{ Real Mountain Wedding } Carly + Dan: Ceremony at St. Mary's Catholic Church & Reception at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado

Today's real wedding is camera work from local mom, Erin Pellant of Elegant Productions.  She might be taking some time off to welcome her new family member to the scene in Summit County, Colorado, but go ahead and reach out and see when she'll be available to work again.  Congratulations to the Pellants!

"Dan & Carly met at a bike shop that Dan was working for at the time, which is so fitting seeing as they're both a lover of the mountains and the outdoors and the design of their wedding truly reflected that with a rustic Colorado and aspen theme throughout. They had a beautiful ceremony at the historic St. Mary Catholic Church in Breckenridge followed by an amazing reception up at the Lodge & Spa at Breckenridge. They mixed in a photo session on Boreas Pass road (one of my favorite spots in Breck) and had a lovely pink sunset looking back towards the slopes to end the evening."

// VENDORS

Ceremony:  St. Mary's Catholic Church 
Reception: The Lodge & Spa at Breckenridge 
Wedding Planner: Bella Design & Planning 
Photographer: Studio Kiva 
Videographer: Elegant Productions 
DJ: A Great Time DJ 
Florist: Bloomfield Florist
Cake: Sugar
Caterer: Harvest Catering 
Rentals: Alpine Party Rental 
Lighting: Pink Monkey Solutions 
Hair: Roots 
Makeup: Blush

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[ Venue ] Q&A w/ The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge

Lots of venues have appeared over the years, but one of the original wedding venues available for Breckenridge weddings was the Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge. Located on a cliff side, this facility offers on site lodging, ceremony and reception options. Lots of couples choose the lodge because of its large deck overlooking the Blue River Valley, with panoramic views of the Ten Mile range and the Breckenridge Ski Resort. Ask for Rhonda, and tell her you found her on this blog!

Q. Who are you and what’s your role in the Breckenridge wedding scene?

A. We are The Lodge & Spa at Breckenridge, and I, Rhonda Profaizer, am the person to assist you with putting together the perfect wedding event here at The Lodge.

[ Venue ] Q&A w/ The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge – Breckenridge wedding ceremony and reception location, Breckenridge Bridal Bash

Q. Any advice for couples planning their wedding in the Breckenridge area?

A. This is your day, make it what you want, and of course, let other chime in but remember in the end it is your day!

[ Venue ] Q&A w/ The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge – Breckenridge wedding ceremony and reception location, Breckenridge Bridal Bash

Q.  Ski or snowboard? What do you do in the summertime for fun?

A. In the winter I love to snowboard and snowmobile and in the summer camping and hiking keep me occupied.  I love Colorado in the fact that there is so much to do here both winter and summer.  When we go camping we pull out our map and pick a desolate spot and that is what makes the trip for me, being in the woods surrounding by nothing but nature.

[ Venue ] Q&A w/ The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge – Breckenridge wedding ceremony and reception location, Breckenridge Bridal Bash

Q. Top 3 family-friendly hikes for families visiting for the wedding?

A. Mohawk Lakes, Bankers Tank and the drive to the top of Boreas Pass, as the wild flowers there are amazing.  Fall hiking by the Country Boy Mine is the best for fall foliage.

[ Venue ] Q&A w/ The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge – Breckenridge wedding ceremony and reception location, Breckenridge Bridal Bash

Q. What’s an important factor that couples don’t want to overlook?

A. Things start to add up and sooner than later you will be looking at your budget, saying “how did we end up here, over budget.”  Make a list of your most important things and then work your way down from there, so that you can cost cut on the things that are not ‘As Important’ as the things that are.

[ Venue ] Q&A w/ The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge – Breckenridge wedding ceremony and reception location, Breckenridge Bridal Bash

The Groom-er and his entourage strike a pose on the deck.

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado, Part Two

The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge has been the setting for hundreds of brides and grooms exchanging their vows in the Rocky Mountains.  Call and ask for Rhonda, the manager who can start the process of you planning your event at a wedding venue that sits above 10,200 feet.  Not far from this lodge is Boreas Pass road, and is a great spot for panoramic photo shoots.

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"Steve has been living and working behind the camera in a professional capacity since 1996, photographing people in various stages of life. From babies and families, to Weddings and back to babies. Steve specializes in weddings and portraits in a lifestyle approach and has always drawn his inspiration from the energy of those he photographs."

The photographs in this blog are courtesy of Steve Tinetti Photography.  You can check out his Facebook page here.

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{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[stevetinettiphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[stevetinettiphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[stevetinettiphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[stevetinettiphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado | photo[stevetinettiphoto.com] Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado | photo[stevetinettiphoto.com] Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[stevetinettiphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[stevetinettiphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[stevetinettiphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado, Part One

Boreas Pass road is part of the old railroad line that ran from Denver to Breckenridge.  Along the modern version of this route is the Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge.  The outside ceremony deck has views of dozens of peaks, ridges and mountain valleys that create an unforgettable experience for many guests.  

Nestled just a bit higher than the downtown area, this off the beaten path lodge is rustic and is a true Rocky Mountain wedding venue that deserves exploring if you're considering the Breckenridge area.

The photographs in this blog are courtesy of Steve Tinetti Photography.  You can check out his Facebook page here.

[ steve tinetti photography ]

 { REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[stevetinettiphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[stevetinettiphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[stevetinettiphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[stevetinettiphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[stevetinettiphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[stevetinettiphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[stevetinettiphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[stevetinettiphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[stevetinettiphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

 { REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[stevetinettiphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography