California and Colorado Elopements

Colorado Elopements

 Couple kissing with a lake and Colorado mountains in the background

Your Colorado elopement will be documented with topnotch photography.

Colorado is an idyllic place for a simple and heartfelt mountain elopement. But, planning your Colorado elopement or micro-wedding can feel overwhelming when you face the challenge of organizing all the details on your own. This is especially true if you’re planning your Colorado elopement from a distance! Finding that perfectly secluded mountain venue, connecting with a photographer whose style matches what you’re envisioning, and coordinating all the other countless details that go into making your wedding day amazing can suck the life right outta ya!

That’s why we’ve created our comprehensive elopement packages–tailored to create an effortless micro-wedding experience. Since 2001, we’ve perfected the art of planning the small wedding and making couples’ wedding visions a reality.

How do I even begin to plan my Colorado elopement?

It’s okay–we get that question a lot. You’re probably traveling to elope in Colorado from another state or country and don’t have a clue about how to get started. 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 to make your special day a celebration? How do you make sure you have professional photography, so your memories are captured forever? And what questions are you even supposed to ask? Our Colorado elopement packages cover every detail, so you don’t have to do everything on your own.

Does this sound like you?

  • You want an outdoor, elopement or micro-wedding in Colorado with a gorgeous mountain backdrop. Yet you dislike being the center of attention and 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

Couple kissing during their Colorado elopement.

Eloping in the mountains of Colorado is like no other experience on earth..

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 locations 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 elopement sites, a wedding 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.

A Colorado elopement in winter

We offer elopement packages in Colorado year-round..

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.

What's Included in our Colorado elopement packages?

Our packages include anything you want that's related to eloping in Colorado. In addition to help finding you the perfect place to elope in Colorado, our most popular Colorado elopement packages include photography, officiating, flowers, bridal hair and makeup services and videography (click below for info on each separate service), but we also assist with finding hotels and lodging, dining, transportation, childcare, pet-sitting, recreational activities as well as helping you set up unique wedding ceremony environments (hot air balloons, Colorado adventure elopements, skiing and snowmobiling elopements, hiking weddings, forest elopements, etc.) Just ask us.

Every Colorado elopement package comes with our Blue Sky exclusive hands-on coordination services. You'll be assigned your own personal coordinator who will be your advocate and go-to person every step of the way.

We'd love to hear more about what you're envisioning for your Colorado elopement or micro-wedding, so please contact us and tell us what you're thinking. And if we're not a good fit for what you want, we'll let you know that too.

Photography Services

Stunning professional elopement wedding photography to capture your special day.

Officiating Services

Professional wedding officiants performing ceremonies that reflect your personal love story.

Flowers

Full-size wedding bouquets & boutonnieres in your choice of flowers and colors.

Hair & Makeup

Our professional stylists will come to you to ensure you look your absolute best.

Videography Services

A professionally made highlight video of your elopement wedding day creates a treasured memory.

Location Consulting

A Blue Sky Elopements exclusive! All the support & resources you need to confidently choose a venue.

All wedding packages include full coordination services. You’ll be assigned your own wedding coordinator who will serve as your go to person from start to finish.

Interested in a Colorado Winter Wedding?

Of course we offer outdoor Colorado elopements year-round! With over 300 days of sunshine per year and the beauty of our snowcapped Rocky Mountains, how could we not? Click the box for more info on our winter weddings and our elope on the slopes .

Colorado Winter Elopements

Colorado’s snow-capped Rocky Mountains offer a stunning backdrop for your intimate winter elopement.

Elope on the Slopes

Capture your Once-in-a-Lifetime Moment with Wedding Officiants & Photographers that Ski!

Getting married should be easy

Ditch the drama! Focus on each other, instead of getting twitterpated about bridesmaids dresses, seating charts and a million other details that have nothing to do with your relationship.

Colorado Specialty Weddings

There are certain types of elopement venues that are unique to Colorado. And while we can assist you with all types of venues--including parks, lakes, waterfalls, and gardens, we have separate pages to inform you of some of our more popular venue types.

Mountain Elopements

The definitive guide to eloping in the mountains. Everything you need to know to plan your mountain elopement.

Getting married should be easy

Ditch the drama! Focus on each other, instead of getting twitterpated about bridesmaids dresses, seating charts and a million other details that have nothing to do with your relationship.

Ready to get started? We'd love to hear from you!

Why choose us for your Colorado elopement?

Blue Sky Elopements provides services only in areas where husband and wife team Maureen Thomson and Jeremy Myers have spent substantial amounts of time living, working and playing. Colorado has been Blue Sky Elopement's home base since 2002. Maureen and Jeremy actually had their own Colorado elopement in 2007. Avid hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, Maureen and Jeremy have explored every nook and cranny of the state to offer couples the most secluded and stunningly beautiful places to elope in Colorado. We don't list the names of our venues on our website in an effort to keep them undiscovered and therefore give you the most privacy for your Colorado elopement wedding experience.

Our Colorado elopement photography is unrivalled. Blue Sky Elopements co-owner, Jeremy Myers personally oversees the vetting, hiring and supervising of all Blue Sky Elopements photographers. With over 35 years of professional photography experience and an obsession for technique, artistry, creativity and the technical aspects of wedding photography (no kidding--Jeremy reads Photoshop manuals for fun!), Jeremy will meticulously review every one of your elopement wedding images before you ever see them--just in case there is any further enhancement or tweaking that needs to be done. Your fully edited, high-resolution images will be delivered to you in an online gallery within 30 days of your wedding. You also have full usage rights to your images; there is no watermark on them.

Every couple that books a Colorado elopement package with Blue Sky Elopements is assigned a personal coordinator to be their advocate and go-to resource for everything elopement-wedding-related from start to finish. At Blue Sky Elopements, we leave nothing to chance. We've been doing this since 2002, so your elopement isn't our first rodeo! We know what questions to ask to help you avoid pitfalls that otherwise wouldn't even occur to you. Your coordinator will be your guide from the minute you contract with us all the way through "I do,". You’ll never feel lost; all questions will be answered, all ideas discussed, and you'll have unlimited phone, text and email communication throughout the planning process.

Work only with the Best Professionals

No need to spend hours (days!) looking for quality wedding pros that specialize in intimate weddings. We'll give you access to our network of hand-picked wedding professionals who are passionate about elopement weddings and deliver the highest quality services.

Eliminate Stress

Your personal elopement wedding coordinator will coordinate all the details of your elopement package and serve as your go-to person right up to the day of your wedding. We'll bring your wedding vision to life; all you'll need to do is show up and enjoy.

Secluded Venues

We'll help you find the perfect-for-you place to elope. We've uncovered spectacular, but lesser-known outdoor sites and put together a list of our favorite outdoor elopement venues complete with descriptions, photos, videos and permit requirements. We include this as part of every package.

Free Consultation

We offer a free, no-strings phone consultation to get a feel for what you're envisioning for your elopement wedding, answer your questions and explain how we can help make your wedding vision a reality.

Why elope in Colorado?

We understand that you're presented with a vast array of options once you make the decision to elope. There are the obvious choices of eloping in Vegas, or on the beach in Hawaii. But if you're looking beyond the ordinary, these facts about eloping in Colorado may entice you to give The Centennial State some thought for your intimate wedding:

  • Marriage licenses are good on the day you apply (there is no waiting period) and they only cost $30. (Compare that to nearly $80 in Vegas!) Click here for info on obtaining a Colorado marriage license.
  • There are a large number of public lands where you can get married with a glorious panoramic mountain backdrop for free.
  • Colorado allows for self-solemnizing of your marriage.
  • Witnesses are not required in Colorado, so you can truly have a "just the two of us" elopement wedding experience.
  • For those couples that plan to combine their elopement with a honeymoon, Colorado offers a multitude of things to do. Opportunities for outdoor adventure are everywhere: hiking, kayaking, white water rafting, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing and ziplining. Winter outdoor fun activities are unlimited: skiing/snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, sledding ice-skating and sleighrides. And Colorado's restaurant, shopping, nightlife, and microbrewery scenes are second to none.
  • Colorado is a four-season elopement wedding venue. Wildflowers cover the hillsides in spring to early summer; our mountain views are to die for (and snowcapped for a minimum of nine to ten months of the year); aspens turn yellow-gold in autumn and our Rocky Mountain winters are world-renown!

All wedding packages include full coordination services. You’ll be assigned your own wedding coordinator who will serve as your go to person from start to finish.