Breckenridge, Colorado is one of my favorite mountain towns to recommend to couples planning a small elopement. There’s hiking, skiing, sailing, kayaking, biking, shopping, dining, bar-hopping, and so much more. This mountain town indeed has something to offer everyone, and year round too! Furthermore, Breckenridge is only a 2 hour drive from Denver International Airport. The quick commute makes it an especially convenient commute for couples traveling to Colorado for their elopement. Plus, there are tons of great wedding vendors in the area to choose from. Especially wedding and elopement planners, florists, officiants, and lots of small wedding venues too.
Gabby & Drew chose to elope here because they were looking for a view that had a mix of mountains, forest, and lake. And let me tell you, this spot certainly delivers!
The story begins at The Lodge at Breckenridge. This lodge sits up on a hill overlooking all of Breckenridge. The rooms offer incredibly epic views of Breckenridge. Imagine sweeping mountains, tall peaks, and ski slopes galore! It’s just a short drive into town too. The time here at the lodge was spent focusing on some candid getting ready photos with a strong emphasis on Gabby & Drew’s family members who they chose to have by their side.
After getting ready, it was time for the first looks.
First, Gabby and her father shared a first look right outside of the hotel. Afterwards Gabby & Drew shared a first look in a nearby forest. First looks tend to be incredibly emotional (and a personal favorite part of the day), but these first looks were even more so. The sweetness of these moments will forever be burned into my memory.
Then it was time for the small lakefront ceremony. Picture a small group dancing on the shore, laughing, crying tears of joy, eating donuts, and sharing stories.
Before sunset, the three of us took off on a hiking trail around the lake. There is another incredibly picturesque spot on the far lakeshore, the perfect location to spread out a blanket and enjoy letters from family and friends back home. That’s what is so great about this hike! There are views in every direction, and it’s not an incredibly popular spot either.
I’ll always remember the three of us being in such awe. Following each other down a windy trail through the forest, pointing out so many unique mossy rocks, twisty trees, and soft and almost bouncy forest floor. I feel like I made new friends that day.
Hair & Makeup: Lisa
Lodging: Lodge at Breckenridge
Wedding Rings: Lacakdazee
Dress: Rebecca’s Wedding Boutique
Food: The Noshing Platter
Do you love sweeping mountain views, being surrounded by wilderness, and having access to all the fun outdoor activities? Breckenridge might be the perfect place for your elopement or small wedding!