8 Reasons You Need To Elope to Breckenridge, Colorado

8 Reasons You Need To Elope to Breckenridge, Colorado | Brian Kraft Photography

8 Reasons You Need To Elope to Breckenridge, Colorado | Brian Kraft Photography

Rocky Mountain Wedding Elopement

The decision to elope comes fairly natural for some couples. There’s no doubt - an intimate, stress free day with just the two of you (or with a small number of your closest friends and family in tow) is exactly what you both want!

Then there are those who still need motivation, so we’re here to share 8 Reasons You Need to Elope to Breckenridge, Colorado. We agree, the idea of planning a wildly adventurous romantic elopement is exciting and thrilling. The idea of it being just the two of you to enjoy other intimately is insanely romantic. No distractions. Minimal stress. A cozy atmosphere and absolutely zero fuss. Sound good? Keep reading.

When planning our own wedding, we desperately wanted to elope. For a million reasons, those stars didn’t align for us - and that’s OKAY - but that doesn’t stop us from being wildly passionate about them! What we love most about elopements is that we can focus on just two people.

And YOU can just focus on each other. .

customized Mountain Romance

Here at SMW, our job isn’t just to create beautiful images & heirloom films in pretty places - although it’s definitely cool that we get to do exactly that! Your wedding day should be a reflection of the two of you, and we’re here to help you curate your own custom elopement or intimate wedding package that fits you best. You’ll work directly with us (or occasionally one of our associates!) for your photos + video, and then we’ll help you get set up with all the rest - reserving your florist and officiant, scouting your ceremony location, and providing valuable recommendations for much more.

8 Reasons You Need To Elope to Breckenridge, Colorado

8 Reasons You Need To Elope to Breckenridge, Colorado

We’ll start with you getting ready - those details like slipping into your dress or tying your tie. After that, your day together can unfold any number of ways. You'll be spending the day getting (and then being!) married - what else we do is up to you! We can travel around to your favorite hiking trail or through town for the best photo opportunities, possibly even strolling the colorful Victorian buildings on Main Street and stopping to eat crepes or drink a local beer. We will work with you to make your day perfectly reflective of you and just as importantly, fun and stress-free.

Adventure Weddings

As part of your mountain elopement experience, think about if you'd like to ski in the winter or learn how to fly fish in the summer. Consider some extra details like spa services - a couples massage scheduled for the day after the wedding? YES PLEASE.

During the winter months you can go dog sledding, snowmobiling and of course, skiing and snowboarding. Or, the summer is amazing with endless trails for hiking, mountain biking and exploring. The possibilities are truly endless.

Splendor Living Room Package

Splendor Living Room Package

Splendor Hot Tub Package

Splendor Hot Tub Package

8 Reasons You Need to Elope to Breck (and choose Summit mountain weddings to help!)

Finally, in an easy, bulleted list - why you need to start planning your Breckenridge elopement with us.

  1. A Luxury Rental Home is yours for five nights. It will be your lodging, and the location for the Ceremony & Dinner

  2. You get help with your Timeline Creation. For such a small event, no day-of coordinator is necessary, but planning and organizing is.

  3. Vendor Relations. We will help you keeping track of who does what, and any customizations you request from your vendor team.

  4. Flowery details. Final touches include a Bridal Bouquet, Boutonniere and the ambiance of the Fireplace Mantle Decor.

  5. The Pics. You'll want to cherish the day with images from a Professional Photographer. Scheduled shoot time is 4 hours.

  6. A ceremony of your choosing. Religious or not, we will provide official Officiant Services to facilitate the moment.

  7. The Noms. Who wouldn't want a Private Chef cooking for them on the night of their wedding?

  8. The Wedding Cake. Choose a traditional cake, or we can come up with something sweet that will definitely be a treat for both of you.

Elopement Celebration Brian Craft Image

Elopement Celebration Brian Craft Image

Last Minute Elopement to Colorado

Independence Pass: Aspen, Colorado Elopement Package

Colorado Wedding Elopement Packages

If you're ready to tie the knot and start your married life, then there's no time to waste when you can get started right away with the details for a Last Minute Elopement to Colorado! You'll arrive at Denver International Airport (DIA, as it's called), pass by Bluecifer and go through Denver on your way west towards the mountains. Once in the mountains, you'll arrive at one of the many mountain towns that are near world class ski resorts, like Breckenridge, Vail or Aspen. These winter playgrounds are superb choices for elopements as the Rocky Mountains are naturally romantic with dramatic ridgelines and vistas around every corner.

We'll work with you to determine the right wedding package, with the right mix of vendors and services for your wedding experience. Want a quiet mountainside location? Downtown Breckenridge is convenient and has lots of Victorian buildings that will be forever captured in photographs from one of our partner photographers that we have personally vetted and recommended.

Yes, you could probably plan it all yourself, but like anything you do, it will take time and you won't be sure if you've never been up this way before. That's where we come in. We carefully screen websites, portfolios and rely on our past experiences of over 1,000 weddings and 20 years of living in the Colorado high country to find the qualified vendors and appropriate venues to match with our clients.

Click this link or the image below to see our newest location for mountain nuptials, Independence Pass near Aspen, Colorado.

Independence Pass: Aspen, Colorado Elopement Package | Image: Trystan Photography

Fall Colors and Holiday Getaways

It's the beginning of September, and if you're interested in Fall Colors and gorgeous Aspen trees as your backdrop, then you better hurry. The leaves peak around the middle of the month and will last until the end of the month. So, for a few weeks the hills are alive with the colors of green and gold. Then, the mountains are empty until the snow fills up the slopes.

The off-season or "mud season" as locals call it in the spring happen twice a year. Once in the spring after the snow melts, and after the colors peak, until the ski areas open. Fall is filled with a rare energy of anticipation as mountain enthusiasts watch the weather reports in hopes of early snow storms to come in and lay down the goods.

The mountain towns are always fun around the holidays, so pack your costumes and head up this way for a unique Halloween wedding elopement. Or, choose to be here for Thanksgiving where you can literally give thanks to your best friend as you exchange vows. No two weddings are ever the same, so check out some of our options like Sapphire Point, where there are panoramic views of the Ten Mile and Gore Ranges. You'd be hard pressed to find another outdoor ceremony location that has a nearby hiking loop that allows you to explore the mountains in such a way in less than a mile. It's a easy walk and is good for kids too. Click here or the image below to see the Sapphire Point wedding package, or click here to see the options included in our basic custom wedding elopement package.

Sapphire Point Wedding | Image: Marianne Brown Photography

Have Your Cake and Eat it Too

If all of this sounds good to you, then guess what? We have a special sweet treat just for you. That's right, we're gonna hook you up with a FREE small wedding cake as our gift to you. Sometimes it pays to wait until the last minute. If you haven't found the right package in the links above, then click here to see all our packages, and if you need some help or have more questions, then please contact us right now. Time's a wastin' so get to it.

Rental mandap for a destination wedding in Keystone, Colorado


Looking for a Keystone wedding planner who can help you find a rental mandap for your destination wedding in Keystone, Colorado? We now know some quality resources for vintage chairs, fancy chairs, linens, and stages to finish the look and setting you're envisioning. We are seeing more and more Indian weddings in Summit County and the Vail Valley, so ask us how we can help bring your dream to life. Please contact us to learn more. And no, this image is not of the mandap being used at a destination wedding in Keystone. This is from when we set it up in our parking lot to go over the piece. We've had this mandap created, and another arch, a sign post, and we've recently purchased mercury glass votives, candy jar type glassware, and rustic birdcages. We're expanding those options right now, so contact us to see what we've added recently. Thanks for reading!