Colorado is an idyllic place for a simple elopement, but the excitement of planning your Colorado destination wedding can quickly dissipate when you face the challenge of organizing all the details–especially if you’re planning your Colorado elopement from a distance.
How do I even begin to plan my Colorado elopement?
It’s okay–we get that question a lot. You’re probably travelling to elope in Colorado from another state or country and don’t have a clue about the how or the where. How do you go about finding a gorgeous outdoor venue that won’t be mobbed with tourists? How do you ensure you’re booking first rate wedding professionals? And what questions are you even supposed to ask? You’ve never done this before and you don’t know what you don’t know.
You probably DO know some things already. Does this sound like you?
- You want an outdoor, intimate wedding in Colorado with a gorgeous mountain backdrop. Yet you don’t want hordes of onlookers staring at you when you say “I do.“
- You have no desire to go cheap for your Colorado elopement. You may have shrunk your guest list, but you’re not going to sacrifice quality. There’s a huge difference between cutting costs and cutting corners!
- You’re super busy and have zero interest in DIYing your wedding. You want it handled by true professionals.
- You want the absolute best wedding photography to document your day. After all, the photos are going to be shared with all those people you didn’t invite to your wedding!
How to elope in Colorado
The biggest challenges most couples face when they decide to elope to Colorado are:
- They don’t know how to even begin the process of finding the best place to elope in Colorado.
- They are having difficulty finding quality, Colorado-based wedding vendors that are willing to provide services for elopement-style weddings.
- They don’t live in Colorado and planning an elopement or micro-wedding from out of the area feels overwhelming.
That’s where our premium Colorado elopement packages come in. In addition to handling all the details (and clueing you in to what you might not think to ask), we’ve cultivated a hand-picked list of experienced, Colorado-based photographers, officiants, florists, hair and makeup artists and videographers who guarantee the same quality services provided to couples that book a 200 person wed-a-palooza! We’ve personally combed the entire state to offer you little-known and private Colorado elopement wedding venues so your intimate wedding will be as secluded as possible.
Where can you elope in Colorado?
Sure, you can go to the Colorado elopement spots that everyone has heard of, like Rocky Mountain National Park, Garden of the Gods and Sapphire Point, but these places tend to be very crowded with hikers, people walking their dogs, and photographers vying for a spot to get that one-in-a-million shot. And while you can secure a permit for some of these sites, an elopement permit does not give you exclusive use of the site, nor does it allow us to ask members of the public to leave if they are milling about in the space where you want to be married. A permit only means you’re allowed to have your wedding at the site.
So, while we’re happy to perform your wedding at any of the above Colorado elopement venues, you should know that there are many, many more options for you that are lesser known, equally–if not more–beautiful, and substantially less crowded. And no, they don’t require a hike to access (although we’re happy to do that too, if you prefer to have a Colorado adventure elopement). And because many of the sites we know of are not designated wedding sites and are on public lands, they’re often free to use.
We also work with several private elopement venues in Colorado if you prefer a more exclusive intimate wedding experience.
Colorado areas served by Blue Sky Elopements
Blue Sky Elopements specializes in outdoor elopement venues in Colorado that feature jaw-dropping views and stunning natural backdrops. Most couples who elope in Colorado are seeking a mountain view (you can choose to elope on top of a mountain or simply have the mountains as your background), but we also offer elopement venues that feature alpine lakes, forests, streams, rivers, wildflower-strewn meadows, waterfalls, and Colorado’s famous red rock formations.
We serve the entire Front Range Area (Denver/Boulder and as far south as Colorado Springs) as well as the mountain communities of Breckenridge (by far the most popular place to elope in Colorado), Estes Park (including Rocky Mountain National Park, and further west to Vail, the town and mountains of Crested Butte, and Telluride.