8 Reasons You Need To Elope to Breckenridge, Colorado

8 Reasons You Need To Elope to Breckenridge, Colorado | Brian Kraft Photography

8 Reasons You Need To Elope to Breckenridge, Colorado | Brian Kraft Photography

Rocky Mountain Wedding Elopement

The decision to elope comes fairly natural for some couples. There’s no doubt - an intimate, stress free day with just the two of you (or with a small number of your closest friends and family in tow) is exactly what you both want!

Then there are those who still need motivation, so we’re here to share 8 Reasons You Need to Elope to Breckenridge, Colorado. We agree, the idea of planning a wildly adventurous romantic elopement is exciting and thrilling. The idea of it being just the two of you to enjoy other intimately is insanely romantic. No distractions. Minimal stress. A cozy atmosphere and absolutely zero fuss. Sound good? Keep reading.

When planning our own wedding, we desperately wanted to elope. For a million reasons, those stars didn’t align for us - and that’s OKAY - but that doesn’t stop us from being wildly passionate about them! What we love most about elopements is that we can focus on just two people.

And YOU can just focus on each other. .

customized Mountain Romance

Here at SMW, our job isn’t just to create beautiful images & heirloom films in pretty places - although it’s definitely cool that we get to do exactly that! Your wedding day should be a reflection of the two of you, and we’re here to help you curate your own custom elopement or intimate wedding package that fits you best. You’ll work directly with us (or occasionally one of our associates!) for your photos + video, and then we’ll help you get set up with all the rest - reserving your florist and officiant, scouting your ceremony location, and providing valuable recommendations for much more.

8 Reasons You Need To Elope to Breckenridge, Colorado

8 Reasons You Need To Elope to Breckenridge, Colorado

We’ll start with you getting ready - those details like slipping into your dress or tying your tie. After that, your day together can unfold any number of ways. You'll be spending the day getting (and then being!) married - what else we do is up to you! We can travel around to your favorite hiking trail or through town for the best photo opportunities, possibly even strolling the colorful Victorian buildings on Main Street and stopping to eat crepes or drink a local beer. We will work with you to make your day perfectly reflective of you and just as importantly, fun and stress-free.

Adventure Weddings

As part of your mountain elopement experience, think about if you'd like to ski in the winter or learn how to fly fish in the summer. Consider some extra details like spa services - a couples massage scheduled for the day after the wedding? YES PLEASE.

During the winter months you can go dog sledding, snowmobiling and of course, skiing and snowboarding. Or, the summer is amazing with endless trails for hiking, mountain biking and exploring. The possibilities are truly endless.

Splendor Living Room Package

Splendor Living Room Package

Splendor Hot Tub Package

Splendor Hot Tub Package

8 Reasons You Need to Elope to Breck (and choose Summit mountain weddings to help!)

Finally, in an easy, bulleted list - why you need to start planning your Breckenridge elopement with us.

  1. A Luxury Rental Home is yours for five nights. It will be your lodging, and the location for the Ceremony & Dinner

  2. You get help with your Timeline Creation. For such a small event, no day-of coordinator is necessary, but planning and organizing is.

  3. Vendor Relations. We will help you keeping track of who does what, and any customizations you request from your vendor team.

  4. Flowery details. Final touches include a Bridal Bouquet, Boutonniere and the ambiance of the Fireplace Mantle Decor.

  5. The Pics. You'll want to cherish the day with images from a Professional Photographer. Scheduled shoot time is 4 hours.

  6. A ceremony of your choosing. Religious or not, we will provide official Officiant Services to facilitate the moment.

  7. The Noms. Who wouldn't want a Private Chef cooking for them on the night of their wedding?

  8. The Wedding Cake. Choose a traditional cake, or we can come up with something sweet that will definitely be a treat for both of you.

Elopement Celebration Brian Craft Image

Elopement Celebration Brian Craft Image

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Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Rivers and Mountains and an Outdoor Ceremony

Today's post is all about Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho with images courtesy of Cimbalik Photography. We took a bit of a short break for Thanksgiving, and for mountain people who live in resort towns, that means working through the holiday and then taking your break AFTER the true holiday! So, we're a few days behind on posting this, but I'm sure you were busy with friends and family, and perhaps starting to talk about a destination wedding with an outdoor ceremony near mountains and rivers. You could choose Idaho, as this blog shows, and is a beautiful setting. And, that's why decided to share this one with you, because of its unique mountain setting.

Destination Weddings in the Mountains

You won't find a big red barn like this in Breck, so if this is your thing, then you better go with a destination event in Idaho. Otherwise, if the Colorado Rocky Mountains are your thing, then that's where we come in. We're actually getting contacted by quite a few couples right now, and some are asking if they can subtract or add some things from some of our advertised wedding packages. Yes, is the answer. We put those up as examples, and then we go in and figure out what works best for each couple. Please contact us to learn more, and thanks for stopping by and checking out this blog!

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

This beautiful riverside wedding took place on a pristine fall day in the beautiful, picturesque mountains of McCall, Idaho. The amount of love that was floating around was quite indescribable. There was so much love between Stephanie and Chris as well as everyone's love for the couple. It was one of those weddings that you simply felt honored to have a part in. Stephanie and Chris are such a great couple. They paid so much attention to every detail of their wedding. Kim Carley from Cypress Events did a wonderful job coordinating the event! From the emotional first look on the bridge, to the crazy dancing and divine late night munchies from Horsewood Catering, this wedding was everything you would want your wedding to be. Brimming with love, laughter and fun!

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Photographer:  Cimbalik Photography//Event Venue: McCall Riverside Ranch//DJ: 5INGULAR ENTERTAINMENT//Event Planner: Cypress Events//Caterer: Horsewood Catering//Other: IDoWED//Other: IDoWED McCall//Hair Stylist: Shawna Hines//Bakery: Stevi Raff Cake Design//

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Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Couple Skis to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge

Today's post is all about Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge with images courtesy of Timothy Faust Photography. This bride and groom chose to take a few runs and enjoyed the snow at the Breckenridge Ski Resort before joining friends and family at the base village area. What a way to celebrate the day!

Destination Adventures for Colorado Weddings and Elopements

A few years we decorated a wedding venue at the base of the slopes. It was an 8am ceremony, which means we were on site at 6 am setting up. That made for an extremely early morning of getting up, going to the shop and then loading and unloading. All in time for the 8am start! And, afterwards the couple and family went skiing. Now, that's a great way to have a destination wedding in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Whether you want to ski to your wedding, or after your wedding, it's up to you. We're here to help you see it through. Please contact us to learn more about how we can customize a wedding package that is matched with photographers who can ski or ride with you, and others who are seasoned mountain wedding professionals and can anticipate the inclement weather and variables. Thanks for stopping by!

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Chris and Angie had a really fun idea for a wedding: ski down from the top of Breckenridge Ski Area together to their ceremony at Mountain Thunder Lodge. Finding a photographer who was willing and able to go on that adventure with them could have been a challenge, so I am really glad they gave me a call.

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Angela + Chris: Bride and Groom Ski to Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge | Image: Timothy Faust Photography

Photographer:  Timothy Faust Photography//Reception Venue:Mountain Thunder Lodge//

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