[Venue] Barney Ford + [Photo Shoot Location] Lomax Placer | Breckenridge Heritage Alliance

[Venue] Barney Ford + [Photo Shoot Location] Lomax Placer Operated by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance

I was going through all the real mountain weddings, engagement sessions and styled shoots we're preparing to share, but I saw these and decided to share them instead.  Fair warning, these images all don't match.  They aren't as polished as so many of the images you see from the professional wedding photographers.  These are iPhone photos.  Some of my earliest ones.

What does that mean?  Well, I have been experimenting with looks, borders, and filters a lot since then.  And, I feel that my images have gotten better over time.  So, now you now the backstory to the mishmosh of images.  Now, on to the good stuff.

[Venue] Barney Ford + [Photo Shoot Location] Lomax Placer Operated by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance

A large grass lawn with several large trees is just to the right of the house in the image above.  That is the Barney Ford Museum.  It is a popular wedding venue during the warm summer months.  

[Venue] Barney Ford + [Photo Shoot Location] Lomax Placer Operated by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance

Right across the street from the Blue River Plaza and the Breckenridge Welcome Center is the Barney Ford Museum.  We'll save his story for a later featured blog.  He's just one of many characters in the vast history of Breckenridge lore.

[Venue] Barney Ford + [Photo Shoot Location] Lomax Placer Operated by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance

This photo and the rest in this blog were taken during my adventures around Breckenridge.  I see these places and know that someone like you is looking for the resources that I know about.  If you take the time to read this blog, I'll share that information with you.  

If you want us to help you plan your dream destination wedding in the Rocky Mountains, well, we can do that too.  We're here to show you pretty pictures, tell stories and help you create yours.  

[Venue] Barney Ford + [Photo Shoot Location] Lomax Placer Operated by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance

Located just west of the intersection for Ski Hill and Park, the Lomax Placer site is filled with history, aspen trees and historic cabins.  Be sure to check the website for the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance for dates and times of demonstrations and tours.  

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[Venue] Barney Ford + [Photo Shoot Location] Lomax Placer Operated by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance

With snow boots and warm coats,  the Lomax Placer site can be visited for a winter photo shoot.  However, the windows will be boarded up, and no demonstrations or tours are available.  But, you can still go stand by cabins and take some photos!

[Venue] Barney Ford + [Photo Shoot Location] Lomax Placer Operated by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance

There are mining relics scattered throughout the surrounding areas, so be careful with any children that might visit the area with you.  Across the street is the Mountain Thunder trail that connects with the singletrack that runs through the Cucumber Gulch and nordic center.  But, that's for another blog.  Thanks for reading!

[Venue] Barney Ford + [Photo Shoot Location] Lomax Placer Operated by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance

Wanna arrange an overnight in Breck with an engagement shoot the next day with a professional?  Ask us how to set it all up.  That's what we do.  We problem-solve, and help you save time and money and get stuff done.  Until next time kids.  

[Mountain Town] A Photoblog Tour of Breckenridge, Colorado

The land where the blue river rises is called Breckenridge now.  It's an attractive small mountain town just west of Denver, and is accessible via the Denver International Airport, which makes this gem a real consideration for couples and families planning a destination wedding in the Rocky Mountains.

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We have helped guys arrange for the horses to be waiting at the base of the gondola, and we can help arrange for them to transport you through town between venues or lodging choices.  The Breckenridge Stables offers local tours from the Blue River Plaza, near the Breckenridge Resort Chamber's Welcome Center.

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Edwin Carter Museum / Breckenridge Heritage Alliance -[Mountain Town] A Photoblog Tour of Breckenridge, Colorado  |  Breckenridge wedding planner, venues, restaurants, ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, museums, activities

The Edwin Carter Museum is filled with local natural history.  And, if you take a look, could be a nice backdrop for a photo shoot.  Click here to learn more about the offerings from the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance!

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The Local Market - [Mountain Town] A Photoblog Tour of Breckenridge, Colorado  |  Breckenridge wedding planner, venues, restaurants, ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, museums, activities

In the heart of Breckenridge, just across the street from the barn is the Local Market.  A great selection of beers and wine can be found in the back.  If you need help with your grocery shopping, or other details, please contact us to make your life easier.   We can have cold, Colorado craft beers waiting for you.  All you have to do is ask.  

Breckenridge Ski Resort - [Mountain Town] A Photoblog Tour of Breckenridge, Colorado  |  Breckenridge wedding planner, venues, restaurants, ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, museums, activities

Peak 8 of the Breckenridge Ski Resort

[Mountain Town] A Photoblog Tour of Breckenridge, Colorado  |  Breckenridge wedding planner, venues, restaurants, ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, museums, activities

Many shops, restaurants, galleries and museums fill the historic downtown area of Breckenridge.  Plan on spending a few hours poking around the different shops and talking to the locals.  You can gain a lot of knowledge quickly by talking to folks in the know.

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Off-the-beaten path locations can be found with our expert advice.  Engagement shoots can be an adventure-filled day with activities like cross country skiing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, and of course, skiing and snowboarding.  Not all photographers are equal on-mountain, so be sure to ask if your photographer can slide and shoot, and if they don't, then just contact us to recommend some that do.

[Mountain Town] A Photoblog Tour of Breckenridge, Colorado  |  Breckenridge wedding planner, venues, restaurants, ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, museums, activities

I put this photo of Allaire Timbers on our venues board on Pinterest, and it was very popular!  Lots of brides and grooms are looking for bed and breakfast, lodges and smaller venues that can be used for both lodging, ceremony and wedding reception.

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[Mountain Town] A Photoblog Tour of Breckenridge, Colorado  |  Breckenridge wedding planner, venues, restaurants, ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, museums, activities

Several properties are managed by Great Western Lodging, so give them a ring, let them know you found'em on this blog, and see what they can do for your gathering.  

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[Mountain Town] A Photoblog Tour of Breckenridge, Colorado  |  Breckenridge wedding planner, venues, restaurants, ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, museums, activities

On the south end of town is Engine 9, the railroad engine equipped with an attachment on the front to churn up the snow-choked passes in the winter.  The Stephen C. West Ice Arena is located next to the Snowplow Rotary Park. 

The Hearthstone Restaurant - [Mountain Town] A Photoblog Tour of Breckenridge, Colorado  |  Breckenridge wedding planner, venues, restaurants, ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, museums, activities

Many local restaurants are great options for rehearsal dinner locations, including the Hearthstone Restaurant.  There is a great view from the table near the bar upstairs, and if you want to reserve it for a group, then give them a ring and you'll get the table in the big windows in the top right of the image above.  

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[Mountain Town] A Photoblog Tour of Breckenridge, Colorado  |  Breckenridge wedding planner, venues, restaurants, ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, museums, activities

A great photo shoot location, Boreas Pass road has a great panoramic view of the Ten Mile Range and the Breckenridge Ski Resort.  A ten minute walk will get you to this view. 

[Mountain Town] A Photoblog Tour of Breckenridge, Colorado  |  Breckenridge wedding planner, venues, restaurants, ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, museums, activities

[Mountain Town] A Photoblog Tour of Breckenridge, Colorado  |  Breckenridge wedding planner, venues, restaurants, ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, museums, activities

The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge - [Mountain Town] A Photoblog Tour of Breckenridge, Colorado

The last image here is of the Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge, which sits at almost 10,200 feet.  It has a great deck for outside wedding ceremonies.   Ask for Rhonda, and tell her you saw the lodge on this blog!  Thanks for checking us out and if you think these photos are cool, just wait 'til you see what we can do for your wedding!