Outdoor Ceremony at Sapphire Point Today’s post is all about Allyn + Jake: Breckenridge, Colorado Elopement at Sapphire Point with images courtesy of Keeping Composure Photography. This set of images is actually from a couple and event that we helped put together. The location is a beautiful overlook on Lake Dillon, and the couple was...Read More
Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise
Today's post is all about Lydia + Daniel: Winter Mountain Wedding at Lake Louise, Alberta with images courtesy of ENV Photography. This snowy scene is in the northern spine of the Rocky Mountains. I followed this magnificent stretch of rock as I drove to Alaska. Part of my trip was to go along the Icefields Parkway, near Banff, up to Jasper before heading further west to the coast to put my truck on a ferry to Juneau. Many dramatic ridges and mountains are in this area, and if you love Colorado, you definitely need to visit the Lake Louise area. Perhaps a vow renewal location for a future getaway?
Destination Event Packages in the Rockies
If you are considering a romantic event in the Rockies, then please contact us. We can come up with all sorts of ideas and creative solutions for whatever adventure wedding you have in mind. Just now I'm thinking that someone could actually ride touring bikes with their bride either to or from Colorado to this area in one epic push. Please contact us to learn more about how we can put together a custom wedding package just for you. If you need a day of coordinator or full on wedding planner, then we can steer you towards the best around. But, for those that don't need a full-fledged planner, but need someone local who's familiar with the wedding scene and local options, well then, that's where we come in. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to hear from you soon!
Overall I was looking forward to my wedding because it had consumed my life for the past 12 months and I wanted to get it over with.. haha no i’m totally kidding. I looked forward the most to just becoming Daniel’s wife, taking his name and celebrating this incredible day in one of the most beautiful locations on earth. Everything was a dream come true and I wouldn’t have changed a thing except to go back and do it all over again the exact same way.
I have 3 very special memories I will never forget. The first was the look on my husband’s face when I entered the room – I didn’t take my eyes off him (except to check on my teary eyed dad who then made me ball as well :P) I had that flutter in my belly – the same kind I got when he took me out on our first date, he is the most wonderful man and I felt so blessed in that moment to be in a room full of everyone who I care about witness us finally make our lifelong vows.
The second favorite part for me was dancing with my father to when you wish upon a star. I have thought about that moment since I was a little girl ( I think he has too) it was so special for us, I can’t imagine getting married without my dad – it was definitely a wish we both made a very long time ago and it came true.
The third is a memory that was captured at night…(you might already know which one it is) I love that for a moment time stood still and I was standing with Daniel alone on the frozen lake – snowflakes falling on my eyelashes and kissing him in front of the most beautiful backdrop. It felt like we were in a dream world and was super special for both of us and I thank you so much for taking us back out there to experience it. That photo is priceless because it tells our love story all on its own.
What I most looked forward to leading up to and the day of our wedding was the moment that I would be able to see Lydia walk out of the foyer and enter the room. It was the only moment that I had tears come to my eye, as she looked so beautiful. I was so excited for her to become my wife and to spend the rest of my life with her. I think one of your photos catches this moment where I am tearing haha.
Another of my favorite moments was after the ceremony when Lydia, the bridal party, and I were outside taking the photographs. It was a great experience and I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer to capture those moments. You allowed us to feel completely at ease in front of the camera and we were able to be ourselves. Your photos will forever be in our memory.
A last memory (that is already hanging on our wall on a huge blown up picture) was when Lydia and I snuck out during the reception with you to take the pictures by the ice castle. It was like a fantasy for Lydia and I to have these pictures taken, and no one but you could have captured it so perfectly.
Photographer: ENV Photography//Hair Stylist:Cascade Hair Design//Makeup Artist:Linda Sahoo//Second Shooter:Red Bloom Photography//Floral Designer:Red Rose Florist//Event Planner:Simply Elegant Event Planning//Reception Venue: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise//
Paddle the Colorado River on the SUPsquatch from Stand Up Paddle Colorado, an activity for families, groomsmen, or the bridal party. Get picked up in Breckenridge and your transportation will take you to the Upper Colorado where you can try Stand Up Paddling as a group activity.
It's no secret that we're big fans of technology. We share lots of photos through our various platforms, and you can see us live-posting from events around Breckenridge, Summit County and the Vail Valley. But, today's post is about a guy from Winnepeg who tweeted as his proposal unfolded. His girlfriend had no clue that an online audience followed. He started by letting his twitter followers in on the deal with this tweet: "Tomorrow I'm proposing to my girlfriend. I'll be using the hashtag#MikeProposes. Follow along! #Winnipeg"
According to an an online article from The Next Web, "he took his girlfriend on a 12-hour date, involving 8 different locations, each with a special meaning. Without her knowing, he had brought the entire Twitterverse along with them for the ride. According to the Winnipeg Sun, he also gained hundreds of followers in the process."
We love the creativity of today's guys and how they're using social technologies to have fun with their proposals and weddings. It's a great way to add an element to a great story that did not exist a few years ago. With guys like this setting the bar, what's next? A great summary of tweets can be seen on Storify by clicking here.
We keep hearing from our brides and clients that the guys are really getting into contributing towards the wedding. In their own way, of course. While many stare into space while discussing all the different flower options, others jump at the chance to let their style, taste and preferences known. We encourage the brides, sisters, planners and families reading this blog to show the guys the articles we're writing with the Groom in mind.
Click here and you'll be taken to our Groom-er board on our Pinterest page. There you'll see lots of style options for dressing up the guys, and even a few DIY projects that I just had to throw in there. Even if all you get is a good laugh, my job is done. I want to make your destination wedding planning fun, and that includes looking at sometimes hilarious, yet very doable, DIY projects.
If you're planning a winter wedding for next season, then you'll have plenty of time to get the materials to create something spectacular and fun for your bride-to-be to wear around the slopes. Perhaps you both have'em and hire a photographer to do an adventure photo session sometime before the wedding, or even on the day of the wedding. It's up to you. We think it would be a interesting way to make the day that much more fun! Click on the image to go to the pin that links to the article.
And yes, they'll melt in your Han Solo (sorry, had to), but these chocolate Millenium Falcons could be just the way to personalize one of the gatherings. They could be tested out at a weekend grilling party, and then created the week of the wedding to be used at the rehearsal dinner, instead of a groom's cake, or even at the wedding, as favors.
One last piece of advice. Don't let any trend articles scare you away from what you want to have at your wedding. Those are only opinions of what's in and out. Who cares. There are no rules anymore. What's most important is to find your own style, showcase your quirks and have fun with your idiosyncrasies as individuals, and that includes showing to your friends and family that the force will be with you, always.
He might not care if you get table runners, or if the vases are square and short, or you choose tall cylinder vases. He does care about what kind of skis or board he rides on, so eventually he's gonna realize and care about what he's wearing on the big day. You can simple, flashy or totally off-the-hook if you want to. We'd say most of the mountain brides we work with gravitate towards a classic look for the guy, with lots of dark suits, with bursts of color from boutonierres or even bowties.
Here is an interesting way to get the groom-to-be, or groom-er as we like to call'em around here, involved in the overall style of the wedding. Use Pinterest. Yep, we said it. If he's a fan of using his smartphone, ipad or laptop, ask him to try out this new social inspiration board builder. You can use it for practically anything, but it makes planning weddings and events a lot of fun. We're using it now with our brides, and you can use it as a couple to build an inspiration board that shows your style as a couple. You can then share this board with your other vendors, so that they can see what you're into.
Hand him the controls from your profile to get started. Start a board called, "stuff I'd like see to my guy in on our wedding day", or "our couple style" and it might not be such a bad idea to create one called "NO WAY!" Show him what you're attracted to, and ask him to bring out his style on a board, to pin some stuff that he might consider, or even have him create his own profile to start his own boards.
Contact us for invite to Pinterest, as it's officially in beta. Send us an email, mention this blog post, and you'll be pinning in no time. And if you're a pinner yourself already, then please practice your good pinning habits and give photo credit and links. Thanks for reading!
If you know of any good groom-related wedding boards, please add a comment to this blog post. Thanks for helping create an awesome online wedding community!
P.S. - We were just contacted by a national trade publication about our use of Pinterest for our business, and they wanted to use screenshots of some of our boards in their read! We'll share more as this story develops into a print article.
Every love has a story. And you see, most of the focus these days is on the wedding from the bride's point of view. For a fresh perspective, this video is about a guy and his journey. We saw this and thought it fit perfectly for our Groom-er category! So, sit back and enjoy a wedding video that's mainly about a guy. Groom-er. Because it's not all about her.
[ camko studios ]
"We always hear about "Bride-To-Be" but what about "Groom-To-Be"? Here is our first Wedding Promo Video. The concept came from a 30 second Turkish's commercial about a female olympic long distance runner. Shot over a span of 3 days throughout Downtown Denver and at Aurora Central HS track field. "The Wedding Race" hope you guys enjoy." -Camko Studios
If you would like help or recommendations for creating a unique pre-wedding video, save-the-date, or announcement, please contact us to schedule your adventure! Also, a recent "looking back" article going around the interwebs said that more couples wished they had invested in a videographer to capture speeches, and moments otherwise missed through still images. Let us know how we can help, we know lots of great videographers and photographers that will capture your event beautifully.