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Updated: May 12th, 2021

Elope in Colorado

Eloping in Colorado, the great mountain state, is both fun and stunning! Our elopement packages in Colorado offers plenty of options to choose from, so you can elope in Colorado without the stress of planning. You can’t go wrong with choosing any Colorado elopement package — this beautiful destination will make for an extra special ceremony.

Elope in Colorado

Colorado Elopement Venues

Chautauqua Park, Boulder

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE If you’re a fan of the outdoors, one of the best backdrops near Denver...

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The Paint Mines

The Paint Mines

Are you ready for some of the most visually stunning rock formations in the United States?...

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Garden of the Gods

If you’re a fan of mountains and desert, Garden of the Gods is a supreme location...

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Lost Gulch

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE Looking for a view? Just minutes from downtown Boulder, Lost Gulch Overlook boasts amazing...

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Sunrise Amphitheatre

Sunrise Amphitheatre

Temporarily unavailable due to Covid19   Say “I do” on top of Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder,...

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Your own dream venue

We can come to you. Do you have a great venue or even an awesome backyard? We can help you find vendors for nearly anywhere in the country

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Golden private venue

Golden private venue

9,000 feet above sea level outside the town of Golden, is a beautiful forested property with...

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3m Curve

3M Curve is a high-in-demand cliffside spot overlooking Upper Beaver Meadows in Rocky Mountain National Park....

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Sprague Lake

Sprague Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Rocky Mountain National Park. Backed by...

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Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley is one of the best secrets of Rocky Mountain National park. With a creek...

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Upper Beaver Meadows

Upper Beaver Meadows is one of the only places in Rocky Mountain National Park that can...

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Lily Lake

Lily Lake

Lily Lake is in a part of Rocky Mountain National Park that is a little more...

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Bear Lake

Bear Lake

Available only during the winter months, Bear Lake is our favorite frozen lake for snowy, scenic...

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Silver Dollar Lake

Silver Dollar Lake is a stunning alpine lake in Colorado’s Arapaho National Forest. The lake is...

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Lake Isabelle

Located in the heart of the Indian Lake Wilderness, Isabelle Lake is a true Colorado alpine...

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Copeland Lake

Copeland Lake

Copeland Lake is an exceptional spot for larger parties as they permit up to 50 guests....

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Ashcroft Ghost town

Ashcroft Ghost town

Ashcroft Ghost Town offers historic charm amidst a backdrop of the pristine Castle Creek Valley. Come...

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Fox Run Gazebo

Fox Run Gazebo

Fox Run Gazebo is surrounded by trees and a tranquil lake. Just north of Colorado Springs,...

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Sawmill Reservoir

Sawmill Reservoir

Sawmill Reservoir, Breckenridge – Escape to Sawmill Reservoir if you want to feel like you’re far...

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Sapphire Point

Sapphire Point

Sapphire Point is a really special place with one of the best views of the state....

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Colorado Elopement Packages

Our packages include everything you need to have a fun and lovely Colorado elopement. If you want a small wedding in Colorado with friends and family, we’ve got you covered. Want an all-inclusive elopement package?

We can hook you up! Eloping in Colorado is simple and stress-free with us. Whatever you have in mind, we’d be thrilled to help you elope in Colorado.

Seed
Seed
  • Officiation services

    Personalization of vows

  • Enactment of ceremony

    Advice on obtaining wedding license

  • Advice on ceremony locations

Starting at

$450

Sprout
Sprout
  • Everything from the

    SEED PACKAGE

  • Photography of ceremony

    Brief portrait session after
    (up to one hour of photography)

  • Digital transfer of 75+ edited images

    Delivery of Photos (15 days or less after ceremony)

Starting at

$1,000

Bloom
Bloom
  • Everything from the

    SPROUT PACKAGE

  • Nosegay bouquet & boutonniere of your choosing

    Delivery of flowers

Starting at

$1,299

Oasis
Oasis
  • Everything from the

    BLOOM PACKAGE

  • Two Hours Total of Photography

    Permit for Rocky Mountain National Park

  • 1 Hour of Videography

    Long-form Video of Ceremony & 1-2 Minute Highlight Reel

  • On-Site Helper

  • Hair & Makeup for One Person

Starting at

$3,550

Wildflower Experience

Looking for something a little more exotic? Check out our adventure elopement package!

Our Wildflower Experience tailors an outdoor elopement to your sense of adventure and exploration! This package is customized to your fit your style and includes hiking to an amazing location, an intimate ceremony with officiation and couples portraits. This Experience also includes:

  • Hiking into a remote mountain location
  • Personalized ceremony
  • Up to four hours of photography
  • Tailored location, time and outfit suggestions
  • Online gallery of 175+ edited, high-res digital photos
  • Unlimited downloads and personal printing rights delivered within 5 weeks or less after ceremony

Package Price $3,300

Marry Anywhere in Colorado

We have a team that can travel anywhere you please in Colorado. Reach out to us for a quote!

If you’re looking to venture to the mountains or the lakes, photographer Glen and officiant Alana will travel anywhere in Colorado that you can imagine. The Marry Anywhere Experience also includes:

  • Up to four hours of photography anywhere in Colorado
  • Tailored location, time, and outfit suggestions
  • Online gallery of 200+ edited, high-res digital photos per hour
  • Unlimited downloads and personal printing rights delivered within 6 weeks or less after ceremony

Reach out to us about your desired location for a quote!

Package Price $3,800

Add-Ons

You can optionally add any of the following services to your package:


Flowers

Flowers

we're happy to quote you!

Flowers

we're happy to quote you!

Flowers
More Photography

More Photography

$375/HR
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

More Photography

$375/HR
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

More Photography
Hair & Makeup

Hair & Makeup

$390

Hair & Makeup

$390

Hair & Makeup

Engagement Shoot

$650

Engagement Shoot

$650

Violin

Violin

$325

Violin

$325

Violin
Guitar

Guitar

$325

Guitar

$325

Guitar
On-Site Helper

On-Site Helper

$415

On-Site Helper

$415

On-Site Helper

Add videography to
your Colorado
elopement

$1,000/HR

Our videography package comes with an edited 1 – 2 minute highlight reel (perfect for sharing on socials!), as well as a longform, minimally-edited film of the full ceremony.

It’s No Secret…

Traditional weddings are incredibly expensive and can take years to plan. When couples choose to elope, their ceremonies can be planned quickly at a fraction of the cost. But don’t take our word for it!

Honestly Simply Eloped is a wonderful service and we couldn’t be happier with how it went. Even with the fires, etc that made us change our plans everyone was so great at communicating and making sure everything was handled. It is such a well run company and I will definitely recommend it to anyone that wants to elope in the future.

Landon and Brittney
Landon and Brittney

It was awesome that they truly took care of all the details. It reduced so much stress of planning a wedding- especially planning one in a month during a pandemic.

Jennifer and Jeremy
Jennifer and Jeremy

Thank you all for making our day so special despite covid, the wildfires, and the freezing winds we had that day.

Laura and Ben
Laura and Ben

Thank you all so much for creating our wedding day! I’m so happy we chose y’all. Thank you for all your help once our original location was not an option due to the wildfires.

Jacob and Alexa
Jacob and Alexa

Not that I plan on ever getting married again, but if I did…I’d head to Simply Eloped!

Kelly and Daniel
Kelly and Daniel

We are so happy to have worked with Simply Eloped to plan our wedding, especially during a pandemic!

Jenna and Griffin
Jenna and Griffin

Everything was done just like we wanted.

Isabella and BJ
Isabella and BJ

We found Simply Eloped online and it had everything we were looking for. When trying to book an officiant and photographer separately it was a lot of work, and no other site included everything we needed. You guys were the perfect fit.

Leann and Joshua
Leann and Joshua

Overall a great experience! Thank you!!

Annie and Jackson
Annie and Jackson

Meet our vendors

Alana, Officiant

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in Colorado so special?

Colorado has so many different landscapes and climates! You can either have a winter wonderland elopement or a warm summer evening elopement in a park in Boulder! Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong by having your magical day in this magical state!

Tell us about one of your most magical elopements in Colorado!

I live for the sunrise and sunset ceremonies. One that sticks out is one chilly morning in 2019. You could see your breath and it was so isolated that we could all hear the individual crunch of footsteps in the snow. We had a lovely ceremony and then the bride and groom just took a few minutes during their vows to walk down the lake and just sit calmly while looking out to the water. Their love is so tangible and it was such an honor to be part of their special day.

Glen, Photographer & Videographer

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in Colorado so special?

Colorado is a truly heaven on earth. The mountains are so breathtaking, the trails are rugged and intimate and the state as a whole is warm and inviting. Even in the thick of a winter storm, you will always be welcomed with open arms and greeted with a warm cup of coffee. You can’t beat it! !

What’s your favorite elopement venue in Colorado?

I would say either Lost Gulch Lookout for sunset and Garden of the Gods for sunrise!

What’s a fun fact about you?

I’ve jumped out of a perfectly good airplane.

Alisha, Photographer

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in Colorado so special?

I have traveled to many of Simply Eloped destinations, and no place has put me more in awe than Colorado. Colorado is so special to me because the landscapes are so grand and various, all changing beautifully throughout the seasons. I truly think Colorado’s aesthetic can suit any couple’s dream location!

What’s a fun fact about you?

I shot my first wedding as a sophomore in high school with a camera that was gifted to me! I haven’t stopped shooting couples since 🙂

Team

Janessa Nichole White
Janessa Nichole White
Co-founder
Brandon
Brandon
Officiant
Tessa
Tessa
Officiant
Alana
Alana
Officiant
Kiran
Kiran
Officiant
Phil
Phil
Officiant
Noah
Noah
Photographer
Alisha
Alisha
Photographer
Victor
Victor
Photographer
Shanna
Shanna
Photographer
Glen
Glen
Photographer
Bree
Bree
Photographer
Eliza
Eliza
Photographer
Lisa
Lisa
Photographer
Cara
Cara
Photographer
Chris
Chris
Videographer
Zac
Zac
Videographer
Ashley Easton
Ashley Easton
Hair & Makeup
Rebekah
Rebekah
Violinist
Danielle Tolson
Danielle Tolson
Photographer
Kelli Kletzker
Kelli Kletzker
Officiant
Kim Angel Henry
Kim Angel Henry
HMU
McKenzie Bigliazzi
McKenzie Bigliazzi
Photographer
Sarah Jylkka
Sarah Jylkka
Violinist
Nine Morrison
Nine Morrison
HMU Artist
Jesse
Jesse
Videographer
Stephanie
Stephanie
Hair and Makeup
Adam
Adam
Guitarist
Jill
Jill
Officiant
Ross
Ross
Photographer
Dan
Dan
Officiant
Janessa Nichole White
Janessa Nichole White
Co-founder
Brandon
Brandon
Officiant
Tessa
Tessa
Officiant
Alana
Alana
Officiant
Kiran
Kiran
Officiant
Phil
Phil
Officiant
Noah
Noah
Photographer
Alisha
Alisha
Photographer
Victor
Victor
Photographer
Shanna
Shanna
Photographer
Glen
Glen
Photographer
Bree
Bree
Photographer
Eliza
Eliza
Photographer
Lisa
Lisa
Photographer
Cara
Cara
Photographer
Chris
Chris
Videographer
Zac
Zac
Videographer
Ashley Easton
Ashley Easton
Hair & Makeup
Rebekah
Rebekah
Violinist
Danielle Tolson
Danielle Tolson
Photographer
Kelli Kletzker
Kelli Kletzker
Officiant
Kim Angel Henry
Kim Angel Henry
HMU
McKenzie Bigliazzi
McKenzie Bigliazzi
Photographer
Sarah Jylkka
Sarah Jylkka
Violinist
Nine Morrison
Nine Morrison
HMU Artist
Jesse
Jesse
Videographer
Stephanie
Stephanie
Hair and Makeup
Adam
Adam
Guitarist
Jill
Jill
Officiant
Ross
Ross
Photographer
Dan
Dan
Officiant

How to elope in Colorado

With panoramic views of mountains, lakes, and valleys at your fingertips, there are seemingly no shortage of perfect places in Colorado to get married—especially if you’re eloping. A Colorado elopement is all about the juxtaposition of true love and natural beauty – but there’s more to a Colorado elopement than simply picking an epic location (although don’t worry, we’ve got you covered on that front, too). Between making your elopement legal to finding an elopement package that’s the perfect fit for your big day, we’ve got everything you need to help plan your elopement or small wedding in Colorado.

 

What are the best places to elope in Colorado?

If you’re looking for mountain views and wildlife sightings, Rocky Mountain National Park can’t be beaten. 3M Curve, complete with panoramic views,  is among our favorite locations in the park, though we also love the combination of pristine waters and mountains available at Sprague Lake, Lily Lake, and Bear Lake. If you’re looking for a bit more seclusion, Hidden Valley is one of the park’s best-kept secrets. Sapphire Point, located outside the park about an hour and a half west of Denver, also offers some of the best views in the states — hemmed in by the Gore and Tenmile mountain ranges, this gorgeous venue overlooks the Dillon Reservoir.

Lost Gulch Overlook and Chautauqua Park, both in Boulder, Colorado, offer beautiful views of the foothills and surrounding mountains without the long drive or 2,500+ feet in elevation gain. Boulder is a great option if you don’t want to rent a car and are fine catching an Uber or Lyft (a direct bus also runs from the city to the airport). Though both locations are popular with locals who enjoy hiking in Chautauqua or watching the sunset over the Indian Peaks Wilderness at Lost Gulch, there are plenty of spots for a more private ceremony. Sunrise Amphitheater, also in Boulder, is the ideal venue for greeting the new day and starting a new life together (unfortunately, it’s currently closed due to Covid-19).

If you’re into otherworldly landscapes and unique rock formations, the Paint Mines or Garden of the Gods might be the perfect location for you. The Paint Mines, located on the eastern plains of Colorado, is scattered with hoodoos, sandstone-capped spires, and colored clay, the remnants of a 55 million-year-old tropical forest. Located in Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods, on the other hand offers towering red rocks nestled in the shadow of Pike’s Peak. Both spots guarantee unbelievable backdrops and as such, are very popular with tourists year-round (there are always quiet nooks to be found, though!). There are plenty of Colorado elopement locations that are easily accessible, while others may require hiking or backpacking. If you want a custom itinerary, with multiple locations or a long hike, we recommend our Wildflower Elopement Package.

 

How much does it cost to elope in Colorado?

A Colorado elopement can be incredibly affordable. Since Denver is centrally located and considered a hub for many airlines, there are always good deals on flights. If you do fly in, you will likely want to factor in renting a car, as many of Colorado’s best elopement destinations require a fair bit of (often very scenic) driving. If it’s winter, we recommend renting a 4WD vehicle. 

Simply Eloped’s Colorado elopement packages range from $450 for a basic ceremony (a tailored wedding script, officiant, and help with coordination) to $3,550 for our premium package (which includes hair and makeup, an on-site helper, and videography, amongst other things), with plenty of price points in between.

 

How do I find the right vendors for my small Colorado wedding?

When thinking about your Colorado elopement, envision what your day looks like. Do you see yourself with a lush bouquet, a photographer capturing each perfect moment, and an officiant who delivers an authentic, intimate ceremony? Or perhaps you’ve dreamt of a bridal look done by a professional hair and makeup artist, along with a videographer who can capture every moment for your family and friends not present: the right vendors are crucial when it comes to bringing your dream to life.

If you’re looking for the top wedding contractors in the business, you’ve come to the right place! Simply Eloped only works with the best. From officiants to photographers, hair and makeup artists to musicians who will serenade your walk down the “aisle,” we’ve done all the legwork of finding quality vendors so you don’t have to. Once you choose one of our Colorado elopement packages, we’ll connect you directly with your team of vendors to ask questions and map out your dream ceremony.

Vendors can be a wealth of information when it comes to helping to plan your Colorado elopement. And, because they are local to the area, they often can help you with details you might not have considered, especially when it comes to specific locations or even things like restaurants and lodging recommendations! Our vendors have seen it all, so there are no dumb or annoying questions – remember, we’re here to make your day as stress-free as possible!

 

When to elope in Colorado

The great thing about eloping in Colorado is that it’s breathtaking during any season! June and September are the most popular months when it comes to small weddings and elopements, but sunny days are possible all year-round (one study found that Denver averages 300 days of sunshine a year). That being said, a Colorado elopement in July, August, or September definitely allows for the most location options. The aspens typically turn golden in September while wildflowers often don’t appear in the mountains until the end of July, so that’s something to take note of if you’re hoping for specific backdrops for your big day.

If you have your heart set on a blanket of snow, March and April tend to be the snowiest months in Colorado, though the snow often lingers in the mountains from October through June. Some lakes that are popular for elopements freeze in the winter, meaning you can even hold your ceremony directly on the ice! Many locations, however, aren’t accessible in winter months (from October through May, you can’t drive Rocky Mountain National Park’s famous Trail Ridge Road, for example).  If you are planning on a winter elopement, don’t forget a coat, gloves, and proper footwear (even if you want photos taken without one)! In Colorado, you’ll never be upset about bringing extra layers or an umbrella, but you might regret it if you don’t. Many Colorado elopement locations are at higher elevations, meaning that the weather can often be unpredictable and considerably colder than major Colorado cities. Sunny 70-degree days are as possible in January as a zero-degree snowstorm is. Likewise, a single June day could contain both sun and hail. So, if you’re looking to elope in the mountains, make sure you keep an eye on the weather.

 

What’s the best time of day to elope in Colorado?

The time of day you choose for your Colorado elopement can make a world of difference.  For instance, since Colorado is so sunny, midday ceremonies when the sun is directly overhead often leave folks squinting and add glare to photos. This can even be an issue in the winter, especially if there’s a lot of snow on the ground. 

According to our Colorado elopement photographers, the best lighting generally happens near sunset, what’s known as the “golden hour.” Golden hour generally occurs an hour prior to sunset, however, in the Colorado mountains, it’s a little bit harder to predict as listed sunset times online do not account for the sun going down behind the mountain peaks. So, in actuality, Colorado’s golden hour can occur about an hour and a half to two hours before the sun officially sets. 

Sunrise ceremonies in Colorado also offer great light. Our photographers actually consider this one of the better times for a Colorado elopement, since you’re more likely to have epic, sweeping views to yourself. For this same reason, we recommend eloping on a weekday, when crowds and traffic are at their lightest.

 

Colorado Elopement Laws

How do I get a Colorado marriage license?

Colorado has an easy application process and a marriage license from any county in Colorado can be used in another. However, your license always has to be filed in the county you obtained it in. That means that if you’re staying in Denver and get your marriage license there, you can still use it for your Garden of the Gods elopement and then mail it back to Denver. Colorado marriage licenses cost $30 and are good for 35 days.

We recommend filling out an online application for the county you’ll be staying in and then showing up in person together to officially file for your license (with Covid-19, you still have to show up in person, and reservations are required; if there are no appointments available for your dates, try a neighboring county). You’ll need to provide proof of age (driver’s license, passport, etc.), your social security number if you’re a U.S. citizen, your place of birth, as well as your parents’ names, and current addresses.

 

Can you get married the same day in Colorado?

Yes! Since Colorado’s marriage license doesn’t have a waiting period, you can use it the day you receive it.

 

Do you need witnesses to elope in Colorado?

The state of Colorado does not require witnesses to solemnize a marriage, perfect for those looking to elope with no guests. That being said, there are two spots for witnesses to sign or for your dog to ink their paw print (it’s totally legal and as adorable as it sounds!).  

 

What name should you sign on your Colorado marriage license?

If you’re planning on changing your name once you’re married, it can sometimes be confusing as to what name you should sign on your marriage license. Although you’ll need to fill out the marriage license and certificate with your existing, pre-marriage name, Colorado allows you to sign the certificate with either your new or old name once the ceremony is finalized.

Kiran Herbert

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Kiran Herbert

Kiran Herbert is an elopement officiant and writer who takes pride in making all of her ceremonies magical. Kiran grew up around the world but having spent a year living in national parks, she’s convinced that the U.S. is the most beautiful.

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Read the real stories of couples who eloped in Colorado!

Adara and Landon knew that they didn’t want to go the route of a traditional wedding, and after seeing friends elope with Simply Eloped and having only positive things to say, they knew exactly what they wanted to do. After seeing Ashcroft Ghost Town as a potential ceremony location, they knew instantly where they wanted to have their Colorado elopement: overlooking the mountains and streams in this hidden gem of a spot! The pair eloped on June 20, 2020 and had the wedding day of their dreams – scroll below to read their love story and to check out the incredible photos that were captured that day!

How did you meet? What was your first impression of one another?

Adara: We met at Landon’s family’s Crossfit gym back in 2015. I started working there as a trainer with his family. We have known each other and talked from time to time. He was into powerlifting at the time and would come into the gym occasionally to lift. He also helped out a ton when it came to any events the gym would put on. He was athletic and obviously easy on the eyes. I knew he was a caring person and a committed dad to 3 great kids. He worked swing shifts and needed someone to watch and help with the kids. When he asked if I could help, I immediately said I would because I already considered them family.

Landon: All of the above is very accurate. I remember Adara always being at the gym and we never really paid much attention to each other. I remember specifically a party at the gym about a month before we had started dating, I had chose to quit drinking for no particular reason – other than to just say I did it – and Adara has very firm beliefs on alcohol use. I felt her seeing my self control open up her heart to realize deep down we had more in common.

When did you first fall in love? How did you know?

Adara: After a couple weeks of actually talking with Landon and growing closer with him, we found that we had common goals, values, and interests in life. I remember one day after he got home from work, we talked for an hour about life and how we ended up in that moment. We both believe everything happens for a reason and if it’s meant to be, it’ll be. I knew then that I had feelings for him. He asked me out 3 times though before I finally said yes. I said no mostly because I wasn’t sure if I was ready to take on the role of becoming a “parent” to 3 kids. However, after turning him down 2 times, I missed talking with him. I realized I needed to listen to my heart and just let it be. I actually asked him to ask me out again so I could say yes! He had plans to take his littlest boy (Braxton) to the racetrack and asked if I would like to come. I agreed. We watched the races and I remember Braxton falling asleep. At the end of the night, he carried Braxton down the bleachers while I walked behind them. At the final bleacher, Landon, carrying Braxton in one arm, reached back to hold my hand and continued to hold my hand all the way to the car. That gesture really caught me off guard. It was that moment that I knew, this could work. There is room for me in his heart, in this family. It really is the small things that count.

How did you propose or accept the proposal?

Adara: I bought Landon Garth Brooks tickets for Christmas 2018. Garth Brooks was playing in St Louis, Missouri on March 9th 2019. We stayed at this fancy Arts Hotel, Angad Arts Hotel. Each floor had a different color scheme, our floor was green. We had a corner room so we had a great view of the town. I recall getting ready for the concert and coincidently watching “Say Yes to the Dress.” I remember Landon asking if I was ready and shutting off the TV. All of a sudden, he was down on one knee, asking me to marry him. I, of course, said yes- apparently after yelling his name! We sat on the windowsill after the proposal just talking about all the events leading up to it. We kept it our little secret for the night. It was the best, most memorable night.

Landon: I spent a lot of weeks pondering how i wanted to pull this off. I knew the moment that I got the Garth Brooks tickets for Christmas, thats where i would do it. Originally, I considered proposing to her at the concert. I thought long and hard and came to the conclusion that I wanted it to be more private and all about us. At that point i said to myself that before dinner that night would be the best. She got in the shower and I stumbled around the hotel room anxiously awaiting her to come out. It felt as if she had taken the longest shower ever. When she finally came out, she sat down on the bed. I knelt down and said, “Adara Rose Ailene Griffin, will you marry me?”

What do you love about your partner?

Adara: Landon has such a big heart. I love how much he cares and wants to help others. He wants everyone to be the best version of themselves and honestly, brings that out in me. He has goals, and sets a path to achieve them. He’s not a talker, but a doer. He doesn’t make excuses for anything. He is such a lover and a joker. I love how he can cheer me up in a split second with a simple look. He is a wonderful Dad. He is a jack of all trades. I don’t want to sound cheesy but ultimately, I love everything about him.

Landon: Adara can find the best in everything and everyone. Her heart is huge! Hard work does not scare her away. Through all our crazy adventures she is always willing to tag along even if she is unsure of the final outcome. It takes a special person to put up with me! I am definitely a lucky man.

What is the greatest strength of your relationship?

Adara: We put each other’s happiness on top. We try to do things that will help the other person out and make their day easier. We communicate well and strive to be better everyday. We understand that relationships are not easy and they take work. Ultimately, we tell each other how grateful and appreciative we are daily and how much we love each other. At the end of the day, we take the time to enjoy tea together while watching the sunset and talking about our day.

How did you find Simply Eloped?

We had friends that got married in Colorado that used Simply Eloped! They had nothing but great things to say! So, we went for it.

How did you know Simply Eloped was the right fit for you?

We went online and looked at blogs and reviews. They had everything we were looking for. All we wanted was simple elopement. We emailed Simply Eloped and they helped us figure out exactly what package we needed. EVERYTHING WAS A BREEZE. They handled everything. I am not the kind of person that likes planning things and honestly, i’m terrible at it! Simply Eloped did an amazing job getting to know us and making sure our vision for our elopement came true.

What attracted you to the venue you eloped at? 

We actually were going to get married in Estes Park on June 20th 2020. But due to permit issues, we couldn’t get one for that day because they were all handed out! We wanted to keep the date and we knew we wanted to get married in Colorado so I went on trusty ole Pinterest and looked at other places in Colorado to elope! Simply Eloped had a few pictures of another couple’s elopement in Ashcroft Ghost Town and we instantly fell in love. I loved that it has history to it along with the beauty of the mountains, streams and prairies.

What activities did you do before the wedding? How did you prepare? How did you feel leading up to the moments of your Colorado elopement? 

We took a couple days to drive to Aspen Colorado from Port Byron Illinois. Once we got to Aspen, we mostly just relaxed and enjoyed each other’s company. The day before our elopement, we drove to Ashcroft Ghost town and hiked around so we had an idea of where we wanted to say our vows. We felt mostly anxious and excited on our wedding day! Since we didn’t get married until 5 pm that day, we were kind of twiddling our thumbs that morning! We did a Crossfit workout that morning. I got my hair and make up done at Lather Salon and Spa in Aspen a few hours before our wedding. We couldn’t find any Ubers or Lyft services so Landon picked me! Because we wanted first look pictures, we draped a sheet on the seats to separate the front and back seats so we couldn’t see each other!

Tell us about your experience with Simply Eloped leading up to and on your big day!

Simply Eloped made everything easy. The officiant, the photographer, the flowers. EVERYTHING was handled. Brandon Baker (our officiant) called us a couple weeks before the wedding to make sure we knew how everything was going to be done and if we had any questions. Landon and I answered a questionnaire about us and our story that Brandon used to make our ceremony unique to us! He did a beautiful job. Alisha (our photographer) called us a few days prior to ask us if we had any views that we wanted to make sure she captured! But ultimately, she has a great eye for photography and I love ALL the pictures she captured of us! The communication between us and Simply Eloped was amazing. They always emailed back right away and answered any questions we had.

How did you celebrate after?

PIZZA. We ordered 2 pizzas, cheese bread, eggplant Rolatini and a salad from Tasters in Snowmass Village! And WE ATE EVERYTHING while reminiscing upon our day and how perfect everything went!

What words of encouragement do you have for those considering eloping?

Adara: GO FOR IT. YOU WONT REGRET IT. We eloped then had a reception back home a week later to include our families. And I got to wear my dress TWICE, too! If you’re not great at planning, nervous around crowds, or want your wedding to be more intimate, eloping is definitely the way to go. 🙂

Landon: All of the above is very accurate … it is much more about the couple rather than having a wedding party and a big crowd. Also, it is more cost efficient. Rather than leaving the ceremony and going to a big event, it allowed us to sit and enjoy our moment uninterrupted the entire night. We would definitely recommend this to anyone. The reception was awesome a week later it felt like we got to relive the moment again! We were lucky to have such an awesome team that worked with us. Literally nothing could have gone any better because it was so perfect!

Why did you decide to Elope?

We wanted the raw intimacy between us. We believe the vows are meant for us. We wanted to embrace the beauty of being husband and wife without the crowd of eyes.

Planning: Simply Eloped
Officiant: Brandon Baker
Photographer: Alisha Light
Flowers: Boulder Blooms

When you’re in love, all you really need for the perfect ceremony is your partner-in-crime. Sabrina and Chris chose to have beautiful, intimate elopement in Colorado without all the bells and whistles (and stress) that often comes with a wedding ceremony. Spending quality time together is the core of their relationship, and they knew the best way to honor their union was to keep it between the two of them. With the understanding and support of their family, they were able to spend their special day enjoying what mattered most – their love. Read more about their Colorado Elopement at Bear Lake!

How did you meet? What was your first impression of each other?

I added him randomly on Facebook! He didn’t want a girlfriend, but I kept pushing and being there and finally after two months I became his first girlfriend in 7 years!!

How did you fall in love? How did you know?

Sabrina: When he interacted with my children.

Chris: When we were at Disney in Epcot watching the fireworks together.

How did you propose or accept the proposal?

Chris took me to a nice dinner and was acting strange all evening. I left to go to the bathroom, and when I got back the waitress brought dessert (which I never eat) and my dream ring was in the dessert!

What do you love about your partner?

I love Chris’s dedication and love for his family.

What is the greatest strength of your relationship?

God.

How did you find Simply Eloped?

Google.

How did you know Simply Eloped was the right fit for you?

From start to finish they were absolutely amazing! Quick to respond and answer our questions.

What attracted you to a Colorado elopement?

We LOVE Colorado!

What activities did you do before the wedding? How did you prepare? How did you feel leading up to the moments of your elopement?

Honestly, we separated & took time with God and really thanked Him for all we have and all He’s giving to us. Then I got to do hair and make up while he did “guy stuff.”

Tell us about your experience with Simply Eloped leading up to and on your big day!

Everything was perfect! Truly perfect! Every step of the way they asked questions, emailed, called – everything. It was a breeze leading up to the event.

How did you celebrate after?

We went and had a nice dinner in Estes park and then went to our AirBnB and enjoyed the hot tub in the snow with a fire!

What words of encouragement do you have for those considering eloping?

Truly think about it. We had some family get upset because they didn’t get invited or weren’t told about it, but at the end of the day it isn’t about them it’s about Y’ALL! Y’alls happiness, y’alls ever-after! Y’all are what makes the foundation strong and stick together, no one else. Take your soon-to-be spouse and elope with them. Forget the rest because any true-hearted person will always encourage & support y’all! Take it from us… we told NO ONE, and my mom was over the moon about the news. His family took it harder than I expected, but after explaining the meaning and how we felt about eloping, it made sense to them. So truly think about it, and if you do it alone just take 72 hours and soak in the YOU time before announcing it to anyone because that YOU time TOGETHER is what forms that bond between husband and wife.

Why did you decide to elope?

Being intimate and being one together means a lot to us. Sharing this moment with just us and no one else meant so much more. You can take 1,000 pictures and congratulate someone after they say, “I do,” but you will never fully experience the togetherness of being just the two of you unless you elope. I didn’t miss the cake or the pictures or the tons of family (who’d be bored anyway). I enjoyed walking to see my soon-to-be husband standing there waiting for JUST ME. I didn’t have to share him after or say, “Babe, just one more picture with grandma K.” Instead, I got to say, “Babe, we just got married and no one knows but us…let’s celebrate together, just US.” That was the best and most amazing part! Yes, I have children, and yes, some asked questions but the positivity from my kids after we came home and told them…WOW! They didn’t care we did whether we told them, they were just so happy to have Chris as their Dad and nothing else mattered 💙

Planner: Simply Eloped

Officiant: Brandon Baker

Photographer: Alisha Light

Updated: May 12th, 2021

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