Rock Climbing Elopement at Capitalist Craig
September 18, 2020
Lauren + Zak
Being in the Rocky Mountains, we see a lot of beautiful mountain views. This rock climbing elopement takes beautiful views to the next level! We’re so excited to share Lauren + Zak’s adventurous rocky climbing elopement at Capitalist Craig in Golden, Colorado.
Lauren and Zak are avid rock climbers. They had reached out to me to photograph their elopement photos. They had previously gotten married a few months earlier but wanted to send their family and friends photos. Being climbers they wanted to make sure their wedding photos reflected their passions, so we hit up one of their favorite areas and climbed on Capitalist Craig here in Golden, Colorado.
Despite it being November, Lauren + Zak were such troupers climbing in the cold. It was 40 degrees and sunny that day, which was ideal but the face we were on was already shaded by the afternoon. They both climbed in their elopement wedding clothes, none the less, twice through making sure we got lead climbing photos of them both. Then did some multi-pitch belaying so we could snag some epic photos of them rock climbing together.
To end their epic adventurous elopement day we headed up to a beautiful peak around the area to catch the last bit of evening light where they shared their vows. For fellow rock climbing brides day dreaming of this type of adventurous elopement Lauren had her dress altered to have a slit up the front and wore whites shorts underneath her dress that allowed her to rock climb. Zak found some nice looking athletic pants that were blank that would match his button up and vest. While I wouldn’t recommend another November rock climbing elopement to other couples, I’m so thankful with how well it turned out.
For more adventurous elopements, check out others we’ve featured on the online daily blog!
Vendors Photographer: Celebrate Again Dress: Erose Bridal Alterations: Lee's Tailors Ropes: Mammut Harnesses + Carabeners: Black Diamond Harnesses + Chalk Bags: Arc'teryx Chalk Bags, Carabeners, Quick Draws + Belay Devices: Petzel Shoes: La Sportiva Shoes: Scarpa
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