Updated February 14, 2023 by Adventure Amore

A couple dances at their Colorado elopement

Top Reasons to Elope in Colorado

Hell to the yes to the AWESOMMEEEE. You are in love, you are ENGAGED, and you are ready to step into the next chapter of your love story like the champs you are! Now you are trying to figure out – how the heck we gonna do this thing? Don’t worry, I got ya. Here are the TOP REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ELOPE IN COLORADO.

Let’s begin with ELOPEMENT defined. An Elopement is an intentional and crafted wedding experience that is focused solely on you and your partner, and tells your love story in a way that is authentic and inspires your soul.

Here’s the most beautiful part – you get to create the experience that makes your soul sing. If you feel a little bit intimidated about how to go about crafting this perfect elopement experience – don’t worry! I’m here to help guide you and put together an unforgettable experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life. So reach out if you are ready to begin! If ya wanna read more, I got the goods below.

Elopements are about making the day all about you. It’s forgetting the old archaic traditions that people don’t really care about. It’s not about wasting 3 hours of your wedding day on small talk and thanking guests you hardly ever see in your life. It’s not about spending TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS on a wedding that looks exactly like all the other weddings out there.

Nah ah.

An elopement is specific to you. Whether it’s climbing a mountain, singing songs in a meadow, rafting, going to an animal shelter, celebrating with just your boo or your closest family and friends – this day is ENTIRELY ABOUT YOU. That’s the key. Does that sound damn good to you? Do you want a day catered to you, without the financial, familial, decor, planning, and so many other stress points? Then you’ve come to the right place. ELOPEMENTS ARE FOR YOU.

So now check out why you should absolutely, positively, 100%, ELOPE IN COLORADO!

Couple embraces at their Great Sand Dunes elopement

A couple celebrates at their Colorado winter elopement

1 – Eloping Just Focuses On You and Your Loved One

This is the most important reason and we have to start here. The rest of the reasons only work once we get this one perfectly down. You are getting married because you want to commit yourself to the love of your life, whom you want to spend the rest of your life with. You love them so very much, and you can’t live without them.

If your commitment is just focused on you two, your celebration should also just be all about you two. Nothing else is anywhere near as important. Don’t let societal pressures force you to do things that take away from celebrating your commitment with this person.

A couple kisses on a bridge at their Colorado elopement

2 – Ditch Wedding Conformity

I’ve photographed a lot a lot of weddings. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fun. Sometimes a whole lot of fun. But they all. Look. The. Same. Seriously. Getting ready in a room, everyone sitting in the ceremony hall. Wedding parties on both sides. Family formal photos. Cake cutting. First dances. After it’s all said and done everyone flips through the photo galleries looking for themselves, but they aren’t really that interested in the wedding because it looks like every other one they’ve ever seen.

You aren’t those people. You crave adventure. You crave an authentic story and one that inspires your soul. You want memories that will forever motivate you to live a purposeful life that’s true and honest. You want to do it outside the box of a stuffy ballroom that sees two wedding couples every single day. That’s why you should elope in Colorado.

You should take advantage of the gorgeous nature we have here and craft a unique experience that’s all about you and your loved one. One that doesn’t adhere to the exact specifications dictated by the wedding industry. One that sends a shock of WOW when put up against all the other traditional photos.

Couple celebrates their Indian Peaks Wilderness elopement

3 – Colorado is Epic

HOLY. COW. Just look! Take it all in! The scenery is stunning and spectacular. It’s going to take your breath away. Sure you could get married in a nice venue that’s been designed from the ground up for instagram approval – or you can immerse yourself in the splendid natural environment of Colorado which is guaranteed to send chills down your spine.

When we look at wedding albums of people who chose a regular venue, we skip through it fast. We’ve seen it all before, sometimes we have literally seen a wedding in the same exact venue.

But when someone goes through your album, and sees you scaling a mountain, taking in the sunrise next to a lake, snowboarding in a wedding dress, popping champagne at 15,000 feet, laying down in a meadow nestled in a valley – people’s eyes are going to bulge and everyone’s gonna take their sweet time taking in your authentic and inspirational elopement. They’re going to say to themselves – damn we should be a bit more adventurous. And you’re going to say to yourself – damn that was one of the best decisions we ever made.

4 – There Are So Many Things to Do in Colorado

Colorado has it all, and you absolutely can and should indulge in wondrous adventures. You can go on a sweet short hike to a beautiful spot. You can rip through some white-water rapids on a raft. You can scale a mountain either on foot, or climbing. You can snowboard. You can hit a couple hidden beaches. Chase some waterfalls. You can skydive into your wedding ceremony. If you want something unique, something fun, something that truly stands out, we can do it. Eloping in Colorado opens you up to so many possibilities that allow you to express your love story in the most honest and dopest way possible!

5 – Your Dog Can Be a Witness in Colorado

TRUE STORY. Let’s back up for a second. First off, in Colorado you can self-solmenize. That means that it can just be you and your love on top of a mountain, over looking a lake, with the sunrise glowing you up, and you share your vows say I do and IT’S OFFICIAL. You two are forging your own path forward. You are trailblazers. You are cool doing this yourself and knowing the power you share between each other is legit.

And now, for the really dope part – your furbabies can be witnesses. That’s right, your dog, cat, or other loved non-human, can witness your wedding in Colorado! The beings you care so deeply for, that you shower with love, can officially be an integral part of your love story. How many people can say that? You’re going to be walking away from here with the most epic story, capped off by an epic mini story.

A couple and their dogs at their Colorado elopement

6 – Save Money & Time

When you elope, you are with only a handful of your closest family and friends, if you have guests at all. So every moment is meaningful and special. You won’t feel pulled or torn to talk to everyone at the wedding. It’s just you and your crew, celebrating. Heck, it can just be you and your boo! Skip everyone else and just celebrate the day between you two. The truth is that in big weddings the wedding couple gets tossed from tradition to tradition, requirement to requirement, they spend 25% of their time thanking guests, and it goes by so quickly many forget the important moments of the day! You don’t want to be that person. You want something epic, something that will last in your memories for all of time. A day that will inspire you forever. That’s why you should elope in Colorado. The experience you’ll have is truly unforgettable. You can always throw a party for everyone else afterwards (and guess what, it’ll be cheaper because it’s not your wedding party)! That’s 2 for 1, baby! You get to have an intimate elopement with just your loved one, and you get to throw a party another day for double celebrations.

Let’s talk about another crazy topic – conformed traditional weddings are stupid expensive. The average wedding in America cost $35,000. That’s insane. You know what $35,000 can get you? A down payment on a sweet house. An investment in your child’s college education. A rainy day fund for healthcare. Look, if you invest that money twenty years from now you’ll be living super large. Normally, that money goes into venues, traditions, and moments that look like everyone else’s wedding. So why bother spending $35,000 on someone else’s wedding?
You should elope in Colorado for a truly authentic, unique, inspiring, and down-right cost effective wedding experience! You can always party again another day.

Couple dances at their Colorado ElopementCouple kisses at their Colorado elopement

7 – Your Story Deserves to Be Told Your Way

Here’s the bottom line – you are a unique beautiful soul. We all are. I know it sounds cheesy and a line you might see on a pillow at Crate and Barrel. But we all are. Too many of us are trapped in the ‘rules’ society pushes down upon us. But you are here for a reason. You are reading this post for a reason.

You seek an honest, soul-stirring, momentous experience that sets the tone for your life together. You want to write your own story that will put a smile on your face every single day of your lives together. That will remind you over and over and over again why and how you fell in love and that you two are meant to be together.

Crafting an epic elopement experience in Colorado is exactly the way to do that. You can create a day that’s specifically tailored to you. That will only incorporate traditions and actions that have MEANING to you. When it’s all over, you’ll be exhausted from the thrill of such a truly outstanding experience. Every moment will sink into your soul.

That’s what you deserve.

An authentic, inspirational, elopement in Colorado.

Couple kisses at their Colorado elopement

Are You Ready for Your Epic Colorado Adventure?

Colorado Elopement Photographer stands next to a Jeep

Hey! I’m Adam, the best Colorado Adventure Elopement Photographer for you. If you’re thinking of elopement, or just want to chat more about how awesome Colorado is, reach out! I can help you find the best elopement package to make your elopement dreams come true!


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