Wildflower Fields on Peak 7 in Breckenridge [Photo Shoot Location]

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Wildflower Fields on Peak 7 in Breckenridge [Photo Shoot Location]

Wildflower Fields on Peak 7 in Breckenridge [Photo Shoot Location]

Summer in the Rocky Mountains = Wildflowers

Living in the mountains for almost 20 years, and I still find new spots to share, like these Wildflower Fields on Peak 7 in Breckenridge, a suggested Photo Shoot Location. Now, mind you this land traverses next to private property and is in a pretty secluded neighborhood, this area is meant for small groups, preferably less than 10 at a time. Just schedule the photographer and the bride and groom for a half hour on the trail near the Breckenridge Ski Resort. I've included a map below to show you where it's at. For a list of other recommended hikes near Breckenridge, click here to read a blog on The Flower Maven

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Don't worry if you can't make it to this exact spot for your wedding photos on the big day. These flowers won't last forever, but the mountain vistas will. And these flowers come from long winter weathers and heavy snowfalls. Summer or Winter, then?  You have your choice of seasons, and whether or not you want a white winter backdrop instead of colorful wildflowers. But, consider this are surrounded by world-class ski areas like Vail, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain, Keystone and A-Basin. A winter wedding proposal can be a fun experience, and if you need some help to put all the pieces together on the sly, we're good at personalizing elopements and small vow renewals that are similar in intimacy.

Please be respectful of parking and don't step on the wildflowers. Tread lightly and please Leave No Trace when traveling in the mountains.

Mountain Town: Breckenridge, Colorado [Video]

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One of my goals with starting Summit Mountain Weddings was to share videos about the fabulous places, including my home, Mountain Town: Breckenridge, Colorado, which I made this video to show you a glimpse of what our Victorian mining abode is like. The Utes called this place home for many thousands of years, but when gold was mentioned at a bar in Kansas, the gold rush was on. Miners staked claims in the valleys and one even found the biggest chunk of gold ever found in Colorado, Tom's Baby. The downtown area is a historic set of buildings, while the ski runs of the Breckenridge Ski Resort loom over town. Chairlifts and the Breck Connect Gondola stretch from the valley floor to Peaks 8 and 9, eventually connecting with the highest chairlift in North America, the Imperial Chair. This flying couch brings you steps away from the summit of Peak 8.

Breckenridge is perfect for outdoor lovers, bridging the gap between posh mountain living and world-class skiing. Ask us about the many private luxury homes that scatter the hillsides, as well as non-traditional venues and outdoor spaces. We work with many vendors, venues and services to create custom wedding packages that end up saving you time and money. Contact us to learn more!

10 Locations for Fall Wedding Photo Shoots near Breckenridge, Colorado

10 Locations for Fall Wedding Photo Shoots near Breckenridge, Colorado Coordinating photography sessions and determining isn't always easy, but I'm here to help you with 10 Locations for Fall Wedding Photo Shoots near Breckenridge, Colorado. The colors are out there, but how do you know where to go? I've narrowed it down to a few prime spots where the views are outstanding, the trees are colorful, and you're set up for success. The rest is up to you.

Read on to learn more about these spots, but be sure to contact us to find out how we can help you find a Breckenridge wedding planner that can save you time and money. We know it helps to find someone who knows local vendors, and while we build our local  directory, we can provide group services and activity recommendations for spring, summer, winter and fall.

We're longtime locals and are very knowledgeable about the many hotels, private luxury home rentals, venues and vendors that work destination mountain weddings in the Rocky Mountains. Here's what I've learned about finding the best spots for photos in the Colorado high country. Click here to contact us with any questions.

1. Boreas Pass Road

Head to the south end of town and turn left at Boreas Pass road. A gas station will be on your right.

2. Aspen Grove Trail

Park at the first major switchback on Boreas, or hike from the Ice Rink. Connects with the road higher up.

10 Locations for Fall Wedding Photo Shoots near Breckenridge, Colorado

3. Stephen C. West Ice Arena

Head up Little Mountain for little under an hour to a nice bench with outstanding views of the Ten Mile Range.

4. Hoosier Pass

Surrounded by fourteen thousand foot peaks is hard to beat. And, you're on the Continental Divide.

10 Locations for Fall Wedding Photo Shoots near Breckenridge, Colorado

5. Lomax Placer

Just up Ski Hill Road on the left, just past the skier bridge. Check with the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance about commerial shoots.

6. French Gulch Trails

From Main Street, turn east onto Wellington between Extreme Pizza and the Local Market. Drive until the road splits. Go right. If you go left, you'll end up on CR 450. Three trailheads offer adventure. B&B, Reiling Dredge and Sally Barber.

10 Locations for Fall Wedding Photo Shoots near Breckenridge, Colorado

7. Lake Dillon

When driving north from Breckenridge to Frisco, park at the day use area found on your right just after the first switchback once you pass the high school. Walk five minutes and you're on the beach. Or, go to Frisco or Dillon Marinas. Or head to the overlook at  Sapphire Point.

8. Montezuma Road

Keystone choices include the Summit Cove inlet on Lake Dillon, the Keystone Village, but don't forget about the road that heads up to Montezuma.

10 Locations for Fall Wedding Photo Shoots near Breckenridge, Colorado

9. Lily Pad Lake Trail

Go through the roundabout by I-70 and the new Whole Foods in Frisco, and take the frontage road near Giberson Ranch.

10. Frisco Historic Park

Downtown Frisco is a hidden gem. Historic cabins just steps away from the "Main Street of the Rockies." Bonus points if you climb Mt. Royal for a few "trash the dress" pics soon after. If you do, please submit your pics for us to share! Thanks for reading.

The USA ProCycling Challenge in Breck: Road Closures and Travel Impacts

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Breckenridge has a big cycling community and there are lots of locals and visitors that participate in the local race series, as well as other races that come through the area like the Triple Bypass the Courage Classic. Some other local races to take note of include Circle the Summit and the Breck Epic. >> USA ProCycling Challenge: Road Closures and Travel Impacts

Flowery Bike by Petal and Bean in Breckenridge, Colorado

As with every wedding, with enough planning and preparation you can handle almost anything that comes your way. Half the battle is having the knowledge, and the other half is having the experience and tools to problem solve your way out of inclement weather, wardrobe malfunctions and other wedding fails.

Actually, a few years ago, the race prompted a couple to reschedule their nuptials. They moved up the date of their ceremony one day, as the race was scheduled to close the road on the original day selected. Luckily, this couple was flexible and went with the flow and had a beautiful wedding at Sapphire Point overlooking Dillon Reservoir. Just one day earlier, that's all.

Contact us to learn more about planning details for your destination wedding in Colorado. We are Summit County and Vail Valley specialists. See bicyle-inspired floral decor from Petal and Bean by clicking here.

Details for a Wedding at the Bluesky Breckenridge Resort

As we plan destination weddings in the mountain towns near Breckenridge, Colorado, I notice the small things that couples do, including these details for a wedding at the Bluesky Breckenridge Resort. The groom had collected, cleaned and prepared a box of antlers that were to be used on tables as part of the decor, as well as Dina, the Flower Maven from Petal and Bean putting a few into a large aspen arch on the outside patio for the ceremony. See the photo of antlers below on Instagram.

Contact us to learn more about wedding planning, packages and other help. We know it's not easy to plan a wedding being so far away, so let us know what you're stuck on and how we can help. Thanks for reading!

Details for a Wedding at the Bluesky Breckenridge Resort

[Venue] The Church at Agape Outpost in Breckenridge, Colorado

This is an interesting blog as I've embedded a new feature over on Google+, Stories, and it shows my photos and videos from visiting the Church at Agape Outpost for a client. We were deciding which of our three ceremony arches would look best with the look the bride is going for. Contact us to learn more about this and other Breckenridge wedding venues! 

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Leah and Dustin in the Ice Castle in Breckenridge, Colorado

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In this amazing image you see Leah and Dustin in the Ice Castle in Breckenridge, Colorado. Katie Girtman of Studio Kiva Photography, a Breckenridge wedding photographer,  took the couple to this surreal location in downtown Breck this past weekend. Great job!