Colorado Elopement & Small Weddings

Colorado Elopement & Small Weddings

Colorado Elopement Ceremonies & Small Weddings

Who wouldn’t want a Colorado elopement ceremony? Whether you choose to elope in a park in Denver, or a beautiful location in the Boulder foothills, or deeper into the mountains of Colorado, you are guaranteed an amazing backdrop. There are many folks who are choosing to go a simpler route, and having an intimate elopement ceremony is the perfect choice.

I love the beauty and minimalism of elopements, and it is a sincere privilege to be one of the few people at your wedding to witness and celebrate that moment with you. There is something so special and intimate about being with two people who deeply love each other, and who want the celebration to be about the two of them, nothing more, nothing less.

Why work with an officiant for your elopement?
There are definitely folks out there who are well equipped to officiate their own weddings, and if that is you, you should definitely go for it. That being said, I have been told many stories about couples who think they don’t need an officiant, and then, at the moment of the ceremony, they just don’t know what to do. They might ask the photographer, “What do we do now?” If you want to avoid that awkwardness, definitely use an officiant!

And… perhaps the most important reason to use an officiant (speaking for myself) is that you get a beautiful, authentic and meaningful ceremony. Just because you are not choosing to have a large wedding, surrounded by friends and family, doesn’t mean that you don’t deserve a ceremony that is just as heartfelt and reflective of who you are as a couple. When I work with couples for their Colorado elopements, I want their ceremony to feel transformational, magical, and memorable. It is my belief that your elopement needs to feel potent and special, and that you are left with the feeling that a threshold has just been crossed, whether or not your whole community is there with you.

Jen was the perfect ceremonialist for our elopement. In our phone and email conversations, as well our in-person meeting before the ceremony, Jen was welcoming, open, caring, and had a great sense of humor. She embraced our geek theme, and also made the wonderful suggestion to include the voices of our family. Jen was very flexible for our late winter (technically early spring) Rocky Mountain elopement, and cheerily braved the weather not only during the ceremony, but also afterwards as she stayed (in the rain!) for our photographs. Jen communicates in a very timely manner, and cares just as much about your experience as a married couple as she did preparing for the big day. Jen crafted a personalized and magical ceremony for us, and I couldn’t imagine having selected anyone else. We happily give Jen our highest recommendation.


Elopement Offerings:

There are three types of Colorado elopement ceremonies / small wedding ceremonies that I officiate:

-Paperless Ceremony: This is for couples who want something super simple, and are not even looking for a pre-written ceremony. The gist is that I would create your elopement ceremony in the moment (backed by my years of experience facilitating ceremony.) It still feels like a special event, and you still have the feeling of crossing a threshold. We still create a strong “ceremonial space.” I might ask you some questions during the ceremony, so that you can get present to the love, the journey, and your commitment. We would schedule a short call with each other, just so I can hear a little bit about who you are and what you want, so I can make sure that the Paperless Ceremony has the right tone for you.

-Short and Sweet Colorado Elopement Ceremony: This is for the couples who still want to keep their elopement ceremony simple, but want the ceremony to be a little more developed. I use a beautiful and heartfelt ceremony, and you come ready with your vows, or opt to use vows I suggest. You might send me some readings or poetry you’d like to include. This is perfect for couples who know they want an officiant present for their elopement or small ceremony, but don’t need any customization.

Customized Short and Sweet Colorado Elopement Ceremony: I use a pre-written framework, but we have a long conversation so that I can hear about who you are, your love story, your vision, and I incorporate that into your ceremony. Your elopement ceremony becomes a true reflection of the two of you, and we spend some time getting to know one another in advance of your ceremony. And, just like the simple elopement ceremony, we get to have fun. This option is great for the elopements that include community, giving us all longer time to spend together in ceremony.

Either way, when you work with me to officiate your elopement ceremony, you can trust that I will guide and support the process, so that you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. (Or experience that awkward feeling of “What do we do now?” at your ceremony.)

Feel free to get in touch if you’d like to discuss your Colorado elopement ceremony.