Colorado Wildflower Wedding Location Guide-Leah Black Photography

Best Destinations for Your Colorado Wildflower Wedding

Best Locations & Venues for Your Colorado Wildflower Wedding

Imagine your dream wedding in the heart of Colorado, where vibrant wildflowers and stunning landscapes create an unforgettable experience. Here’s a list of perfect locations for your Colorado wildflower wedding, each offering a unique perspective of the state’s natural beauty. Picture exchanging your vows with majestic mountains, serene valleys, and colorful flowers as your backdrop. The diverse landscapes of Colorado will provide a breathtaking setting for your special day!

Crested Butte

Crested Butte, crowned the Wildflower Capital of Colorado, is a breathtaking spot you must consider for your summer wedding in Colorado. Every July, the town hosts the annual Wildflower Festival, a joyful 10- day celebration of nature’s beauty. During this time, the fields burst into vibrant colors, creating a perfect backdrop for your wedding or engagement photos! However, it’s important to keep in mind that this event attracts quite a number of visitors. So, if you plan your wedding around this time, make sure you make arrangements well in advance to avoid the crowds!

Wedding Venues To Consider

  • The Mountain Wedding Garden: Nestled among the wildflowers, this garden offers a beautiful and intimate setting.
  • Ten Peaks: Located at the summit of Mount Crested Butte, it provides panoramic views that are hard to beat.
  • Cement Creek Ranch: Perfect for a tented wedding on rolling acreage, this venue offers privacy and a rustic charm.

To sum it up, Crested Butte is a place where you can truly explore and see wildflowers everywhere you look. The wildflowers here are truly magical and a must-see. It’s one of my favorite spots to photograph and explore, making it an ideal location for your Colorado wildflower wedding.


 Vail is another picturesque destination known for its wildflowers! Here, the blooms start to appear in late June and last throughout the summer. These amazing flowers provide a vibrant and beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos. The stunning contrast of your elegant wedding attire against the vibrant colors of the wildflowers is always breathtaking. Plan your Wedding around this time so you can really take advantage of this beautiful backdrop!

Wedding Venues To Consider

  • Holy Cross Wedding Deck: After arriving at the summit of Vail mountain via the Eagle Bhan gondola this location provides easy to access panoramic views that are easily some of the best views in Vail.
  • Piney River Ranch: Even tough the ranch is only open late June tough early September, it is worth the bumpy 4×4 road to the property. Once you arrive you are greeted with a stunning alpine lake a mountain views that one can only dream of
  • 4 Eagle Ranch: Just outside of vail this ranch property offers a backdrop of lush rolling meadows with mountain views and to make it even better, horses!

Be sure to add Vail as a top option when considering where to have your Colorado wildflower wedding celebration. With Vail only being a tad over 2 hours from Denver it is the perfect location for an iconic wedding celebration in the mountains.

The San Juan Mountains

 The San Juan Mountains located on the wester slope of Colorado encapsulates to picturesque towns or Telluride, Durango, Silverton & Ouray. These charming towns, located in the mountains, showcase a variety of species that bloom from June to August. During this time the whole landscape is full of color! The combination of rustic charm, adventure, and the breathtaking natural beauty of this area makes it the perfect destination for weddings! The charming architecture, amazing mountain views, and the vibrant colors of blooming wildflowers create a dreamy, setting for couples to exchange their vows. This beautiful location makes every wedding feel like a unique and unforgettable celebration.

Wedding Venues To Consider

  • San Sophia Overlook: With spectacular views overlooking downtown Telluride and Wilson Peak it is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.
  • Gorrono Ranch: Overlooking the San Juan mountains, this venue combines rustic elegance with romantic mountain charm.

Looking for a remote, adventurous, and absolutely stunning location to exchange your vows amongst the Colorado wildflowers, the San Juan Mountains might be the perfect location for you!


 Aspen is famous for its summer wildflowers, which are in full bloom from June to August. The town offers a dreamy panorama of meadows carpeted with flowers. The serene surroundings make it an ideal location for a peaceful, intimate summer wedding. So, if you have been planning a summer wedding with beautiful wildflowers as your backdrop, Aspen is the perfect location.

Wedding Venues To Consider

  • The Little Nell: When you think of a wedding in Aspen, this is the venue that you are probably thinking of. It is one of the most sought after venues for good reason.
  • T Lazy 7 Ranch: On the way to the Maroon Bells you will find this luxurious and well manicured ranch for the perfect rustic chic wedding with spectacular meadow views of Maroon Bells in the background.
  • Maroon Bells Amphitheater: This in demand ceremony location sits right in front of some of the most photographed mountains in North America, the Maroon Bells. The cost to resrve this jaw dropping location is just $200. However, you will need to be ready at exactly 8am MST one year in advance of your planned wedding date to have a chance a reserving!

Estes Park & Rocky Mountain National Park

Estes Park & Rocky Mountain National Park, with its breathtaking landscape, is the perfect place for adventurous couples. Its beautiful scenery is filled with wildflowers from late May through August, with its peak season in July. During this time, the park is full of a variety of wildflowers – from delicate alpine sunflowers to vibrant columbines. Against the dramatic backdrop of towering mountains and lush valleys, these wildflowers create a sight to behold. This amazing setting is not only perfect for exploration but also serves as the perfect location for a wedding!

Wedding Venues To Consider

  • Black Canyon Inn: This is an incredible venue that offers 2 options for ceremony locations as well as on site lodging. Being in the heart of Estes Park you can easily access activities and incredible views.
  • Rocky Mountain National Park: If you are looking for a simple and intimate wedding locations amongst some of the most accessible ad beautiful locations in Colorado RMNP might be fore you. Best location for wildflowers: Hidden Valley, Upper Beaver Meadows, 3M curve. Be sure to review max guest capacity, decor regulations and permit requirements.
  • Della Terra Mountain Chateau: A luxury boutique wedding venue that sits just outside RMNP near the Fall River entrance. This venue combines romance and natural beauty seamlessly.

Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs combines the beauty of wildflowers with the charm of a mountain town. The rolling hills and lush valleys are filled with colorful blooms, perfect for a romantic wedding.

Wedding Venues To Consider

  • Steamboat Ski Resort: Offers various scenic locations and the convenience of a resort setting. Be sure to check out Thunderhead Lawn for incredible 360 degree views.
  • Flying Diamond Ranch: Where nature meets sophistication. This venue offers a stunning aspen forest in addition to mountain meadows. What more could you ask for!?!
  • La Joya Dulce: The perfect venue for an unforgettable celebration. This award winning ranch inspired wedding venue just outside of Steamboat and is prefect for those looking to infuse nature and elegance.

Now that you know the best spots, here is what you need to know about planning a Colorado wildflower wedding…

What’s The Best Time to See Wildflowers in Colorado?

The best time to witness the wildflower bloom in Colorado is an event that is largely influenced by elevation. Generally, the most favorable months are from late June to early August. During these months, the high-altitude meadows and hillsides burst into a variety of colors with a variety of wildflowers such as Columbine, Larkspur, and Indian Paintbrush, among others. Nonetheless, it’s essential to keep in mind that the blooming period can vary depending on the specific location within the state and the weather conditions of the year! For example, lower elevations may see wildflowers as early as April, while higher altitudes may not see blooms until July or even August. Also, a particularly wet or dry year can impact the timing and abundance of the blooms. Therefore, doing a bit of research before planning your wildflower wedding can be beneficial. Check local resources or parks for the most up-to-date information!

Wanting to elope in any of these incredible locations?

If you’re thinking about eloping, be sure to reach out! I can help you narrow down some incredible location options that prioritize your needs—from ultimate scenery to ensuring privacy. As Colorado becomes more and more popular as a wedding and elopement destination, it is becoming more critical to have a photographer who understands logistics, Colorado weather, elopement locations, and of course, permitting regulations to ensure that your celebration goes smoothly.

Leah Black | Colorado Wedding Photographer

Remember! It’s important to Leave No Trace. This means not picking wildflowers or walking on or through fields of flowers. We should all stay on the trail to preserve these beautiful landscapes! If you are planning your Colorado wedding, consider hiring a local Colorado wedding photographer (like me!) it going to be a game-changer. I can help you pinpoint the best (and sometimes secret) destinations and trails for photos amidst the flowers. I’m familiar with the areas and can guide you to the most beautiful spots! Plus, I’ll capture your special moments beautifully amidst the wildflowers. So, don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or if you are ready for me to capture your day! Your Colorado wildflower wedding awaits!


Leah Black

Hi, I'm Leah Black, your trusted Colorado & destination wedding photographer. With over 7 years of experience, I specialize in capturing weddings and elopements, from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to global destinations. My photography is more than imagery—it's an artful reflection of your unique love story.

With an intuitive eye and dedication to authenticity, I approach each wedding in a way that  allows each image to have its own story that resonates deeply with your soul. Let's embark on this journey together, creating timeless memories for generations.

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