Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Piney River Ranch Styled Shoot

Today's post is all about Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail with images courtesy of Elizabeth Cryan Photography. This story is part of a lot of people's childhood memories, so it's no surprise that it was finally turned into a theme for a styled shoot. And Piney River Ranch is a raw and wild place that fits perfectly for the story. I am so happy to share it with you, so if you enjoy it too, please share it with someone else who will get a kick out of seeing this as a wedding theme!

Vail, Colorado Wedding & Event Venue

Last week's post was a real wedding at this off-the-beaten-path event venue, so click here if you missed it. Summer is in full swing in the mountains, and that's when Piney can shine in all its glory. You see, if you're not familiar, this venue becomes inaccessible during the winter months. Please contact us to learn more about Piney and other possibilities for a destination wedding in the Vail and Beaver Creek area. And if small and intimate is more your style, we're helping a lot of couples elope to Breckenridge and Summit County for romantic getaways. We are the romance specialists for the Rocky Mountains, so please click here to let us know all about your ideas and how we can help you best. Thanks for reading!

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Each season we discover unique clients that enjoy expressing themselves through their wedding day. As wedding professionals we often dream of how we would describe ourselves in a unique way to show future clients that we can work with them to get outside the typical wedding box. We love taking something seemingly so ordinary and turning it into an extraordinary experience. This is where our idea for a Where the Wild Things Are photoshoot began.

We wanted to take a childhood story we all know and love and find a way to turn it into a love story. One you could center your wedding on, pulling out layers of details that make the touching words and details of the book carry throughout.

We wanted to incorporate many of these scenes from the book, as well as pull in lines from the story to tuck into each scene. From Max’s bedroom growing into the world all around him, to him sailing to some far off land to find his wild thing.

Max is made king and makes his wild thing his queen. Their entire day is spent in the wilderness, embracing the beautiful scenery around them. Layering in details of leathers and fur, hinting that the wild things are close by.

From the wild picked florals to the hair and bark and feather details in our cake. We cared the beautiful and playful details throughout this wedding. Ending our day of extraordinary adventure with a wild rumpus. And as Max and his bride awake to find they have returned home, they realized they were where someone loved them the most.

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Photographer:  Elizabeth Cryan Photography//Dress Designer:D'Lola Couture//Cinema and Video: 4th Kind Entertainment//Invitation Designer: Anthologie Press//Jewelry: Ashley Schenkein Jewelry Design//Floral Designer: Bella Calla//Apparel:Brackish Bowties //Model:Garrett Kidd//Cake Designer: Kelley Kakes//Event Planner: MAG Events//Model:Olivia Ritchie//Veils and headpieces: Opam inc//: Patina Preferred: A Vintage Rental Boutique//Reception Venue: Piney River Ranch LLC//Makeup Artist: The Parlour Fort Collins//

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Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Styled Shoot in Breckenridge, Colorado

Today's post is all about a Styled Shoot at the Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge. This somewhat new lodge (less than two years as of this writing) is located on Ski Hill Road, less than a mile from the base of Peak 8. I have seen lots of styled shoots on other wedding blogs, and I rounded up some of the vendors that service the mountain towns of Summit County with the help of local Breckenridge wedding planner, Erica Sarell. Erica moved to Colorado from Florida, and I remember her start in the industry as Colorado Occasions. And, with a rebranding and freshening up of her business, her new business name is Erica Sarell Weddings and Events.

And, just as I felt it was time for Breckenridge to have its own wedding blog, I felt it was time that we originated a styled shoot for our little mountain town. My goal would be to have others, in the other towns, to raise awareness of the magnificent opportunities in Summit County. Then, we'll move on to the Vail Valley and the nooks and crannies on that side of the pass. Oh, and speaking of Vail Pass, there are now new regulations for snow tires on I-70, so please click here to learn more.

Breckenridge Wedding Venue

We have worked with Erica before, and knew she had the connections and experience to put together this team of vendors for a one-of-a-kind shoot that Breckenridge deserves. We chose the Breckenridge Nordic Center and the Lomax Placer Mine as the backdrop for the fun set of photos you see here. The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance manages the historical sites around town, and that includes this set of cabins near the downtown historic district.

Be sure to contact Erica if you're considering hiring a helping hand for your big day, and if you'd like more information about how to get Erica or any of the vendors in this styled shoot as part of a custom wedding package for your destination wedding, elopement or vow renewal, then be sure to contact us and mention this styled shoot! Thanks for reading and happy planning.

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Q. What items did you choose to include in this styled shoot? What kind of feeling were you going for?

I chose to focus on a muted, monochromatic and a romantic, yet playful, feel on this shoot. I also wanted to showcase local vendors and elements, like the Breckenridge Distillery.

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Q. How did everything go on the day of the shoot?

Everything went smoothly, minus the wind! But as to be expected with any mountain wedding, the weather doesn't always cooperate. We were able to set up and get the table setting shots in during a short break in the wind and it turned out perfectly! I love getting to see the different elements you work hard to plan, and collaborate with the other vendors, come together into one beautiful and thoughtful design. Plus, we couldn't have had more fun dressing up those Scooter's!

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Q. What would you say are the top three considerations for brides and grooms planning a Colorado mountain wedding?

Planning a Colorado mountain wedding definitely has some different considerations that need to be kept in mind:

1. Prepare your guests that are traveling from far and wide to join you on your wedding day – ie: altitude, layers, hydration, appropriate shoes, and the affects of alcohol consumption high, high above sea level. These factors can make or break your experience and your guests experience. Put simply – knowledge is power! Also, is everyone capable of riding on chairlift, walking through un-groomed mountain meadows, and being at over 10,000 feet above sea level? These are things that's can't be changed about having a wedding up here in the Colorado mountains, so make sure some serious considerations are made to this regard.

2. Weather - it can change on a dime here in Colorado. So dress is important. Layers are necessary and so is wearing the proper shoe. Heels aren't the best option for climbing up mountainsides, or off loading a chair lift. You'll also want to be prepared with a weather back up plan. Many times there will be an afternoon shower or thunderstorm that rolls through, and although most are quick to pass, sometimes they aren't. Anything is possible, even snow, so it's better to be prepared with a plan that isn't utilized than to be caught without one! 3. Arm yourself with the best possible team of local vendors you can to ensure your wedding will be in the hands of professionals well versed in the area you are getting married in. Choosing local vendors who are not only familiar with the venues you're looking at, but also the environment and weather will help you plan a smooth event.

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Q. What's a helpful tip or prop addition that is a simple thing to have that a lot overlook or don't even think about?

It gets windy up here in the mountains. Candles won't stay lit outside, petals or leaves won't stay nicely lining your aisle way, and the wind has the potential to blow arches and other arrangements over is they're not secured properly!

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Q. What's a funny or memorable moment you've had recently at a mountain wedding?

I think a memorable moment for me this wedding season was a couple that was married at Father Dyer Church in Breckenridge, just like the bride's parents were over 30 years prior. The bride's family thought the church had burnt down, and it wasn't until the mother of the bride looked at pictures of the stained glass in pictures that they realized it was the one they were married at.

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Q. Any last-minute issues or problems pop up that you were able to successfully resolve for your clients?

Of course! I refer to those as wedding day hiccups. No matter how much your plan, inevitably things will need some flexibility and adjustments. It's part of the territory with weddings; chairlifts break down, it snows, you didn't get enough chairs delivered to the venue, or a boutonniere comes apart and you have to reassemble one. With each wedding I orchestrate behind me and after nearly 8 years of planning weddings, you pick up a few tricks of the trade and come prepared for anything!

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Q. Tell us who you are and what mountain wedding experiences you've had along your way. What makes you different from the rest?

I'm the exclusive mountain wedding planner for the bold and playful couple. I specialize in destination, full and partial wedding planning. I begun planning weddings in 2008 after the economy collapsing closed the chapter of the non profit organization I was working for in Florida. I applied for an apprenticeship with an area planner and fell in love with planning weddings! I appreciate the opportunities I've had to plan events featuring vastly different backdrops and have gravitated toward planning destination weddings since majority of my experience has been in destination locations. Although, I must admit that living in the beautiful mountains I grew up around has forever captured my heart and I don't intend to leave again, ever! Planning a Colorado mountain wedding can be overwhelming, but it should be uber FUN along the way. It is my promise that as my client you will be inspired, well-informed and excited to plan your wedding. Every couple is unique in their own right and every event I plan will reflect the beautiful things that define who you both are. I strive to bring creative innovation to your visions, reduce stress and ensure no detail is overlooked.

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

Styled Shoot at Breckenridge Wedding Venue, the Oh Be Joyful Lodge | Image: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer

// VENDOR LOVE

Planning and Design, Stationery: Erica Sarell Weddings + Events
Hair + Make Up: Mountain Majestic Beauty
Linens: La Tavola
Transportation: Breck Scooters

Styled Shoot in Breckenridge, Colorado: Behind the Scenes [Video]

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Breckenridge Wedding Venue

In today's post you see a Styled Shoot in Breckenridge, Colorado, with Behind the Scenes in a Video that I shot. I see lots of styled shoots on other wedding blogs, and I felt like some of the off-the-beaten path places in Breck needed the spotlight. That's what makes this blog different. These places get overlooked from the bigger, regional magazines and websites. This is our backyard and we know it better than any other website out there. Please contact us to learn more more about creating a custom wedding package for a destination wedding, elopement, engagement photo session or vow renewal. We're all about the mountain love in all its forms and stages.

New Media Marketing for Colorado Wedding Professionals

This video was all created via mobile, and I help locals with New Media Marketing for Colorado Wedding Professionals. As the former owner of Petal and Bean, one of the contributors to the styled shoot, I helped my wife, Dina with numerous weddings over the last 10 years. I took many many photos of bridal bouquets, and learned by doing. I want to help others learn how to create an effective online presence that helps today's brides and grooms in a modern blog and marketplace. Vendors and venues, please contact me with any questions you have, including how to set up a styled shoot at your venue. We plan on doing more of these, so please be in touch with your ideas!

Colorado Wedding Venues: Avon & EagleVail Pavilions

Harry A. Nottingham Park Pavilion

Colorado Wedding Venues: Avon & EagleVail Pavilions

Vail Valley Wedding Package

We are always finding out about different options for Summit County and Vail Valley, and that includes Colorado Wedding Venues, the Town of Avon's Harry A. Nottingham Park Pavilion and the EagleVail Pavilion. Just west of Vail proper are a string of smaller villages and towns that stretch along for a few more miles. Warmer temps are usually found in the lower elevation, as well as alternative venues like these are hard to find.

Ask us how we can help connect the dots on all your wedding details, from venue to planner, photographers, DJ's and more. Find packages and vendors. Live your dreams. Sometimes a traditional venue isn't for you, and if that's the case, let us know if we can work in these locations into your custom wedding package.

Colorado Wedding Venues in Breckenridge, Summit County and the Vail Valley

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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.

Follow Creative Flowers Inc | Petal and Bean's board [ Venues ] - Summit Mountain Weddings on Pinterest.

[Venue] The Church at Agape Outpost in Breckenridge, Colorado

This is an interesting blog as I've embedded a new feature over on Google+, Stories, and it shows my photos and videos from visiting the Church at Agape Outpost for a client. We were deciding which of our three ceremony arches would look best with the look the bride is going for. Contact us to learn more about this and other Breckenridge wedding venues! 

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Father Dyer United Methodist Church in Breckenridge, Colorado

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There's a place just off Main Street that couples pick for the wedding ceremony, and that's the Father Dyer United Methodist Church in Breckenridge, Colorado. This church was named after the "snowshoe itinerant" of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, and is a nice option for your mountain nuptials. Contact us to learn more about putting all the details together for this Breckernidge wedding venue!

Today the snow is back. Yesterday was clear and sunny. I walked to work and this was the view. // #breck #brecklife #breckbecause #breckenridge #colorado #summitcounty #sumco