{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Q & A w/ Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado. Part Two.

This gorgeous set of photos are the final installment of the adventures of Scott and Sarah in our first "One Mile High + Two Mile High" blog series.  We showed their Denver engagement photo session, and the moments leading up to the ceremony in Part One.  Today's blog shows the ceremony, the reception at Timber Ridge (a venue situated at the top of Keystone Resort and is measured at 11,444 feet above sea level), and a Q & A with the newly married couple.  

We appreciate husband and wife photographer team, Michelle and Zach Wear of Revert Photo for sharing these images with us, and now, you.  If you dig their style, please give'em a jingle and be sure to mention the Summit Mountain Weddings blog!

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Q.  What was the most memorable moment you had at your wedding?  Or funniest moment?

A.  Its hard to say "best" or most fun.  Seeing my wife in that wedding dress for the first time was great.  Being around so many distant friends on an absolutely perfect day was wonderful.  Dancing with my mother was great.  But the gondola ride with our friends down the mountain to finish the night was magical. 

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Q.  What would you do differently looking back? Any "hindsight 20/20" advice you have for couples?

A.  I don't think we'd do much differently. We might have allowed for more time to spend with family and friends before and after the day - also don't skimp on food, drinks, or a DJ.  All of these things are necessary for a good party. 

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Q. What resources, vendors, websites, blogs or magazines did you get inspiration or planning help from?

A.  Sarah looked at a lot of magazines (the Knot, Rocky Mtn Bride, etc.)  We went to wedding shows.  This helped Sarah get a handle of all the possible venues and vendors.  

Then we just talked to people.  We set up meetings - and as they say, you know in about 5 minutes if you like person.  We strayed from every person who seemed like a salesperson.  

To be honest - Dina gave such good advice we followed her lead in alot of ways.  Leon Littlebird was perfect.  Her taste and delivery on flowers and decorations was impeccable. 

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{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado.  Part Two.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Keystone CO wedding photographer, Keystone Wedding Planner, Keystone Florist, Colorado Wedding Blog

Q.  What did you wish you'd known about while planning your mountain wedding? 

A.  We first thought a mountain wedding would be too expensive.  After you run the numbers, mountain weddings are very comparable to things in the front range.  In fact, we feel we saved a lot of money for the value.  

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Q.  Do you think vendors should have a presence on our new wedding blog?  Why and how would it help them? 

A.  I had such great experiences with Leon, Jay Kacik (DJ), you guys [creative flowers inc | petal and bean], Zach + Michelle, and Keystone (Alicia H.) - that any publicity you could give them would be great.  All of them are good people, great at what they do, and aren't trying to stiff bride's and grooms. You guys represent tremendous value and positivity for very stressful times (even if it is your living). 

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Q.  Do you think a niche wedding site for our area is a good idea?

A.  Yes, in terms of an offsite place, emphasizing wonderful views, that is out of the resort's umbrella.  Our wedding was simply too big to do some of the smaller venues in Summit.  

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Q.  Were there any DIY projects during the planning of your wedding?  Who did what and how much did it cost (approx.) and how long did it take? Any advice for DIY brides?

A.  We saved a ton of money on invitations, favors, and signage.  Our family loved helping out (no kidding, fed them beer) - it really made them feel a part of things. instead of spending a couple of thousand bucks, we borrowed and made these things for about $50. 

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Q.  What service is worth it to thrown down the extra money for?

A.  Well since you asked, Sarah still remarks about the flowers. They are in every picture and added a rustic elegance to the ceremony (even through we had to reneg on the initial design). But also, spend money on a great DJ, food, and booze.

Remember, in an effort to penny pinch don't forget a wedding is a party.  Its as much about making sure people have a good time as it is about celebrating your commitment. If you've missed the entire happy "atmosphere" of the day pinching pennies, head to the courthouse instead.

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// VENDORS

Venue: Timber Ridge, Keystone Resort

Photography: Revert Photo

Officiant: Leon Joseph Littlebird

Flowers: Petal and Bean

DJ: Standing Room Only

Cake: Ned Archibald 

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado. Part One.

Sarah and Scott were married on the top of North Peak, which is accessible by two Gondola rides through the scenic forests of Keystone, ColoradoWeddings at Keystone can be on the valley floor, or, literally at the top of a mountain.

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Guests will remember your wedding for years to come as they show pictures and videos of this unbelievable mountain wedding location in Summit County, Colorado.  

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You have options to stay in Keystone, or in nearby Dillon and Silverthorne, which are all close to Lake Dillon for more amazing views. 

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Even though he lives in Denver, Scott can be frequently found exploring the mountains on his mountain bike and skis.

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Photos in this blog are courtesy of a wedding photography couple,  Michelle and Zach Wear of Revert Photo..

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{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado.  Part One.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Keystone Colorado Wedding Photographer

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{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado.  Part One.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Keystone Colorado Wedding Photographer

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado.  Part One.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Keystone Colorado Wedding Photographer

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado.  Part One.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Keystone Colorado Wedding Photographer

Sarah chose to wear her ski boots for a few photos around the chairlift!

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After arriving at the top of Dercum Mountain, you walk a short distance to gondola number two and continue the journey towards North Peak and Timber Ridge, one of the wedding venue options at the Keystone Resort.

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{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado.  Part One.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Keystone Colorado Wedding Photographer

Timber Ridge

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{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado.  Part One.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Keystone Colorado Wedding Photographer

Check back for part two of this real Keystone wedding and images from the ceremony and reception!

{ 1 Mile High - ENGAGEMENT } Sarah + Scott in Denver, Colorado.

This One Mile High Engagement photo session by Revert Photo was captured by husband and wife photographer team, Michelle and Zach Wear.  Sarah and Scott are like a lot of couples that we work with, living in Denver, but are mountain people who had their wedding in Summit County.  

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{ 1 Mile High - ENGAGEMENT } Sarah + Scott in Denver, Colorado.  One Mile High Engagement photo session by Revert Photo.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Denver engagement photography

Being just over an hour away from the metro area, the mountain resort community of BreckenridgeCopper MountainDillonFriscoKeystone and Silverthorne offer a wide range of options for weddings of all sizes.  

{ 1 Mile High - ENGAGEMENT } Sarah + Scott in Denver, Colorado.  One Mile High Engagement photo session by Revert Photo.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Denver engagement photography

We understand what it's like to plan a wedding and not know anyone who lives in the area, or even where to begin.  We know it's your first time, but lucky for you, it's not for us. 

{ 1 Mile High - ENGAGEMENT } Sarah + Scott in Denver, Colorado.  One Mile High Engagement photo session by Revert Photo.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Denver engagement photography

Be sure to check out our posts featuring some of the online tools that we are using to plan, communicate and share with our couples, including Minigroup and Pinterest. 

{ 1 Mile High - ENGAGEMENT } Sarah + Scott in Denver, Colorado.  One Mile High Engagement photo session by Revert Photo.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Denver engagement photography

{ 1 Mile High - ENGAGEMENT } Sarah + Scott in Denver, Colorado.  One Mile High Engagement photo session by Revert Photo.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Denver engagement photography

We say thanks to Michelle and Zach Wear of Revert Imaging for sharing this Denver engagement session with us.

{ 1 Mile High - ENGAGEMENT } Sarah + Scott in Denver, Colorado.  One Mile High Engagement photo session by Revert Photo.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Denver engagement photography

{ 1 Mile High - ENGAGEMENT } Sarah + Scott in Denver, Colorado.  One Mile High Engagement photo session by Revert Photo.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Denver engagement photography

This is the first blog in a series that will show Sarah and Scott's "One Mile High" Engagement and "Two Mile High" wedding.  And if you don't know, Denver is known as the "Mile High City", with a mile being just over 5,000 feet, and the venue that Sarah and Scott chose, Timber Ridge near the very summit North Peak at the Keystone Resort is at 11,444 feet.  

{ 1 Mile High - ENGAGEMENT } Sarah + Scott in Denver, Colorado.  One Mile High Engagement photo session by Revert Photo.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Denver engagement photography

If you live in Denver, or anywhere in the Front Range, and are or have been married near Summit County and fit our "One Mile High" and "Two Mile High" description, then we'd love to talk to you!  Please contact to submit your story to be on our blog!

{ 1 Mile High - ENGAGEMENT } Sarah + Scott in Denver, Colorado.  One Mile High Engagement photo session by Revert Photo.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Denver engagement photography

Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado: 1 Mile High Engagement & 2 Mile High Wedding - SNEAK PEEK

We are excited as we prepare a special series about Sarah + Scott, who had a "1 Mile High Engagement + 2 Mile High Wedding" experience in the Rocky Mountains.  These Denver locals explore the hills of Summit County on skis, foot and on mountain bikes and decided to bring their families together for an epic wedding adventure at Timber Ridge at the Keystone Resort.  Send'em a tweet here, and circle them here.

If you had an engagement session in the front range and are planning on a mountain wedding, please submit your story and we'll share it on our blog!  The photo below was captured by Revert Photo, which is comprised of Michelle and Zach Wear, a husband-and-wife photography team.  

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{ ENGAGEMENT } Mindy + Dan on Boreas Pass Road in Breckenridge, Colorado

Not only do couples choose the Breckenridge area as the location for their destination wedding in the Rocky Mountains, they also choose it to include it in their engagement.  Some guys pop the question while on vacation here, and some guys plan to come up and do an amazing mountainous photo session with their soon-to-be wife.  

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We say thanks to Michelle and Zach Wear of Revert Imaging for sharing this amazing fall engagement session with us.

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{ ENGAGEMENT } Mindy + Dan in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[revertimaging.com]  Breckenridge engagement photography 

This rock that the couple is standing on can be found on Boreas Pass road.  There are great Aspen trees along this road with a sweeping panoramic view of the Ten Mile range and Blue River valley.

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This building is part of the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance's Snowplow Park.  Right next door is the Engine No. 9, one of the engines that ran this location section of railroad from Denver.

{ ENGAGEMENT } Mindy + Dan in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[revertimaging.com]  Breckenridge engagement photography

{ ENGAGEMENT } Mindy + Dan in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[revertimaging.com]  Breckenridge engagement photography

{ ENGAGEMENT } Mindy + Dan in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[revertimaging.com]  Breckenridge engagement photography

{ ENGAGEMENT } Mindy + Dan in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[revertimaging.com]  Breckenridge engagement photography

{ ENGAGEMENT } Mindy + Dan in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[revertimaging.com]  Breckenridge engagement photography

{ ENGAGEMENT } Mindy + Dan in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[revertimaging.com]  Breckenridge engagement photography

 If you're considering an engagement photo session in the Breckenridge area, please contact us to help you find the right photographer that will capture the moment as you enjoy and explore the mountains of Summit County.  Check back for more engagement photos!  Thanks for reading.