Donna Marie




 Don’t Forget to Layer Up

Weather can be very unpredictable in the great outdoors, so if you’re eloping somewhere that could be chilly, cold, or windy—layers are going to be your best friend!

In high elevations in mountainous areas it can snow as late as June and as early as September, and snow can last year-round in some spots. Even if it’s just a chilly morning, cloudy, or a bit windier than expected on your day, having an extra layer to put on can make all the difference in the world to how much fun you’re having.

Knowing how to layer and which layers to choose is going to be extremely important to ensure your elopement experience is comfortable and full of excitement—there’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear! (OK, sometimes there’s bad weather, but gear is going to make all the difference.)

Base layers. I highly suggest wearing fleece or wool leggings or yoga pants underneath. More than one layer can be beneficial, too (depending on the time of year and location). If your baselayer matches your skin color, it will blend in well for photos!

Mid layers. Bring something warm like a sweater, shawl, fleece, or down jacket depending on your environment. Consider bringing an option to keep you warm that you won’t mind being photographed in.

Outer layer. This is your primary defense against the elements! A rain shell will protect you from rain, snow, and wind.

Accessories. Keep those extremities warm! Gloves, mittens, a beanie, ear warmers, a scarf, a buff, etc.

Blankets. This is a great option for warming up between exploring and makes for great, cuddly photos, too!

Hand & body warmers. Total lifesavers, I swear by these! I highly recommend having some to stash in your pockets, gloves, mittens, and to pass out to any guests!


Layer Recommendations

You know the drill—check out some of these excellent sources for great layers that’ll keep you warm and will help you stay true to your style.

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