Reasons to Elope in Colorado | Colorado Elopement Photographer

Reasons to Elope in Colorado | Colorado Elopement Photographer

Not every couple follows the tradition of a big wedding, in a church, with hundreds of guests. For some couples eloping is the perfect way to begin their lives together. There are some amazing locations to elope depending on your style, however if your vibe is adventure and natural beauty then a Colorado elopement just might be the perfect place for your big day.

The list of reasons to elope in Colorado could go on and on, but let’s just get strait to the point. I’m sharing three great reasons with you now, and one of them is so unique that it just may seal the deal all by itself. If they resonate with you, then it’s time for the fun to start and plan your elopement!

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Three Great Reasons to Elope in Colorado

You Can Self-Solemnize in Colorado

Self-Solemnization means you don’t need an officiant to marry you! What a perfect touch to a dream elopement. Not only do you get to have a stress-free wedding day by getting married whenever and however you’d like, you can also do it yourself. So, go ahead and plan your ceremony off the beaten path. If this sounds like the perfect choice for you and your love, head on over to the Colorado Self-Solemnizing Guide now to see the requirements, things to know, and additional information.

Plenty of Mountains to Choose From

Colorado has an abundance of natural beauty, and mountain top wedding venues are not in short supply. If you are ready to head to the tip, top, of a mountain peak and say “I Do” the next step is to pick your peak! Not sure which one is right for you? Don’t worry I have you covered with 10 Mountain Top Wedding Venues in Colorado. Keep in mind venues do have fees, however you don’t have to use a venue. All of the mountains are big enough for everyone. For a more low-key ceremony simply wonder to a secluded area and make your memories.

Adventure Awaits

Are you and your love the kind of couple that is intrigued by adventure? If the outdoors and stunning scenery are your thing, Colorado has the best of both. Whether you want to hike off the trail and find a romantic and secluded piece of paradise, find a shimmering lake, or head on up to the top of a mountain, for your “I Do’s”, the possibilities are endless. Your Colorado elopement will be full of adventure and it’s guaranteed you will make one of a kind memories that are as unique as your wedding day.    


Have you decided a Colorado elopement is the perfect fit for you and your future spouses’ special day? Wonderful, now it’s time to pick a photographer to capture all the feels that are sure to come when you tie the knot. I would love to capture your moment and help guide you through any of the planning. Contact me right HERE so we can chat!

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  1. […] « Reasons to Elope in Colorado | Colorado Elopement Photographer […]

  2. Nora Logue says:

    Colorado is definitely full to bursting with beautiful places to elope. This is a great, informative post! Would love to see a few more photos!

  3. Wow! What a great place to elope!! Colorado is so awesome!

  4. April says:

    This is such a great and so helpful! Thank you for taking the time!

  5. My favorite part about Colorado elopements is that you don’t need an officiant. It seems so much more special to have just the couple.

  6. Krystal Shuhyta says:

    Love all the info you have! I had no idea you can get married without an officiant! That’s so crazy to me!

  7. Emily Johnson says:

    So cool that you don’t need an officiant! That gives you so much more freedom! Not to mention, how freaking beautiful Colorado is!

  8. Brian Kotzot says:

    One of the many people that distract from wedding photos is the officiant. Such a special Colorado thing that we can self-soleminize. I love how you broke down an elopement in Colorado to three reasons! It’s an amazing state with so many elopement possibilities.

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How does this work? What can I do during my elopement? How do I choose my location? Is the ceremony legal? Can I elope with family?

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