• Cassandra Vagher

Colorado Elopement Packages Near Me

Updated: Jul 12



You're looking for, "Elopement Packages Near me," and you landed in the right place!


Congrats! If you're searching "Colorado Elopement Packages Near Me", you're probably planning the most amazing wedding, and you don't even know it yet! I love all weddings no matter the size, however, elopements are by far my favorite because of the intimacy, the intent, and the adventure. Luckily I live in the wonderful state of Colorado, meaning I have access to hundreds of amazing elopement locations! (If you were googling elopement packages near me in a different state, well welcome anyway!)


Before we jump into my elopement packages let's chat about what you need to elope in the state of Colorado:

  1. You need a marriage license

  2. Whatever the heck you want!

AND THAT'S IT. Yep, it n the state of Colorado all you need is a marriage license. You don't need a minister to marry you, nor do you need any witnesses. How cool is that? Colorado is one of the only states that allows you to self solemnize. The only requirements are that you return your signed marriage license within 63 days.

While that's all you need that's probably not all you want - because this is a very special day! And since you're eloping you can make it as meaningful to you as you'd like. As glamourous as you want, or as daring as you want! There are no rules for eloping! And if you decide you want an ordained minister to marry you that's okay too, many couples do.


So, say you want to have an adventurous elopement outdoors. What do you need to know?


1. Most if not all Colorado locations require permits. This may be a special use permit for you to exchange your vows, or it may be a photography permit. If you don't hire a photographer still make sure to research this beforehand. For example, Rocky Mountain National Park has several designated areas to exchange your vows, they also charge a fee to use these areas. Other popular locations like Sapphire Point, the Sand Dunes, and certain Boulder locations also require permits.


2. There are photographers that specialize in elopement photography and planning. Most if not all Colorado locations require permits. This may be a special use permit for you to exchange your vows, or it may be a photography permit. If you don't hire a photographer still make sure to research this beforehand. For example, Rocky Mountain National Park has several designated areas to exchange your vows, they also charge a fee to use these areas (like I do!).


3. You can elope with family or friends - this isn't the 18th century. Eloping no longer means running away (unless you want it to). In this day and age eloping means having an intimate wedding experience. You're ditching the traditional views a busy and hectic wedding day that you may not get to enjoy, and you're swapping it for an experience that's deliberate, mindful, and deeply meaningful.


Colorado Elopement Packages near Me:


Not all elopement packages are equal. Here are some unique offerings that make my elopement packages special:


Planning

Not all photographers offer planning services, I actually help you plan out the best day ever. From locations, timing, and all the other details. Planning includes a meeting in person (if possible) or a zoom meeting time to plan your big day! The amount of meeting time is dependent on the length of your purchases package.


Travel Booking

Did I also mention that my planning services include a travel agent that books lodging, transit, and excursions at no additional cost? That way if you're traveling to Colorado, or to an exotic destination you don't have to worry about those things! I work with a wonderful travel agent, Jennifer Hunter, from Soul Trek Travel to make sure all your dreams come true.


Digital Photos

When you elope it's not about the number of photos you receive back, it's about the quality of the photos you receive (and of course the amazing experience you had). I do not deliver every photo I took - however, I do deliver a ton of photos! It's roughly 40 per hour! I edit all of the delivered photos. I retouch a handful of the closeups as well, meaning I make small improvements to the skin, like acne removal. My retouching looks very natural, I use a method called frequency separation to make sure you don't look as plastic as Barbie when I'm done. Note: I do not charge you per photo, you get to download all of the photos I send you.

Make sure you understand your photographer's contract. Some photographers only charge you for their time upfront, but they do not give you photos. I do not operate this way, you know you're paying me for my time, editing, and roughly 40 photos per hour upfront.


Online Gallery

All of my clients receive their photos via a beautiful online gallery. This makes it easy for you to view, share, download, and even print. If you want your photos delivered via a different method please ask, but this is now the industry standard and easiest method for you to access your photos. I keep my galleries online for up to six months.


Print Release

My elopement packages also include print release - meaning you can print wherever, whenever, and however many times you want! WOOHOO! I believe you should be able to do whatever you'd like with your pictures after I hand them over, and you shouldn't have to print through me if you already have a great printer. With that said, you can still print through me, I'm okay with that too!


Here are my Packages:

Dusk till Dawn $5,300

  • Meet in-person/Zoom Meeting for planning

  • Full day coverage 12 hours

  • Planning services included

  • High-resolution digital photos and print release

  • Online gallery to view, share, download, and more.

Mountain Top $3,700

  • Meet in-person/Zoom Meeting for planning

  • 8 hours of coverage

  • Planning services included

  • High-resolution digital photos and print release

  • Online gallery to view, share, download, and more.

Sunset Views $2,900

  • Meet in-person/Zoom Meeting for planning

  • 6 hours of coverage

  • Planning services included

  • High-resolution digital photos and print release

  • Online gallery to view, share, download, and more.

The Getaway $2,100

  • Meet in-person/Zoom Meeting for planning

  • 4 hours of coverage

  • Planning services included

  • High-resolution digital photos and print release

  • Online gallery to view, share, download, and more.

Other Elopement Package Services:

I also offer a few other services you may not see elsewhere! I am a videographer and am happy to provide you with an elopement film as well. Ask me about adding a video to your package.

I partner with a local illustrator who creates adorable elopement maps to capture your day and she uses my photos while creating beautiful elopement announcements. Ask me about adding an elopement announcement to your package. You'll receive a $150 discount on your announcements because you booked with me!

Elopement's maybe the most special and intimate wedding type. The photos from your elopement are going to be not only special to you, but to your family or friends as well. Although they may not attend your wedding, they will still want to see your photos, and they'll cherish them as well!



If you want resources on Colorado locations check out my complete guide for How to Elope. I have guides for specific Colorado locations like Sapphire Point or Lookout Mountain, or an entire list of other Colorado mountain locations. Or maybe you want to getaway? Check out my elopement guides for Bali, South Africa, Rio de Janerio, Venice, and more! Do you need ideas for Colorado elopement locations? Check out these places to elope.




Are you struggling to write your vows? I have a resource for that too! Check out my workbook for how to write tear-worthy vows. It's an 18 long page workbook that guides you through brainstorming, writing, and rewriting meaningful vows - even for those that aren't self-proclaimed "authors." You'll knock your significant other's socks off with this guide! Your vows may be one of the most important moments during your elopement, so make sure you don't put some thought, time, and love into writing them!





Meet Your Colorado Elopement Photographer Cassandra Vagher Creative

Oh hey! I'm Cassandra Vagher, Colorado Elopement Photographer. While I'd love to tell you all the warm and fuzzies I'd rather tell you what's important: 1. I'm a professional photographer, this is my full-time career and I have a college degree in photography and I'm just shy of 10 years of experience. No hobbyist here. 2. I'm a Colorado Native and outdoor enthusiast. That means I'm ready to hike with you, kayak, snowshoe, snowboard, or whatever it is you want to do during your adventure elopement. 3. I practice leave no trace, and I hope my clients respectfully do too!


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Cassandra Vagher Creative LLC | Colorado Elopement Photographer 

Specializing in bold and vibrant wedding and elopement photography. 

Colorado Mountain Wedding Photographer offering services in Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Crested Butte, Silverthorne, Granby, Winter Park, Breckenridge, Telluride, Boulder, Colorado Springs, and beyond.

Based out of:
Arvada, CO 80005

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