Colorado Elopements

and Intimate Weddings


We are both Colorado natives and it's safe to say that we love everything this beautiful state has to offer. From the laidback culture of Denver, to the breweries, the Rocky Mountains, hiking, waterfalls, and the brilliant autumn colors. We're biased, but Colorado has to be one of the most incredible places. Nothing is more grounding and awe-inspiring than climbing to the top of a mountain and looking out at the incredible landscape in all directions.

 
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Elopement Photographer

Colorado Elopement PhotographY

As elopement photographers, our goal is to help you plan and execute your true dream wedding. We'll help you find the spot to say your vows, the AirBnB or hotel to stay at the night before, and the taco shop where you can eat lunch on your wedding day.

Then we'll take all of that time spent getting to know you and what you're really looking for from this new adventure, and use it to help us capture stunning images that show off the landscape you've chosen and the love that you have for one another. From the sweet, intimate moments together, to the stomach-clenching laughter at each other's silly jokes. Love is more than just kisses and hugs and our goal is to capture all of the things that make your relationship perfect for you.

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Colorado Elopement VideographY

To explain our love of video, I think it's important to first give a little background on us. In college Lisa studied Fine Art Photo + Video and Alex studied Cinematography. We met on the dating site OkCupid, and both of our profiles mentioned our interest in video. And as soon as we started dating, we were helping each other with projects for school.

So even beyond just how dang cool elopement videos can be, we've got a definite soft spot for them. Video takes all the visual beauty of your love and combines it with the actual words spoken to one another when you made your commitment to forever. You get all the sound and energy and emotion of the moments you shared in the Rocky Mountains in a beautiful film that you can share with everyone back home. It's the perfect way to remember how it felt to be married to your best friend, for decades to come.

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What Exactly Is An Elopement?

If you look up "elope" in the dictionary, you'll probably see that it is the act of running away to get married in secret. But we're seeing that this definition doesn't really fit the modern elopement. Couples are opting to skip big, traditional weddings and plan incredible, adventurous elopements in nature. With the average wedding in the United States costing over $30,000, elopements are a way for couples to save money and really focus on what is most important: the beginning of their marriage. But not everyone can commit to getting married without their closest friends and family (we couldn't!), so we define an elopement as an intimate wedding with less than 20 guests. 

 
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Self-Solemnizing Elopement

Colorado is one of the few places that allows couples to self-solemnize their marriage. What does that mean? Well, it basically means that you can pick up your marriage license and you can legally marry yourselves without an officiant or any witnesses. It's really that simple! Many of our elopement couples opt for a self-solemnizing elopement because they want their ceremony be a private and intimate moment for just the two of them.

 
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Elopement Planning

One of our favorite things about being elopement photographers + videographers is helping our couples plan their dream weddings. We are there with our couples for every step of the planning process. Each of our couples will gain access to their own “Planning Portal.” There, we work together to guide them through then entire process of planning their dream elopement or intimate wedding. To help our couples choose the perfect setting for their weddings, we provide an interactive map of Colorado with all of our favorite locations pinned on it. We can offer other vendor referrals (such as florists and hair + makeup artists), as well as restaurant and sightseeing recommendations. Many elopements do not require a traditional venue, so we help our couples find Airbnbs to get ready in and help with any permits required for their ceremonies. We love empowering our couples to make their elopement exactly how they always imagined it, whether that means making breakfast together in the morning, hiking to an alpine lake, renting a Jeep and driving on some off-road trails, soaking in hot springs, riding in a hot air balloon, or ending the evening making s'mores by a campfire.

 
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Adventure Sessions

We are story tellers, and we understand that most of the time the story of your relationship requires more than one day. We offer full-day Adventure Sessions as well as 4-hour Adventure Sessions, and we love being able to spend more time with our couples exploring our beautiful home state! With an additional day, you can choose to go for a hike, spend the night camping, travel to a location that didn't fit into the elopement day, explore one of Colorado's many mountain towns, go on a zip-lining tour, go rock climbing, or find a natural swimming hole. Some of our couples enjoy getting back into their wedding clothes for post-elopement Adventure Sessions, while others keep it casual.

 
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Now booking 2019-2020

In order to give each of our couples the attention they deserve, we only accept a very limited number of weddings each year. We are currently 50% booked for 2019, so get in touch soon!

 
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Colorado Elopement Photographer

COLORADO ELOPEMENT PRICING


↡ PHOTOGRAPHY + VIDEOGRAPHY

Base Elopement Photo + Video package includes:

  • Full-Day Coverage (up to 10 hours)
  • 2 Photographers/Videographers (Lisa + Alex)
  • Highlight Film (4-6 minutes)
  • Online Photo Gallery + Full Print Rights
  • Personalized Elopement Planning Help

Colorado starts at $6000 USD

Half-Day (up to 5 hours) Colorado Elopement Photo + Video packages start at $5000 USD

Additional film options include: Trailer (1 minute, delivered within 1 week), Extended Highlight (6-8 minutes)


↡ VIDEOGRAPHY

Base Wedding or Elopement Videography package includes:

  • Full-Day Coverage (up to 10 hours)
  • 2 Videographers (Lisa + Alex)
  • Highlight Film (4-6 minutes)

Colorado starts at $4500 USD

Additional film options include: Trailer (1 minute, delivered within 1 week), Extended Highlight (6-8 minutes), Documentary Film (12-15 minutes), Full Edited Ceremony, Full Edited Toasts


↡ PHOTOGRAPHY

Full-Day Elopement Photography package includes:

  • Full-Day Coverage (up to 10 hours)
  • 2 Photographers (Lisa + Alex)
  • Online Photo Gallery + Full Print Rights
  • Personalized Elopement Planning Help

Colorado starts at $4000 USD


3-Hour Elopement Photography package includes:

  • 3 Hours of Coverage
  • 2 Photographers (Lisa + Alex)
  • Online Photo Gallery + Full Print Rights
  • Available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
  • Location must be within 2 hours of Denver

Colorado only, starts at $2500 USD

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Hey there!

We're Lisa + Alex, the goofballs behind Vow of the Wild. We live in the beautiful state of Colorado, but we are passionate about traveling to new places and meeting new people along the way. We are lucky enough to have what we consider to be the best job in the world (other than a professional dog petter). We get to create films and photos for adventurous Colorado Elopements and adventurous Destination Elopements across the globe! Feel free to reach out to us, we'd love to meet you!

 
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