It’s so helpful when couples come to me and already know what their priorities are.

It helps me make intentional plans for their Colorado intimate wedding or elopement. Hannah and Kaleb’s priorities were their family and three doggos, so we made both of those a “must include” when planning their intimate wedding.

The Details

  • Before even heading to the ceremony, Kaleb and Hannah planned a few ways to incorporate some intentional time alone together. After getting ready in separate hotel rooms, they opted to do a first look alone at Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP).
  • While at RMNP, they had a picnic and snacked on a yummy cheese board and also shared a first dance.
  • From there, we headed over to their venue, YMCA of the Rockies, where their family and friends were waiting for us. This venue was an intentional choice, as it had seating for older family members and allowed dogs.
  • Then it was time to party! The reception space was at The Barrel, where they did speeches and just soaked in time with family and friends.
  • Hannah and Kaleb’s day wasn’t over after that. The three of us ended with sunset photos at Lake Estes. Their pups joined us too, which made my heart so happy.

Must Knows

  • You can always have the best of both worlds! Family and their fur babies meant a lot to them, but so did alone time. I loved their choice to spend some time together before the ceremony even started. I always encourage my couples to make the space so they can be present and create memories that only they have together.
  • If you’re having a Colorado intimate wedding, make sure you know any limitations your guests have. RMNP doesn’t allow for any type of seating and dogs are not allowed in the park. Kaleb and Hannah knew that wouldn’t work for their family and friends, so they pivoted to the YMCA.


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