Bride and groom running in the sand in Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado.

Great Sand Dunes National Park Adventure Elopement in Colorado

Jairus & Isabelle are quite the adventurous couple. They love to travel & have been to quite a number of different countries, Isabelle even studied abroad for part of her college years. Jairus even proposed to Isabelle at Iguazú Falls in Argentina, I mean, how beautiful is that location for a proposal! They met while she was in college, he happened to be working in the same area where she went to college & they met through mutual friends. He grew up around Colorado Springs so the Great Sand Dunes near Alamosa were a favorite choice for them.

They have been together for 5 years. Their Great Sand Dunes elopement in Colorado was definitely an adventure! Although it doesn’t look that cold, the winds blew & it was cold! Winter elopements in Colorado can be really nice or really not nice. For this elopement at the Great Sand Dunes, they definitely had to bundle up to keep warm. The winds blew so hard it was almost knocking us over & it whipped up a lot of sand from the dunes. We all got sand everywhere! It got in our hair, pants, hiking boot, & mouths. I even dropped my camera down one of the dunes! The views of the dunes with the mountains & storm clouds in the back were just incredible! I cannot wait to come back here for more scenic views.

There are a lot of national park options for elopements. Great Sand Dunes National Park makes a great elopement location for much of the year but during the middle of summer, the sand can get very hot so usually sunrise is best. It is such a unique national park that you don’t really expect in Colorado!

With this Great Sand Dunes elopement in Colorado, I even got to design the florals! I was able to put together the floral crown, bridal bouquet, & boutonniere with locally sourced flowers & I even grew some of the orchids & greenery used.

If you love this winter elopement in Colorado, you’ll love this winter vow renewal in Rocky Mountain National Park!

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