Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Idaho River Wedding in the Rocky Mountain Foothills

Today's mountain love is all about Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding with images courtesy of Cimbalik Photography. We specialize in custom wedding packages for the mountain towns of Colorado, but when this set of images was submitted via Two Bright Lights, I couldn't pass it up. I have to go through many fabulous images, some of them even urban, and aren't a good fit. If I see some mountain love that will inspire and spread the possibilities for others to find their perfect mountain setting, then I'm happy to share.

Outdoor Ceremony with Luxury Lodging and Amenities

Blackhawk on the River private residences are described as having been "crafted from local reclaimed timbers, residences feature covered wood porches, indoor and outdoor stone fireplaces, rough-sawn reclaimed floors and exposed timber support beams. Interior spaces are designed in an open concept with spacious dimensions and 20 ft high ceilings." Now, that sounds amazing.

Blackhawk on the River, a 1551-acre conservation-oriented community. Offering riverfront real estate in McCall, Idaho. I guess I could split my time between Colorado and Idaho. As long as I'm in the mountains! Thanks for stopping by. And, please be sure to contact us to learn more about how we can help you save time and money and plan a custom wedding day that meets all your needs, and especially, your budget.

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Where do we begin with this couple! We are pretty sure their hearts are made out of pure gold! Their love for each other and others is inspirational! One of the best things that we love the most about this couple is their ability to embrace life and make incredible memories along the way. For starters, Eric proposed to Brittany under water while they were scuba diving! Talk about a memory that will last a lifetime! Eric did say that he wasn't brave enough to bring the actual ring under water with him. Can't blame him there!

Eric and Brittany's sunny winter wedding was the perfect Valentines Day treat for everyone there. Their day embodied what true love looks like and their ceremony was inspirational and unique on so many levels. The intimate ceremony only for close family, took place outdoors right along the river. They had a quaint hot coco bar set up to help warm up their guests from the inside out. There were also hand warmers and blankets close by for those who need it. Brittany made her entrance on a horse drawn carriage! Brittany loved how this element showed off her deep love for horses. During the ceremony they also had a Unity Fire. Both sets of parents came up and while the individual flames became one they enjoyed a moment basking in the warmth of the fire as well as the warmth of the love in their hearts. After the ceremony everyone went inside and enjoyed a beautiful, rustic reception with all their friends and family! The day was beautiful and the night turn to magic!

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Brittany + Eric: Blackhawk on the River, Idaho Wedding | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Photographer:  Cimbalik Photography//Dress Designer:Allure Bridals //Event Venue:Blackhawk On The River//Dress Designer:Bridal By Marie//Transportation:Harlow Bus Services//Event Planner: IDoWED McCall//Equipment Rentals: McCall Party Rentals//Hair Stylist:Olivers Salon Boise//Caterer: Open Table Catering//Bakery:Rembrandt Coffee House//DJ:The Wedding Doctor//Floral Designer:Wishing Well Botanicals//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Michelle + Tripp at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado

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Today we have a wedding from Carrie Butler Photography in gorgeous Vail, Colorado. Michelle and Tripp's wedding day was just at the peak of golden Fall colors in Vail at the Donovan Pavilion, a gorgeous and public venue next to a river and a park.

The bridal party stayed at the Vail Cascade where they relaxed, enjoyed the bar and got ready for their event. Most of the first look and portraits were taken at the hotel before the wedding ceremony and reception which were held within walking distance of the wedding venue.

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Look at that gorgeous golden backdrop! There is no place like Colorado in the fall! The Aspen trees just glow.

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Who doesn't love bundt cake? Especially MINI bundt cakes!

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

 // VENDORS

Photographer: Carrie Butler Photography

Second Shooter: Elevation Photography

Floral Design: The Garden Path Co.

Event Venue: Vail Cascade Hotel

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

>>Click here to get photographer Carrie Butler's take of the wedding

We are working on our sister site VailMountainWeddings.com. Let us know if you need any help finding wedding vendor's in the Vail, Colorado area or if your a vendor who'd like to get your work featured on our site! Email us at info [at] breckweddings.com.

[Activity] Stand Up Paddling on the Colorado River

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Yes, ski season is just getting started here in the high country, but that doesn't mean that a few of our readers aren't planning ahead to next summer and dreaming about Stand Up Paddling on the Colorado River as part of their week-long wedding experience for friends and families. Blow them away on panoramic hikes and drives, but get them on the water for stories that they will not stop talking about. The canyons change you. This wedding will change the lives of your guests. Maybe. You never know, for sure, anyway.

Either way, contact us to learn more about planning your destination wedding in the Colorado Rocky Mountains near Brecknridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone, Silverthorne and the Vail Valley. We've been known to ride chairlifts in the summertime at Beaver Creek, as well as transport flowers via snowcat. We are experienced wedding professionals that will help create the memories you want, and help with the stress you don't want. Please contact us to learn more, and click here to see the other video of Tandem Paddle Boarding!

[Activity] Tandem stand up paddle boarding on the Colorado River

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The mountains are cold all winter long, but when it heats up, head for the water and try something new like TANDEM stand up paddle boarding.  Yes, that's right, get up there with a buddy and have some fun.  Talk to my buddy Javier and he'll make sure you're on the right experience for your group's comfort level. Please mention this blog and whether or not your party is involved with a wedding in the valley.  Contact us to learn more about how we can help set up this river adventure activity for your bachelor or bachelorette party, complete with transportation, food and more ideas for a complete experience!

Stand Up Paddle Colorado

[Venue] The Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge, Colorado

In the heart of Breckenridge is the Welcome Center, the Blue River Plaza, and the Riverwalk Center.  These town attractions provide information, a gathering place in the middle of town and a venue that hosts many musical events throughout the year.  You see, when I last talked with venue manager, Vanessa, she really didn't want to push it too much, as she didn't want to get any brides hopes up, and then have to let them down.  

Throughout the popular summer months, musicians from around the world descend upon the Blue River valley and train to perform in front of locals and guests at the various performances.  Some recognizable names make their way into town as well, and those tend to happen on the weekends.  

 Actually, I just checked it out, and it looks  she just updated the town page to reflect the most current recommendations and policies and it shows the ONLY available dates for next summer.  

Here's what they are:

June 1, 2013
June 8, 2013
September 7, 2013
September 21, 2013
September 28, 2013 

*There are still a few fall 2012 dates available. 

[Venue] The Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  Photo courtesy of Carl Scofield, www.carlscofield.com

[ The Riverwalk Center ]

Four foot round tables were recommended, and linens and decor can carry your color palette and theme.  Open the clear, garage-style doors to the large lawn that has the Blue River running next to it.  Have your ceremony on the lawn and the reception inside.  Ask us how we can pull it all together and make it seamless.  

Please mention this blog when contacting Vanessa at the town to discuss the Riverwalk!  We'll also throw in  a ring pillow when you book a planning package for the Riverwalk.  Just mention this post and let's plan something fun at the Riverwalk Center in the downtown historic area of one of the best mountain towns in the Rocky Mountains!  

Photo courtesy of longtime local photographer, Carl Scofield.  Please check out his website and Facebook pages!