March 4, 2024

Western elopement in Crested Butte, Colorado with wildflowers and horses.

western elopement in crested butte


Dreaming of an intimate elopement amongst the wildflowers in Crested Butte with just you, your other half and the mountains? Keep on reading for a quick guide to eloping in Crested Butte during wildflower bloom!

Jacey + Kevin’s Romantic Western Elopement in the Crested Butte Wildflowers

Hands down my favorite Colorado mountain town I’ve traveled to thus far is Crested Butte. I was so so excited to head there this past July to experience the wildflower bloom + let me tell you, it was an experience unlike no other.

In fact, it’s now going to be an annual trip for Mae Meadows Photography as it’s my most requested elopement location!

When is the best time to catch the Crested Butte wildflower bloom?

Late-June through July. Each year varies but I like to book my trips in early July!

A Few Tips:

Book accommodations ASAP. It’s no surprise that wildflower bloom is very popular which means hotels, airbnbs + campsites will book up fast. Get ahead of the crowds + book in advance!

Opt for a weekday. My biggest recommendation when I receive elopement inquiries is to opt for a weekday over a weekend. Weekends will always be significantly busier with crowds, especially here in Crested Butte during prime wildflower season. Also consider sunrise – the early wakeup time is well worth it if you want more privacy!

Respect the land and leave no trace. In order to preserve the beauty of the mountainside wildflowers, please be respectful of the land. Stay on trails or use extreme caution to avoid stepping on any blooms and leave no trace by collecting any/all trash and personal belongings prior to your departure.

Hire Mae Meadows Photography as Your Crested Butte Elopement Photographer

I specialize in intimate weddings and elopements and absolutely love helping my clients plan their perfect adventure. My 2024 calendar is fully booked but I am booking 2025 elopements already. Get in contact with me ASAP by submitting an inquiry here as these dates are first to book up.

View more of elopements photographed by Mae Meadows Photography here. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Pinterest to get inspired for your elopement!

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