Wildflower Fields on Peak 7 in Breckenridge [Photo Shoot Location]

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Wildflower Fields on Peak 7 in Breckenridge [Photo Shoot Location]

Summer in the Rocky Mountains = Wildflowers

Living in the mountains for almost 20 years, and I still find new spots to share, like these Wildflower Fields on Peak 7 in Breckenridge, a suggested Photo Shoot Location. Now, mind you this land traverses next to private property and is in a pretty secluded neighborhood, this area is meant for small groups, preferably less than 10 at a time. Just schedule the photographer and the bride and groom for a half hour on the trail near the Breckenridge Ski Resort. I've included a map below to show you where it's at. For a list of other recommended hikes near Breckenridge, click here to read a blog on The Flower Maven

Breckenridge Wedding Photography

Don't worry if you can't make it to this exact spot for your wedding photos on the big day. These flowers won't last forever, but the mountain vistas will. And these flowers come from long winter weathers and heavy snowfalls. Summer or Winter, then?  You have your choice of seasons, and whether or not you want a white winter backdrop instead of colorful wildflowers. But, consider this are surrounded by world-class ski areas like Vail, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain, Keystone and A-Basin. A winter wedding proposal can be a fun experience, and if you need some help to put all the pieces together on the sly, we're good at personalizing elopements and small vow renewals that are similar in intimacy.

Please be respectful of parking and don't step on the wildflowers. Tread lightly and please Leave No Trace when traveling in the mountains.

 

Erin + Andy: Frisco, Colorado Winter Engagement

Erin + Andy: Frisco, Colorado Winter Engagement | Images: Dox Photo

Frisco, Colorado Winter Engagement Photo Shoot

Lots of couples choose Breckenridge, but the "Main Street of the Rockies" is the backdrop for today's post, Erin + Andy: Frisco, Colorado Winter Engagement, with images courtesy of Dox Photo. Mount Royal, which is actually part of Peak One, looms overhead as the dominant mountain in the skyline. It's a great basecamp for winter activities, as numerous ski resorts are in every direction you look. Copper Mountain, Vail and Beaver Creek are west towards Vail Pass, while Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin are all a short drive away. You can pretty much wake up and decide where you want to go, depending on the snow report.

Romance in the Rocky Mountains

Ask us how we can help you plan your romantic winter getaway with an all-inclusive package that can set you up with all the vendors and services you need. Somewhere to stay, a photographer, maybe flowers if you choose, and personalized recommendations for the rest of your time. You can try to figure it out on your own, or you can ask for help. Please contact when you're ready to stop wasting time and get some details dialed in.

Erin + Andy: Frisco, Colorado Winter Engagement | Images: Dox Photo

Erin + Andy: Frisco, Colorado Winter Engagement | Images: Dox Photo

Erin + Andy: Frisco, Colorado Winter Engagement | Images: Dox Photo

Erin + Andy: Frisco, Colorado Winter Engagement | Images: Dox Photo

Erin + Andy: Frisco, Colorado Winter Engagement | Images: Dox Photo

Erin + Andy: Frisco, Colorado Winter Engagement | Images: Dox Photo

Erin and Andy couldn't be more perfect for one another. They both just ooze style. When we initially met Erin and Andy at a coffee shop to talk about their wedding, they were perfectly coordinating each other's outfits. We knew that we were going to be a match made in heaven and could not wait to shoot their engagement and wedding in May.

Erin had this great idea to bring coffee and cookies to their engagement session. Who doesn't love a good macaroon!? As an added bonus, they came in the colors of their wedding!

I hope you enjoy this engagement session as much as we enjoyed shooting it.

Erin + Andy: Frisco, Colorado Winter Engagement | Images: Dox Photo

Erin + Andy: Frisco, Colorado Winter Engagement | Images: Dox Photo

Erin + Andy: Frisco, Colorado Winter Engagement | Images: Dox Photo

Erin + Andy: Frisco, Colorado Winter Engagement | Images: Dox Photo

Erin + Andy: Frisco, Colorado Winter Engagement | Images: Dox Photo

Erin + Andy: Frisco, Colorado Winter Engagement | Images: Dox Photo

Erin + Andy: Frisco, Colorado Winter Engagement | Images: Dox Photo

Erin + Andy: Frisco, Colorado Winter Engagement | Images: Dox Photo

Erin + Andy: Frisco, Colorado Winter Engagement | Images: Dox Photo

Erin + Andy: Frisco, Colorado Winter Engagement | Images: Dox Photo

Erin + Andy: Frisco, Colorado Winter Engagement | Images: Dox Photo

Erin + Andy: Frisco, Colorado Winter Engagement | Images: Dox Photo

Erin + Andy: Frisco, Colorado Winter Engagement | Images: Dox Photo

Erin + Andy: Frisco, Colorado Winter Engagement | Images: Dox Photo

Styled Shoot in Breckenridge, Colorado: Behind the Scenes [Video]

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Breckenridge Wedding Venue

In today's post you see a Styled Shoot in Breckenridge, Colorado, with Behind the Scenes in a Video that I shot. I see lots of styled shoots on other wedding blogs, and I felt like some of the off-the-beaten path places in Breck needed the spotlight. That's what makes this blog different. These places get overlooked from the bigger, regional magazines and websites. This is our backyard and we know it better than any other website out there. Please contact us to learn more more about creating a custom wedding package for a destination wedding, elopement, engagement photo session or vow renewal. We're all about the mountain love in all its forms and stages.

New Media Marketing for Colorado Wedding Professionals

This video was all created via mobile, and I help locals with New Media Marketing for Colorado Wedding Professionals. As the former owner of Petal and Bean, one of the contributors to the styled shoot, I helped my wife, Dina with numerous weddings over the last 10 years. I took many many photos of bridal bouquets, and learned by doing. I want to help others learn how to create an effective online presence that helps today's brides and grooms in a modern blog and marketplace. Vendors and venues, please contact me with any questions you have, including how to set up a styled shoot at your venue. We plan on doing more of these, so please be in touch with your ideas!

Melanie + Paul: Sapphire Point Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado

Melanie + Paul: Sapphire Point Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Fototails - Jeanine Thurston Photography

Outside Ceremony in the Rocky Mountains

Witness the mountain love in today's post about Melanie + Paul, a Sapphire Point Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado with images courtesy of Fototails - Jeanine Thurston Photography. This bride and groom chose to have an adventure wedding. They selected to have their friends and family meet them in one of the highest places in the Rocky Mountains to have their special moment. There might not be another setting that's more dramatic than end-to-end mountains of the Ten Mile and Gore Ranges stretching out, providing the surreal backdrop for your guests.

Small Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado

However, with this location you have the mountain weather to deal with. I've seen it absolutely still there, with no wind. Granted, that just after a brief, yet windy storm blew through and sprinkled a bit, leaving moist needles and a normally dusty trail, soft and damp. But, it can be nice or it can be windy and rainy. That kind of weather usually moves pretty fast, so cross your fingers, but bring your blankets and umbrellas. You know, just in case.

The chipmunks, squirrels, whatever they're called, are pretty outgoing because they're fed a bit. So, be prepared to deal with these locals when planning your day during the summer. Winter weddings have the trail to contend with. As you can see by the first images here, the trail is not maintained or shoveled, so bring your snow boots. Ski or trekking poles might be handy here. Look fun, or look scary? Either way, we're prepared to talk you through it and get you set up with custom package that is right for you. Please contact us to learn more and to stop stressing and start dreaming, so you can live your dreams.

Melanie + Paul: Sapphire Point Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Fototails - Jeanine Thurston Photography

Melanie + Paul: Sapphire Point Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Fototails - Jeanine Thurston Photography

ALBUM STORY  Mountainside wedding with the closest family and friends - with the groom's family flying in from South Africa to brave the freezing outside, but it didn't stop them from exchanging vows at the top of Swan Mountain Road in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Melanie + Paul: Sapphire Point Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Fototails - Jeanine Thurston Photography

Mountainside wedding with the closest family and friends - with the groom's family flying in from South Africa to brave the freezing outside, but it didn't stop them from exchanging vows at the top of Swan Mountain Road in Breckenridge, Colorado.

ALBUM STORY  Mountainside wedding with the closest family and friends - with the groom's family flying in from South Africa to brave the freezing outside, but it didn't stop them from exchanging vows at the top of Swan Mountain Road in Breckenridge, Colorado.

ALBUM STORY  Mountainside wedding with the closest family and friends - with the groom's family flying in from South Africa to brave the freezing outside, but it didn't stop them from exchanging vows at the top of Swan Mountain Road in Breckenridge, Colorado.

ALBUM STORY  Mountainside wedding with the closest family and friends - with the groom's family flying in from South Africa to brave the freezing outside, but it didn't stop them from exchanging vows at the top of Swan Mountain Road in Breckenridge, Colorado.

ALBUM STORY  Mountainside wedding with the closest family and friends - with the groom's family flying in from South Africa to brave the freezing outside, but it didn't stop them from exchanging vows at the top of Swan Mountain Road in Breckenridge, Colorado.

ALBUM STORY  Mountainside wedding with the closest family and friends - with the groom's family flying in from South Africa to brave the freezing outside, but it didn't stop them from exchanging vows at the top of Swan Mountain Road in Breckenridge, Colorado.

ALBUM STORY  Mountainside wedding with the closest family and friends - with the groom's family flying in from South Africa to brave the freezing outside, but it didn't stop them from exchanging vows at the top of Swan Mountain Road in Breckenridge, Colorado.

ALBUM STORY  Mountainside wedding with the closest family and friends - with the groom's family flying in from South Africa to brave the freezing outside, but it didn't stop them from exchanging vows at the top of Swan Mountain Road in Breckenridge, Colorado.

ALBUM STORY  Mountainside wedding with the closest family and friends - with the groom's family flying in from South Africa to brave the freezing outside, but it didn't stop them from exchanging vows at the top of Swan Mountain Road in Breckenridge, Colorado.

ALBUM STORY  Mountainside wedding with the closest family and friends - with the groom's family flying in from South Africa to brave the freezing outside, but it didn't stop them from exchanging vows at the top of Swan Mountain Road in Breckenridge, Colorado.

ALBUM STORY  Mountainside wedding with the closest family and friends - with the groom's family flying in from South Africa to brave the freezing outside, but it didn't stop them from exchanging vows at the top of Swan Mountain Road in Breckenridge, Colorado.

ALBUM STORY  Mountainside wedding with the closest family and friends - with the groom's family flying in from South Africa to brave the freezing outside, but it didn't stop them from exchanging vows at the top of Swan Mountain Road in Breckenridge, Colorado.

ALBUM STORY  Mountainside wedding with the closest family and friends - with the groom's family flying in from South Africa to brave the freezing outside, but it didn't stop them from exchanging vows at the top of Swan Mountain Road in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Melanie + Paul: Sapphire Point Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Fototails - Jeanine Thurston Photography

Melanie + Paul: Sapphire Point Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Fototails - Jeanine Thurston Photography

Photographer:  Fototails - Jeanine Thurston Photography//Cake Designer: Blue Moon Bakery//Hair Stylist: Breckenridge Hair Company//Event Planner: Custom Weddings of Colorado//Floral Designer: Pink Posey Design//Other Location: Sapphire Point//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Elk Preserve: Backcountry Nordic Skiing in Keystone, Colorado [Video]

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Part of the allure of having a winter wedding in Colorado is the skiing, and that's why I'm sharing this video about the "Elk Preserve: Backcountry Nordic Skiing in Keystone, Colorado." It's an amazing set of neighborhood trails that end up reaching all the way to Breckenridge. The Colorado Trail even crosses by at a few places. Sections lead towards the Keystone Ski Resort, or stick to the ones off the beaten path. If you're looking for a non-aggressive outdoor winter experience, and have some skiing ability, then you'll enjoy the challenge of cross country skiing. As long as you have a strong snow plow and can turn, then you should be ok. Please contact us to learn more about all the different activities, options and secret stashes that you won't find anywhere else.

 

Horseshoe Gulch: Backcountry Nordic Skiing in Breckenridge, Colorado [Video]

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Breckenridge Winter Activity - Nordic Skiing

Lots of couples discover the Breckenridge Ski Resort and return to find lesser known gems, like today's feature about Horseshoe Gulch: Backcountry Nordic Skiing in Breckenridge, Colorado. Once you've become comfortably downhill and are looking for a way to ski while escaping the crowds, click in to some cross country gear and go exploring.

Wedding Planning, Venues and Vendors

Many of the hiking trails in the Town of Breckenridge are packed down by walkers, skiers and snowshoers during the winter time. Some of them are good for dogs and kids. If you'd like to know more about adding a little adventure to your destination wedding in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, please contact us to start the conversation. We work with numerous venues and vendors that we can then build into a custom wedding package for your gathering. And yes, we work with groups of all sizes and budgets.

2015 International Snow Sculpting Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado [Video]

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One of my favorite events, the 2015 International Snow Sculpting Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado just happened. If you visit Breck in the next week or so, they'll still be up. Well, not all of them. One of them has already toppled over. These works of temporary snow art are finite in their existence, being stressed by wind, the weight of the snow and the sun. I love seeing the finished snow sculptures, and the kid's interactive piece is always a hit, but I've grown to appreciate the skill and teamwork that's required to bring these dreams to life. It makes me of how we are a team, and when working with brides, planners and their vendor teams, we also bring visions to life. We help brides live their dreams planning a wedding in the mountains. It's not easy, it's not done overnight, but look what you can create when you put some time and energy into creating something beautiful.

Videos by Stacy Sanchez. See photos here.

 

Here's the teaser video I shot before the snow sculpting teams had arrived. It also shows a glimpse of what summer offers, the Blue River next to the Riverwalk Center, and a memorial to the 10th Mountain Division, the Soldiers of the Summit who fought in WWII. These brave men were ... "originally constituted as a unique mountain warfare unit, the division was the only unit of its size in the U.S. Army to specialize in fighting in mountainous and arctic conditions."

Please contact us with any questions about the winter and summer events that happen in Breckenridge and the nearby mountain towns of Frisco, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Keystone, Silverthorne, Vail and Beaver Creek. We can help you figure out when there will be live music, farmer's markets and more. We understand that all of this adds up to your overall wedding week experience for your family and friends.