Here are some photos from this beautiful elopement at San Sophia Overlook – Enjoy!

Bride getting hair and makeup done at hotel before Telluride elopement.
Bride looking in hand mirror after getting hair and makeup done at Telluride elopement.
Groom smiling at bride after first look at hotel in Telluride, Colorado.
Bride and groom laughing in black and white photo at Telluride, Colorado elopement.
Bride and groom stepping off gondola at Telluride, Colorado elopement.
Bride preparing to walk down aisle with mountains in background at Telluride, Colorado elopement at San Sophia overlook.
Bride walking down aisle towards smiling groom at San Sophia Overlook in Telluride, Colorado.
Groom smiling at bride as she walks down the aisle at Telluride, Colorado elopement at San Sofia overlook.
Bride and groom smiling at each other at San Sofia Overlook elopement in Telluride, Colorado
Officiant beginning wedding ceremony at Telluride, Colorado elopement at San Sofia overlook
Bride and groom smiling during ceremony at Telluride, Coorado elopement.
Groom putting ring on bride's finger at Telluride, Colorado elopement at San Sofia.
Bride and groom celebrate after ceremony at San Sofia Overlook elopement in Telluride.
Bride and groom kiss behind "we eloped" sign at Telluride, Colorado elopement.
Bride and groom walk back up aisle after Telluride, Colorado elopement.
Bride and groom stand in glowy sunlight on top mountain at Telluride, CO elopement
Bride and groom cuddle in golden light at Telluride, Colorado elopement.
Bride holding bouquet in sunshine at San Sophia overlook elopement.
Bride and groom kiss in golden light at mountain top elopement in Colorado
Bride and groom stand in golden light at San Sophia overlook
Bride and groom hiking up to base of Bridal Veil Falls waterfall in Telluride, Colorado.
Bride and groom snuggle at base of waterfall in Telluride, colorado at Bridal Veil Falls.
Smiling bride and groom at Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride.
Snuggling bride and groom at Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride.
Jeep making way up narrow road on Ophir Pass at Telluride, Colorado elopement.
Jeep making way up narrow road on Ophir Pass at Telluride, Colorado elopement.
Bride and groom kiss in front of fall colors on Ophir Pass at Telluride, Colorado adventure elopement.
Bride and groom walk down road holding hands with fall colors in background at Telluride elopement.
Bride and groom dance on top mountain on Ophir Pass at Telluride, Colorado Jeep elopement.
Bride and groom holding "we eloped" sign and celebrating at Telluride, Colorado elopement.

Thanks to the people and places that made this San Sophia Overlook elopement awesome!

Molly’s Dress

Hotel

Hair + Makeup

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