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About Colorado Elopements

If there’s a better place to elope than the Rocky Mountains, we’re not sure where is it. Whether you’re a Colorado Native or coming from elsewhere, Colorado is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places on the planet to tie the knot. We’ve included some of our all-time favorite Colorado elopements and small weddings below (and a few from other destinations as well).

There are countless reasons why couples love eloping in Colorado, but first and foremost, the Centennial State is absolutely chock-full of epic photo locations. Eloping allows you the time and flexibility to explore areas that you probably wouldn’t have the ability to travel to during a big wedding with a timeline and tons of guests. But when it’s just you and your “to-be” along with your weddings photographers you can take all the time you want to get to those really epic locations. Also, you can self-solemnize in Colorado, which means you don’t need an officiant to marry you.

Also, Colorado is super laid back and eloping is also super laid back. So when you combine the two, you’re in for one relaxing wedding day. Don’t get us wrong, we absolutely love big weddings, but they can be a bit hectic for the couple at times. If you’re looking for a more stress-free wedding experience, eloping but be just what the doctor ordered. You don’t need to stick to any sort of timeline and you don’t have to worry about keeping your family and guests entertained while you go off to take photos.

If we haven’t sold you on Colorado elopements yet, take some time to peruse our galleries below to get a sense of the types of photos you can expect to receive. And don’t worry, we handle all of the logistics and location scouting, so the only decision you’ll have to make is what to wear. Feel free to reach out anytime if you have questions for us. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Bride and Groom Hiking in the Mountains | Lily Lake Wedding | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

Lily Lake Wedding

In the span of a week, Colorado went from snow to 90-degree weather. So Jesse and I were excited to escape the heat of the city for Jamie and Dane’s Lily Lake wedding in Rocky Mountain National Park last weekend. Lily Lake is one of our favorite spots in Estes Park. We first discovered it…
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Bride and Groom in Overwater Bungalo | St Lucia Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

St. Lucia Destination Wedding

Sometimes things go “wrong” at weddings. Most of the time, it’s little things, like the ring bearer refusing to walk down the aisle when it’s go-time. Other times, it’s bigger things, like an eye infection, a sister with a broken leg, and a rogue sea urchin. But the true test of a couple is how…
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Bride and Groom Water Balloons | Dallas Winery Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

Texas Winery Wedding

If you read this blog regularly, you’re probably aware that we’re big advocates of doing what you want at your wedding. We see this play out in lots of ways – renting Big Buck Hunter or stage diving in your wedding dress, for example. For Aekta and John’s Texas winery wedding, it meant closing the…
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