Colorado Springs Elopement at Garden of the Gods | K & S

Bride and Groom looking at each other at Garden of the Gods.

Colorado Springs Elopement at Garden of the Gods 

Kali and Scott visited Colorado Springs last fall and fell in love with the area. When they went to Garden of the Gods they knew this is where they wanted to elope! From there they began planning their Colorado Springs elopement at Garden of the Gods.

Bride and Groom looking at Garden of the Gods

About Their Elopement 

There are SO many different ways you can elope. Kali and Scott chose to invite a number of family and friends. They rented an Airbnb in north Colorado Springs (Black Forest). This is where we did getting ready photos before the ceremony. After their ceremony and portraits at Garden of the Gods, everyone headed back to the Airbnb for the reception. Their rental had a barn that was perfect for hosting a small gathering. They did first dances, ate dinner, cut the cake, and hung out with family and friends for the rest of the evening. 

Wedding rings on invitation. Bride getting ready.

Garden of the Gods Elopement

Garden of the Gods is one of my favorite locations in Colorado Springs. You can “elope” at Garden of the Gods for free, but there are a few things to keep in mind. GOG is a public park, so you can’t reserve or block off areas of the park. You can have a quick and small ceremony at Garden of the Gods, so I recommend doing so if you have a very small guest count. No outside decorations are allowed (like arches, tables, etc.). All you need to bring is yourself, your people, and I highly recommend a wedding bouquet! You can read the rest of the parks recommendations for events here

There are a variety of locations you can use through the park for your wedding ceremony. I have a few favorites I recommend to couples who book their elopement with me! 

View of Garden of the Gods from high point overlook Groom and officiant watching for Bride. Bride walking with Dad down the aisle. Wedding guests watching elopement ceremony Officiant reading to bride and groom Groom smiling at bride. Bride smiling and laughing. Bride and groom exchanging rings. Bride and groom first kiss Bride and groom celebrating after first kiss

Elopement Photos at Garden of the Gods

After taking family photos, I did wedding portraits with Kali and Scott in two different places in the park. We started at their ceremony location and then drove down the road to the second spot. After we wrapped up portraits we headed back to their Airbnb for the reception!

Bride and Groom looking at each other at Garden of the Gods. Bride smiling and looking down at flowers Groom buttoning jacket and close up of boutonniere Bride and groom smiling Bride and groom with pikes peak in the background Bride and groom smiling and walking. Bride and groom kissing Bride and groom smiling Bride and Groom with noses close and smiling Bride and groom at garden of the gods Bride and groom holding hands walking

Planning a Colorado Elopement

Colorado is one of the best places to elope in. There are so many different mountain towns and locations to create an elopement experience is ideal for you, your partner, and your story together. Some couples like to keep it between just the two of them. Other couples like Kali and Scott, like to involve their favorite people. Their Colorado elopement turned into a destination vacation for all their family and friends too. How you elope is simply up to you! There’s no right or wrong way to elope in Colorado. 

Wedding reception table set-up with pampas grass. Bride and groom smiling and walking into reception Bride and groom first dance. Bride and groom with friends Bride and Groom smiling and kissing.

Looking for more Colorado elopement inspiration? This Pike’s Peak elopement in Colorado Springs only involved 6 people (including the couple)!

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