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Cannabis and Colorado Mountain Weddings
Marijuana is legal in Colorado now, and I asked Colorado Cannabis Florist, Buds 'n Blossoms, a few questions in today's post, Peonies + Pot: Florist Uses Marijuana for Colorado Mountain Weddings. There's a time and a place for everything, so as long as you have your bases covered and have done your homework, there's an opportunity for guests and visitors to try and enjoy recreational marijuana. You can even visit a few different shops on your own, or ask us how we can set up a tour of breweries, restaurants, and cannabis dispensaries. You can't smoke in public and definitely not behind the wheel. Just like drinking, you need a sober driver at all times. Ask us how we can set up a shuttle and take care of that for you.
Floral Designs and Decor. That you can smoke later.
Floral designs are now being infused with cannabis and brides and grooms that enjoy the lifestyle might want to share some of these unusual elements with their guests that evening. I would say that that's a double whammy of being green, by recycling the decor for consumption and by supporting local Colorado ganjapreneurs. And one facet of the marijuana industry is the slowly emerging evidence and trends of how couples will enjoy cannabis on their day. Buds 'n Blossoms were excited about recent designs that "even had a bowl tied on one side, a lighter and rolling papers tied to the other side, a cannabis jar and cannabis included in the mini arrangements."
Question: How many cannabis weddings are you doing this summer?
- this is the first season of booking weddings and so far have at least 3 on the books for this summer
- I have done many holiday parties, MJ Investors meetings arrangements, bridal expos and private party arrangements
- we are still fighting the stigma and working with more venues to get them on board
Question: What should brides and grooms know about Cannabis and weddings?
- that they are legally protected under amendment 64
- there are so many ways to incorporate cannabis into their wedding or special event without the smell or clouds of smoke, there are many fun and discrete options as well!
- choosing the right venue opens all the doors to their true cannabis wedding experience
Question: What would say are the upcoming trends?
- I think that it will become more and more popular especially as it becomes more widely accepted
- some weddings are not having alcohol at their weddings, only cannabis
- keeping the scene under control thru moderation, similar to drink ticket idea, allowing guests to indulge without misusing or abusing cannabis
- cannabis themed weddings seem to be on a smaller scale than the traditional weddings. After all, cannabis is a little more costly than alcohol, but beautifully it takes less to get the job done
One of my goals with starting Summit Mountain Weddings was to share videos about the fabulous places, including my home, Mountain Town: Breckenridge, Colorado, which I made this video to show you a glimpse of what our Victorian mining abode is like. The Utes called this place home for many thousands of years, but when gold was mentioned at a bar in Kansas, the gold rush was on. Miners staked claims in the valleys and one even found the biggest chunk of gold ever found in Colorado, Tom's Baby. The downtown area is a historic set of buildings, while the ski runs of the Breckenridge Ski Resort loom over town. Chairlifts and the Breck Connect Gondola stretch from the valley floor to Peaks 8 and 9, eventually connecting with the highest chairlift in North America, the Imperial Chair. This flying couch brings you steps away from the summit of Peak 8.
Breckenridge is perfect for outdoor lovers, bridging the gap between posh mountain living and world-class skiing. Ask us about the many private luxury homes that scatter the hillsides, as well as non-traditional venues and outdoor spaces. We work with many vendors, venues and services to create custom wedding packages that end up saving you time and money. Contact us to learn more!
Planning a wedding requires organizing lots of people and details, so that's why I wrote today's post about Using Workflowy and Online Tools to Plan Your Destination Wedding. No matter how small the wedding, there's always something important to keep track of. We used Minigroup while running Petal and Bean and coordinating flowers and planning. But, now there are other platforms that do similar function without the mini social network feel of the Minigroup.
Inspiration >> Wedding Blogs and Magazines
You can always start the good ol' fashioned way and pick up a few wedding magazines at Barnes and Noble or similar location. Check out the wedding planning aisle or just go online and see what they have. Either way, there are plenty of books that can inspire you with weddings with different colors, styles and at various locations. Atmosphere creates experience.
There are lots of national magazines that over style and overall planning tips. Regional print publications aren't comprehensive and can contain outdated information. Refer to online resources found in print to cross reference availability, new offerings, current specials and links to social profiles.
Organization >> New Media Technology
Most of these platforms run "in the cloud" and sync with all your devices, offering real-time updates and cross-collaboration. What does that mean? It means someone working on finding you a cake maker can cross that off the virtual list you make and let you know about it. It's about having access to the information you need, regardless of where you're at and the device you use.
For example, you can upload files, create folders for pictures, text documents, PDF's and other information regarding the planning of your event. You can share information with select individuals that you trusting to help you plan.
Personalization >> Social Media
A fun part of wedding planning is choosing who will be with you on your journey. Get to know vendors through recommendations from other vendors, online resources and their websites. There you should be able to find links to their social profiles on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and Google+. Create circles on the plus, lists on Twitter, and public or secret pinboards, which can all be shared in a private Facebook group. Use a special hashtag and share photos on Instagram. Make your media social with these platforms. Thanks for reading and happy planning!
Click on the board title name and it'll take you to this pinboard about Colorado Wedding Venues in Breckenridge, Summit County and the Vail Valley. Planning a destination event in the mountains is no easy task. It takes time to find the right setting, and that means convenient lodging. Access to nightlife, or whatever you think the perfect setting might be. You see, that's why we created this blog. There's so many private homes, ranches and event centers that can be the right fit for a small mountain wedding. The larger hotels can provide the convenience of consolidated group services. That means walking into your hotel room to find your skis waiting for you. Or, call us to find out how you can get yours delivered as part of an winter wedding package.
Check out our growing vendor directory and if you're a vendor, submit to be listed on the original wedding blog for Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone, Silverthorne, Vail and Beaver Creek.
Coordinating photography sessions and determining isn't always easy, but I'm here to help you with 10 Locations for Fall Wedding Photo Shoots near Breckenridge, Colorado. The colors are out there, but how do you know where to go? I've narrowed it down to a few prime spots where the views are outstanding, the trees are colorful, and you're set up for success. The rest is up to you.
Read on to learn more about these spots, but be sure to contact us to find out how we can help you find a Breckenridge wedding planner that can save you time and money. We know it helps to find someone who knows local vendors, and while we build our local directory, we can provide group services and activity recommendations for spring, summer, winter and fall.
We're longtime locals and are very knowledgeable about the many hotels, private luxury home rentals, venues and vendors that work destination mountain weddings in the Rocky Mountains. Here's what I've learned about finding the best spots for photos in the Colorado high country. Click here to contact us with any questions.
1. Boreas Pass Road
Head to the south end of town and turn left at Boreas Pass road. A gas station will be on your right.
2. Aspen Grove Trail
Park at the first major switchback on Boreas, or hike from the Ice Rink. Connects with the road higher up.
3. Stephen C. West Ice Arena
Head up Little Mountain for little under an hour to a nice bench with outstanding views of the Ten Mile Range.
4. Hoosier Pass
Surrounded by fourteen thousand foot peaks is hard to beat. And, you're on the Continental Divide.
5. Lomax Placer
Just up Ski Hill Road on the left, just past the skier bridge. Check with the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance about commerial shoots.
6. French Gulch Trails
From Main Street, turn east onto Wellington between Extreme Pizza and the Local Market. Drive until the road splits. Go right. If you go left, you'll end up on CR 450. Three trailheads offer adventure. B&B, Reiling Dredge and Sally Barber.
7. Lake Dillon
When driving north from Breckenridge to Frisco, park at the day use area found on your right just after the first switchback once you pass the high school. Walk five minutes and you're on the beach. Or, go to Frisco or Dillon Marinas. Or head to the overlook at Sapphire Point.
8. Montezuma Road
Keystone choices include the Summit Cove inlet on Lake Dillon, the Keystone Village, but don't forget about the road that heads up to Montezuma.
9. Lily Pad Lake Trail
Go through the roundabout by I-70 and the new Whole Foods in Frisco, and take the frontage road near Giberson Ranch.
10. Frisco Historic Park
Downtown Frisco is a hidden gem. Historic cabins just steps away from the "Main Street of the Rockies." Bonus points if you climb Mt. Royal for a few "trash the dress" pics soon after. If you do, please submit your pics for us to share! Thanks for reading.