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Why Elope? Is it a viable option? What about costs?

Why elope? Lately a lot of people have been reconsidering their plans, especially since the spring of 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world and a lot of plans were derailed.

To be honest, Kari and I love ALL weddings. If it’s a 300 person wedding at an estate, or just the two of you on a mountaintop, we love them. We have been present to over three hundred weddings and elopements and each one is incredibly special. That being said…

The average cost of a wedding in America today is nearly $30,000. If that number doesn’t scare you (or your parents!) then disregard the rest of this.

$30,000 is a lot of money to most people, and by now you may be saying…

“What’s your point?”

The point is that you could spend nearly 1/10th of this money on an elopement and then go back home and have a reception with friends and family.

We know from plenty of experience that the reception/after party is what most of the guests really look forward to. To be able to dance, have fun, and laugh with friends and family is so important these days.

why elope

DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS!

Every couple is different and has different things they want included in their day. All of our packages include two lead photographers, always Kari and Joe, an adventure session in RMNP in our van, an online gallery, and free digital downloads. We usually bring a bottle of champagne, wine, or something of your choosing too!

For the most part, people come to our local national park to elope. We live about five minutes from the entrance and we're there a lot!

If you have plans to elope somewhere special to you (other than RMNP) and you'd like us there with you, reach out. We have very attractive pricing for traveling couples.

Investment:

(how you can save thousands!)

For most couples interested in eloping in our local national park, Rocky Mountain National Park, we have a few different packages available.

If it’s just the two of you, the investment is $2400 for up to four hours of an adventurous, fun elopement session.

If there are more than the four of us present, the investment is $2800.

If you have plans to elope somewhere special to you and you’d like us there with you, reach out. We have very attractive pricing for traveling couples.

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