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Denver Colorado Adventure Elopement
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How To Plan Your Colorado Elopement

Planning A Colorado Elopement

How To Elope In Colorado: The Colorado Elopement Guide

Here you'll find link to some of the topics we'll cover in this article. From creating your experience to picking your date, this Colorado elopement guide will cover it all. If you have any other questions about how to elope in Colorado, reach out to me via the 'Contact' page & I'd love to see how I can help.

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Quick Links To Topics

Quick Links To Topics

How To Pick The Perfect Date For Your Colorado Elopement

Travel & Accommodations For Your Adventure Elopement

How To Get A Colorado Marriage License

Finding The Perfect Location For Your Colorado Elopement

How Much Does It Cost To Elope In Colorado?

Creating Your Colorado Elopement Expereince

Spring Elopements In Colorado

When To Elope In Colorado

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Summer Elopements In Colorado

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Fall Elopements In Colorado

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Winter Elopements In Colorado

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Where To Elope In Colorado

Need help finding a beautiful location for your elopement? I'm always here to help! I assist the majority of my couples who elope in finding the perfect location. We'll start by learning your preferences & then narrow it down from there!

Don't have any idea what you want and would like all the options? That's perfectly normal and I'm more than happy to help, regardless of where you are in the process!

Here Are Some Notable Land Features You Can Find In Colorado

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Mountain Elopements

The Colorado Tundra

Alpine Lake Elopements

Rivers & Canyons

Want to hike to your location? You'll have an incredible selection! Want a drive up location? You'll be covered there as well! There's no shortage of beauty here. Whether you want high elevation alpine views, rolling foothills or something in between, Colorado has it.

One of my favorite landscapes in the entire world is a good Alpine Lake. Colorado has no shortage of them either. While some might require a hike, others are fairly accessible. Regardless of your preferences, we'll find the perfect one for you and make it yours for the day.

While Colorado lacks larger bodies of water, it excels in beautiful rivers & waterfalls. Often surrounded by sweeping meadows & alpine trees, they're truly something to experience. Generally the higher in elevation you get, the more beautiful sights you'll see.

This delicate ecosystem features some of the best views in all of Colorado. While precautions need to be taken to preserve it, Colorado has a large network of trails that allow us to access most tundras. You'll really feel like you're eloping in the clouds, and sometimes you truly will!

If you're interested in learning more about specific Colorado elopement locations check out this Location Guide:

Best places to elope in colorado in 2022

Want to make your elopement more than just saying vows? I help the majority of my eloping couples find a way to celebrate together that holds meaning to them. I'm always more than happy to help you find that unique experience, & it's included at no additional cost in my elopement collections.

Hiking Elopements (short or long!)

Elopement Picnics & Private Chefs

4x4 To Your Elopement Location

Experience The Local Culture

Hiking is probably one of the most popular elopement activities in Colorado. It's mostly free and gives you the opportunity to experience a new or familiar place together. Regardless of your skill level or desired difficulty, there's something for everyone!

What's better than toasting a great meal at the top of the mountain with your spouse? Many couples also love sharing an intimate dinner cooked by a private chef in their Airbnb. However you choose, it's the perfect way to experience a great meal on your own terms.

Imagine sunrise at the top of a mountain without the intense hike to get there. While I love hiking, it's not always the most efficient when you're chasing the light. 4X4's give you the best of both worlds: Incredible views & no crowds. Need more convincing?

Colorado is known for many things but its' rich brewing culture & mountain lore are at the top of the list. From brewery hopping to exploring mountain towns, there's no shortage of adventure. We can explore the city, hike a mountain, & eat at an incredible place all in the same day.

Finding Your Flights To Colorado

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Getting To Colorado & The Best Places To Stay

If you're eloping east of Vail, Denver International Airport will likely be the best & most affordable option for you to fly into. DIA is the only major airport in the state & offers a wide range of airlines. If you're looking to elope in the Western side of the state (Telluride, Crested Butte, etc.) Grand Junction & Montrose might be worth taking a look at. They'll likely be more expensive than flying into DIA, you could save yourself about 5-6 hours of driving.

Need help finding the right flights & best times to travel to Colorado? That's right, I can help! While I can't book your flights for you, I'm always more than happy to give you some insight & direction. Wether it's flights or a place to stay near your location, I'm here to help!

Getting Around While In Colorado

Public transit around the Denver Metro area is actually really great! It's easy & safe to use & has a wide range of options to get you around. Renting a car is necessary for mountain locations, but you can definitely travel cities without one. If you do plan on renting a vehicle, I'd highly suggest renting a 4WD or AWD vehicle. Especially in the winter months due to snowfall. Overall, it's an incredibly easy state to get around between the public transportation & good infrastructure.

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The Best Places To Stay For Your Colorado Elopement

With a booming tourism industry, Colorado also has no shortage of unique places to stay. Whether you want a mountain lodge or sleek downtown hotel, you'll be covered! AirBnb's type rentals are also in abundance in the mountain areas (due to the ski resorts). Often times they are very affordable during the off-season. They also provide you with a large enough "venue" to host an elopement or intimate wedding ceremony, which could save you some money & logistics planning on the back end!

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Getting A Colorado Marriage License

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Documents Required To Get A Colorado Marriage License

The requirements & documents needed to get a marriage license in Colorado depend on the location. Generally, the items you'll need are: A government issued ID (drivers license, passport, military ID, or state issued ID) & a birth certificate for each person. If either party has previously been married, there may be additional documents needed. It's very important to double check the requirements of each specific location to make sure an important document isn't left behind!

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Submit Your Application & Pickup Your Colorado Marriage License

Generally speaking, to start the process of getting your marriage license in Colorado, pick the county that you'd like to pick up from. Once you know your location, go to a search engine & look up " marriage license". Once you reach their specific portal, you can choose to apply online & set up a scheduled pickup time. Once completed, you'll show up with the documents listed in the section above & you'll be good to go! In most cases you'll have thirty days to return your license.

If you have any questions regarding getting a marriage license in a specific location, please feel free to fill out a form using the 'contact me here' button to the left and I'd be more than happy to help.

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How Much Does It Cost To Elope In Colorado?

$4,000 - $6,000

(6 to 12 hours of coverage)

VIDEOGRAPHY

$4,000 - $6,000

(6 to 12 hours of coverage)

$475 - $900

The prices shown are not intended to give you a quote for your trip. Instead, it's to give you a better idea of how much you might spend on an elopement in Colorado.

rated for travel both ways for one person

$125 - $250

CAR RENTAL

per day / Not Including gas

Are you after the best prices like me? Expect prices on the lower end. Know you want to splurge a little bit on this trip? Keep your prices on the higher end.

$150 - $350

LODGING

per night

$650 - $1,000

misc. details

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flowers, make up, hair, etc.

misc. expenses

$200 - $500

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food, gas, etc. (per day, both people)

How Much Does It Cost To Elope In Colorado?

Average Cost To Elope In Colorado

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Median Cost Of Eloping In Colorado

Low-End Cost Of Eloping In Colorado

High-End Cost Of Eloping In Colorado

Estimated costs are based off of a hypothetical 5-day trip, and do not include videography.

Estimated costs are based off of a hypothetical 5-day trip, and do not include videography.

Estimated costs are based off of a hypothetical 5-day trip, and do not include videography.

ESTIMATED COST:

ESTIMATED COST:

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$8,000 - $9,000

$10,000 - $12,000

$15,000 - $20,000

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Do You Offer Photography & Videography Services Together?

Can We Have The Full, Unedited Clips From Our Day?

Frequently Asked Questions

In short, I only take on 3 photography clients per calendar year & do not offer photography & films together on my own. However, I do film weddings alongside the incredibly talented elopement photographers Love, Lorraine. I absolutely love working alongside Lauren & Travis. Together, we offer special photo + video collections that are a vibe.

Yes! This is an option that can be added on to your elopement collection or purchased a-la-carte at a later date. Oftentimes, I'll have up to 1-2 hours of footage that won't make it into your film. These clips will have many organic moments & interactions that many couples love to have & relive. Audio & all, you'll be able to relive those moments as they truly were, whenever you want.

Do You Film Actual Weddings or Just Two Person Elopements?

Will We Meet You Before Our Elopement Or Wedding?

As of 2022 I only shoot Elopements & Intimate Weddings with 35 or fewer guests. I've found that events in this range produce my best work, & that I'm best set to serve clients within these confines. With that being said, there are no limitations to when or where your wedding or elopement is.

Yes! Right after you reach out we'll set up an intro call to get to know each other & see if your vision aligns with the services I offer. After booking, we'll meet a few more times (either in person or via zoom) to continue to get to know each other, go over details, timelines, etc. In short, the better I know you, the better I'll be able to tell your story.

Where Can I Find Your Full Pricing List & Collection Details?

How Do You Accept Payments & When Are They Due?

If you're interested in seeing more detailed pricing, reach out to me via the form above & I'd be more than happy to go over pricing details when we hop on a call. Since no two elopements are the same and coverage options differ, it's best to allow me to explain pricing then, as I can give you an exact quote for your exact needs. Although, films start at $4000 and photo at $6000.

As a retainer at booking, I require 30% of your total collection cost with a max payment of $2,000 while the remaining balance is due 30-days out. Couples are also more than welcome to split up payments monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly leading up to their date. Preferred payment method is Zelle, but I have a couple of options available.

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