{real Mountain Wedding} Camilla + Niklas: Dog Sled Adventure Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado.

{Real Mountain Wedding} Camilla + Niklas: Dog Sled Adventure Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  Photo courtesy of StudioKivaWedding.com.

{Real Mountain Wedding} Camilla + Niklas: Dog Sled Adventure Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  Photo courtesy of StudioKivaWedding.com.

Planning an elopement from around the world was easy for Camilla and Niklas, as they found us online, searching for how to book a dogsled tour for their destination wedding in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.  The couple from Sweden asked us to help them arrange a photographer, the bridal bouquet and boutonierre, the officiant, the transportation and the dog sled.  

We met with the vendors at the barn a few days before the wedding, and made sure everything was set.  Details were worked out and all the ceremony planning was finalized.

{Real Mountain Wedding} Camilla + Niklas: Dog Sled Adventure Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  Photo courtesy of StudioKivaWedding.com.

{Real Mountain Wedding} Camilla + Niklas: Dog Sled Adventure Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  Photo courtesy of StudioKivaWedding.com.

There are many operators that offer snowmobiling, skiing, dog sledding and winter activities.  As a longtime Florist and Breckenridge wedding planner specializing in adventure weddings, we understand the nature of the mountains, how harsh the elements can be, and the need to secure quality services from reliable vendors that will see your vision through.  

{Real Mountain Wedding} Camilla + Niklas: Dog Sled Adventure Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  Photo courtesy of StudioKivaWedding.com.

{Real Mountain Wedding} Camilla + Niklas: Dog Sled Adventure Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  Photo courtesy of StudioKivaWedding.com.

We are here to help you put all the pieces together to create fun-filled experiences that you'll want to remember for the rest of your lives.  How do you do that, you ask?  Well, for starters, you can sign up for one of our wedding planning packages that will help you source all the vendors you need, book the activities you want to do, and secure rental items you don't need to buy. 

{Real Mountain Wedding} Camilla + Niklas: Dog Sled Adventure Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  Photo courtesy of StudioKivaWedding.com.

You can choose between photo or video production packages, or both.  We suggest both.  We love still images, but video captures longer moments that still images just can't.  I've noticed that more than one bride saying they wish they had a video of the day, to see who all was there, and to see moments from the day.  The day will go fast, so make sure you're set up to capture it and enjoy for years to come through photos, videos and most importantly, the stories your guests will tell.  

Or, as in this case, no guests will tell, but instead have fun photos and video of your adventure wedding in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.  Check back later for the video of this dogsled winter elopement in Breckenridge

{Real Mountain Wedding} Camilla + Niklas: Dog Sled Adventure Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  Photo courtesy of StudioKivaWedding.com.

{Real Mountain Wedding} Camilla + Niklas: Dog Sled Adventure Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  Photo courtesy of StudioKivaWedding.com.

Let's be honest here.  Weddings require planning, and planning means time.  Even elopements.  We  want to make this experience fun, easy and stress free for you. Each of our adventure wedding experiences are hand crafted by local seasoned professionals. From the handmade cake, to the handmade bouquet, each piece of your day is put together carefully, as we all understand how important quality is to you.  

When you work with a longtime local who knows the venues, vendors and options up here, we pretty much take all the guess work out of the planning details for you.  We guide you and find out who you are as a couple and will find a way to create a wedding that is unique to the two of you.  Ask yourself, if you were a cake topper as a couple, what would it look like?

{Real Mountain Wedding} Camilla + Niklas: Dog Sled Adventure Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  Photo courtesy of StudioKivaWedding.com.

{Real Mountain Wedding} Camilla + Niklas: Dog Sled Adventure Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  Photo courtesy of StudioKivaWedding.com.

 Dog Sledding Adventure Wedding Package

Our base package for this mountain wedding experience lasts around 4-5 hours and includes the following:

  • Private Dog Sled
  • Officiant
  • Photographer
  • Bridal bouquet for Bride
  • Boutonniere for Groom
  • Champagne toast
  • Wedding Cake
  • Transportation
Please contact us and mention this post to receive the groom's boutonierre for FREE!  
 
{Real Mountain Wedding} Camilla + Niklas: Dog Sled Adventure Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  Photo courtesy of StudioKivaWedding.com.
 
{Real Mountain Wedding} Camilla + Niklas: Dog Sled Adventure Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  Photo courtesy of StudioKivaWedding.com.
 

 

>> The adventure starts now.  Click here to begin  your dog sledding winter wedding package!

 

 
{Real Mountain Wedding} Camilla + Niklas: Dog Sled Adventure Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  Photo courtesy of StudioKivaWedding.com.
 
// VENDORS
 

 Photography: Studio Kiva

Florals: Petal and Bean

Officiant: Anne Aronson

Dogsled: Good Times 

[ Vendor ] Studio Kiva Photography // Winter Wedding Photo Shoots at the Ice Castles In Silverthorne: Part Two

A blue Toyota Tacoma with a rack on it pulls up in front of the barn and out pops a blonde girl I know that shoots weddings in the mountains around Breckenridge and Summit County, Colorado. I  talked with Breckenridge-based photographer Katie Girtman of Studio Kiva and she told me she's wrapping up the winter wedding season with a bunch of new photographs from what she's calling "Adventure Wedding Photo Sessions."    You can see Part One of this two part series by clicking here.  

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[ Vendor ] Studio Kiva Photography // Winter Wedding Photo Shoots at the Ice Castles In Silverthorne: Part Two  |  Studio Kiva Photography, Katie Girtman, Colorado Wedding Photographer, Silverthorne Colorado, Ice Castles, Photo Shoot Location

Some of Katie's adventure weddings this past season included downhill / at-the-resort skiing, dog sledding, horseback riding, and at the new Ice Castles in Silverthorne.   She told me that "many couples are finding that they would like to add some fun and adventure into their wedding day as well as doing some of the traditional things. This makes their photos stand out and be different than the more traditional ways of the past. After all, they're coming out to the mountains for the beauty and what the mountains have to offer, so what a great way to have some beauty and fun all in one." 

[ Vendor ] Studio Kiva Photography // Winter Wedding Photo Shoots at the Ice Castles In Silverthorne: Part Two  |  Studio Kiva Photography, Katie Girtman, Colorado Wedding Photographer, Silverthorne Colorado, Ice Castles, Photo Shoot Location

We talked more about how important it was to try to find vendors that know the venues and areas intimately and can produce the best results.  Katie says that, "this is where a photographer can really help make this day happen. We feel a big part of our job is to figure out and plan ahead of time, to get out there and scout for the great locations for photographing on the wedding day.  This is how we ran into the Ice Castles in Silverthorne, by thinking what a great backdrop this would be for some of our winter weddings. We are always striving for finding new locations and adventures that are off-the-beaten path.  As an artist, this is our job to think outside the box." 

[ Vendor ] Studio Kiva Photography // Winter Wedding Photo Shoots at the Ice Castles In Silverthorne: Part Two  |  Studio Kiva Photography, Katie Girtman, Colorado Wedding Photographer, Silverthorne Colorado, Ice Castles, Photo Shoot Location

[ Vendor ] Studio Kiva Photography // Winter Wedding Photo Shoots at the Ice Castles In Silverthorne: Part Two  |  Studio Kiva Photography, Katie Girtman, Colorado Wedding Photographer, Silverthorne Colorado, Ice Castles, Photo Shoot Location

[ Vendor ] Studio Kiva Photography // Winter Wedding Photo Shoots at the Ice Castles In Silverthorne: Part Two  |  Studio Kiva Photography, Katie Girtman, Colorado Wedding Photographer, Silverthorne Colorado, Ice Castles, Photo Shoot Location 

We talked about all the fun ideas we could throw together for some adventurous couples.  Whatever your mountain passion is, we are the real mountain wedding pros that will follow you around mountains, down rivers and on trails that cross our alpine majesty.  Katie finishes by saying, "wanting something a little different? Couples these days, want to show who they are as a couple with there personality and styles. We are seeing this with where their having the personalized wedding ceremonies, styles of flowers, dresses, and locations they pick. What better way to show it than photographing and documenting the day with a little adventure?  We would love to help with your style of wedding!"

I'd say that's a good idea.  Give Katie a buzz and tell her you saw the Ice Castles blog on Summit Mountain Weddings and that you want to plan an adventure wedding photo session!

 Flowers in this set of images were handmade with love in Breck by Dina Sanchez, the Flower Maven at Creative Flowers Inc | Petal and Bean

[ Vendor ] Studio Kiva Photography // Winter Wedding Photo Shoots at the Ice Castles In Silverthorne: Part One

This week, we'll be sharing two couples photographed at this winter wedding wonderland in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.  Breckenridge-based photographer Katie Girtman of Studio Kiva, took her destination wedding clients to the Silverthorne Ice Castles for a few photos among the towering ice structures.  This surprise sensation thrust tiny Silverthorne into the spotlight as the ice sculptures were seen on various media channels, in thousands of pictures and even a music video.

Destination weddings in the winter just got an added bonus.  You always had the Ice Sculpting Championships in Breckenridge, but those only last for a month, so only a few weddings get to enjoy the scene.  This option extends the unique winter landscape that will surely make your friends and family's jaw drop when they see them.  

Katie says, "It's the new hot thing!  Wedding Dresses in all colors are becoming more and more popular every day."  Exactly.  Sometimes, you just have to go with your gut, make your own style and show your personality through your choice of wedding dress, location, and even style of photography.  Ask us how we can help you plan the winter wedding of your dreams.  

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[ Vendor ] Studio Kiva Photography // Winter Wedding Photo Shoots at the Ice Castles In Silverthorne: Part One  |  studiokivawedding.com

[ Vendor ] Studio Kiva Photography // Winter Wedding Photo Shoots at the Ice Castles In Silverthorne: Part One | studiokivawedding.com

[ Vendor ] Studio Kiva Photography // Winter Wedding Photo Shoots at the Ice Castles In Silverthorne: Part One  |  studiokivawedding.com

[ Vendor ] Studio Kiva Photography // Winter Wedding Photo Shoots at the Ice Castles In Silverthorne: Part One  |  studiokivawedding.com

[ Vendor ] Studio Kiva Photography // Winter Wedding Photo Shoots at the Ice Castles In Silverthorne: Part One  |  studiokivawedding.com

Check back for Part Two of Studio Kiva's collection of images from the Ice Castles at Silverthorne.  We'll also be sharing information about fun stuff to do at art galleries around town, plus more details about the Breckenridge Bridal Bash, the first-ever showcase of the wedding pros, venues and services available from select members from the Breckenridge Resort Chamber.   Contact me to be put on a special BBB mailing list!

The bridal bouquet in this photo shoot was crafted at the Bloom flower shop in Breckenridge.