How To Elope In Colorado

As elopement photographers and videographers, we'll guide you through everything you need to know about how to elope in Colorado. Learn about the best places to elope in Colorado, the best time of year for your elopement, permits, pricing, Colorado elopement packages and more.

Colorado Elopement Guide

a step-by-step guide

Is this your first time trying to plan an elopement? Don't worry- as Colorado elopement photographers, we have quite a few of these under our belt and we're here to help you through the whole process! Here's a quick step by step guide on how to elope in Colorado:



Next, you'll book your lodging, transportation and any additional vendors such as hair and makeup, a florist, officiant, etc. (don't worry, we'll send you ideas for all of these). We'll collaborate on a timeline to fit in all the locations and activities you want while getting the best photos throughout the day! You'll also get your marriage license prior to the wedding.

Most couples hire us before they start planning anything! The reason for this is because we help our couples with logistics such as choosing the right date, which location(s) are perfect for them, navigating permits, finding local vendors, etc. You don't have to do it all yourself, we're here to help you.


Choose Your Location

You'll have the best day ever and we'll be there capturing every moment! Within a few days you'll have sneak peek photos in your inbox, and the full gallery within 2-3 months. All that's left is to choose which photos to print!

After you've set a date with us you'll gain access to our exclusive Colorado location guide. You'll easily be able to see which location(s) perfectly fit what you're looking for and have all the info you'll need to obtain any reservations or permits needed.

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Colorado is a great place to elope because they have some of the most lenient laws in the US!

Firstly, you can self-solemnize in Colorado, which essentially means you can marry yourselves. This means your dog can sign as your witness on your legal marriage license!

There's also no waiting period on your marriage license, so you could get married the same day you apply for it.

For just $30, you could elope in the mountains with just you and your dog.

Do I need a permit to elope in Colorado?



Whether or not you need a permit or reservation to get married in Colorado will largely depend on where you decide to hold your ceremony.

For places such as Rocky Mountain National Park, Maroon Bells, Sapphire Point, Sunrise Amphitheater or other popular locations, you will need to pay a fee and reserve the site. However, there are lots of locations in Colorado where you can elope for free with no permits necessary!

A Colorado elopement photographer should help you find a location, assist with permit information and other logistics.

The best time to elope in Colorado


The best time to elope in Colorado depends on what you're envisioning for your wedding day. However, overall we typically recommend summer and fall (June to October) for Colorado elopements and micro weddings.

Summer in Colorado means the most access to different roads and trails throughout the state. While it can still be chilly in the higher elevations, it provides the best opportunity to be comfortable temperature wise on your wedding day.

Fall in Colorado is absolutely magical, but it is very short lived. Fall colors happen in different times throughout the state, but in general can be found from late September through October.


Best Places to Elope in Colorado

Where To Elope in Colorado

You truly have endless options when it comes to where to elope in Colorado! The are so many locations in Colorado for your small wedding or adventure elopement. The state has everything from epic mountain views, sand dunes, red rocks, alpine lakes, aspen forests and everything in between. There are lots of accessible locations in Colorado, meaning you can get epic views without hiking!

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we'll show you the best locations

You won't find the best locations online. You need a Colorado elopement photographer who has spent time exploring the state and scouting locations in person.

We provide our couples with exclusive location guide, custom timeline and vendor recommendations!


The best

Small Wedding Venues in Colorado

Are you planning a wedding with a larger guest count or are interested in having a more traditional venue and wedding reception? If so, a small wedding venue might be the best option for your Colorado wedding.

Here are some of our favorite small wedding venues in Colorado:

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Hey, we're Savannah & Greg!

Colorado elopement Photographers

We're a husband and wife team specializing in elopement photography and videography in Colorado. We believe eloping is the best way to get married, so much so that we did it ourselves! We know it can feel overwhelming not knowing where to start, which is why we help couples set a date, pick a location, make a timeline, etc!

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