Colorado Micro Weddings Guide and Prices 2023

LAST UPDATED March 15, 2023


Intimate. Affordable. Gorgeous.

So you and your partner have decided that you want to have one of the best affordable wedding experiences a couple can have. You realized that maybe, just maybe, having a Colorado micro wedding is the key to that happiness. Well, I’m here to tell you that you are on the right path! The most important part of your wedding day is that you and your boo celebrate in a way that fills you with joy. This Colorado Micro Weddings Guide and Packages will help fill in so many of the other details and show you how.

What is a Micro Wedding?

Microweddings are very small traditional styled weddings. They can include guests, a ceremony, and reception.

MICRO WEDDINGS INCLUDE:

  • Gorgeous simple, small, and intimate wedding.
  • Fewer guests (under 40).
  • A shorter ceremony and celebration, generally 2-3 hours total.

MICRO WEDDINGS DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • A fully custom wedding day experience centered on the wedding couple.
  • An experience-based activity, such as a hike, star gazing, helicopter rides, jeep rides, picnic etc…
  • Multiple locations.
  • A lot of guests.
  • Crazy expenses

Top 5 Tips and Info For Colorado Micro Weddings

1. Plan for a short and simple day.

2. Only invite your closest family and friends.

3. Your dog can legally witness your marriage license in Colorado!

4. You don’t need any witnesses or an officiant – that’s right you can self-solemnize.

5. Summer has the warmest weather, and wildflowers. Fall is famous for our Aspen Trees, and the snowiest months are Feb and March!

Who this package is for:

My Colorado Micro Weddings package include pre-selected locations, and top vendor referrals. Your planning and stress is kept to a minimum.

My Colorado micro wedding package is for the couple that wants to get married in nature and have an intimate, gorgeous, affordable, simple, & stress-free wedding experience.

What My Colorado Micro Weddings Packages Includes:

A SUPER FUN micro wedding experience!

I’m here to help you have the best day ever!

Easy Stress-Free Planning

I’ll provide you with the best locations, perfect timelines, tons of resources and top vendor recs. No need to stress, I got ya.

Saving Money:

This option is the most affordable way to get married, while still having a gorgeous wedding in the mountains.

Close to Denver:

All locations are within 1.5 hours of Denver.

Top Colorado vendor recommendations:

I’ll recommend the best vendors for your day!

All travel included, no extra fees

All travel fees are included, so no extra costs or wondering if you have to pay more because gas prices have gone up.

Free Fully Edited Hi-Res Photos to Download

These photos are yours and you are meant to enjoy them forever and ever and make sure that all your family and friends do too. I highly encourage you throwing these photos up in your best friend’s bathroom because they want to see you so happy.

My Colorado Micro Wedding Price:


My Colorado Micro Wedding Packages are $1,900 for 2 hours and includes everything above. Only available from now through May 2023.

First off, let me start by saying this: for those who are looking for a photographer who will bring literal magic to your special day, stop scrolling, and book him NOW. Adam is your guy. This man has so much passion for what he does – from capturing your day exactly how you want it, to making you comfortable in front of the camera, to making sure everything is perfect for YOU, to simply being the kindest, bestest, awesomest addition to your wedding” — Julie & Tassia

Adventure Elopements VS Micro Weddings

If you want a fully customized experience, that’s focused on you and your partner, and includes all the activities you want (whether it be getting ready, star-gazing, hiking, helicopter rides, jeep rides, picnics, meals, boats etc…), without worrying about running out of time, you’ll want to check out my adventure elopement packages. This is my bread and butter and most popular option!

Best places for your Micro Wedding

Sapphire Point

Why I Love Sapphire Point: This is a dedicated & reservable ceremony location with fantastic views of stunning mountains & a massive lake.

Sunrise Amphitheater

Why I Love Sunrise Amphitheater: This is a reservable dedicated ceremony location that can comfortably fit many of your guests, that’s very close to Boulder, with great views of the city.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Why I love RMNP: This is one of the most iconic locations in all of America! Endlessly stunning options.

Pass Lake

Why I love Pass Lake: This location is easy to get to and has spectacular mountain and lake backdrops right next to the parking lot.

Garden of the Gods

Why I love Garden of the Gods: Stunning famous red rock backdrops, in a free park with multiple ceremony locations.

Lost Gulch

Why I love Lost Gulch: Lost Gulch is right outside Boulder and has spectacular sunset views in an easily accessible location.

Dillon Reservoir

Why I Love Dillon Reservoir: Massive with towering mountains in all directions, easy to get to, and lots of great locations.

Mount Falcon

Why I Love Mount Falcon: Right outside Denver with great views of the Front Range.

Chautauqua Park

Why I Love Chautauqua Park: Located right outside Boulder, this beautiful park has iconic towers as a majestic backdrop.

Adam was absolutely phenomenal. A master of his craft. You will not get any better service than this man.You can tell someone is going to treat you to something beautiful because they are just in love with what they do and this man, this man takes the cake. ” – Sam and Mike

Can Guests come to your Colorado Micro Wedding?

Yes, you absolutely can bring guests to your Colorado Micro Wedding!

Typically you’ll want fewer than 40 guests. You’ll want to find a location and activities that can accommodate your guests.

Here’s a great resource for how to include family and friends in your micro wedding day.

Can we bring our dog, cat, or pet to our elopement?

Absolutely! You just have to make sure that pets are allowed. Some locations allow pets anywhere, some only allow them on leashes.

Here’s one of the coolest things about Colorado – your pet can legally sign your marriage license! That’s right, your fur-baby can be a legal witness to your wedding. I’m telling you, nothing beats Colorado.

If you are looking for that magical elopement with 0 stress and beautiful pictures, Adam is the way to go! He made our special day the absolute best day i could’ve asked for. in our case a literally winter wonderland. i couldn’t thank him and his company enough. Truly deserves more then 5 stars in my opinion.”  – Jacey & Cori

How much Time Do We Need

A short and simple wedding shouldn’t short-change you from the experiences you deserve to have!


Micro Weddings should be at least 2 hours. Here’s on average how much time each activity takes:


1. Ceremony – 15 minutes

2. Portraits – 60 minutes

3. Exploring, travel – 25 minutes

4. Family & friends / activities (cake cutting, picnic, champagne toast etc…) – 20 minutes

Wherever you get married, you’ll want to explore the space – be at an airbnb or a beautiful spot in nature. You’ll also probably need to account for the time it takes to get from point A to point B. 

*You can always add more time if you want, but you never want to have too little time and feel stressed or rushed for time.*


For those who are looking for a photographer who will bring literal magic to your special day, stop scrolling, and book him NOW. Adam is your guy. This man has so much passion for what he does – from capturing your day exactly how you want it, to making you comfortable in front of the camera, to making sure everything is perfect for YOU, to simply being the kindest, bestest, awesomest addition to your wedding” — Julie & Tassia

The Cost of Colorado Micro Weddings

The bottom line – Colorado Micro Weddings are an affordable and wonderful option for couples that want to celebrate their love, and do so in a condensed format surrounded by nature. They can save you $26,000 on average, or 90% the cost of a traditional wedding.

Average Cost of A Traditional Wedding (150 guests)

Venue: $10,000
Lodging: $2,000
Catering: $11,250
Rehearsal Dinner: $2,000
Attire: $1,000
Photographer: $4,000
Decor: $2,000
Transportation: $1,000
Officiant: $400
DJ/Band: $2,000
Marriage License: 200
Hair and Makeup: $250
Florals: $1,000
Cake: $500
Event Planner: $1,500
Invitations: $500
Favors: $500

Total: $31,100

Average Cost of A
Colorado Micro Wedding

Lodging: $1,000
Venue: $200
Attire: $1,000
Photographer: $1,400
Transportation: $1,000
Officiant: $300
Hair and Makeup: $300
Florals: $100
Cake: $50

Total: $3,850

Total Savings: $27,250

If you are looking for that magical elopement with 0 stress and beautiful pictures, Adam is the way to go! He made our special day the absolute best day i could’ve asked for. in our case a literally winter wonderland. i couldn’t thank him and his company enough. Truly deserves more then 5 stars in my opinion.”  – Jacey & Cori

When to Have your Colorado Micro Wedding

Colorado is a glorious place 365 days a year. There are always gorgeous views and incredible adventures to be had. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect with each season for your Colorado Micro Wedding

Summer Colorado Micro Wedding

This is the most popular time to get married because the summer months are warm during the day, cool at night, and have the most adventure opportunities! Wildflowers are blooming all over from July through August.

Fall Colorado Micro Wedding

Fall in Colorado features fantastic Aspen Trees, whose green leaves turn gold, cool days and cold nights and awesome vibes. Starting in late October the snow starts falling and you can expect trails to only be passable with snowshoes or spikes.

Winter Colorado Micro Wedding

The mountains in Winter are simple MAGNIFICENT. This is prime time for snowshoes and white capped mountain backdrops.

Spring Colorado Micro Wedding

During the Spring the front range becomes accessible for elopements but the mountains are in mud season – the trails are either covered in snow or mud as the snow melts, making outdoor adventures a little harder. 

BLOWN AWAY! The day of the wedding was SO MUCH FUN! And our pictures were PERFECT!!! Adam captured the day exactly how we want to remember it. HIGHLY recommend!” – April and Devon

Activities during your Colorado Micro Wedding

Colorado micro weddings may be short and simple but they can still have plenty of fun! Here are some top activities you can incorporate into your day:

A Short Hike

A Picnic

Champagne / Cake

Take a Jeep Ride

Go on the water


Adam has been the most amazing photographer throughout this whole experience. He is a master with the camera. His personality radiated throughout the whole elopement. He made me comfortable enough to be funny and goofy and be myself. It felt like I’ve known him my whole life that’s how much of a friendly and open person he is. His pictures came out amazing I would definitely recommend booking with him for anything you need! Thank you Adam for such an amazing experience it was truly amazing!!!!” – Jayshawna and Kristie

Meet the Best Colorado Micro Weddings Photographer for You

Hi there! I’m Adam. I’m an adventure elopement photographer because I love crafting a truly unique day for the couple, not bound by expectations. If that sounds like something that stirs your soul, gets ya moving, and you want to chat with the best Colorado Micro Weddings photographer for you, send me a note, and let’s have a free consultation. I can’t wait to hear from you.

If you want to get legally married, you’ll need to get a marriage license. You can apply for one from any Colorado county office. You’ll need to have an interview with them, and then pick up the license in person. Each county has different rules, but you’ll be able to sign the marriage license and return it up to a certain amount of days after your wedding.

1. You don’t need an officiant or witnesses for your marriage license to be legal!
2. Your fur-baby or dog can sign your marriage license.
 

Travel:

Most Colorado Micro Weddings occur within 1.5 hours of Denver, Colorado’s largest city. Most people will fly into Denver International Airport, and then stay in Denver or one of the nearby mountain towns such as Breckenridge or Frisco.

Some places, like national parks, BLM, and State Parks, require a photography and/or ceremony permit. These permits help make sure popular locations aren’t overrun with elopements and weddings, and also greatly contributes to the care and upkeep of the lands.

Some places, like national parks, BLM, and State Parks, require a photography and/or ceremony permit. These permits help make sure popular locations aren’t overrun with elopements and weddings, and also greatly contributes to the care and upkeep of the lands.

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare. Know the regulations and special concerns for the area you’ll visit.
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces.
  • Dispose of Waste Properly.
  • Leave What You Find.
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts.
  • Respect Wildlife.
  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors.

To get a better understanding of each principle check out the Leave No Trace Institute.

You absolutely can have a commitment ceremony. A commitment ceremony is a wedding ceremony that is not legally binding. Maybe you want to get married in your home state, or maybe you don’t want to be legally married. Whatever the reason, you can absolutely have a commitment ceremony. Check out this ultimate guide on a commitment ceremony.

The best lighting for photos happens in the hour after sunrise and hour before sunset. That’s considered Golden Hour, because you get those beautiful golden sun rays splashing across your face.

Sunrise: best for early-birds who really want to ‘earn’ it, and want more seclusion and less chance of bad weather.

Sunset: best for those who want to coast into their elopement day and not stress about lack of sleep.

The best lighting for photos happens in the hour after sunrise and hour before sunset. That’s considered Golden Hour, because you get those beautiful golden sun rays splashing across your face.

Sunrise: best for early-birds who really want to ‘earn’ it, and want more seclusion and less chance of bad weather.

Sunset: best for those who want to coast into their elopement day and not stress about lack of sleep.

Top 5 rules for what to wear during your Colorado Micro Wedding:

1. Wear what’s most comfortable! Comfort = joy = epic photos.

2. Dress for the weather! Uncomfortably cold or hot = not a great time.

3. Wear complimenting outfits. Unless it’s your style, avoid clashing colors or patterns.

4. If you are going to be in nature, consider wearing hiking boots or really cool shoes!

5. Add little unique touches to stand out! A floral boutinniere, colorful socks, custom embossed shoes!

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