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.

 

Highlights from the International Snow Sculpting Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado

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The first picture shows my favorite creation from this year's competition, but this blog show's the Highlights from the International Snow Sculpting Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado. If you're lucky enough to be in town while the sculpting happens, you've seen how hard all these teams work through the sun, snow and elements that exist at 10,00 feet in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Please check out their Instagram profile, new this year: http://instagram.com/brecksnowsculptures

[photo Shoot Location] International Snow Sculpting Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado

It has begun.  The forms are up, and the first few blocks are already in place.  These square blocks are carved by hand, by teams from all over the world, and right here in downtown Breckenridge.  I saw these just today and it made me think to share some ideas with you all.  These temporary works of art attract thousands of visitors, couples and families with cameras in hand.  Why not turn it into a photo shoot?

That's right.  Hire a pro and take some photos in and around the snow sculptures in Breck.  If you need help planning it all out, setting up flowers at a restaurant, transportation, or other details, that's what we do best.  We're longtime locals with lots of ideas for adventure wedding packages including dog sledding, skiing and snowboarding, snowmobiling and other fun stuff.  

[Photo Shoot Location] The International Snow Sculpting Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado

Yep, this block represents the potential of the experiences you could have here in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.  Send us an email right now with your romantic idea, what you'd like to be doing, and when you'd like it to happen.  We'll do all the rest.

 Check out our flower shop's blog on the snow sculptures.  An intro blog here, part twopart three and part four.   Thanks for reading!

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado

An annual winter treat for Breckenridge is to host an international snow sculpting competition that challenges teams to carve square blocks into temporal works of art that last for two weeks.  And just as the blocks of snow hold fine details until they melt away, the details of weddings are forever captured in images.  The photos in today's military wedding are courtesy of Team Girtman of Studio Kiva, who are moving into some new digs in Breck as I write this.

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

This  mountain bride found a way to incorporate her school spirit into her wedding day!  We love when the couples personalize their event, and there are some great colleges out there that proud students and alumni are working into their event.

 { REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

This photo shows the girls getting ready in the older side of St. Mary's Catholic church in the historic downtown area of Breckenridge.  There's a newer addition that is much larger that the ceremony was held in.  Smaller weddings can use the older, original structure if they choose.  It has its own charm, for sure, and for the right couple, it'll be the right place.  But, it's the older church that's great for pictures. 

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

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{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

This vase arrangement held tall elegant stems called Calla Lilies.  They come in a dark, eggplant color that looks amazing too.

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

According to weddingdetails.com, "In many ways, the U.S. Military wedding is like any other wedding. The ceremony itself is not a military service but a religious one. What makes it a military wedding is the attire and perhaps some traditions not found in civilian weddings. There is such pomp and circumstance, pageantry and patriotism in these sophisticated rituals."  I looked this up, because I was wondering what a military wedding was all about.  There's also some great information on military weddings on this site as well.  

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

This lucky couple timed it perfectly and were able to use the carved blocks of snow from the snow sculpting championships as their backdrop for a photo session.  Now, those are some wedding photos that you won't get just anywhere.  They even added a new LED lighting system this year and it made the blocks into an amazing night experience as well.

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

The evening finished off at the Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center, which is at the base of Peak 9 of the Breckenridge Ski Resort.  This is the place you want to be when you wake up the next day after the wedding.  You'll walk out the door and literally walk a snowball's throw to the lift.  Ask us how we can plan everything you need for you winter wedding at one of the best slopeside wedding venues in the Breckenridge area.  

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 Ceremony:  St. Mary's Catholic Church

Reception: Beaver Run 

Photography:  Studio Kiva          >> Click here for this vendor's listing