Post # 1
My fiance and I are thinking about eloping…
Suggestions for outdoor ceremony sites (doesn’t have to be a designated site, I don’t mind hiking for a beautiful view!) and suggestions for a photographer (under $1k since it’s not a full wedding).
Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
I’m a CO bride! But it’s not a destination wedding for me-I live here. There’s TONS of beautiful places to get married here!! Estes Park probably tops the list (although might still have snow in April). I know several people that have gotten married at Fox Run Park in Colorado Springs. There’s a cute little gazebo there on a lake. Green Mountain Falls also has a tiny lake with a small gazebo on it. There are also people that get married on top of Pikes Peak (also might have snow in April).
Hopefully this helps you out a little. Definitely do some research-there’s too many places to name!!!
For photographers, I’d recommend Lace Photography or Lens & Palette. Either will likely be willing to work with your budget.
Post # 3
I wasn’t a CO bride in the end, due to altitude issues for my Mother-In-Law. But holy crap if I could, I’d have been all over Ouray. Love it there. My photographer was around 850 for a half day and is in Grand Junction. But her stuff really works best outdoors on a good day, IMO. We didn’t have that and while she got some good shots that we love, I was just not very impressed with her indoor work.
For what it’s worth, depending on where you are, we did Moab, UT and had a free ceremony venue due to all the public land. Desert, mountains, we had it all. We also rented a lodge in the mountains for the cost of the attached ‘cabin’ (around 150/night) and ten bucks a head for guests in the lodge itself – and they only did the per head charge once, though we used it for three days.
Post # 4
I think Ouray may be a little south for us, but I looked at the photos and it is beautiful!
Post # 5
Thanks for the photog recommendations, I will definitely contact them!
Post # 6
For some reason, I know a lot of photographers. So if you need more names, try Twig & Fig Photography or Pure Touch Photography. I also like Arlene Lambert-great eye & can do a variety of looks, not every photog can do that.
Tina Joiner is also a great photographer, and is known in the area for being the best. But her prices are pretty high!
Post # 7
I do wedding photography in Colorado! There are fabulous locations in Rocky Mountain National Park as well as some smaller areas such as Mt. Falcon has a beautiful overlook, some smaller hikes in Evergreen and Idaho Springs if you want breathtaking views & are up for a hike! 🙂