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The Ultimate Wedding Elopement Apparel Guide: Dress for Your Dream Day


Dressing for your wedding elopement is about more than just looking good; it's about feeling comfortable and confident as you exchange vows amidst Colorado's stunning landscapes. Here's a tailored elopement apparel guide to help you select the perfect attire for your intimate celebration:

1.Dress for the Season:



Summer: Choose lightweight fabrics like chiffon or organza for a breezy and ethereal look. A flowy silhouette with minimal embellishments will keep you cool and comfortable.

Spring & Fall: Embrace the versatility of a gown with removable layers or detachable sleeves. Opt for a dress with intricate lace or embroidery to add texture and warmth.

Winter: Select a gown with long sleeves or layer with a stylish shawl or faux fur stole for added warmth. Look for fabrics like satin or velvet that exude elegance and sophistication.


Summer: Opt for lightweight and breathable fabrics like linen or seersucker for a relaxed and stylish look. Consider a light-colored suit or a linen shirt paired with dress pants for a casual yet polished ensemble.

Spring & Fall: Layer a tailored blazer or sport coat over a dress shirt and trousers for a refined and season-appropriate look. Experiment with textures like tweed or wool for added warmth and style.

Winter: Embrace the timeless elegance of a classic tuxedo or suit in a dark hue like navy or charcoal. Pair with a wool overcoat or cashmere scarf for a sophisticated and weather-appropriate ensemble.


2. Prioritize Comfort, Mobility, and Versatility:

Choose wedding attire that allows you to move freely and comfortably, enabling you to fully immerse yourself in the adventure of your elopement. In addition, consider bringing clothing suitable for hiking and outdoor activities, especially if your elopement involves exploring Colorado's breathtaking landscapes. Pack additional layers such as fleece jackets or waterproof shells to stay warm and dry in changing weather conditions. Bring hats, gloves, and scarves to protect against sun exposure or chilly mountain breezes. Prioritize comfort and versatility in your footwear, opting for supportive hiking boots or sneakers that can handle varied terrain without compromising on style.


Opt for wedding dresses made from lightweight and breathable fabrics that offer ease of movement, allowing you to navigate rugged terrain with comfort and grace. Consider dresses with detachable trains or convertible silhouettes that can transition seamlessly from ceremony to adventure.


Select suits or tuxedos crafted from durable and flexible materials that provide both style and functionality. Choose garments with moisture-wicking properties and strategic ventilation to keep you cool and comfortable during outdoor activities. Pair your wedding attire with comfortable hiking pants or shorts and sturdy hiking boots for exploring Colorado's trails and vistas.


3. Coordinate Colors and Styles:


Select a wedding dress that complements the natural beauty of your surroundings, opting for colors like ivory, champagne, or blush that harmonize with Colorado's landscapes. Consider incorporating subtle floral motifs or lace details for a romantic touch.


Coordinate your suit or tuxedo with your partner's attire, choosing complementary colors and styles that reflect your personal taste and the overall aesthetic of your elopement. Experiment with accessories like ties, pocket squares, or boutonnieres to add personality and flair.


4. Thoughtful Accessories:


Elevate your bridal look with carefully chosen accessories that enhance your overall ensemble. Consider statement jewelry, a delicate veil, or a floral hairpiece to add a touch of glamour and romance.


Complete your groom's attire with stylish accessories like a classic watch, cufflinks, or a patterned tie or bowtie. Pay attention to details like belt buckles or shoes to elevate your look and add personality.

5. Hair, Nails and Makeup Considerations:

Coordinate your hair, nails and makeup with your chosen attire to create a cohesive and polished look. Opt for a hairstyle that complements the neckline and silhouette of your wedding dress and choose nails and makeup that enhances your natural features and withstands the elements. Check out our Hair and Makeup Tips here


6. Location Adaptability

Consider the location of your elopement when selecting your attire, choosing garments that harmonize with the surroundings and weather conditions. Whether you're exchanging vows in the mountains, a forest glade, or an urban setting, ensure that your attire reflects the mood and ambiance of your chosen location.

7. Prepare for the Elements:

Be prepared for unexpected weather conditions by bringing weather-appropriate attire and accessories. Pack a shawl or wrap for cooler temperatures, sunscreen for sunny days, and a compact umbrella for rain showers to ensure your comfort throughout your elopement.


8. Additional Resources:

Explore Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration: Browse through photoshoots in similar settings or with similar themes to gather ideas for your own elopement session outfits. 

9. Consult with your photographer:

Don't hesitate to reach out to your photographer for personalized advice and recommendations based on your vision and preferences.

Final Thoughts:

By following these tailored tips and incorporating your personal style into your wedding attire, you'll be well-prepared to celebrate your love amidst the breathtaking beauty of Colorado's landscapes. Embrace the adventure of your elopement day with confidence, knowing that your attire is as memorable and unique as your love story for sunny days, and a compact umbrella for rain showers to ensure your comfort throughout your elopement.

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Stay Inspired,

Your Photographer - Greg

Tilted Frame Photography & Design, LLC



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