Breckenridge Elopement Photographer and Guide - Courtney Lynn

Breckenridge Elopement Photographer | How to Elope in Breckenridge, Colorado

Have you decided you want to elope? Are you looking for a location that’s beautiful in every season, and offers multiple beautiful photo ops? Look no further than Breckenridge, Colorado. As a Breckenridge Elopement Photographer I can tell you that the mountain backdrops, peaceful lakes, and amazing foliage and flowers makes it one of the most gorgeous places! I promise you that you won’t regret eloping in Breckenridge, Colorado!

Here is a little guide to >>HOW TO PLAN YOUR BRECKENRIDGE ELOPEMENT<<

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Is There a Best Time of Year for Your Breckenridge Elopement?

Colorado is definitely a great state to elope in, because it has what I like to call–four-season appeal! When you start to decide on a date for your Breckenridge Elopement it’s super important to keep in mind the season and the weather that goes along with them. Every season is truly beautiful! It just comes down to the type of weather and look you’re hoping to have for your Breckenridge Elopement!

Breckenridge Elopement in the Summer

If you’re looking for a day full of flowers in full bloom, the sun, and some awesome green foliage, a summer wedding in Breckenridge may be best for you. The views of the mountains in the background are sure to make the photos breathtaking. If you’re not looking to endure the extremely hot summer months, you could opt for a ‘cooler’ summer Breckenridge elopement in June or late August/early September!

Eloping in Breckenridge in the Fall

Fall colors always make for a beautiful background for images. Between the leaves changing and the breathtaking views, fall is a great time to elope in Breckenridge. You’ll be greeted with stunning colors of orange, yellow and red! If you want the peak season of fall where you’ll most likely get the most color then opt for a Breckenridge Elopement from mid-September to mid-October!

Breckenridge Elopement in the Winter

Two words on why Breckenridge makes the perfect winter elopement spot: Winter Wonderland. I can’t possibly think of a better place to elope in the winter because the snow as far as the eye can see makes for some truly amazing memories. Getting yourself a super cool winter shawl or jacket is a great way to add some uniqueness to your big day, or even stopping at a local coffee shop for a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate after your vows makes for some great elopement memories.

Eloping in Breckenridge in the Spring

Spring in Breckenridge may get a bit wet due to the snow melting. If you’re okay with that, then spring can still be a great time to elope there! One of the definite perks of waiting until spring is that the outdoor temperatures may be easier to handle. Depending on when you choose in the spring, flowers may even be starting to bloom!bride and groom elope in the mountains in Breckenridge, Colorado

 

Elopement Locations in Breckenridge

While there are many locations to elope in Breckenridge, below are a few options to check out:

Sapphire Point Elopement

Sapphire Point is one of the prettiest views in the area! Sapphire Point Overlook is the only area in the Dillon Ranger District where wedding ceremonies are allowed. In order to have your ceremony here you have to reserve the area in which you’ll have use of the overlook for two hours. However, even though you have to reserve the area for your ceremony other visitors are still allowed to be in the overlook, but it’s totally worth the gorgeous view!

Elope at Jefferson Lake Trail

If you’re looking for a serine lake and mountain backdrop for your elopement, try Jefferson Lake Trail. This location is stunning for a spring, summer or fall wedding. This 1.5-mile trail circling Jefferson Lake, and the best views can be found on the eastern shore of the lake.

Mount Guyot Trail Elopement

This trail provides some beautiful lake views and mountain views simultaneously, perfect for any season. This location is sure to take your breath away. 

White River National Forest Elopements

If you’re looking for a perfect white mountain filled backdrop in the wintertime, White River is your place. If you’re looking for a location that smells like heaven and is filled with greenery and flowers in the summer, White River is also your place. This National Forest allows for any type of dreamy background you could imagine, regardless of the season.breckenridge elopement photogapher capturing bride and groom dancing

 

How to Obtain Your Marriage License in Colorado For Your Breckenridge Elopement

Colorado makes it quite easy to get yourself a Marriage license

The state does not require any witnesses and your officiant does not need to be present at the time of application. The state doesn’t require to see or verify any certification/ordination paperwork from your selected officiant either! You can fill out the application online before you head into the recording office, which will hopefully save you some time at the office. Both parties must be present at the time of the application with a valid photo ID. The cost is only $30. 

The state also does not have any waiting period, which means you’ll walk out with your valid marriage license in hand the day you apply. Woohoo! The marriage license does have a 35-day expiration, so be sure not to get it too far before your nuptials. The Clerk & Recorders Office is not open on the weekends, so be sure that you can obtain your license on a weekday, prior to your event. 

Once you’ve officially eloped (yay! Congrats!) you just need to record your license. You can do this by returning the completely filled out and signed marriage license to the Clerk & Recorder’s office. You can do this in person, or by mail. Colorado allow you 63 days to return the license to their office. They will then record the license, and return your original license to you. Make sure you keep the original license in a save spot, it is irreplaceable if lost! Make sure to get a few certified copies of the license to use for name changes. 

Also, if you are going to be getting married in a national or state park, remember that you’ll likely need some sort of permit! You wouldn’t want to plan the day just to find out you didn’t obtain a proper permit and be asked to leave the park on your wedding day! Make sure you look into permits in advance so you know how long it may take to get one. If you aren’t sure if a permit is required, you can always check with the park ranger of where you’re looking to elope.

Breckenridge Elopement Photographer & Packages

  • Starting at 4 hours of coverage
  • Personalized elopement coordination
  • Get to know you & your vision questionnaire
  • Personalized list of locations idea
  • Vendor recommendation
  • Custom timeline so you can have a smooth and stress-free day
  • High resolution images in an online gallery to share with friends and family
  • All basic travel fees included to Breckenridge, Colorado are included!

Start Price: $2500

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Thinking eloping might be right for you? Check out a few of my related blogs below for some more elopement location ideas, or contact me >>HERE!<< and we can chat about your ideas!

Best Places to Elope in Utah
Washington Elopements: A Complete Guide to Eloping in Washington State
Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement
How to Plan the Epic Elopement Timeline Of Your Dreams
What To Do After Eloping
7 Signs You May Want to Elope

 

Breckenridge Elopement Guide | Courtney Lynn

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  1. […] How to Elope in Breckenridge, Colorado […]

  2. Abbi Hearne says:

    Wow this is beautiful and such a helpful blog post!

  3. Will Khoury says:

    So helpful!! It looks like such an amazing area for an elopement! 😍

  4. Afton says:

    Love the breakdown of the seasons for Breckenridge! So helpful for elopement planning.

  5. Lauren says:

    Oh my goodness, Breckenridge looks SO beautiful!! Also, this post is a gold mine of amazing tips and things to think about – thanks so much for that!

  6. Olivia says:

    Breckenridge is one of my favorite places in the world, so reading this article was way fun!!! You really provided a lovely break down the seasons and created an incredibly helpful guide for every step of planning! Especially the marriage license section!

  7. Lauren Casino says:

    Wow, this is so helpful for couples looking to elope in Breckenridge!! So much great information packed in one post! 🙂

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"Planning for our day and the day itself would have been completely different without Courtney. We only knew that we wanted to share our vows in the Tuscan countryside and have beautiful photos, and Courtney planned the perfect agenda for that to happen. She coordinated our timing around sunset, and not only were the photos breathtaking, but the actual evening was too. I remember looking out over the vineyards as the sun set, the view becoming more and more stunning by the minute. There were no moments that felt forced or posed, every shot was comfortable and fun and full of love.

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Shannon & Brandon

When my now husband and I started planning our elopement, we were confused to the max. We didn’t know where to start or how to go about planning anything. We knew we wanted to get married in Ireland, but had too many options on exactly where. After doing some research of elopements on the web, I was scrolling on Pinterest and came across some BEAUTIFUL photos taken of an elopement in Ireland. Those moments were captured by, yep you guessed it, Courtney!

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"Working with Courtney was an extremely easy experience, seamless, positive and obviously fun. My wife and I went on our honeymoon and wanted to surprise her with a surprise honeymoon adventure session. Courtney worked with me to make that dream gift for my wife a reality. Meeting and posing for a photographer for the first time can be intimidating, but with Courtney it was anything but that.

Courtney is extremely positive and helpful and made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera. She played some of our favorite songs and before we knew we were just having fun and she was catching them every second. Perhaps the best part of our session was that Courtney knew all the characteristic and peaceful places of where we were, which made our photos even more extraordinary. She kept the focus was on my wife and me. When we shared our images with friends and relatives, everyone complimented on Courtney's aesthetics and the emotion she was able to capture. I can't thank Courtney enough for exceeding all our expectations with this photo shoot!!"

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Courtney is not only a talented photographer, but she makes you feel so comfortable even though being in front of the camera can be nerve-wracking! She did such an amazing job with our day and if I had to pick my favorite photo it would take FOREVER, because I love so many! Definitely consider her if you want adventurous and beautiful photos coupled with an amazing experience!

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