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.
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!
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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