HOW TO ELOPE IN COLORADO| Colorado Elopement:

Are you looking to elope in Colorado but have no clue where to start? I’m here to help!!

Reasons you should elope in Colorado:

1- You can self solemnize.

2- You will have so many beautiful views/ backdrops which make for amazing photos.

3- You don’t need any witnesses.

4- Your elopement will be more intimate.

5- There’s no waiting period as soon as you get your marriage license.

What does it mean to self solemnize?

This might be a new term to you! What this means is you could literally marry yourself or if you have a pup- bring them along and they can be your witness. A lot of couples love this because it gives them the option to have a super intimate ceremony with just them and their photographer/ videographer.


Did you know that elopements in Colorado don’t have to be SUPER intimate. You can still have that wedding of your dreams with your closest friends and family. Small elopement ceremonies are actually pretty common in Colorado.


We all know planning elopements/weddings can be overwhelming and stressful but that’s what I’m here for!! Find yourself a photographer that will be there for you to give you all the tips/tricks, be your guide, and help with any questions you may have along the way! I send custom locations, ideas, tips/tricks, ways to have a stress free day, and more to my clients. I want to be there for you to take that extra weight off your shoulders and I really just want you to find the perfect photographer for your special day!!


Honest opinion- Spring and fall. Mostly everything is open and the weather isn’t too hot or too cold. This also depends on the location and elevation also. The higher the elevation, the colder it will be. Snow in the mountains is pretty common December- April. Roads tend to close in November, sometimes even early, so make sure to do your research ahead of time before picking a date.

Okay let’s get to the juicy part….


Honestly anywhere in Colorado will be beautiful, but here are some of my favorites:

1- Maroon Bells| Aspen, Colorado

2. Arapahoe Basin| Breckenridge, Colorado

3- Independence Pass- Twin Lakes, Colorado

4- Mt. Quandry/ Blue Lakes Trail| Breckenridge, Colorado

5- White River National Forest/Sapphire Point- Breckenridge, Colorado

6- Garden of the Gods| Colorado Springs, Colorado

7- Rocky Mountain National Park| Estes Park, Colorado

8- Boulder Flatirons| Boulder, Colorado

9- Paint Mines Interpretive Park| Calhan, Colorado

10- Downtown Denver| Denver, Colorado

11- Chatauqua Park| Downtown Boulder, Colorado

12- Lost Gulch Overlook| Boulder, Colorado

13- Walker Ranch Trail- Boulder, Colorado

14- Loveland Pass| Keystone, Colorado

15- Great Sand Dunes National Park| Mosca, Colorado


Keep in mind, most locations in Colorado do require photography permits. With this being said, you will need to book your photographer well in advance to allow time to apply for permits.


Honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of these locations! You will be surrounded by SO much natural beauty in Colorado it will definitely be a tough decision but I’m here to help! Keep in mind how busy some locations get based on the time of year/ time of day. Sunrise is always my go to to beat the crowds!


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