Adventure Elopement Package: Wedding on the Wild(flower) Side

4 min read Apr 16, 2024

Jess & Austin Drawhorn

Jess & Austin Drawhorn, Location Name

We’re Jess and Austin Drawhorn! Our marriage is rooted in adventuring—together we’ve road tripped to 18 National Parks all over the US. We spend our days off in Colorado climbing, day-tripping to hot springs and hiking to beautiful destinations. We eloped last year in our favorite place in the world: Rocky Mountain National Park.

I don’t think we realized at the time that we were having an “adventure elopement.” It just felt like a normal day for us that we made super special by tying the knot. After photographing and performing over a hundred private elopements and intimate weddings with Simply Eloped, we know we’re not the only people out there who want to bring their adventurous lifestyle to their wedding day!

We’re combining all of our favorite past-times—exploring, hiking, getting out to the mountains, helping people have the happiest day of their lives—into an awesome experience for anyone looking to elope: the Wildflower Adventure Package.




Wildflower Elopement Package


The Wildflower Package is perfect for anyone who would love for their only wedding guests to be elk and chipmunks, for their venue to be a towering mountain peak, or to swap blistery dress shoes for perfectly broken-in hiking boots.

Adventure looks different on everyone. What’s your idea of an ideal Sunday outdoor excursion? Hiking out to an alpine lake in a national park and having the place all to yourselves? Canoeing to an island for campfire s’mores? Or maybe its mountain biking all day and camping out under the stars so you can say your vows at dawn.

Check out our suggested experiences below, or let us know what your dream wedding would look like and we’ll work with you to make it happen!

Once your date is booked, the Simply Eloped team will work together to plan out the details behind the scenes! All you’ll have to do is schedule a brief chat with Jess to firm up your vision for the big day.




Favorite Wildflower Elopements


Guided Driving Tour of Rocky Mountain National Park


We’ll guide you to a handful of our favorite spots in the park! Photos at each location, along with photos of the landscape and wildlife with a picnic lunch along the way (optional add on?). Your wedding ceremony will take place at the amazing precipice of 3M Curve. Awesome scenic spots include Sprague Lake, the Alpine Community trail overlook, Trail Ridge Summit and the Continental Divide. Feel free to invite up to 4 guests, but they’ll have to bring their own vehicle! This package can be tailored to any ability level, but by default will include a few long walks on established paths or trails.

Let’s plan your stress-free elopement. Start today!


Hike out to Dream Lake


Gear up at the Bear Lake trailhead and hike 1.2 miles to get married at Dream Lake, which has an incredible view of Longs Peak! The trail up is just gorgeous and offers tons of amazing photo ops, especially at sunset. Bonus points if you hike in your wedding attire! This package is available year round, but gets pretty intense in the winter due to heavy snowfalls.
This experience works best with no additional guests.



Kayaking Dillon Reservoir


Lake Dillon is beautifully framed by mountain peaks and speckled with dozens of islands to explore! We’ll pick up kayaks (or canoes!) at the Frisco Marina and paddle out to Sentinel Island for a shore side ceremony, and maybe some hammock lounging, swimming or a campfire with s’mores! Make it a party and invite up to ten friends and family members. Camping may be possible on the islands depending on availability.



Custom Package


Got another adventure in mind? You could exchange your vows at the Great Sand Dunes or under the Royal Arch of the Boulder Flatirons, catch the Maroon Bells at sunrise or hike out on any number of 1-2 mile trails all over Colorado! Let us know what amazing Colorado destination you’d like to use as your wedding venue!



Who we are

  • Experienced professionals
  • Guide to the wedding planning/ceremony writing process
  • Expertise in outdoor rec
  • Local insight


What the package includes

The Wildflower Package is different than the Sprout or Bloom packages in some key ways.

  • This is an immersive experience in the Colorado wilderness
  • Because Wildflower is experience-based, the activity is central
  • Sprout & Bloom packages are limited to one general location
  • Additional hours are only for accommodating extra guests
  • More flexibility for additional add-on photography



  • Adventurous couples
  • People who don’t follow the norm
  • Want to do it their own way
  • Value privacy
  • Value natural places, public lands
  • Love to hike, love to be outdoors,
  • Inclusive, any ability or fitness level
  • Exclusivity, this isn’t for just any old boring couple
  • Values photography
  • Validate the choice to elope and eschew wedding expectations



  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Boating
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Climbing
  • Picnics
  • Hot-air Balloons…yes please!


Package Includes

  • Permits
  • Planning
  • Light refreshments/picnic?
  • Kayak/canoe rental for two if applicable
  • Champagne
  • Custom ceremony
  • 175+ photos from two photographers
  • Relevant details on a case by case basis like champagne flutes, speakers, twinkle lights


Optional Add-ons

  • Florals
  • Hair and make-up
  • Guest kayak/canoe rentals
  • Camping equipment
  • Backpack rentals
  • Snowshoe rentals
  • Snowmobile tours from a third party
  • Partnering with third-party outdoor sports instruction


Package Excludes

  • Insurance
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Lodging
  • Outdoor recreation instruction in climbing, mountaineering, snowmobiling, mountain biking, etc.
  • Fishing, hunting or horseback riding
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