One of my favorite things about eloping is that no two wedding days look the same. Eloping allows you the opportunity to have a wedding day that is 100% tailored to what you and your partner love. By looking at these example timelines, you two can begin to dream up what adventures are possible as you begin forever together!

Here's where the dreaming begins

elopement example timelines

6:00am Wake Up Early, It's Time to Adventure!
7:00am Arrive to Alpine Scenic Jeep Tours to Begin Your Jeep Tour through the San Juan Mountains
7:30pm Spend the Next Few Hours Roadtripping and Taking in Epic Mountain and Alpine Lakes Views
9:30am Adventure Wedding Portraits in the Mountains
12:00pm Break for Picnic Lunch
1:30pm Arrive Back to Alpine Jeep Tours
2:30pm Visit a Local Brewery, E-Bike through Town, or Relax at Your Airbnb, Photo Coverage Wraps Up

Day 2: Wedding day

day 1: adventure day

elopement timeline

Full day
Elopement timeline

9:00am Enjoy a Slow Intimate Morning Together
10:30am Grab Brunch and Coffee at a Local Spot
12:30pm Begin Getting Ready, Photo Coverage Begins
2:00pm Head to Trailhead
3:00pm Hike to First Look Location
3:30pm First Look + Read Letters from Loved Ones
4:30pm Head To Ceremony Spot
5:00pm Exchange Vows, First Kiss, and Celebratory Toast!
5:30pm Wedding Portraits
6:30pm Picnic Dinner in the Mountains
7:15pm First Dance at Sunset
7:30pm Hiking Back Down to Trailhead
8:30pm Arrive Back at the Parking Lot. Photo Coverage Wraps Up

9:00am Enjoy a Relaxing + Intimate Morning with Your Love
10:30am Brunch and Begin Getting Ready
12:30pm Drive to Nearby Trailhead, Hike Among the Fall Aspens to a Scenic Spot
1:30pm First Look, Read Letters from Loved Ones
2:00pm Fall Foliage Inspired Portraits
2:30pm Head to a Mountain Meadow for Your Intimate Ceremony
3:00pm Exchange Vows, Rings, Enjoy a Celebratory Toast
3:45pm Adventure Around the Meadow as Newlyweds for Portraits
5:00pm Enjoy a Reception Picnic Together and Relax
6:00pm First Dance + FaceTime Loved Ones
6:45pm Watch the Sunset Together
7:30pm Arrive back at Airbnb, Photo Coverage Wrap Up

mini elopement timeline

2:30pm Meet at your Cozy Airbnb for Getting Ready Photos
3:00pm Drive to a nearby Mountain Backdrop for First Look + Exploring
3:45pm Hike 1 Mile to a Secluded Spot for Your Intimate Ceremony
4:15pm Exchange Vows + Share a Toast
5:00pm Wedding Portraits
6:00pm Hike Back Down to Trailhead
6:30pm Photo Coverage Wraps Up

I’ve worked with over a hundred couples to plan and photograph their special day. I’m obsessed with nature-inspired weddings and can’t wait to help bring your vision to life.

I specialize in adventurous intimate weddings and elopements. I offer location scouting, timeline planning, vendor recommendations, and a detailed elopement guide to help couples plan their dream wedding.

I also love drinking black coffee, spending time outdoors with my husband and dog, and taking road trips.

Hi, I’m Brooke. I’m the owner of Among the Pines Photography, and I’ve been a wedding photographer for 6+ years.

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