Dana + Rob: Engagement Photography in Breckenridge, Colorado

Dana + Rob: Engagement Photography in Breckenridge, Colorado | Image: Ashleigh Miller Photography

Breckenridge, Colorado Engagement Photos

Today's post is all about Dana + Rob: Engagement Photography in Breckenridge, Colorado with images courtesy of Ashleigh Miller Photography.  This collection of images is a mountain lover's dream shoot. Waterfalls, wildflowers and your best friend. Panoramic views with rolling hills and rocky streams make the perfect backdrop for these two. Ask us how we can set you up with a gorgeous location for a shoot with Ashleigh.

Rocky Mountain Weddings and Elopements

Some couples choose to do their engagement shoots here, and then get married elsewhere. Or vice versa. Either way, if you need help putting together a romantic getaway to the Colorado rockies, that's where we come in. Thanks for reading, but I've got a holiday weekend to get started! Please contact us to learn more about what we can do for you.

Dana + Rob: Engagement Photography in Breckenridge, Colorado | Image: Ashleigh Miller Photography

Dana + Rob: Engagement Photography in Breckenridge, Colorado | Image: Ashleigh Miller Photography

Dana + Rob: Engagement Photography in Breckenridge, Colorado | Image: Ashleigh Miller Photography

I had such a wonderful day exploring outside of Breckenridge with these two, Dana & Rob! The scenery was fantastic between the wildflower fields and the waterfalls.
Dana + Rob: Engagement Photography in Breckenridge, Colorado | Image: Ashleigh Miller Photography
Dana + Rob: Engagement Photography in Breckenridge, Colorado | Image: Ashleigh Miller Photography
Dana + Rob: Engagement Photography in Breckenridge, Colorado | Image: Ashleigh Miller Photography
Dana + Rob: Engagement Photography in Breckenridge, Colorado | Image: Ashleigh Miller Photography
Dana + Rob: Engagement Photography in Breckenridge, Colorado | Image: Ashleigh Miller Photography
Dana + Rob: Engagement Photography in Breckenridge, Colorado | Image: Ashleigh Miller Photography
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Maja + Patrick: Iceland Wedding in Harjumaa

Maja + Patrick: Iceland Wedding in Harjumaa | Image: M&J Studios

Adventure Travel and Destination Wedding Inspiration

Today's post is about Maja + Patrick: Iceland Wedding in Harjumaa, with  images courtesy of M&J Studios. This is a continuation of M&J Studios submissions via Two Bright Lights that had me day dreaming about wandering the beaches of Iceland. Please click here to see another set of dramatic photos from this beautiful land. Mountain people are pretty much done with winter about now, but are still stuck with a few more weeks of snow and graupel while the temps get higher and the rivers fill with snowmelt. Lots of the mountain tribes migrate west to Moab, Glen Canyon / Lake Powell or Zion. You might've heard of Bryce Canyon, and those places are right around six hours (maybe a little more for some of these) of driving away from Breckenridge. So, it's actually plausible to think of a mountain wedding in Colorado and then escape to the desert for a honeymoon. Ask us about where we've been and we can steer you in the right place to explore and enjoy.

Waterfalls, Beaches and Icebergs

The icebergs on the beach and terrain in this blog reminded me of some time I spent on a NOLS course in Patagonia, wandering the beaches near the Campo del Hielo Sur, or southern ice field. We paddled away from the glacier we were dropped near, and ice bergs calved from the main sheet of ice drifted with the ebb and flow of the tide through the Chilean archipelago. Iceland looks intriguing and I even know of a college buddy who rode his fat bike through Iceland recently. Whatever mountains you choose, we hope you have a wonderful day full of love. If you're considering an adventure in the Breckenridge area and don't know where to start, please contact us to learn more how we can help you plan an elopement, wedding or vow renewal in our mountainous terrain. There are no ice bergs, but we do have waterfalls and beaches. Kind of, on the beach part. At a few lakes anyway. Thanks for reading!

Maja + Patrick: Iceland Wedding in Harjumaa | Image: M&J Studios

Maja + Patrick: Iceland Wedding in Harjumaa | Image: M&J Studios

Maja + Patrick: Iceland Wedding in Harjumaa | Image: M&J Studios

Maja + Patrick: Iceland Wedding in Harjumaa | Image: M&J Studios

Maja + Patrick: Iceland Wedding in Harjumaa | Image: M&J Studios

First thing what comes up in my mind when thinking about Maja and Patrick are they were just so brave! Iceland is a magical natural wonder out of this world, it can take your breath away in every corner but will put you in a test as well. We agreed right away if in case it’s rainy and too windy we will keep the second day as a back-up. The wedding day was so fiercely windy, like nothing I have felt before and when looking back to those photos I truly think Maja and Patrick are one of the bravest couples I’ve ever had. We really fought with the weather, my lenses were constantly full of black sand and it was hard to move on the beach. But, it was so rewarding to see the most happy faces when we ended up on the iceberg fields so called “ice lagoon” in the end of our first day.We drove more than 800km in two days in southern part of Iceland.

After every corner the veil of dreams was lifted and we thought this is the mother of core beauty of all. Raw, clean, pure, you feel so small in it that it must be one of the most magical places to get married on earth. Mostly we were just improvising, exploring new places and places I’ve been before, not in a hurry, just enjoying it all despite the weather. Memorable days to remember forever. I’m so happy that I was able to be there with you, Maja and Patrick.Words from the couple:“We fell in love with Iceland for its romantic melancholy scenery – and its neutrality: with our families being spread all over the world (in China, Germany and the UK) it was impossible to include everybody, so a private wedding followed by receptions seemed the fairest way. Plus, this way we got to follow the wedding with the honeymoon right away!

Iceland turned out to be the perfect destination – so much more breathtaking in person, every turn of the road brought us to new, spectacular views. In fact we were so enamoured we drove 800km over the two wedding days ever in search of new vistas (which Mait so beautifully captured!) and we already can’t wait to go back.”

We did have a lovely florist, who was recommended to us by our lovely AirBnb hosts - she was so friendly and enthusiastic, I e-mailed her a photo of the dress and she made the bouquet to match, and made a hair clip and boutonniere as a gift.

My shoes (both the heels and the booties) were Vivienne Westwood x Melissa. The vintage coat was from my mother in law. Patrick's whole outfit (not that anyone ever cares about the poor groom haha) was Hugo Boss with shoes from Ted Baker.And we chose Iceland because we just loved the unearthly, dramatic landscapes, and because being multi-racial, our families are spread all over the globe... and we decided to have the wedding private, with local receptions to follow as a way to not exclude anyone.

Maja + Patrick: Iceland Wedding in Harjumaa | Image: M&J Studios

Maja + Patrick: Iceland Wedding in Harjumaa | Image: M&J Studios

Maja + Patrick: Iceland Wedding in Harjumaa | Image: M&J Studios

Maja + Patrick: Iceland Wedding in Harjumaa | Image: M&J Studios

Maja + Patrick: Iceland Wedding in Harjumaa | Image: M&J Studios

Maja + Patrick: Iceland Wedding in Harjumaa | Image: M&J Studios

Maja + Patrick: Iceland Wedding in Harjumaa | Image: M&J Studios

Maja + Patrick: Iceland Wedding in Harjumaa | Image: M&J Studios

Maja + Patrick: Iceland Wedding in Harjumaa | Image: M&J Studios

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Maja + Patrick: Iceland Wedding in Harjumaa | Image: M&J Studios

Maja + Patrick: Iceland Wedding in Harjumaa | Image: M&J Studios

Maja + Patrick: Iceland Wedding in Harjumaa | Image: M&J Studios

Maja + Patrick: Iceland Wedding in Harjumaa | Image: M&J Studios

Lauren + Daniel at the Camp in Bat Cave, North Carolina

Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp | Images courtesy of Revival Photography Couples that end up spending their lives in Colorado sometimes get their beginnings in other states. That's part of why we accepted images from today's post from nuptials of Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp, with images courtesy of Revival Photography. I've shared stories of couples scheduling post-wedding photo shoots, vow renewals and engagements while the actual marriage took place elsewhere.

For me, if your heart is in Colorado, then I believe your love and your story has a place on this blog. Photographers, please go here to learn how you can submit your real weddings. Brides, I'd love to share more real wedding planning stories that are behind-the-scenes type of stuff, your proposal video, or even some other tidbit of planning advice. Please click here to submit your stories or to contact us to start planning your destination wedding.

Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp | Images courtesy of Revival Photography

Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp | Images courtesy of Revival Photography

 ALBUM STORY

“The rustic location was perfect for a rather small wedding, away from the hustle and bustle of every day life.   We love the location of The Camp because it was a unique and fun environment where our wedding party and guests could enjoy themselves while celebrating a special union. The rustic location was very fitting when the weather took an interesting turn; storms starting at 5:30 a.m., a landslide that knocked the power out creating a powerless ceremony indoors,  a bat flying through the gym during the candle and flashlight lit ceremony.  When it comes to planning a wedding, you have to be flexible and laugh it off when things don't go as planned, like when the marriage license caught on fire! The cake was made to look like an aspen tree which is significant because we were moving to Colorado where aspen trees are prevalent and it reflects our love of the outdoors. Even the beer selection was significant-one NC beer and one from CO to show were we have been and where we were going.” – Lauren

Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp | Images courtesy of Revival Photography

Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp | Images courtesy of Revival Photography

Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp | Images courtesy of Revival Photography

Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp | Images courtesy of Revival Photography

Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp | Images courtesy of Revival Photography

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Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp | Images courtesy of Revival Photography

Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp | Images courtesy of Revival Photography

Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp | Images courtesy of Revival Photography

Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp | Images courtesy of Revival Photography

Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp | Images courtesy of Revival Photography

Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp | Images courtesy of Revival Photography

Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp | Images courtesy of Revival Photography

Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp | Images courtesy of Revival Photography

Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp | Images courtesy of Revival Photography

Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp | Images courtesy of Revival Photography

Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp | Images courtesy of Revival Photography

Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp | Images courtesy of Revival Photography

Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp | Images courtesy of Revival Photography

Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp | Images courtesy of Revival Photography

Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp | Images courtesy of Revival Photography

Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp | Images courtesy of Revival Photography

Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp | Images courtesy of Revival Photography

Photographer:  Revival Photography//Makeup Artist:Alisa Piatt//Cake Designer: Icing on the Cake//Caterer:Luellas BBQ//Dress Designer:Pronovias//Event Venue:The Camp//Floral Designer:Your Vase or Mine//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Hiking the Amalfi Coast: Honeymoon in Capri, Italy

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Hiking the Amalfi Coast: Honeymoon in Capri, Italy

Italian Honeymoon on Capri

After arriving in Milan and hopping a train south to Naples, we immediately boarded a ferry to a place that I think would make a great wedding adventure, or if you've recently married in Colorado, then you can go Hiking the Amalfi Coast, and Honeymoon in Capri, Italy. Europe is on the bucket list for a lot of people, especially Italy, and for good reason. The country's rich history and varied terrain offer a multitude of experiences from urban adventuring to cliffside towns on the Amalfi Coast, to cultural explorations in the ancient churches.

Travel by Water Taxi or Bus

English is widely spoken in the touristy areas, but be prepared for non-English encounters in the smaller towns. Capri is a short distance from the coast of Naples and daily water taxis offer transportation between Naples, Positano and other coastal towns. I wouldn't recommend driving. The roads are tight and are not the faint of heart. The buses are cheaper, but are unpredictable at times, and can be crowded. We waited for over an hour in Positano on the weekend after walking the popular hike, the "Path of the Gods."

Capri Wine Hotel

But, looking back, Capri set the tone for the rest of our travels, and was hard to beat. We stayed at the family-run Capri Wine Hotel, which hands down, had the best breakfast set up. An outdoor seating area provided views of the water, with Vesuvius in the distance, while the staff made trips back to the main lodge, bringing out cups of freshly made cappuccinos, baked goods and omelets.

Hiking the Amalfi Coast: Honeymoon in Capri, Italy

The busy restaurants at the port of Capri.

Hiking the Amalfi Coast: Honeymoon in Capri, Italy

The cappuccinos in Italy, ARE better.

Hiking the Amalfi Coast: Honeymoon in Capri, Italy

Plan an Honeymoon Adventure in Italy

Couples that enjoy the mountains will enjoy the rugged Amalfi coast. Ask us how we can help you plan a destination honeymoon experience that includes a stay at the Capri Wine Hotel and we'll be your guides to trails off the beaten path, as well as ones that are popular. We have connections in Milan, a major metropolitan area that is worth visiting, if you have the time. Please contact us to learn more and to book your adventure wedding or honeymoon in Italy.

Hiking the Amalfi Coast: Honeymoon in Capri, Italy

Hiking the Amalfi Coast: Honeymoon in Capri, Italy

We met this kitty on one of the trails.

Hiking the Amalfi Coast: Honeymoon in Capri, Italy

Dina on the rough trail between fortresses.

Hiking the Amalfi Coast: Honeymoon in Capri, Italy

A cluster of buildings that reminded me of Santorini.

Hiking the Amalfi Coast: Honeymoon in Capri, Italy

[How To] Book Your Adventure Wedding Photo Shoot in the Colorado Rocky Mountains

Mountains = Adventure, and we now have Adventure Wedding Photo Shoot Packages that we're offering with the top wedding photographers that are available for destination weddings in the Breckenridge and Summit County area.  We have worked with these photographers and can help you live your dreams and take some fun, dramatic images that can be shared via your engagement announcement, after the wedding, or even as a thank you card for guests who attended the wedding.  

We've come up with three ideas for settings and / or activities, so here they are:

    1. Horses, ranches and barns.
    2. Cliffs, rocks and rivers.
    3. Alpine, above tree line and panoramic vistas.

Please contact us to learn more about how we can match you with the right photographer, with the right setting, at the perfect time of year.  Last winter, we worked with Katie and Victor Girtman of Studio Kiva, a Breckenridge-based wedding photography business to help a couple from Sweden live out their dream of having a dog sled wedding.  

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 In the image above, Katie Girtman leans over to get the shot.  She's a true mountain girl that can you follow down the hill on skis, up on tall rock faces and almost anywhere you're thinking about for "trash the dress" shoot or otherwise.  Let's talk and plan some fun stuff!

[ Studio Kiva ]