As a lover of intimate and connected weddings, Elopements have a special place in my heart. I love that elopements strip away all of the more “traditional” elements of a wedding and focus on the central part of the day: committing to each other in a meaningful and personal way.
Whether you’re planning to say “I do” at the top of a mountain or at the courthouse, choose the elopement path that feels right to you. Let’s design the perfect day together!
Whether you’re looking to elope because the pandemic forced you to change your plans or you always planned to elope, I’m here to help.
This guide includes:
- How to decide who should be at your elopement
- What elopement photography looks like under social distancing
- An example elopement timeline
- Choosing a location to elope
- Applying for a marriage license in Colorado
- The benefits of a self-solemnizing ceremony
let me help you with the details
The first thing we’ll do is chat about your ultimate wedding vision. I can help with suggestions on where you could elope, but bring your ideas to the table too!
When you have less moving pieces, you have the flexibility to plan the perfect timeline that lets you relax and enjoy your wedding day to the fullest.
I can help connect you to the perfect vendors to help you execute your ideal elopement vision.
I’m all about natural, authentic photos. There won’t be any awkward posing–just the two of you and your real relationship.
6 Hour Elopement Timeline
8:00 – Wake up and enjoy a relaxed and excited breakfast together in your rented Airbnb
11:00 – Start getting ready for your wedding day, drinking mimosas on the porch as you float between getting your hair and make up done and hanging out with your fiancé
1:00 – Do a first look at your Airbnb
1:15 – Take relaxed, fun, connected couple’s photos in beautiful locations as you drive to your ceremony site
3:00 – Meet your officiant and start your short hike to your ceremony location
3:30 – Get married and read your personalized vows!
3:45 – Sign your marriage license and pop open the champagne
4:00 – Take connected, intimate, post-ceremony photos together pulling together the scenery and the light
6:00 – Meet a few of your closest friends for dinner and celebratory drinks
8:00 – Head back to your Airbnb as a married couple!
“Jennie was great to work with! She captured our adventurous, elopement perfectly! The photos we have are beautiful.”
More Resources to Help
I travel all over the state of Colorado and across the US to capture connected wedding stories for
devoted and courageous couples.
I’m Jennie (she/her/hers)
a LGBTQ+ Colorado and Denver wedding photographer
I photograph connected weddings for devoted and courageous couples. Photographing Queer couples lights me up.
I believe the best wedding days celebrate your unique connection with quiet touches, intimate smiles, and heartfelt laughter.
I think that life is better if you know how to rock a pair of purple pants, that cinnamon rolls can be eaten any time of day, and that you should always fall asleep holding hands.
I may be a professional Colorado and Denver wedding photographer, but I have quirks just like you. Read on if you want to know more about me!