Today's real wedding is camera work from local mom, Erin Pellant of Elegant Productions. She might be taking some time off to welcome her new family member to the scene in Summit County, Colorado, but go ahead and reach out and see when she'll be available to work again. Congratulations to the Pellants!
"Dan & Carly met at a bike shop that Dan was working for at the time, which is so fitting seeing as they're both a lover of the mountains and the outdoors and the design of their wedding truly reflected that with a rustic Colorado and aspen theme throughout. They had a beautiful ceremony at the historic St. Mary Catholic Church in Breckenridge followed by an amazing reception up at the Lodge & Spa at Breckenridge. They mixed in a photo session on Boreas Pass road (one of my favorite spots in Breck) and had a lovely pink sunset looking back towards the slopes to end the evening."
Ceremony: St. Mary's Catholic Church
Reception: The Lodge & Spa at Breckenridge
Wedding Planner: Bella Design & Planning
Photographer: Studio Kiva
Videographer: Elegant Productions
DJ: A Great Time DJ
Florist: Bloomfield Florist
Caterer: Harvest Catering
Rentals: Alpine Party Rental
Lighting: Pink Monkey Solutions
This is another installment in our blog series dedicated to helping promote the Breckenridge Resort Chamber's inaugral Breckenridge Bridal Bash! Today's featured vendor is Erin, a local Colorado videographer that is here in the mountains to capture moments and put them into a video that you'll be sure to watch many, many times.
Q. Who are you and what’s your role in the Breckenridge wedding scene?
A. My name is Erin Pellant and I’m the owner and videographer for Elegant Productions wedding videography in the Breckenridge area. I create one-of-a-kind wedding films for my clients telling your unique love story through my camera lens and editing. I use a combination of documentary style and cinematic style filmmaking in creating the videos for my clients, so that you get an accurate portrayal of the people and places on your day as well as highlighting all of the artistic magic and style that you’ve created on your wedding day.
Q. Any advice for couples planning their wedding in the Breckenridge area?
A. The advice that I would give to couples planning a Breckenridge wedding is to keep in mind the environment of this unique mountain setting. Alert your guests ahead of time about traveling and how the altitude can affect people differently. Let people know about things to do to curb altitude sickness, like drinking plenty of fluids leading up to their trip and while they’re here. Also, let them know about the oxygen bar or oxygen rental services – these can be a great help to those suffering from headaches and other altitude-related symptoms. When traveling from out of state, it also helps people to acclimatize by possibly staying in Denver for a night before traveling up to Breckenridge’s higher elevation.
The other piece of advice I like to share with couples getting married here is to try to find local professionals to help you with your wedding day. Traveling to the mountains from Denver or other Front Range areas can be tricky, and occasionally vendors driving up from this area can run into challenges getting here. One specific example that I’ve personally witnessed was a couple having a winter wedding in Breckenridge, who had hired their ceremony musicians from Denver. Unfortunately the musicians got stuck on I-70 and couldn’t make it through the tunnel and completely missed the wedding ceremony. There are so many great wedding professionals here locally that know the area, and know all the ins and outs of our mountain community, that you won’t have to stress about whether your musician, or photographer, or DJ is going to make it here.
Q. Ski or snowboard? What do you do in the summertime for fun?
A. I am a skier in the wintertime. But the summers are my favorite here in the mountains. The weather is somewhere around perfect I believe, although growing up in the Midwest with summertime heat and humidity really makes me appreciate the mild, dry climate of the mountains in the summer. I love that it in the middle of summer, there are days that require lots of sunscreen while soaking in the mountain sunshine, then evenings that cool off so much that you may need your fleece to throw on when the sun goes down. My husband and I love to go camping and 4-wheeling in our Jeep in the summertime. There are so many beautiful places right here in our backyard to explore. I also love catching the local concerts around the area – nothing like being outside, taking in the scenery, while listening to music over a cold local microbrew or a glass of wine!
Q. Top 3 family-friendly hikes for families visiting for the wedding?
A. I’m going give you my favorite 4-wheel drive trails instead, since that’s one of my favorite hobbies. One of the easiest scenic trails to drive in the area is Boreas Pass Rd. This can be driven easily in most vehicles, (although 4wheel drive is usually better), and has some great history and amazing views. Georgia Pass is another trail I love, although slightly more difficult and takes you up to the continental divide at the top – again with great views on both sides. Renting a Jeep is a great way to explore trails while visiting, or contact one of the companies running Jeep tours for a guided trip.
Q. What’s an important factor that couples don’t want to overlook?
A. An important factor for couples to keep in mind, as your planning for the big day is to give yourself ample time to get everything done. Plan a little more time than you think you need for hair and makeup and getting ready, or add in a little extra time for traveling from location to location. The last thing you want to feel on your wedding day is rushed, so if you’re always asking someone what time it is or running late, you’re not going to really enjoy all the special time with your family, friends, and loved ones. The day will inevitably go by fast, so the more you can soak in all the memorable moments, the better!
After guests check in and find their way around Breckenridge, they drive themselves, or arrange for a shuttle, they arrive at a wedding venue near chairlifts that service one of North America's most popular ski resorts. This Colorado alpine destination is the scene for Ashley and Jim's wedding at Ten Mile Station.
This local couple decided to bring their family and friends to a wedding venue unlike any other. In fact, the only thing around are a few chairlifts. During the winter, Vail Resorts using the facility as an on-mountain dining facility with one of the best outside decks (until the T-Bar at One Ski Hill Place came along) at the Breckenridge Ski Resort.
Thousands of wildflowers fill the ski slopes during the summertime, and a magnificent view of Mt. Baldy and the Continental Divide is the backdrop. Today's featured video was created with tender loving care by Erin from Elegant Productions. Please mention this blog when you check with Erin about shooting a video for your special day.
Live your dreams. Then, when it's all over with, remember the moments with a video you can watch over and over again. Yes, you'll love those still prints that your photographer captured, but having a video captures the sounds, voices and emotions that photos cannot.
If you want to see a teaser video that Erin created for the Barn at 201 N Main, then click here. Thanks Erin!
Venue: Blue Sky Breckenridge
Photographer: Shutterchic Photography
Videographer: Elegant Productions
DJ: Mirage Entertainment
Caterer: Harvest Catering
Florist: Lisa Christopherson
Rentals: Colorado Tents & Events
Erin Pellant of Elegant Productions, based out of Silverthorne Colorado, created this video of Ashley and Jim's wedding at Ten Mile Station in Breckenridge, Colorado. She wrote the following words when describing this beautiful mountain gathering.
"The first time I met Ashley and Jim was over happy hour at a favorite Breck restaurant, the Blue River Bistro. Their fun attitudes and personalities shined through and I was so excited to get to work with them on their wedding day. These two are true Breck locals, and both teachers and coaches in Summit County.
They both grew up in Pennsylvania, but didn't meet until they were living in Colorado. But, they soon found out that they both loved the mountains and their beloved Steelers, and the rest is history.
They hosted an awesome wedding on the hill at the amazing Ten Mile Station in Breckenridge. Complete with peacock feathers, a rockin' dessert table, a photo booth with a fabulous costume trunk, and an amazing bright pink sunset - this wedding was one to remember!"