Colton + Ivy's Elopement

There is nothing I love more than witnessing my couples getting to experience their best day ever in a jaw-dropping location, and for Colton + Ivy, their elopement went above and beyond any of our expectations. We were able to experience TWO epic locations - one featuring a gorgeous, 65 ft cascading waterfall and the other atop the Shawangunk Mountains ( Known as the "Gunks" to the locals) with blue, crystalline sky lakes at the base of rocky ledges. One steep, twisty road with dramatic, sweeping views of the Hudson Valley after each new turn got us more and more excited until we finally reached the park. Wondering where this exact spot it? Look no further than to Minnewaska State Park - an exceptional state park in Upstate New York and only 2 hours north from NYC. Talk about an incredible day! Keep scrolling to read more about why Minnewaska State Park is the perfect place for you to elope here on the East Coast.

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Meet Colton + Ivy - the couple of this breathtaking New York Elopement

It is no secret that I (Ashley) absolutely LOVE anything outdoors related, so when Colton and Ivy reached out about their plans of eloping in upstate New York, it is a safe bet to say that I got a little excited (okay, actually super excited!!!!). The two decided to elope in Minnewaska State Park, and what a dream location this was. Not only does this park have amazing views of mountains upon mountains, the park also has sky lake that sits atop a summit 2,000ft above sea level, which then flows into a 65ft cascading waterfall. Something else to mention is that this park that sits right outside of a funky, artistic town known as New Paltz.