Colorado is one of the easiest places to get married in! Since 2020 many couples have been opting out of traditional weddings, and are choosing to elope or have a small, intimate wedding instead.
*El Paso County is currently offering remote marriage licenses to couples!
In Colorado couples can solemnize their own marriage. Basically that means you don’t need a witness and can make your marriage official without an officiant/witnesses. Pretty cool!
Ceremonies are performed at The Judicial Building in Colorado Springs by appointment only.
This website has a list of judicial officials who perform wedding ceremonies.
You must have your marriage license to book an appointment with an official!
The marriage certificate must be completed and returned to the El Paso County Recording Department within 63 days. If you have an officiant, the county and location the marriage took place, the date of the marriage, the officiant’s title and signature, and the bride and groom’s signature must be completed on the form. There are late fees for processing after the 63 day deadline!
Colorado Springs has several great locations to have your own private ceremony with great views of the mountains! Here are a few locations that would be perfect for your elopement.
Garden of the Gods is one of my most popular spots for sessions, and it’s also a popular spot for elopement ceremonies. I know of a few hidden spots that will keep you clear from the crowds of tourists.
Along Gold Camp Road and Pikes Peak highway, there are several pull-offs that provide epic mountain views.
Imagine saying your vows with this mountain view in the background!
For small elopements my pricing starts at $900 and goes up to $1,250 for coverage of a small group of people for up to 4 hours.
Get in touch to see if I’m free to photograph your Colorado Springs Elopement or small wedding!