Their Story: “Spending time together is our favorite thing - be it laughing until we're crying at something others probably wouldn't find funny at all, having deep conversations about the past as well as the future (and everything in between), or in silence, simply soaking up each other's company. Golf, darts, shuffleboard, and air hockey are sure to end in someone being a sore loser, but never for long - staying mad at one another has always been difficult. Our love for lakes and forests and mountains ultimately made us decide that Colorado would be the perfect backdrop for our elopement ceremony and first memory as a married couple. We've already loved each other for a few lifetimes now, I'm sure of it, and we're both so excited to see what this one has in store for us.”
Colorado Elopement Pacakge: We first started working with Lea and Don two months prior to their elopement and immediately knew that when they mentioned "lakes" and "forest" and "mountains", Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park woudl be the perfect spot for their elopement ceremony. With two month to plan and only 3 guests, we didn't waste any time securing the permit, setting up vendors and creating their elopement day timing & sequencing.
Elopement Day: Léa and Don's elopement day at Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park was absolutely breathtaking! The day started with hair and makeup in their hotel room before their photographer and coordinator arrived to capture getting ready shots and all the stunning details. The bride's daughter was there with her as the couple shared a first look on the picturesque hotel grounds, where the groom's mom pinned on his boutonniere. Then it was off to Sprague Lake where they met their officiant and exchanged heartfelt vows. After, they popped some bubbly and took group photos before exploring some of the park's secret, scenic spots for some intimate couple shots. Finally, the group headed to the iconic Stanley Hotel for cake cutting and dinner. The entire day was expertly planned through a Colorado elopement package, ensuring every detail was perfect for this beautiful couple.
Sprague Lake: Are you and your partner looking for a unique and intimate way to tie the knot? Consider eloping at picturesque Sprague Lake in May (or even April). With its stunning mountain backdrop and serene waters, Sprague Lake is the perfect location for a romantic elopement. April can still be a little chilly - but, we've seen sunny days and romantically foggy days at Sprague Lake in April. For May, the days start to warm up. And, if you do your elopement wedding BEFORE Memorial Weekend, you won't have a lot of crowds to deal with like during the summer season. But don't worry about the logistics - consider a Colorado elopement package to take care of all the details, from officiant services to stunning photography. Just imagine exchanging vows with the mountains as your witness. May is a beautiful time of year to visit Sprague Lake, with wildflowers just starting to bloom and mild weather to enjoy. Let the natural beauty of the area provide the perfect backdrop for your special day.
Make Your Elopement At Rocky Mountain National Park A Success With These 5 Tips. Are you looking for a serene, breathtaking and epic location for your elopement? Do you want to avoid crowds and have a unique and memorable experience? Look no further than Rocky Mountain National Park, utlizing the easy and all-inclusive elopement packages from Custom Weddings of Colorado! It’s an excellent place for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers to exchange vows and create unforgettable moments.
Planning an elopement can be overwhelming and stressful, especially if you’re doing it alone. That’s why Custom Weddings of Colorado has created an elopement package that makes planning your day a stress-free and enjoyable experience.
Mother, teacher, planner, gardener, mountain biker, entrepreneur, librarian, hiker, snowboarder, reader, dork, chocoholic, trail runner and creative. Wendee has been planning weddings in Colorado since 1995. In 2012, she decided to "go small" and only plans micro-weddings & elopements with 35 or fewer guests. Contact Wendee to get started planning your intimate small Colorado wedding.
I've been planning weddings since 1995 when I moved to Colorado from Iowa. I cut my teeth at Keystone Resort in their wedding department, then then ventured on to planning corporate meetings. But, I kept helping friends and their friends with weddings starting my first full-service company in 2002 (yes - planned the big overwhelming ones). In 2012 with the birth of my son, values shifted and I decided to go small, intimate and meaningful. Please connect with me to make your dreamy, simple mountain wedding come true!
Behind the Scenes
Ever wonder what goes on behind-the-scenes of a micro-wedding day? Jaime L. Barba, one of our talented professional photographers, captured me at work from one of our May 2023 weddings in Boulder, Colorado. Enjoy! .... and yes, she does wedding-day content creation (a great alternative if you cannot afford videography) for couples as well as photography.
What is a wedding day content creator? It’s someone who is there on your wedding day taking pictures on a cell phone (or in Jaime's case, her professional equipement), documenting behind-the-scenes moments, capturing and telling stories, and delivering short-form media content of your wedding day in real-time. Checkout one from our September 2023 weddings ⬇️.