{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

{ Bridal Bouquets } A Collection of Flowers for Weddings in the Colorado Rocky Mountains

I post lots of photos on my various social feeds, but in case you missed our bouquets, I've collected them into one post.  Now, you can see a quick summary of what Dina, the Flower Maven, has been up to in her designer floral kitchen.

Each bouquet we make at Petal and Bean is a one-of-a-kind special order.  We bring your dreams to life.  But, we can do much more than create your dream bouquet.  We are now offering planning services to fill all your wedding and event needs.  Contact us to learn more!

{ Bridal Bouquets } A Collection of Wedding Flowers for Colorado Rocky Mountain Weddings  |  Breckenridge florist, wedding planner, Colorado wedding blog

{ Bridal Bouquets } A Collection of Wedding Flowers for Colorado Rocky Mountain Weddings  |  Breckenridge florist, wedding planner, Colorado wedding blog

{ Bridal Bouquets } A Collection of Wedding Flowers for Colorado Rocky Mountain Weddings  |  Breckenridge florist, wedding planner, Colorado wedding blog

{ Bridal Bouquets } A Collection of Wedding Flowers for Colorado Rocky Mountain Weddings  |  Breckenridge florist, wedding planner, Colorado wedding blog

{ Bridal Bouquets } A Collection of Wedding Flowers for Colorado Rocky Mountain Weddings  |  Breckenridge florist, wedding planner, Colorado wedding blog

{BRIDAL BOUQUETS} Peonies, Sunflowers and Lavender were used in these bridal bouquets for weddings at Breckenridge, Keystone and Beaver Creek.

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These are just a few of our favorite bouquets to provide examples of what past brides have created for their Rocky Mountain wedding in the Summit County area.  Every bride is different and unique, just as these bouquets are.

All white bridal bouquet for a Breckenridge, Colorado wedding. | photo[jameephotography.com]

A timeless classic, this bouquet was made especially for a Beaver Creek bride who was married at the Cordillera near Vail.  The bridal bouquet was filled with Peonies, Tweedia, and Hydrangea.  Photo courtesy of jameephotography.com

This sunflower centric bridal bouquet was for a Ten Mile Station wedding at the Breckenridge Ski Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  photo[adamwelch]

This bouquet was for a wedding at Ten Mile Station on Peak 9 at the Breckenridge Ski Resort.  It was focused on a sunflower, and surrounded by Dianthus, Delphinium, Snapdragons, Veronica and Solid Aster.  Photo courtesy of Adam Welch.

White Calla Lilies and Lavender were included in this bridal bouquet for a Keystone Ranch wedding at Keystone, Colorado. | photo[caytonphotography.com]

This Keystone Ranch wedding was photographed by Sean Cayton and had beautiful purple Lavender and white Calla Lilies in the bridal bouquet.  The bridesmaid bouquets were only Lavender and Sweet Pea.

These bouquets were created by Dina of Creative Flowers Inc | Petal and Bean, a 17 year Breckenridge florist who has created hundreds of bridal bouquets for weddings in Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone, Silverthorne, Vail and Beaver Creek.