Elopement Food and Meal Ideas: The Savory Guide From a Foodie

What will you eat on your elopement day?

Embarking on the intimate adventure of elopement doesn’t mean sacrificing culinary delight. In fact, it’s an opportunity to savor every moment, including the flavors that dance on your taste buds. In our blog post, “Elopement Food and Meal Ideas: The Savory Guide From a Foodie,” we’re about to unravel a journey tailored for couples who crave not just a breathtaking ceremony but also a delectable celebration. From snacks that elevate your mountaintop experience to sophisticated picnic setups and the gourmet touch of a private chef, get ready to discover how elopement meals can be as memorable as the vows themselves. Let’s delve into a world where love and flavors intertwine, creating a celebration that’s as delicious as it is unforgettable.

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Budget-Friendly Bliss

  • Why Opt for Budget Options: Choosing budget-friendly elopement meals doesn’t have to meal only eating sandwiches. Find your budget and decide if you want to go for a $11 footlong sub thats pre-made and you can pack with you on your hike or if you want to take a break and head to a brewery for a beer.
  • Snack Ideas: Okay here I am going to be particularly a little biased but I love a good snack filled with protein. Elopement food and meal ideas obviously must consist of snacks to keep you fueled for your adventure. I would suggest packing some Chomps Jerky ( Jalapeño is my favorite), some Cliff Bars, and some fruit to snack on. As long as you pack out what you pack in and remember to Leave No Trace.
  • Breakfast: Chose to enjoy your morning coffee from the cabin and buy a few things from the grocery store to enjoy. If you’d prefer to go to a local coffee shop and get a muffin and coffee then you could do that instead.

Picnic Perfection

  • Picnic Perfection: Explore the charm of a picnic-style meal, complete with DIY sandwiches, salads, and refreshing drinks. Each of my elopement packages comes with a picnic hiked in and set up for you! I enjoy the art of charcuterie boards and love setting them up for my couples!
  • Choosing the Right Location: Having a picnic in the perfect location is all about scouting and your vision. As an Colorado elopement photographer I do that and so much more for my clients!
  • Beverage Choices: You can make your day as personalized as you’d like. You can include your favorite Poppi, Champagne, Topo Chico or whatever drink of your choice. So make a trip to your local market the day before and spend quality time picking out what drink you want for your lunch.

The Adventure Plays a Part

When will you be snacking on your elopement day? The answer to this question will depend on what kind of adventure you are wanting for your day. Your elopement food and meal ideas all have to do with the type of adventure you go with. Are you wanting a horseback riding experience, snowboarding experience, hiking, camping canoeing? Your options are endless! Especially in the elopement realm. When you take time to consider this, you will need to dive deep into the elopement guide I offer to all of my booked clients.

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Private Chefs: Turning Dreams into Reality

  • Why Choose a Private Chef: Following your adventurous elopement day with a private chef experience is top tier! Who knew your elopement food and meal ideas could come from a private chef? Choosing a private chef is a luxury and personalized experience. This is an art-full experience filled with taste and love. You can share your vision with Chef Alyssa at Graze & Torreys so that she can provide you with a curated experience! Share what flavors you enjoy to help your private chef design a menu that reflects your unique tastes. It’s a common misconception that private chefs are only for high budgets but that doesn’t always have to be the case. You are eloping so you don’t have to pay for food for 150+ people. It’s only you and your partner and you could spend about $200 for each of you. One of the best parts about eloping in Colorado is you don’t need an officiant which means that frees up about $300 to put towards your private chef experience.
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Real Couples, Real Meals

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Menu from Graze & Torreys’

How to Plan Your Elopement Day Food Itinerary

  • Planning Checklist:
  • Gather groceries for your morning breakfast
  • Book me as your photographer and I’ll set up a picnic with a view for lunch
  • Connect with a Chef that is just the right fit for you and don’t forget to book in advance.
  • Enjoy the best day ever!
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Photo from Graze and Torreys’ Instagram

Celebrating Love Through Taste

I encourage you to embrace the culinary aspect of your elopement as a reflection of their unique journey. Your elopement day is just as special as a traditional wedding so make it that special! Include your favorite activities, favorite foods, and drinks with your favorite person. Reach out today for more personalized planning and photography for your special day.

 Photographing love and life for the past 7 years. My passion for elopements comes from the intimate memories and inspirational landscapes that we share our earth with. 
My goal as your photographer and guide is to provide you with all the essentials needed to elope. You and your partner deserve a stress-free experience surrounded by love and admiration from every direction in every moment of your special day. Your wedding day is an unforgettable day and it should be documented in a way that authentically serves you. 

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