A little spring weather in the mountains drew the clouds closer to the lake, and snow started to fall during this cozy outdoor winter wedding at Sapphire Point.Read More
Lisa + Chad at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado
It's the end of september. The weather's been great and the Fall colors are in full force. It was pretty rainy there in August, but the wildflowers seemed to last longer than normal this year. The busy summer wedding season is coming to a spectacular close with Fall weddings happening in the mountain towns of Summit County and the Vail Valley.
This photo share is long overdue, as Lisa shared these pics a long time ago, but hey, life happens. I'm more focused on the timelessness of it. The intimate event that says in volumes what these mountain weddings mean to couples. They travel to stand in a surreal place for a finite moment in time. Wearing those clothes. Holding those flowers. Because they chose to.
It truly is a dream come true. Live your Dreams. We want to help.
Not a huge wedding, but the most important people were there. Cora, the baby, was a special part of the wedding, as well as Leon Joseph Littlebird, officiant. Flowers by Petal and Bean. We're so happy to share how it all came together. Please contact us to learn more about how we can help you best. Thanks for reading!
The air is crisp and rain showers are to be expected this time of year in Breckenridge, Colorado. Today's blog show's Brooke and JP's Colorado Engagement by Kelly Lemon Photography. These photos capture the essence of spending a fun day in the hills for your best buddy.
You get all dressed up, you drive up into the mountains with all sorts of props, clothes and opportunities for fun photos. It's an experience in and of itself, and it can be really fun. It should be. And you can then share those fun images of who you are, who your partner is, and what you like to do as a couple.
I've seen couples do slopeside winter wedding ceremonies on skis at the Breckenridge Ski Resort. Afterwards, they slide on snow and laugh. And then have beers. And then get to go out in the historic downtown area of world-class ski town, Breckenridge, Colorado.
Don't know what I'm talking about? Please contact us to learn more about all the local variables when it comes planning your destination wedding in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. We are a Breckenridge-based Florist that has started a wedding blog to showcase all the fun stuff, share wedding photography while providing help planning a vow renewal, elopement, rehearsal dinner, or wedding.
It's not easy, and it all takes time. We have worked and have visited numerous homes and venues, but yet, we are still learning ourselves and this blog is a committed effort to sharing magnificent mountain weddings while providing creative resources. Contact us to learn more how you can be a part of the original wedding blog for Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco,, Keystone, Silverthorne, Vail and Beaver Creek.
Images courtesy of Kelly Lemon Photography
Brooke is so creative and after starting to plan her wedding realized she wanted to do this as her career and recently launched her wedding planning business! So when we started discussing her engagement shoot, she was ready and excited for some fun ideas! Brooke & JP are such a fun couple! I knew this session would be a favorite. We started the engagement shoot up in the mountains to make sure we caught the beautiful Aspen leaves. Brooke told me about their adorable dog Myla and how it was very important we got some photos with her. So you may notice a cute little pug, who you will see in the background, foreground, or main subject of a few of the photos! Myla plays a fun part in their relationship and is going to be a part of the wedding day too! They definitely are an adventurous mountain couple. We took their jeep up some rough terrain, with the tandem bike in tow - to a beautiful area in the back country. Riding the tandem bike was not as easy as we expected, but these two are always up for a fun experience, and it just made for fun moments and lots of laughter! We had a great time!
I was on my way out the door when I saw the first look happening, so I decided to get my own version of the scene before leaving. We helped with the personal flowers; bridal bouquets, corsages and boutonierres, and also did the centerpieces for the reception. Check out more photos on our blog and on our social feeds. Please contact us with any questions or specific request. Thanks!
This week, we'll be sharing two couples photographed at this winter wedding wonderland in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Breckenridge-based photographer Katie Girtman of Studio Kiva, took her destination wedding clients to the Silverthorne Ice Castles for a few photos among the towering ice structures. This surprise sensation thrust tiny Silverthorne into the spotlight as the ice sculptures were seen on various media channels, in thousands of pictures and even a music video.
Destination weddings in the winter just got an added bonus. You always had the Ice Sculpting Championships in Breckenridge, but those only last for a month, so only a few weddings get to enjoy the scene. This option extends the unique winter landscape that will surely make your friends and family's jaw drop when they see them.
Katie says, "It's the new hot thing! Wedding Dresses in all colors are becoming more and more popular every day." Exactly. Sometimes, you just have to go with your gut, make your own style and show your personality through your choice of wedding dress, location, and even style of photography. Ask us how we can help you plan the winter wedding of your dreams.
Check back for Part Two of Studio Kiva's collection of images from the Ice Castles at Silverthorne. We'll also be sharing information about fun stuff to do at art galleries around town, plus more details about the Breckenridge Bridal Bash, the first-ever showcase of the wedding pros, venues and services available from select members from the Breckenridge Resort Chamber. Contact me to be put on a special BBB mailing list!
The bridal bouquet in this photo shoot was crafted at the Bloom flower shop in Breckenridge.
Christy and Gabe were married at popular Breckenridge wedding venue, Ten Mile Station on the slopes of Peak 9 at the Breckenridge Ski Resort. Thousands upon thousands of wildflowers fill the empty ski runs, while the mountain is all yours to enjoy for your special day.
A red aisle runner was decorated with white rose petals, as the bridesmaids wore red dresses and the guys black suits. It was a beautiful sunny day in Breckenridge that day. Some couples aren't always that lucky. The wind could be whipping and those petals you see in that photo would be long gone.
Each wedding is different, as weather is never predictable. Rarely are the mountain storms long to last, and move quickly. Make a back up plan and have a rainy day alternative if you're planning on an outside ceremony.
When working with Petal and Bean (that's us, by the way) we had some great testimonials come in from the wedding planner that day, and the bride herself! We just had to share with you how they thought the flowers and decor went that day.
"Everything went BEAUTIFULLY at Christy and Gabe’s wedding. She was amazed by the beautiful flowers and you did such a wonderful job. Thanks again for being such a treat to work with, I hope we can work together again soon! "
- Gabby, Save the Date events
"The flowers were gorgeous! Thanks again for helping to make our wedding day such a special and beautiful day!"
- Christy & Gabe
We asked Christy and Gabe a few questions about their big day and this is what they had to say! Real advice from a real couple who exchanged their vows in a destination wedding in the Rocky Mountains.
Q. Could you tell me your thoughts looking back how was the overall process of planning the wedding?
A. As far as the overall process, it went relatively smoothly. I did a lot of searching online for ideas, themes, colors, etc. I enjoyed that aspect a lot, and though time consuming, it was very enjoyable and a once in a lifetime experience. Because this was a destination wedding for us, I did hire a wedding planner (Gabby at Save the Date Events in Denver). She was a huge help since my only visit to Breckenridge during the planning process was several months before when we booked the location at Ten Mile Station.
Q. What was something that really stands out as far as a special moment?
A. There were so many special moments during the process. I don't know if it could be classified as "special" but my husband was actually interested in the planning process and eager to help, or at least "oversee" some of the details. So, that was special for me that he seemed to enjoy it as well (for the most part at least... I think he could have done without some of the small details... haha).
I think the most special part for me was incorporating my Mom into our wedding day. She died of breast cancer at the age of 43 (when I was only 16). Before my mom died, she spoke of some of the things that she regrettably knew she would miss out on over the course of my life, and my wedding was certainly one of them. Though 13 years had passed since her death, I still wanted to honor her and be reminded of her spirit on that day.
So, instead of wedding favors, I opted to make a donation in her memory to the Susan G Komen foundation in Tulsa, OK (which is near where I grew up). I also provided pink ribbons which my guests wore during the reception, and my Dad wore one on his lapel as he walked me down the aisle.
I still love looking back at the pictures and seeing my friends and family sporting the pink ribbons.... the pink ribbons truly made her presence felt throughout the night and that was incredibly special to me.
Q. Looking back, is their anything you would of done differently?
A. I truly can't think of anything I would have done differently. Other than invested in some gel inserts for my shoes (ha ha). Spending an entire night on your feet and dancing in brand new heels can be torture on your feet! I should have "planned" more accordingly for that. But, I was in such a state of bliss that I didn't even notice the giant blisters on my feet until well after the reception concluded.
Q. Why did you pick the mountains to get married?
A. I have always wanted a destination wedding. My husband is in the Air Force, so our family and friends are spread out across the states, and we don't live near many of them. We wanted a place that was relatively accessible and fun for everyone since virtually all our guests would be traveling regardless of the location we picked.
My husband is not a big fan of the beach, and he spent his college days at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, so he is a big fan of Colorado. My family has taken numerous vacations in the mountains during the summer, and I've always loved Colorado in the summer. We both fell in love with the incredible amount of charm Breckenridge has to offer. And, of course, the mountains are simply breathtaking. It was a fairly easy decision to arrive upon.
Q. Anything else that you'd like to share with our readers about your day?
A. The weather was also AMAZING the day of our wedding. I think it roughly 72 degrees, sunny, without a cloud in the sky. There is inevitably a bit of stress when it comes to the weather the day of your wedding, specifically when it's outdoors, so that was truly special for us! And I like to think my Mom might have had a tiny part in that. :)
Venue: Ten Mile Station
Cake: Intricate Icings
Ceremony Music: Sisters Quartet
Entertainment / DJ: A Music Plus
Florist: Petal and Bean
Photographer: Fine Art Weddings
Transportation: Breck Stables