intimate colorado elopement

Colorado Mountain Elopement | Darnell Wedding Spotlight

How do I even begin to explain my love for this invitation suite? It's the Patrick to my Spongebob, the cream to my Oreo, the chocolate to my croissant. Okay now I'm getting hungry so let's just talk pretty papers :) Lindsay and Matt were some REAL fun clients, and I was thrilled to work with them from the second Lindsay started telling my about their wedding plans! Together with a small group of their close friends and family, the couple hiked one of their favorite trails in Silverton, Colorado, which led them to the gorgeous Ice Lake. It was at this stunning location that they exchanged their vows and made it official! After their intimate hike/campout trip becoming Mr. and Mrs., they planned a celebration back home in Dallas with all of their friends and family who weren't there for the hike!

We packed this invitation set with TONS of personalized touches that meant something special to the couple. The main card is the party invitation for their reception back in Dallas after the wedding. However, Lindsay wanted me to create a custom watercolor map of their hike that could later be used as artwork in their home. This watercolor map includes the spot that they stopped to camp, trail details, and of course pretty mountain and wildflower graphics! One of the couples favorite things about this trail is how it is covered in amazing Colorado wildflowers, all bright and colorful! Lindsay wanted to incorporate these wildflowers into the design, which you can see in several places in the paper suite! The bright yellow outer envelope was the perfect pop of color to bring out those wildflowers throughout!

Scroll through the images below to see all of the pieces from this special suite, and read about some other fun details the couple incorporated!

Custom watercolor wedding invitaiton set for a Colorado Ice Lake elopement! 
Custom calligraphy on this watercolor wedding invitation for a Colorado elopement!

Another special part of this invitation suite was on the back of the map card. This is a special quote to the bride and she wanted it to be incorporated somewhere so that guests could keep it as a small memento and have it as an art print for themselves! 

This map card doubled as a memento for guests to keep as a small piece of art. The couple wanted a meaningful quote to them lettered on the back. The front of the card was a custom watercolor of the trail they hiked to their ceremony location.
Bright yellow envelope with navy calligraphy and vintage stamps for Colorado elopement wedding invitations
Custom watercolor maps add a very unique and personalized touch to your wedding invitations! This suite had a custom watercolor map of the trail that they hiked to their wedding ceremony location at the Ice Lake in Silverton, Colorado.

The belly band that was wrapped around the entire suite is actually a topographic map of the area that they hiked! You can see the different little lakes scattered throughout, one of them actually being the Ice Lake that they had their wedding ceremony at! Loved incorporating that fun detail into the suite!

Goldie Design Co. created a custom belly band to wrap around the suite that showed a hand drawn topographic map of the location of their Colorado elopement!
Custom watercolor map for Silverton, Colorado elopement wedding!
The couple wanted to incorporate the mountains and beautiful wildflowers that spread across the trail that they hiked to get to their ceremony location for their Silverton, Colorado elopement!