What will your ceremony be like? The beauty of planning a wedding today is that there are no hard and fast rules anymore. Yes, you can seat everyone in the standard, stage-audience chair set up, but there are ways to create circular ceremonies, and even seating off to one side of the pew (which I saw at a mountain wedding just a few weeks ago, very cool by the way).
Ceremonies can be inside or out, but when it comes down to it, what are you going to do at your ceremony? Will you light a unity candle? Mix some sand? There are various traditions and ceremonies out there, so we're gonna start to help sift through our roots and explore the old ways and creatively implement them using a modern feel. How does that sound?
At Rubywood, brides walk down this stone path by the water feature onto the two-level deck to exchange vows with the backdrop of the Ten Mile Range and the Breckenridge Ski Resort.
While planning details were being carried out, Dina was creating one-of-a-kind floral decor for the ceremony deck. Lanterns were hung, and vine and Dahlias carefully placed. Everything was coming together just as they wanted it.
The steps on the lower right of this image is the path taken down to the level where the officiant and wedding party stand to perform the ceremony. Guests are seated above, with room to stand on either side of the chairs.
This is the view of the Breckenridge Ski Resort from just inside the doors leading out to the back deck. It's a nice location that does trip duty, as you can have your ceremony here, your reception here, and then sleep here. Check with us on working out the details of booking this and other private homes in the Breckenridge and Summit County area.
I first met Grace when she was taking a minute to scout the local terrain for the "first look" photos. A nearby patch of trees was turning yellow, and there were plenty of lodgepole pine for a dramatic forest scene. A short drive up away is Boreas Pass, where panoramic views and strands of Aspen trees are.
You can see the stack of chairs and tables in the back of tent, ready to go. Items in place, check. Once the details are good to go, everything is ready and the party begins. Actually, some things might not be ready, but you'll figure out a way to keep the day going, even if certain things don't make it in. If for some reason, the cake topper doesn't show up, or the wrong song is played, one of the best things you can do is to not stress, smile and laugh and party on.
This couple did whats called a Salt Covenant where they mixed salts together during the ceremony. They then asked their guests to add spices to the their salts to represent how each guest has added "spice" to their lives, both individually and a couple. [Read about the Salt Covenant here]
One product that we're hoping helps everyone out is our handmade ring pillow, which you can repin to your board right here! To see our first post in the Wedding Blessings series, click here. Thanks for reading, and please be in contact if you or any clients, friends or family want help planning their mountain wedding near Breckenridge and the Summit County area.