Elopement or Intimate Wedding Package
This is a perfect turn-key service for couples planning an elopement of two or an intimate wedding of 25-people or less. Wendee provides an inclusive package which can be customized - you can scale-down or embellish the elements. The locations are based in either Eagle County (Vail, Beaver Creek), Summit County (Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone), Estes Park, in Rocky Mountain National Park, or the Boulder, Denver & Front Range areas. For the spontaneous couple, this package can be pulled together in as little as five days!
- Wedding Location: ceremony site either outdoors at an overlook or indoors. Examples: gardens, mountain tops, parks, decks, unique restaurants, art museums, in front of a waterfall, or your vacation rental home.
- Flowers: one seasonal, fresh floral bouquet and one boutonniere
- Officiant: a local judge or non-denominational minister
- Cake: a small two-tiered wedding cake
- Photography: 3-hours, high-resolution disk of your edited images
- Dinner: restaurant recommendations, menu procurement - some may have small private dining rooms, and others may be excellent options for the wedding ceremony too!
- Planning & onsite coordination: Much like ordering off a menu, you select from over 30 Colorado small wedding locations, several professional photographers, and various wedding cake and floral styles. Wendee books & coordinates vendors, provides a day-of schedule, and assists you with the Colorado marriage license (how and where to obtain it). During your planning, she provides you with local information such as accommodations, transportation, spa, hair & make-up service. Onsite, she guides you through the wedding day, providing up to three hours of coordination. She manages the venue, vendors, picks-up and delivers your flowers and wedding cake.
- Personalized wedding: although this is a package, it is highly personalized to reflect your style and vision - no two weddings are ever the same. Please scroll down the page and view photos of our small weddings. Each one is truly unique.
- Still have questions? Read this page for the "nitty gritty" details about the package. Please also call Wendee at (303) 946-4442 to discuss how the wedding day flows.
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Complete Package starting at $2,800, inclusive of items listed above. A scaled-down more simple version of this package is also available from $2,400-$2,600. A strictly elopement-style wedding along the Denver/Boulder Front Range (only the couple, very simple) is available at $1,900 - click here for the "Bare Bones" package.
Customizable add-on options: additional people (up to 35), decor, linens, chair rentals, transportation, ceremony musician, videography, any additional flowers, upgraded cake, etc. Please call Wendee to discuss the many ways elopements and intimate packages can be customized and embellished.
Small Destination Wedding © Photos below by Andrea Flanagan
This couple was married over the Labor Day wedding in the gorgeous Rocky Mountains. Traveling from Texas, 20 family members joined in with their celebration. The couple booked our customizable Intimate Wedding Package and added-on a small reception prior to going to dinner. This Colorado elopement package is perfect for an easy turn-key celebration.
Winter Elopement in Vail © Photos below by Andrea Flanagan
This couple was married in February on top of Vail Mountain with views of the amazing Mt. Holy Cross. Just the two of them traveled to Colorado from Oklahoma. The couple scaled-back our intimate wedding package, yet still made it unique, stylish, and elegant. This Colorado elopement package is perfect for couples who want a memorable and stunning wedding.
Colorado Mountain Top Elopement with Kids! © Photos below by Andrea Flanagan
This Texas couple spontaneously traveled to Colorado to get married. They called Wendee six days before their arrival to arrange a meaningful union with their blended family. Seizing the opportunity the first weekend the gondola's opened for the summer season, they conducted a small mountain top wedding. Though prior, we got a chance to do some photos with their new family around the luxury vacation home they had rented on the golf course. Capturing photos of their kids was equally as important as photos of the bride and groom. So, we strolled through the village, got hot cocoa on top the the mountain (yes, it can be chilly, even in June), and played on the chair lifts. After the ceremony and photos, they traveled via another gondola for a gourmet, yet warm dinner at a mountain top restaurant that boasts a show kitchen.
Wedding on the Slopes © Photos below by Sheree and Joe Montoya
You gotta love a bride wearing ski boots! Sarah and Jason are avid skiers, but were living in Georgia at the time they were engaged. What better way to merge passions for life and love than having a wedding on the ski hill? This couple meet the photographers for a photo shoot prior to meeting their 15 guests on top of Keystone Mountain (accessible via gondola ride). After a wedding ceremony outside on the deck, guests were transported via another gondola to North Peak for a mountain-top dinner at the acclaimed Alpenglow Stube. This couple created memories that their nieces and nephews will never forget. Congratulations S & J and maybe we'll see you on the slopes!
Small Vail Mountain Wedding © Photos below by tomKphoto
This couple from Cedar Rapids, IA area symbolizes why we do what we do. The bride and groom, a divorcee and widower respectively, had a mutual attraction for over a year, but wanted to make sure the circumstances were right before going on their first date. Each having life experiences, they instantly knew the significance of their gifts to each other. They instantly bonded and are overwhelmingly fortunate for their second chance at love. Their intimate wedding weekend included their five kids and mothers. It started by the groom sending a note and gift (diamond earrings!) to the bride as she was getting ready. Her gift to him: a custom made song by a local Cedar Rapids, IA musician that told their story in the lyrics. The ceremony not only included personal vows to each other, but they both wrote vows to each other's kids and mother. Every wedding couple we work with has an amazing stories - we are so blessed to be able to what we do.
Intimate Pink November Wedding © Photos below by Andrea Flanagan
November is still a fabulous time of year to get married in Colorado! If planning a November wedding, the weather can go either way: really warm or really snowy. Additionally, you can find some great rates for travel and lodging in early November. As you can see, everything about this wedding was pink - from the bouquet to the dress, from the shoes to the cake, from the necktie to the gorgeous Colorado sunset!
Snowy Winter Wedding in Breckenridge © Photos below by Jeanine Thurston
Check out this amazingly sweet wedding and gorgeous couple! This couple traveled to Colorado from Joplin, MO with their son and parents and arrived in December to a snowy Colorado. Though the day was brisk, it didn't stop them from having a romantic winter wedding. They met just two weeks after the tragedy of the Joplin tornado at a kid's barbeque. On their first date, they stayed up to 5am just talking - the rest is history. These pictures exemplify how amazingly kind, cherishable, personal, and happy their day was with close family.
Vail Elopement in March © Photos below by Andrea Flanagan
We love everything about this wedding - mostly the bride and groom. Both live in Denver and wanted a very intimate, stress-free mountain top wedding. Vail is special to them as they have created many special skiing memories on this mountain top. So, it was only fitting that they exchanged vow on Vail Mountain. We inserted a gardenia into the bride's bouquet - a tribute to her mom who was there in spirit. We love the color choices in this wedding - bright, vibrant bouquet to contrast nicely with the white, natural backdrop of the Colorado mountains.
Destination Intimate Wedding: Colorado Mountains! © Photos below by Andrea Flanagan
This couple called Wendee three weeks prior to their Colorado mountain elopement. They wanted a laid-back, carefree wedding with their closest friends and family. They rented an incredible vacation home in Copper Mountain where everyone stayed and spend a memorable four days. Wanting a natural backdrop to their ceremony, they chose an overlook in Summit County to exchange vows. Afterwards, they celebrated in a semi-private dining area of a restaurant in Copper Mountain village. The bride wanted a style that would fit well with the Colorado environment. So, we went with a vibrant wildflower bouquet. If you are undecided about flowers, this is perfect as it complements every aspect of your wedding. The best part about this intimate wedding: the couple! You can see their happiness in the photos. Congratulations N & J!
Denver Intimate Wedding: Hudson Gardens © Photos below by Andrea Flanagan
Though we love going to the mountains to coordinate intimate weddings, it is nice and refreshing to have one in close to home. Juggling busy schedules, this Colorado couple decided to have their wedding closer to home and somewhere along the Front Range. Seeking a scenic outdoor location in early May, Hudson Gardens was the obvious choice. Additionally, they chose to have a small wedding in order to allocate more money towards the down payment on a home and a new life together. We were thrilled when the bride commented about her bouquet, "This looks like something from Pinterest!" Congratulations D & L! We hope that you have found the perfect home to buy!
Boulder, Colorado Destination Wedding © Photos below by Jeanine Thurston, Fototails
This couple traveled from Alabama with their four children to marry at a sentimental overlook on Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder, Colorado. Having gone to college at the University of Colorado, the groom had many fond memories of Boulder and wanted to share the Flatirons with his bride and their kids. Making an extended weekend out of their destination wedding, they were able to enjoy Boulder at its best: hiking, tubing down the creek, Pearl Street Mall, and visiting with old friends.
Breckenridge, Colorado Elopement © Photos below by Jeanine Thurston, Fototails
This couple traveled to Colorado from Oklahoma to elope the first weekend that the ski resorts opened. Wanting a snowy wedding, we were able to deliver (with the help of Mother Nature who we owe a ton of gratitude). The couple exchanged vows at a peaceful outdoors overlook and then enjoyed a romantic dinner at the Hearthstone Restaurant. The bride's favorite color is purple and having flexibility with creativity, we designed a multi-hued purple bouquet with a cake to match.
Small Breckenridge, CO Wedding © Photos below by Andrea Flanagan
The intimate weddings are not just for couples traveling from out-of-state. This Fort Collins couple wanted a gorgeous fall wedding, so we timed it when the aspen trees were turning in Breckenridge. 18 family members joined them with their union at an outdoors overlook. Following the ceremony, the couple did a mini photo shoot along the Riverwalk in Breckenridge before joining their guests at a restaurant that features a small private dining room - a great reception option for the small weddings.
Beaver Creek Destination Wedding © Photos below by Jeanine Thurston, Fototails
Traveling from Washington State, this couple chose Beaver Creek for their Colorado destination wedding since the groom's daughter lives in Vail. Their wedding was held at a unique art gallery. Afterwards, we did a mini photo shoot around Beaver Creek Village. Once the sun went down, we returned to the art gallery for champagne and cake prior to the couple's dinner reservations at Splendito. We especially love the flowers - mostly an all white bouquet, but with the different hues, pine cones and dusty miller, it "pops" in front of the bride's light silver dress.
Aspen Maroon Bells Elopement © Photos below by Kim Nodurft.
This Texas couple called Wendee two weeks prior to their Aspen, Colorado wedding. With research and some phone calls, were were able to pull together an small wedding at the Maroon Bells in Aspen with dinner reservations at the Caribou Club's wine room - perfect for a small gathering. Take note of the cake - those are not fresh flowers, but are sugar flowers. Ah-maaa-zing!
Colorado Mountain Elopement © Photos below by Jeanine Thurston
Every time our florists creates a bouquet for one of our intimate wedding clients, it turns out to be our favorite bouquet. This one, though, is amazing! We are still in love with the fresh colorful pink and oranges that the bride chose for her April elopement in Breckenridge. I still remember sensing the relief in her voice after she originally contacted us on New Years Day. It is exactly what they were looking for. The kicker: everybody, bride and groom included, was from Memphis, TN and have never been to Colorado! Traveling with their parents, sibling and best friend, they all got to experience the best of our mountains on the last weekend the ski resort were open. Another first for the couple: skiing (after the wedding, of course)! Congratulations K & P! We hope you enjoyed your travels across Colorado for your honeymoon and please come back to celebrate anniversaries!
Keystone Mountain Elopement © Photos below by Andrea Flanagan
This Colorado mountain wedding "pops" with a gorgeous red bouquet. This couple traveled from Illinois with 17 of their closest friends and family to "elope" renegade style on Keystone Mountain, accessible via gondola ride. The red bouquet is carried through the with the attire and the cake topper. The bride's good friend hand-made the clay topper to match the bride, her attire, the groom and the bouquet! After exchanging vows, they traveled via limousine to Breckenridge to celebrate their union with a fantastic dinner in a historic Victorian house.
Small Mountain Wedding! © Photos below by Julie Sharber
This Kansas couple wanted a small elopement-style wedding with only their two kids. However, friends at home would have none of that and decided that they would all travel to Colorado to join in the celebration. So, 30 guests caravanned across I-70 to the Colorado mountains. Traveling by open chair lift, and some skied down, the bride & groom exchanged vows on top of the mountain. After the ceremony, they headed to a restaurant in the village that had a small private dining room that could seat all 32 people who ordered off a limited menu.
Colorado Winter Elopement ...with a Few Guests! © Photos below by Andrea Flanagan
This Denver couple wanted a small wedding with only family. They booked the Intimate Wedding Package to include 10 guests,12 total people. We found a bed and breakfast in the mountains that has a small dining room. The couple did a first encounter as a scenic overlook and then meet their families at the B&B where they conducted an intimate ceremony in the living room prior to be seated for dinner. The couple also chose to stay at the B&B that night. Sweet, intimate, delicious food.... perfect!
Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs © Photos below by Jeanine Thurston
Traveling from 1/2 way around the globe, this bride and groom lives in England. Since she is in the US Air Force and he in the British Navy, they only had a limited window in which to have a small wedding. They traveled to Colorado Springs, her home town, along with several of his family members from England. With a July wedding and Garden of the Gods being notoriously HOT in the summer, we had a late morning wedding and a champagne brunch at a nearby historic inn.
Small Colorado Winter Wedding © Photos below by Andrea Flanagan
This couple originally planned a ski trip to Colorado and decided that they wanted to incorporate a wedding.... with five days notice! Their families drove out from Iowa and all eight guests stayed in a four bedroom home in Breckenridge. We scaled-back the package for the camera-shy groom, though he turned out to be the prefect model. We meet the couple at the house for dressing-the-bride photos. We drove to an overlook for the ceremony, a few photos, and traveled back to the house for cake cutting. After our work was done, the family took advantage of the incredible home they rented and cooked a fabulous celebration dinner.
Downtown Denver Elopement © Photos below by Andrea Flanagan
Although a lot of couples travel to Colorado for their destination wedding, this Denver couple decided they wanted a chic wedding that represented their lifestyle. We planned a downtown Denver wedding where they could get ready, dress the bride, stay at the Westin, walk along 16th Street Mall and Larimar Square for photos, have their wedding at the iconic Clock Tower, and go out for dinner at one of the best steak houses around.
Colorado Elopement Wedding © Photos below by Bart Young
This couple was married December 27th in Keystone, Colorado using our intimate elopement wedding services. It was the first time the bride had traveled anywhere out West (they are from the South), and she truly enjoyed all the snow! This is an all-inclusive package: location, officiant, planning services, bouquet, boutonniere, cake, dinner for two, photography, and onsite coordination.
Small Wedding in a Gorgeous Mountain Lodge © Photos below by Andrea Flanagan
This couple traveled from Missouri and rented this incredible mountain lodge sitting on 50 acres. All eight guests stayed in this 5-bedroom home for three days while enjoying Breckenridge's activities and views. Instead of going out for to a restaurant, a filet mignon dinner was prepared in this cozy, yet magnificent home. The couple had fun jumping in the snow and making snow angles in their "trash the dress" session after the wedding.
Small Destination Colorado Wedding © Photos below by Andrea Flanagan
After ten years of being a wedding and meeting planner, Wendee wanted a small destination wedding where all of her 22 out-of-state guests could stay in one place. Hence, the birth of our "Intimate Wedding Package" in 2007. Wendee and Geoff rented a 9-bedroom home in the Colorado Rockies for their destination wedding. All 22 close family and friends were able to stay for four days, creating a unique bonding experience as their friends & families, meeting for the first time, could hike, bike, play golf, sail on Lake Dillon, swim in the clubhouse pool, and barbeque on the patio. Originally planning an outdoor ceremony, they brought it indoors due to cold mountain temperatures.... even in July. The gorgeous living room of the home provided for a comfortable, tear-jerking and intimate wedding ceremony. Afterwards, guests walked next door to a fine-dining restaurant to enjoy mojitos and hors d'oeuvres while the couple took photos. A seven-course dinner was served along with two types of cake: lemon chiffon with cherry mousse, and milk chocolate with Baileys Irish Cream.
Small Mountain Wedding © Photos below by Fototails Photography
With predictable weather, moderate temperatures, and dramatic colors, a September wedding in the Rocky Mountains is dreamy. This couple was married at an overlook in Summit County - a great destination that offers guests a variety of lodging, dining, and activities. Regardless of the time-of-year, go bright with your florals which makes your pictures "pop". We love the bride's choice of daisies. After all, it's still summer until September 21st!