{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

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Anne + Mike at Ten Mile Station in Breckenridge, Colorado

Rocky Mountain weddings at Ten Mile Station are unique because you sit halfway up Peak 9 looking down on the town of Breckenridge.  You can take the road up further, even up to the Peak 9 Restaurant.  Perhaps you'll wait until the snow flys to explore peak 9.  I'll let you in on a secret.  It's a great mountain bike climb and there are many singletrack options that you can connect to.  

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDINGS } Anne + Mike: Ten Mile Station on Peak 9 at Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo[BrendaLandrum.net]

This Breck bride brought her guests up past the Breckenridge Stables and just past the Falcon Chair, the chairlift that services Peak 10 during the winter ski season.  Her bouquet was made of Hydrangea, Tweedia and Veronica

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDINGS } Anne + Mike: Ten Mile Station on Peak 9 at Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo[BrendaLandrum.net]

Anne + Mike: Ten Mile Station, Breckenridge Colorado

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDINGS } Anne + Mike: Ten Mile Station on Peak 9 at Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo[BrendaLandrum.net]

Anne and her bridal party explores the local trees near this alpine Breckenridge wedding venue.

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDINGS } Anne + Mike: Ten Mile Station on Peak 9 at Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo[BrendaLandrum.net]

Bridal Bouquet by Dina Sanchez of Creative Flowers Inc | Petal and Bean.

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDINGS } Anne + Mike: Ten Mile Station on Peak 9 at Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo[BrendaLandrum.net]

To see more photos from this wedding, click on the Facebook links and blog links to see what Brenda has shared!

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDINGS } Anne + Mike: Ten Mile Station on Peak 9 at Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo[BrendaLandrum.net]

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDINGS } Anne + Mike: Ten Mile Station on Peak 9 at Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo[BrendaLandrum.net]

One large table arrangement was used for ceremony decor.

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDINGS } Anne + Mike: Ten Mile Station on Peak 9 at Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo[BrendaLandrum.net]

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDINGS } Anne + Mike: Ten Mile Station on Peak 9 at Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo[BrendaLandrum.net]

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDINGS } Anne + Mike: Ten Mile Station on Peak 9 at Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo[BrendaLandrum.net]

A striped blue table runner with matching blue table signs with a clean white centerpiece in cylinder vase.

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDINGS } Anne + Mike: Ten Mile Station on Peak 9 at Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo[BrendaLandrum.net]

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDINGS } Anne + Mike: Ten Mile Station on Peak 9 at Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo[BrendaLandrum.net]

Let them eat cake!

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDINGS } Anne + Mike: Ten Mile Station on Peak 9 at Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo[BrendaLandrum.net]

// VENDORS

Photographer: Brenda Landrum Photography

Venue:  Ten Mile Station

DJ:  A Great Time DJ         >> To view this vendor's listing, click here

Florist: Petal and Bean         >> To view this vendor's listing click here

Dress: Beas Bridal Nook

Hair: Tracy's Place

Makeup: Blush Artistry & Co

Officiant: Father Marty Hunkler

Cake: Aileens

The photos in this blog are courtesy of Brenda Landrum Photography, "an artistic lifestyle photographer based in beautiful Northern Colorado.   Photography is my passion and obsession! I love photographing moments that are special to my clients."

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[VENUES] Rubywood + V3 Ranch // Luxury Home Rentals for Destination Weddings in Breckenridge, Colorado

The sun goes down and the temperature drops.  But that's because you're at about 10,500 feet when you're at either Rubywood or the V3 Ranch in Breckenridge.  Both properties are managed by Paragon Lodging, which has an easy-to-find office on the right side of main street as you drive south into Breck from Frisco.Rubywood, a Paragon Lodging Property - Breckenridge Wedding Venue, Breckenridge Wedding Property Rental, Luxury Home Rentals, Breckenridge Colorado

Rubywood sits high on Baldy Mountain looking directly west at the Breckenridge Ski Resort.  Avoid the hustle and bustle of Main Street and reserve a slice of heaven tucked in the clouds.  A private home rental is the right choice for couples not needing or wanting a large conference-style, multi-purpose room, but an intimate homey-feelin' gathering.  

And what better way than to have it in an actual home and not a hotel.  Each couple's needs and wants are different, and we know there are couples that want to find that perfect Breckenridge or Summit County wedding venue.  Some are too big, and some are too small.  Ask us how to narrow down the search with our Kickstarter Package.  

V3 Ranch, a Paragon Lodging Property - Breckenridge Wedding Venue, Breckenridge Wedding Property Rental, Luxury Home Rentals, Breckenridge ColoradoA sneak peek of the inside of V3 Ranch, a "5 bedroom 4 1/2 bath 6500 square foot home."  We'll be sharing a more complete tour, plus weddings from this summer!  

Rubywood, a Paragon Lodging Property - Breckenridge Wedding Venue, Breckenridge Wedding Property Rental, Luxury Home Rentals, Breckenridge Colorado

The bride at Rubywood walks down this set of stone stairs next to lots of flowers!  

Rubywood, a Paragon Lodging Property - Breckenridge Wedding Venue, Breckenridge Wedding Property Rental, Luxury Home Rentals, Breckenridge Colorado

And remember when I said that it gets chilly?  Well, pack a jacket, because you're probably going to want to sit in this chair for a while when you get here.  Don't say I didn't warn you.

Rubywood, a Paragon Lodging Property - Breckenridge Wedding Venue, Breckenridge Wedding Property Rental, Luxury Home Rentals, Breckenridge Colorado

All-white centerpieces were alternated with lanterns down the center of the table under a tent on the side of Rubywood.  These centerpieces included Dusty Miller, Hydrangea, Stock, Roses, and Snapdragons.  

[VENUES] Rubywood + V3 Ranch // Luxury Home Rentals for Destination Weddings in Breckenridge, Colorado

 At Summit Mountain Weddings and Events, we are creating a one stop shop for your Breckenridge wedding planning needs.  Brides originally found us for their flowers.  They asked for our recommendations and referrals.  We have since created the best online resource for brides planning a wedding near the mountain towns of Summit County, Colorado.  

Breckenridge tent rentals and more.  Because yeah, it might be sunny.  But then again, it might not.   The image above was a blank canvas for a hanging centerpiece that we created this past weekend at Rubywood.  Wait 'til you see what we did up there!

Setting Up At The Mountain Thunder Lodge in Breckenridge, Colorado.

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We just dropped off centerpieces at the Mountain Thunder Lodge, near the historic downtown area and gondola.  Here we saw colorful Pez dispensers as place card holders and a yummy-looking candy buffet table.  This is a another real-time blog post that we just are adding a few details from the desktop, but the majority was a mobile blogging effort!  

Wedding ceremony and reception venue in Breckenridge, Colorado:  Mountain Thunder Lodge.  |  photo[StacySanchez]

Bridal Bouquet

Wedding ceremony and reception venue in Breckenridge, Colorado:  Mountain Thunder Lodge.  |  photo[StacySanchez]

Candy Buffet Table

Wedding ceremony and reception venue in Breckenridge, Colorado:  Mountain Thunder Lodge.  |  photo[StacySanchez]

Centerpieces

Wedding ceremony and reception venue in Breckenridge, Colorado: Mountain Thunder Lodge. | photo[StacySanchez]

I really dig how they used all sorts of characters in the Pez placecards, including Boba Fett!

Wedding ceremony and reception venue in Breckenridge, Colorado:  Mountain Thunder Lodge.  |  photo[StacySanchez]

One favorite thing we keep seeing at weddings are some super comfy flip flops that folks can wear and get comfortable before hittin' the dance floor!