Their Story: "Robert and I met 6 or so years ago on a bowling team. The mountains are nostalgic for me. My family always vacationed to different areas of the mountains when I was young. Rob and I don't care to have more than our immediate family present, thats why a small Colorado wedding is perfect for us."
Micro-Wedding Package: Frankie and Robert traveled to Colorado from Florida for their small intimate wedding with their closest family and friends. They booked a couple of Vacasas for everyone to stay. After getting ready, we caravanned to Sapphire Point Overlook where they exchanged vows on a wintery day, but warm at heart with a sentimental ceremony performed by a close friend as guests were wrapped in cozy with blankets. After photos, the group traveled back to the vacation house where a personal chef awaited their arrival with heavy-bites appetizers and drinks.
Wedding Details: Whitney and Andrew booked Wendee's favorite elopement package - it includes a little getting ready, caravanning to the ceremony site, the ceremony, photos and a little cake + cheers. Because of the wintery conditions, we mixed-up the timing and sequencing a little bit. After getting ready and the first-looks at their vacation condo (with their cute little 1=year-old), we popped some bubbly and had cake/celebrations BEFORE heading out to the ceremony site. This gave the family a little time to celebrate before a nanny arrive to take care of the cutie while the couple went to exchange vows just the two of them, privately. We ended our service after photos (all this in just 2-hours!), but the couple then went to a restaurant in Breckenridge for a romantic dinner.
Their Story: "Matt and I met at the same company we both still work for today. We became friends right away in 2011 after we were placed on the same work team. We started dating in August of 2013. As two introverts who prefer to mostly chill at home. We really enjoy our quiet life together with our two cats and also love to pursue our individual hobbies (Matt - reading, Kyrie - figure skating), and travel together. We decided to have a small wedding in Colorado because we both love hiking in the mountains, and I have always loved the idea of having a winter wedding that included lots of snow. What better place than Colorado where we have already enjoyed several trips together?!? We actually got engaged in Crested Butte while camping in 2019, so Colorado has always just felt like the perfect destination for our wedding.”
Wedding Details: Being introverts and loving the mountains, an inclusive micro-wedding package in Colorado was the perfect choice for them! They traveled with just seven guests to Colorado from Missouri. But, even though it was tiny, they still had elements of wedding that make it feel more than an eleopment. After getting ready at the vacation house where they all stayed, the group caravanned out to a nearby ceremony site - all prepared with warm clothing and ear muffs (great idea!). After photos, they went back to the vacation house where a private chef was waiting to serve amazing cuisine.
Their Story: “Jamey and I met through mutual friends. We went on our first two dates and the knew almost right after that, that we have found our person. This is both of our second marriage and we knew we wanted something small and intimate. We were going to just elope with the kids there to witness it but then we decided we wanted to invite our parents and just a few friends. (So the smaller the better)! We didn’t want some big wedding where things start becoming more about everyone else rather than what we want. We both love Colorado but ironically have never been there together yet. So, this will be the first time together. The kids have never seen snow so we are going to thoroughly watch their reaction to seeing it!"
Wedding Details: Krista and Jamey traveled to Colorado from Florida with 12 close family members. They stayed in Summit County where there are world-class ski resorts so that the family could fully experience all of Colorado's winter activities. After getting ready and a first-look, they traveled to an overlook (yes, still accessible in the winter via a snow-packed trail, only a 3-minute walk) for their small & intimate wedding ceremony. They made their ceremony extra special by bringing their own officiant. After vows and group photos, they group went to a nearby brewery to celebrate with Colorado's finest beverages and food -mmmmm, yum!
Jessica + Cory | All Inclusive Micro Wedding Package during Christmas time | Summit County, Colorado
Their Story: "Cory and I have known each other for 16 years. I used to work for him and hated his guts. Fast forward to 2017, no longer married, all our friends are married so we started hanging out together. One thing led to another, and here we are, engaged! You may wonder what drove us to get married in winter.........Christmas is my FAVORITE time of the year. It naturally provides so many beautiful colors and sparkles that I really wanted to get married at Christmas, so that’s what we are doing! I also LOVE the snow!.”
Wedding Details: A red bouquet, an abundance of snow, cozy blankets and green dresses - it all was a dreamy wintery Christmas time wedding. Since Jessica loves sparkle, she took our idea of having a simple buttercream cake, but adorn it with sugar for that tasteful glitter. Atop a red cake stand and accented with matching florals from her bouquet - it was the finishing touch to pull her winter Christmas wedding together.
Their Story: "When it came to wedding planning, we both took into consideration how large our extended families are, and that we could either do an intimate ceremony with our parents, grandparents, and best friends, or we would have a very large ceremony with over 300 people. At the end of the day, we wanted to be able to celebrate our love and the next chapter in our lives in a way that best suited us - outside in the mountains in the midst of winter, surrounded by our immediate families and best friends. We will have a large celebration in June 2022 to incorporate the rest of our family and be able to mingle and embrace the chaos in a laid-back manner.”
Wedding Details: "Locals" to Colorado, Bekka + John decided to have a small destination wedding. Yes, even us who live in the Front Range like to travel to the mountains. Their all-inclusive package was complete with photographer (Andrea is amazing!), florals, officiant, cake, our planning services, benches for seating (and yes, in the winter we do bring cozy blankets) and an onsite coordinator who also plays music for the ceremony. One of our favorite moments (okay, there were LOTS) was the first look with Dad. ❤️
Their story: "Ryan and I are both medics. He is a paramedic and I am an EMT (currently). We were put on the same ambulance to work together and we connected almost instantly! Together we have a beautiful baby girl who is currently 9 months old and such an amazing baby. We have decided to have a small destination micorwedding because we feel like this will be something we would enjoy more for ourselves and our families rather than having a large wedding. We also love the cold weather and the snowy mountains! ”
Microwedding details: Miranda loved red and wanted some poinsettias in in bouquet ..... which yes! It *is* totally possible. And, to pull together the red theme, we colored the cake layers and designed it with a skim-coated textures so that the red could peek-through. The couple lodged at a vacation house and after getting ready, we caravanned to the ceremony site, said "I do", did group photos and then while sending the guests ahead to the restaurant, we finished photos with the couple. At the restaurant, there were some cheers and cutting of the cake (served as dessert though) before sitting down to dinner. Simple, sweet and definitely a day they could spend with family.
Their Story: “We met 8 years ago at work and have always stayed in touch. We eventually were in the right place at the right time, and it has been history ever since. We want a small intimate wedding with immediate friends/family. We both love mountain and think it would be gorgeous to say, “I do” surrounded with beautiful scenery."
Wedding Details: We mixed up our standard timing with this wedding in order to focus more photos post-wedding with their bridesmaids and groomsmen rather than getting ready. Yes, with 6 on each side, we do recommend a rehearsal the day prior. That way, we all had a plan to meet at the ceremony site to pin boutonnieres, get guests situated and seated (yes, we do have benches that you can reserve), and choreograph the bridesmaids entrances. After saying "I DO" the best man and matron of honor set-off a gender reveal smoke bomb. And yes, this couple has the cutest family!
Their Story: "We’re choosing small because we like the idea of our closest loved ones sharing this moment with us. Also, we want it to be nice but affordable. And in Colorado, my fiancée likes the Colorado scenery and the Broncos.”
Wedding Details: To surprise the groom, Maribel was able to hire Miles, the Denver Bronco's mascot, to arrive at the vacation house they had rented in Breckenridge Colorado during their getting ready moments and to kick-off the wedding festivities with a few firecrackers. After their first look, they incorporated a Native American hair braiding ceremony - private between the two of them - before heading off to the ceremony site with 19 of their closest friends and family. After the ceremony and group photos, they headed back to the vacation house to celebrate.
We love a tasteful dark, moody and spooky Halloween wedding. Charlie and Tyler traveled from Delaware to celebrate their microwedding in Colorado with 25 guests, staying at a vacation house. The group caravanned out to a scenic wedding spot overlooking Lake Dillon and then celebrated in a private room at a restaurant in Breckenridge. The jewel-toned florals complimented the brides dramatic black dress.... even the cake was decedent - a dark chocolate buttercream with chocolate drizzle design. And the flavor are to drool over: top tier was "Raspberry Duchess" - a white cake with a layer of raspberry preserves, white chocolate mousse; and the bottom tier flavor was "Marquis" - a chocolate cake with a Grand Marnier flavor, one layer of chocolate buttercream one layer of Grand Marnier buttercream, finished in Grand Marnier buttercream. Mmmmm, yum!
Their Story: "Brian and I met through a family friend on a blind date in a group. We both invited our children and there were about 6 other people that joined us for dinner at a local pizza spot. I think we only spoke directly to one another one time. Other than that, it was all group conversations. I remember thinking he was handsome and seemed nice, but I couldn’t tell if he had any interested in me. We went on lunch dates and met-up with our kids a few times for dinner. It was 2 months before we even kissed! We decided on an elopement because we have 4 teenagers and weren’t up for getting them all ready for the occasion and trying to accommodate them in any way. I just want it to be intimate between Brian and I so that everything goes as we want and the day to be ours, without teenage drama…. And a great memory to always look back on."
Wedding Details: And yes - they will have great memories to look back on. Since it was just the two of them, we customized an elopement package with a few getting ready moment and then caravanned out to the wedding site - a high alpine mountain area with lakes and a waterfall - where we did some photos, met the officiant, exchanged vow, cut the cake and cheered with some bubbly. Seriously ... this is EXACTLY Wendee's favorite hybrid elopement package.
Their Story: "We met online two years ago. I contacted Lisa first with a very confident introduction telling her, 'good news, your search is over'. We both agreed on our soon to follow first date that we had a strong connection. We knew we found our "split-apart"! We chose to come back to Estes Park to marry in the area where we got engaged in Nov 2019. We like the idea of our special day being intimate and focused only on each other! We will be having a reception in back home with family & friends in November.”
Wedding Details: because 10/10 was a popular date, many of the sites around Estes Park were already booked by the time Sara and Lisa reached out. But, with a little digging, we found a "rogue" scenic area with incredible mountain views that was perfect for them and their two guests, which one of them was their close friend and officiant. Even though it was and elopement, they booked our Intimate Wedding Package in order to have more time with the photographer and also head back to there restaurant for some cheers and cutting of the cake. Sometimes our elopement couples decided to get ready separately and do a first look, other times they decided to get ready together as such did Sara and Lisa. The best part though..... the gorgeous day, gorgeous brides, gorgeous florals, gorgeous people - LOVE EVERYTHING about this elopement!
Their Story: "We met when Joel stopped to help me change a tire on my car in the Black Hills of South Dakota. From there we fell in love over our mutual love for nature, travel, books, and simple living. We've spent a lot of time traveling together, sometimes taking spontaneous weekend trips and camping out far from other people. Due to the fact that we grew up in completely different parts of the country and have family from all over we decided to opt for a small, intimate wedding outside with those that are most important to us.”
Wedding Details: Having helped them find a ceremony spot through our Ceremony Site Report, Aspin and Joel chose to wed with 18 of their closest family and friends at a scenic park in Grand Lake, Colorado. Their priorities: scenic views that are easy to access for their guests, great photography, pretty flowers, seating, a first look and an intimate overall feeling. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes! (Did you see those flowers!.... LOVE).
Their Story: “Peter and I met at our workplace. After I accepted a position in a new department, we kept in touch and started talking more and more, started dating, and 2.5 years later, he proposed. We love Colorado and the stress of a large wedding was taking away from the experience and this important time in our lives.”
Wedding Details: Carey and Peter booked one of our Colorado Elopement Packages with 3.5 hours of coverage. Their eight family and friends travel from Iowa to celebrate with them, all staying in a vacation house with view near Estes Park. After their ceremony in Rocky Mountain National Park, they returned to the vacation house where one of our amazing private chefs started serving appetizers and drinks before their dinner. If you are looking to elope, but want your family there with you.... this is the perfect option.
Their Story: “Brandon and I visited Colorado on New Year's Eve to do our engagement photoshoot and we fell in love. We knew we wanted to have an intimate destination wedding, and we beat to the tune of our own drum.... so we will be dragging our Southern Alabama/Florida Family and friends to Breckenridge to experience the beautiful mountains and witness our union. We can't wait to say our I do's at the peaks of God's breathtaking mountains.”
Wedding Details: Diondra and Brandon started working with us by purchasing the Ceremony Site Report. In discovering their priorities (scenic mountain views) and needs (an accessible site as some of the guests have mobility challenges), we found the perfect venue for them. One of the misconceptions about having an elopement or small wedding in Colorado is that you need to hike to get to ceremony sites. There are TONS of ceremony spots that boast mountain views with little or no walk - even some sites in the BACKCOUNTRY (yes, on mountain passes) are built to be wheelchair accessible. In fact, take time to look through our couple's galleries. Rarely do we do "hiking" weddings.... though, we love adventures are an avid hikers ourselves. So, hike, walk, roll, stroll, skip, jump - however you want to get married, let us know!