Mandy + Ben: Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding at Ten Mile Station

Mandy + Ben: Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding at Ten Mile Station | Image: Ardent Photography

Ten Mile Station Wedding Ceremony and Reception

Today's post is all about Mandy + Ben: Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding at Ten Mile Station with images courtesy of Ardent Photography. Guests drive up a ski area maintenance road that travels across numerous ski runs until they pass the Falcon Chair that services Peak 10. Directly north of the chair load is Ten Mile Station. During the winter it serves as a warm respite and gathering place to sip hot chocolate and eat french fries before heading out again on the slopes. However, during the summer, the slopes are much quieter and therefore a brilliant place to have a destination wedding.

Tremendous views of the Continental Divide lie to the east and provide a romantic setting, only rivaled by the hundreds, if not thousands, of Colorado's state flower, the Columbine, that are to be found near the outdoor deck. Mt. Baldy and Boreas are the dominant mountains in the background and when you're surrounded by family and friends, it just feels like everything is complete. Once your ceremony is finished, you go inside to eat, drink and be merry.

Breckenridge Wedding Venues

This on-mountain venue is a one-of-a-kind in Breckenridge and does book up early. However, don't be discouraged, as the Vail Resorts and wedding planning team, aka Iconic Weddings, offers other choices at the base of Peak's 7, 8 & 9. Please ask for Cat and mention this blog if you seek them out. She's a mountain gal that is the first person you'll want to discuss your options with VR. A lot of other options exist in the area, including luxury private home rentals, which are becoming increasingly popular.

There are numerous property management companies that may or may not have what you're looking for, so if you're short on time and have the desire to hire some help, but may not need a full-fledged planner, then talk to us about our custom wedding packages that guide along the process and if you do need a planner, we can recommend local teams that will be of assistance on the day of and more. Please contact us to learn more about how working with locals who have lived in the area for 20+ years and have worked with over 1,000 weddings, can help you save time and money in the long run. Thanks for reading!

Mandy + Ben: Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding at Ten Mile Station | Image: Ardent Photography

Mandy + Ben: Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding at Ten Mile Station | Image: Ardent Photography

Mandy + Ben: Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding at Ten Mile Station | Image: Ardent Photography

Mandy + Ben: Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding at Ten Mile Station | Image: Ardent Photography

Mandy + Ben: Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding at Ten Mile Station | Image: Ardent Photography

Mandy + Ben: Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding at Ten Mile Station | Image: Ardent Photography

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From the blog at Ardent Photography: TenMile Station is location in Breckenridge, Colorado where you get the most stunning mountain views.  It’s no wonder they picked this location!  These two were surrounded by amazing friends and family, helping with and being there for their special day.  This truly is a testimony to what amazing, genuine and loyal people they are. We really enjoyed getting to know them!

Mandy held a gorgeous bouquet with pastel flowers from Two Leaves & a Bloom and her gorgeous dress and bridesmaids dresses are from The Bridal Collection.   The groomsmen looked smashing in there tux’s from Men’s Warehouse.  Blue Moon Bakery provided the delicious cake and cupcakes, and the ceremony, reception and catering was all provided by Vail Resorts /Ten Mile Station.

Mandy + Ben: Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding at Ten Mile Station | Image: Ardent Photography

Mandy + Ben: Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding at Ten Mile Station | Image: Ardent Photography

Mandy + Ben: Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding at Ten Mile Station | Image: Ardent Photography

Mandy + Ben: Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding at Ten Mile Station | Image: Ardent Photography

Mandy + Ben: Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding at Ten Mile Station | Image: Ardent Photography

Mandy + Ben: Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding at Ten Mile Station | Image: Ardent Photography

Mandy + Ben: Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding at Ten Mile Station | Image: Ardent Photography

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Mandy + Ben: Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding at Ten Mile Station | Image: Ardent Photography

Mandy + Ben: Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding at Ten Mile Station | Image: Ardent Photography

Mandy + Ben: Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding at Ten Mile Station | Image: Ardent Photography

Mandy + Ben: Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding at Ten Mile Station | Image: Ardent Photography

Photographer:  Ardent Photography ~ By Rick & Stephanie Osborne//Reception Venue: Ten Mile Station//

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Elegant Productions: Colorado Wedding Videographer

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Elegant Productions is a Summit County company specializing in videography for mountain weddings. Erin and her team have captured wedding photos and wedding videos in Breckenridge, Frisco, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Keystone, Vail and Beaver Creek.

One of the things mentioned by brides in post-wedding surveys is that they wished they had a video of the day! You'll get lots of photos, but a professional video is something that you'll play over and over again to relive those precious moments that can't be captured in a still image. Sounds of laughter and of those family member's voices of congratulations and happiness can't be relived the way a video can.

Please be sure to contact us to learn more about helping you plan you destination wedding in Breckenridge, Summit County and the Vail Valley area, including Beaver Creek. We are working on creating some fun wedding packages that will help save you time and money while finding quality vendors and services. Ask us about our special for working with Erin and Summit Mountain Weddings. 

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[Planning] Ideas for Dressing up the Aisle

We always love seeing brides inspiration for their aisle when they're planning their destination mountain wedding in Colorado with us. We'll sit down together in the Petal and Bean barn and share Pinterest boards of ideas and pull what we have from our shelves that  fit those pictures. The aisle never needs to be neglected at an outdoor mountain wedding and our brides agree with us. Here are some pin ready ideas for dressing up the aisle from some of our favorite weddings last summer. Go ahead and pin away! I know you want to. Contact us to learn more about how we can help plan your wedding, vow renewal or elopement.

This first aisle decor is a DIY idea. This was a wedding at Ten Mile Station at the beginning of the summer. Snow still covered the mountain peaks and this white arrangement with baby's breath was the perfect compliment to the surroundings.

Ideas for Dressing up the Aisle

A petal pathway cover the aisle before even the flower girl can get to it for an even more dramatic aisle. The blush small bouquet strung from the ceremony chairs went with the bride's colors and the bridesmaid's bouquets at this Silverthorne, Colorado wedding. Photo by Laura Lee Anderson Photography at the Ski Tip Lodge.

Ideas for Dressing up the Aisle

Ideas for Dressing up the Aisle

What about this idea? Petals for the guest to throw after you walk back down the aisle as a married couple. Also, the aisle was lined with petite white flowers in metallic planters. Photos by Trystan Photography at Dry Gulch Placer.

Ideas for Dressing up the Aisle

Succulents and roses tied in birch adorned this aisle at a Seven's wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado. Photo by Kent Meireis at Ten Mile Station.

Ideas for Dressing up the Aisle

Notice that baby's breath was the most popular decor option in this series of aisle options.  Photo by Jess Purple at the Keystone Ranch.

Ideas for Dressing up the Aisle

Baby's breath in burlap sacks, tied with ribbon. Just simple and gorgeous. That backdrop is from a Highland Wedding at Green Mountain Reservoir.

Ideas for Dressing up the Aisle

{Real Mountain Wedding} Rebecca + Ben at Ten Mile Station in Breckenridge, Colorado

{Real Mountain Wedding} Rebecca + Ben at Ten Mile Station in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos courtesy of IN photography, www.INphotography.net

In traditional Jewish weddings , a couple gets married under the Chuppa, a wedding canopy and covering (often cloth) held suspended by four poles. The chuppah is symbolic of the first roof the bride and groom share together, representing their new home.  This symbolizes that there are no walls in this new home, and it encourages the couple to follow in the ways of Abraham and Sarah, whose tent was always open to guests.  Rebecca and Ben's chuppa was draped with  prayer shawls from Ben's grandfather and great-great grandfather.  

 {Real Mountain Wedding} Rebecca + Ben at Ten Mile Station in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos courtesy of IN photography, www.INphotography.net

The oversize deck is a place where dreams are made.  Rebecca and Ben had fabulous wedding weather, which to me, means clouds in the background.  You see, clouds really do help create a stunning natural background.  

According to Wikipedia, a modern trend is that a "chuppah can be made of any material.   Silk or quilted chuppot are increasingly common, and can often be customized or personalized to suit the couple's unique interests and occupations."

{Real Mountain Wedding} Rebecca + Ben at Ten Mile Station in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos courtesy of IN photography, www.INphotography.net

 Bridal bouquet created by Dina Sanchez of Petal and Bean.

 {Real Mountain Wedding} Rebecca + Ben at Ten Mile Station in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos courtesy of IN photography, www.INphotography.net

A wildflower theme was used throughout the decor at the Breckenridge Ski Resort's mid-mountain venue, Ten Mile Station, which is located at 10,234 feet.  This unique venue, in-the-middle-of-the-ski-slopes, overlooks the Blue River valley and can host weddings and receptions from late May through September for up to 200 of your closest friends and family (please check with venue for most accurate figures). 

Floral decor included fresh herbs like Seeded Eucalyptus immersed in the plum, orange, brown and powder blue arrangements, bouquets and boutonnieres.  Rebecca's mother, Donna, who helped a great deal with the planning of the wedding,  made a point to  mention that Kelly, initial contact for the venue for Vail Resorts and the Breckenridge Ski Resort, was incredibly helpful in suggesting  local vendors to use.

 {Real Mountain Wedding} Rebecca + Ben at Ten Mile Station in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos courtesy of IN photography, www.INphotography.net

 A big part of Rebecca and Ben's ceremony was the Ketubah signing.  Two witnesses sign the Ketubah (literally the marriage contract) which traditionally  spells out the husband’s obligation to his wife, everything from sustaining her with basic necessities to honoring and cherishing her.  

{Real Mountain Wedding} Rebecca + Ben at Ten Mile Station in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos courtesy of IN photography, www.INphotography.net

{Real Mountain Wedding} Rebecca + Ben at Ten Mile Station in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos courtesy of IN photography, www.INphotography.net

Table centerpieces alternated between large and small glass vases.

{Real Mountain Wedding} Rebecca + Ben at Ten Mile Station in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos courtesy of IN photography, www.INphotography.net

IN Photography's husband and wife team,  Mark & Michele Sprague-DeVries, were the photographers that Rebecca and Ben chose for their wedding.  Together, Mark and Michele, photograph weddings throughout Colorado and after looking at hundreds of their photos from all kinds of weddings over the years, I can definitely say I like their style.  

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{Real Mountain Wedding} Rebecca + Ben at Ten Mile Station in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos courtesy of IN photography, www.INphotography.net

{Real Mountain Wedding} Rebecca + Ben at Ten Mile Station in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos courtesy of IN photography, www.INphotography.net

During the week following the wedding, it is customary for friends and relatives to host festive meals in honor of the new couple. This is called the week of  the Seven Blessings, or Sheva Brachot because the seven blessings that are given during the ceremony are repeated after the saying of the Grace at each of these dinners. 

{Real Mountain Wedding} Rebecca + Ben at Ten Mile Station in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos courtesy of IN photography, www.INphotography.net

Looking back, one thing that Rebecca and Ben wished that they had done differently was to invite more people.  They were so  worried about going over the capacity for the venue that they held back on the invites and found folks declining, therefore not reaching the potential for a full house and maximum value.  Their advice to other couples was to invite more than you think will show up.  Plan ahead, talk it out and make the most of your resources to determine who's able to travel to the mountains and celebrate with you.  

Rebecca and Ben were glad they threw down for the premium bar offering and a fun band for live music.  From the looks of it, they danced  all night long and had themselves a marvelous time! Mazal Tov!  

See more photos on >Inphotography's blog

{Real Mountain Wedding} Rebecca + Ben at Ten Mile Station in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos courtesy of IN photography, www.INphotography.net

{Real Mountain Wedding} Rebecca + Ben at Ten Mile Station in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos courtesy of IN photography, www.INphotography.net

// VENDORS 

Venue and Catering:  Vail Resorts / Breckenridge Hospitality

Photography:  INphotography

Floral and Decor:  Petal and Bean

[ How To ] Find Ten Mile Station on Peak 9 in Breckenridge, Colorado | Breckenridge Wedding Venue

Mountain venues are not always easy to find.  They aren't at the crossroads of say, 16th street and Main.  Sometimes, they're up maintenance roads that criss cross ski runs.  And sometimes the entrances to those roads aren't easily seen.  I'm talking about the road leading up to Ten Mile Station, specifically.

We hear from the various venue managers around Summit County that vendors have been late to weddings because of them being unfamiliar with the venue, or the map was wrong.  Not all online maps are correct.  It's always a good idea to call ahead and talk to the manager or someone familiar with the area to double check the best way to get to the venue.

[ How To ] Find Ten Mile Station on Peak 9 in Breckenridge, Colorado | Breckenridge Wedding Venue, Breckenridge Hospitality, Breckenridge Ski Resort

Ten Mile Station

[ How To ] Find Ten Mile Station on Peak 9 in Breckenridge, Colorado | Breckenridge Wedding Venue, Breckenridge Hospitality, Breckenridge Ski Resort

From South Park Avenue, you'll turn on to Village Road, which goes past Valdoro Mountain Lodge and the new DoubleTree on your right before the turn on your left.  When you see a sign for Beaver Run on your right (just past the DoubleTree), turn left into the parking lot with the tent.  You'll also see a sign for the Breckenridge Stables.

[ How To ] Find Ten Mile Station on Peak 9 in Breckenridge, Colorado | Breckenridge Wedding Venue, Breckenridge Hospitality, Breckenridge Ski Resort

Once you turn into the parking lot, veer to the left and look for signs that is Ten Mile Station and the Breckenridge Stables.  If you go left, you'll drive towards the Maggie and the base of the six pack (six person chairlift), the Quicksilver chair.  Don't turn left, turn right and follow the road up the ski run. 

[ How To ] Find Ten Mile Station on Peak 9 in Breckenridge, Colorado | Breckenridge Wedding Venue, Breckenridge Hospitality, Breckenridge Ski Resort

The Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center will be on your right.  The top floor of the closest building is home to the Imperial Ballroom, the most popular room for weddings.  Continue past the entrance to the Burro Trail, which is on the left, while the road climbs to the right.  The Burro Trail is a great hike and / or mountain bike which connects with the Spruce Creek drainage, with options to continue on the Wheeler Trail.

[ How To ] Find Ten Mile Station on Peak 9 in Breckenridge, Colorado | Breckenridge Wedding Venue, Breckenridge Hospitality, Breckenridge Ski Resort

You'll pass the Beaver Run chairlift, the Rocky Mountain Superchair (which transports skiers to Peak 8), and the Falcon Chair (which services Peak 10).  When you see the Falcon chair, you'll see Ten Mile Station on your right.  Most guests are asked to park down by the Falcon chair and walk the drive up to the venue.

[ How To ] Find Ten Mile Station on Peak 9 in Breckenridge, Colorado | Breckenridge Wedding Venue, Breckenridge Hospitality, Breckenridge Ski Resort

[ How To ] Find Ten Mile Station on Peak 9 in Breckenridge, Colorado | Breckenridge Wedding Venue, Breckenridge Hospitality, Breckenridge Ski Resort

The Breckenridge Stables runs its summer opterations on Peak 9, and you'll pass it before reaching the Falcon chair.  Drive slow, be safe and continue past the venue and you can reach a nice overlook up by the Peak 9 Restaurant.  The road gets more rough the higher you go, so don't continue up the road without adequate clearance.  A 4WD is recommended for the higher drive, but is not necessary to reach Ten Mile Station. 

[ How To ] Find Ten Mile Station on Peak 9 in Breckenridge, Colorado | Breckenridge Wedding Venue, Breckenridge Hospitality, Breckenridge Ski Resort

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Ashley + Jim at Ten Mile Station in Breckenridge, Colorado

After guests check in and find their way around Breckenridge, they drive themselves, or arrange for a shuttle, they arrive at a wedding venue near  chairlifts that service one of North America's most popular ski resorts.  This Colorado alpine destination is the scene for Ashley and Jim's wedding at Ten Mile Station.  

This local couple decided to bring their family and friends to a wedding venue unlike any other.  In fact, the only thing around are a few chairlifts.  During the winter, Vail Resorts using the facility as an on-mountain dining facility with one of the best outside decks (until the T-Bar at One Ski Hill Place came along) at the Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Thousands of wildflowers fill the ski slopes during the summertime, and a magnificent view of Mt. Baldy and the Continental Divide is the backdrop.   Today's featured video was created with tender loving care by Erin from Elegant Productions.  Please mention this blog when you check with Erin about shooting a video for your special day.  

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 // VENDORS

Venue and Catering: Ten Mile Station – Vail Resorts 
Florist: Petal and Bean
Cake / Desserts: Sugar
Photographer: Juli Photography
DJ: Chris Keith
Videographer: Elegant Productions 

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Q&A: Christy + Gabriel at Ten Mile Station in Breckenridge, CO

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Christy and Gabe were married at popular Breckenridge wedding venue, Ten Mile Station on the slopes of Peak 9 at the Breckenridge Ski Resort.  Thousands upon thousands of wildflowers fill the empty ski runs, while the mountain is all yours to enjoy for your special day.

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A red aisle runner was decorated with white rose petals, as the bridesmaids wore red dresses and the guys black suits.  It was a beautiful sunny day in Breckenridge that day.  Some couples aren't always that lucky.  The wind could be whipping and those petals you see in that photo would be long gone.

Each wedding is different, as weather is never predictable.  Rarely are the mountain storms long to last, and move quickly.  Make a back up plan and have a rainy day alternative if you're planning on an outside ceremony.

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 When working with Petal and Bean (that's us, by the way) we had some great testimonials come in from the wedding planner that day, and the bride herself!  We just had to share with you how they thought the flowers and decor went that day.

"Everything went BEAUTIFULLY at Christy and Gabe’s wedding. She was amazed by the beautiful flowers and you did such a wonderful job.   Thanks again for being such a treat to work with, I hope we can work together again soon! "

- Gabby, Save the Date events

"The flowers were gorgeous! Thanks again for helping to make our wedding day such a special and beautiful day!" 

- Christy & Gabe

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We asked Christy and Gabe a few questions about their big day and this is what they had to say!  Real advice from a real couple who exchanged their vows in a destination wedding in the Rocky Mountains.

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Q.  Could you tell me your thoughts looking back how was the overall process of planning the wedding?

A.  As far as the overall process, it went relatively smoothly.  I did a lot of searching online for ideas, themes, colors, etc.  I enjoyed that aspect a lot, and though time consuming, it was very enjoyable and a once in a lifetime experience.  Because this was a destination wedding for us, I did hire a wedding planner (Gabby at Save the Date Events in Denver).  She was a huge help since my only visit to Breckenridge during the planning process was several months before when we booked the location at Ten Mile Station.

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 Q. What was something that really stands out as far as a special moment?

A.  There were so many special moments during the process. I don't know if it could be classified as "special" but my husband was actually interested in the planning process and eager to help, or at least "oversee" some of the details.  So, that was special for me that he seemed to enjoy it as well (for the most part at least... I think he could have done without some of the small details... haha).

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I think the most special part for me was incorporating my Mom into our wedding day.  She died of breast cancer at the age of 43 (when I was only 16).  Before my mom died, she spoke of some of the things that she regrettably knew she would miss out on over the course of my life, and my wedding was certainly one of them.  Though 13 years had passed since her death, I still wanted to honor her and be reminded of her spirit on that day.

So, instead of wedding favors, I opted to make a donation in her memory to the Susan G Komen foundation in Tulsa, OK (which is near where I grew up).  I also provided pink ribbons which my guests wore during the reception, and my Dad wore one on his lapel as he walked me down the aisle.

I still love looking back at the pictures and seeing my friends and family sporting the pink ribbons.... the pink ribbons truly made her presence felt throughout the night and that was incredibly special to me.

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Q.  Looking back, is their anything you would of done differently?

A. I truly can't think of anything I would have done differently.   Other than invested in some gel inserts for my shoes (ha ha).  Spending an entire night on your feet and dancing in brand new heels can be torture on your feet!  I should have "planned" more accordingly for that.  But, I was in such a state of bliss that I didn't even notice the giant blisters on my feet until well after the reception concluded.

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Q.  Why did you pick the mountains to get married?

A. I have always wanted a destination wedding.  My husband is in the Air Force, so our family and friends are spread out across the states, and we don't live near many of them.  We wanted a place that was relatively accessible and fun for everyone since virtually all our guests would be traveling regardless of the location we picked.

My husband is not a big fan of the beach, and he spent his college days at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, so he is a big fan of Colorado.  My family has taken numerous vacations in the mountains during the summer, and I've always loved Colorado in the summer.  We both fell in love with the incredible amount of charm Breckenridge has to offer.   And, of course, the mountains are simply breathtaking.  It was a fairly easy decision to arrive upon.

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Q. Anything else that you'd like to share with our readers about your day?

A. The weather was also AMAZING the day of our wedding. I think it roughly 72 degrees, sunny, without a cloud in the sky.  There is inevitably a bit of stress when it comes to the weather the day of your wedding, specifically when it's outdoors, so that was truly special for us!  And I like to think my Mom might have had a tiny part in that.  :)

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// VENDORS

Venue:  Ten Mile Station

 Cake: Intricate Icings

Ceremony Music: Sisters Quartet

Entertainment / DJ:  A Music Plus

Florist:  Petal and Bean        

Photographer: Fine Art Weddings

Transportation: Breck Stables