Golden Elopement Venue | Golden Colorado Wedding | Colorado Outdoor Wedding

Boy, the year of 2020 (aka the year of COVID), has been a wild one.  Particularly for the event industry, it’s been a really rough year.  And it’s been equally rough for the many couples that have had to re-imagine and re-plan what their wedding day looks like.

For my couples it’s been a mix of rescheduled wedding days and weddings-turned-elopements.

Which is why I’m so happy to announce that the photographers of the wedding industry are finding ways to support each other!

Enter Holly, a family photographer who lives on a gorgeous 10 acre piece of land in Golden.  She and her husband saw that couples were struggling with changes of plans and decided to offer up their property as an elopement option.

To market the property, she invited me and two other talented photographers to put together a styled elopement.  After sitting on our hands for about 6  months, we jumped at the chance to pick up our cameras again!

Holly and her husband Geoff agreed to don wedding attire for us and together we planned a beautifully colorful summer elopement session.

Golden Colorado Wedding Property Features – Ceremony

The property features a gorgeous spot for ceremonies with a beautiful split log backdrop and mountain views.  With just a few carefully selected logs, some greenery, and a couple of World Market rugs, we created a beautiful ceremony focal point that was perfect for a vow exchange.

split log ceremony backdrop at Golden Colorado elopement by Golden elopement photographer Jennie Crate

bride cries while reading vows at private property Golden elopement by Golden wedding photographer Jennie Crate

bride and groom share emotional moment after ceremony at private property Golden elopement by Golden wedding photographer Jennie Crate

bride cries during vows at private property Golden elopement by Golden wedding photographer Jennie Crate

ring exchange during wedding vows at private property Golden elopement by Golden wedding photographer Jennie Crate

bride and groom cuddle by split log firewood pile at private property Golden elopement by Golden wedding photographer Jennie Crate

bride and groom pop champagne after wedding ceremony at private Golden elopement by Boulder elopement photographer Jennie Crate

bride and groom walk hand in hand from outdoor ceremony at private Golden elopement by Boulder elopement photographer Jennie Crate

Property Features – Aspens and Wildflowers

This property features so many stunning backdrops for phots.  From aspen groves which would be a beautiful backdrop in summer or fall, to wildflower meadows that are plentiful in summer, to amazing rock formations, there are so many options!

bride and groom cuddle by rock formations at Golden elopement by Golden elopement photographer Jennie Crate

colorful and vibrant wedding bouquet at private Golden elopement by Boulder wedding photographer Jennie Crate

couple walks in aspen grove at private Golden elopement by Boulder wedding photographer Jennie Crate

bride twirls in short and long wedding dress at private Golden elopement by Boulder wedding photographer Jennie Crate

couple kiss at sunset at Golden elopement by Golden elopement photographer Jennie Crate

colorful and vibrant wedding bouquet and boutonniere at private Golden elopement by Boulder elopement photographer Jennie Crate

bride and groom cuddle by rock formations at Golden elopement by Golden elopement photographer Jennie Crate

bride and groom walk hand in hand in field with mountain alpenglow at Golden elopement by Golden elopement photographer Jennie Crate

Property Features – Alpacas

As a bonus, there are several resident alpacas that live on the land. And while they aren’t traditionally social creatures, they are quite curious, so chances are they will wander over to check you out if you enter their area of the yard.

bride and groom and alpacas on wedding day at Golden elopement by Golden elopement photographer Jennie Crate

alpaca wedding day photobomb at Golden elopement by Golden elopement photographer Jennie Crate

bride and groom walk through wildflower field with alpacas at Golden elopement by Golden elopement photographer Jennie Crate

Property Features – Fire pit

Ahh, my favorite—a fire pit!

When fire bans aren’t in effect, you can choose to end your evening cozied up by a fire with marshmallows, champagne, cookies, blankets, or anything else you envision to end your wedding day celebration.

couple cuddled by firepit at private Golden elopement by Boulder wedding photographer Jennie Crate

crumble cookies on wedding day

couple shares cookies at Golden elopement by Golden elopement photographer Jennie Crate

romantic silhouette by firepit at private Golden elopement by Boulder wedding photographer Jennie Crate

couple cuddles in grass at sunset at Golden elopement by Golden elopement photographer Jennie Crate

couple cuddles by fire at private Golden elopement by Boulder wedding photographer Jennie Crate

Golden Colorado Wedding – Property Rental Details

The best part about this property is that it’s super affordable, because H0lly and Geoff genuinely want to help out couples searching for new options in the time of COVID.

  • Located near Golden Gate Canyon State Park
  • $150/ hour or $400 for a four hour rental
  • Firepit and s’mores add on $75
  • 30 people max for the event
  • Required vendor tour prior to event (planner, photographer, or coordinator) so Holly can walk you through access to the property
  • Possible access to one room in the house for getting ready
  • Contact hello@hollystrebelphotography.com

I so hope to bring a couple back to this hidden gem of a property, so if you’re still looking for a spot close to Denver to say your vows in 2020, definitely reach out!

Vendors who made this shoot happen:

Flowers: Painted Primrose 
Cookies: Crumbl Cookies
Decor: World Market
Vows: DWC Creative

9 Comments

  1. Do you know if this property is available for the 2021 season? There is a high possibility of our venue not being able to hold events after November this year. I email the contact above but have not heard back.

        1. The property is available on your date next year! I’m waiting on a good email for Holly and then I can connect you :)

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