I plan every elopement for my couples based on what they want.

Accessible mountain location that requires no hiking? Pup-friendly ceremony in a location where you can get tattoos later? Two-day experience that lets you honor family but also have alone time? Done, done, and done. That last scenario is exactly what I planned with Sarah and Austin. This is part one of their two-day Colorado elopement experience. Check back in next month for part two!

The Details

  • The family-celebration portion of their Colorado elopement experience was held up in Breckenridge at an Airbnb big enough for all their family members.
  • Sarah and Austin shared vows in front of everyone during a morning ceremony right inside their Airbnb.
  • After saying “I do,” we went out privately to take photos in the snow and, most importantly, their Jeep. These two are big Jeep people, so it was important to capture that in some of their photos. *cue Jeep wave
  • Sarah and Austin chose to have a morning ceremony so they could celebrate with brunch afterward. Once we got back from taking photos, their private chef whipped up a delicious brunch for everyone.
  • During their meal, family members were able to give speeches and just spend time celebrating Austin and Sarah’s relationship. You can’t replace those moments, which is why it was important to have their family involved in some way.
  • A special detail I loved was how they chose to honor Austin’s cousin who had recently passed away. He was supposed to be at their ceremony, so they laid out dress clothes on a chair to remember him by.

Must Knows

  • Their family ceremony happened in March on a very snowy and very cold day in Breckenridge. If you’re eloping in Colorado between November and April, be prepared for snow!
  • Because of the snow, we ended up deciding to keep every part of the day inside. We didn’t want to worry about safely transporting people on less-than-stellar roads, and it ended up working perfectly.
  • This day was very family oriented. Every choice Sarah and Austin made was with their family in mind. They were happy to make those decisions, but it’s one reason they also wanted a day to themselves later on in the year.


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