Outdoor Ceremony at Sapphire Point Today’s post is all about Allyn + Jake: Breckenridge, Colorado Elopement at Sapphire Point with images courtesy of Keeping Composure Photography. This set of images is actually from a couple and event that we helped put together. The location is a beautiful overlook on Lake Dillon, and the couple was...Read More
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!
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!
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//
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!
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.
Photographer: Timothy Faust Photography//Reception Venue:Mountain Thunder Lodge//
Fall Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado
Today's post is all about Alison + Aaron: Fall Breckenridge Wedding at the Lodge and Spa with images courtesy of Timothy Faust Photography. We have worked with Tim over the years when we owned Petal and Bean, and it's no surprise to find his images on our blog. He does great work, and we're happy to share these images with you. You won't be disappointed in your images if you get to work with Tim. And, he's a Breck local, so he knows the best spots to catch the light around town. That's the beauty of working with locals. But, any good photographer will be able to anticipate light and make the best of what situation and setting they're in. That's what makes them professional. Ask us about creating a package with Tim or another local Summit County photographer.
Destination Wedding Venue: Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge
The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge is found along the old railway, Boreas Pass, and overlooks the Blue River valley. It has one of the largest decks around, and it's perfect for outdoor ceremonies. And, if it's blustery out, you can always opt to have the ceremony inside. Panoramic views await you if you choose this spot as your venue. But, if this one is already booked, and you're looking for another, then please contact us to create a custom package, where we'll guide you on the best spot that will suit your wants and needs. Thanks for stopping by, and checking out our blog!
I have known Alison for almost ten years. She had worked for the American Cancer Society which I volunteered to photograph their Hope on the Slopes Fundraiser in Breckenridge, Colorado for several years. I was delighted when she asked me to photographer her wedding this year. Alison and Aaron had a beautiful fall wedding on the back deck of the Lodge at Breckenridge overlooking the Ten Mile Range and Bald mountain. It was a gorgeous place for all the guests to watch the sunset from.
Photographer: Timothy Faust Photography//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Calvin Klein //Dress Designer:Dessy Bridesmaid Dresses//Dress Store: Little White Dress Bridal Shop//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men's Warehouse//Bridesmaid Dresses:Nordstrom's //Bakery:City Market//Invitation Designer: Nina Skaggs Design//Dress Store:The Little White Dress Bridal Shop//DJ: Standing Room Only//Officiant: Summit Celebrant//Floral Designer:Whole Foods Market//Event Venue:The Lodge at Breckenridge//
Whistler, British Columbia Mountain Elopement
Today's post is all about Amy + Adam: Rainbow Mountain Helicopter Elopement in Whistler, British Columbia with images courtesy of matdivad photography. This mountain top wedding is simply amazing and had to be shared. We get couples looking for unique ideas to celebrate their love, and only a handful of operations use helicopters in Colorado. I've driven through British Coumbia, but was much further north, putting my truck on a ferry to Juneau. The forest is a rainforest and is super wet, creating heavy maritime snows for resorts in the Pacific Northwest. If you love mountains as much as we do, you'll make the trip sometime to explore a moss-covered landscape mixture of mountains and ocean. It's so beautiful and worth it.
Adventure Weddings and Destination Elopements
You could actually get married in Colorado, and then head north to explore. Or, vice versa. Either way, if you the adventurous type and wants suggestions for planning a Colorado elopement or small wedding, then please contact us to learn if we can help you put together a custom wedding package. Some brides and grooms are mountain people are up for backcountry adventures as part of their wedding. Others are more urban and want refined luxuries, but with a mountainous setting. We know of great options for those, and we'd love to help you if you need it. Scroll the blog and then let us know what your dream day looks like.
Amy and Adam are true adventurists and wanted to get married in their own element. They spend vast amounts of time up in the mountains so it only makes sense for them to get married up there! They had a beautiful ceremony with some very touching vows to each other followed by a portrait session on the mountain.
Military Mountain Wedding
Today's post is all about Hilary + Josh: Vermont Mountain Wedding at Stowe, with images courtesy of Kathleen Landwehrle Photography. I've actually never skied the east coast, and haven't been there during the summer, but from the looks of these pics, it's definitely on the travel bucket list. While this blog is for the Breckenridge and Summit County area (Vail and Beaver Creek too), we love to share mountain weddings in other areas around the world. We appreciate all the wonderful images submitted and shared with our blog.
Destination Mountain Resort Venue Reception
This Vermont mountain wedding shows a ski resort setting with outside ceremony and reception room. This is what we would call a traditional wedding. I would think that folks are staying in the nearby lodge, whereas smaller, non-traditional events might not need a venue or room this size. We've worked with many different couples and all with different ideas for their big day. Mountain top wedding with nothing but friends and family standing around you? It can happen. Ceremony and then hop on skis to enjoy the day? Yep, we've helped families celebrate slopeside.
Whatever it is you're thinking of and don't know where to start, well, this is your blog. And we're your team. You could hire a full-service wedding planner and even have a day-of coordinator. We know the best around. But, not everyone needs or wants that. We can help you figure out what you need and what you don't. Please contact us to learn more. Thanks for stopping by!
Hilary and Josh picked the amazing Stowe Mountain lodge for their destination wedding before being stationed in Hawaii.
Breckenridge Wedding Photography
Today's post is all about Breckenridge Wedding Dreams Come True, a Testimonial, with images courtesy of Leisa Gibson Photography. This is a blog post that shares the thanks from a happy bride that we helped plan her Breckenridge wedding. Christie and Jeff chose us to help them put together a fun day, filled with snow, family and love. They carefully walked down the path to an overlook at Sapphire Point. If you've never heard of this spot, it's one of the most popular outdoor ceremony spots in Summit County. But, it does come with some risk, as there isn't any back up building nearby. Most couples brave the elements and embrace the uncertainty and go for it anyway. Clouds look great in pics, by the way, so don't let a few of those stop you. And, you usually get enough of a window that a fast-moving storm will blow through and you can have your ceremony still. That kind of stuff is what we'll talk you through and help you think about.
Custom Breckenridge Wedding Packages
We have put together some ideas for destination weddings, elopements and vow renewals. It could be just the two of you, or it could be a smaller group than a big, traditional wedding that you're used to. We like to do it different here in the mountains, and if you're open to standing in the blowing wind, amongst trees and family, then we can talk and put together an unforgettable day. We know lots of venues, vendors and activities that will keep your guests talking for years.
It's quite convenient for families to meet here in the Rockies, with Denver International Airport being less than two hours away. Weekends and holidays bring crowds, and delayed travel times, but that's ok, because if you've never driven I-70, it's beautiful the whole way. If you gotta get stuck on a highway, it might as well be that one! Enough from me. Please click here to be in touch and start planning your dream. Thanks for stopping by and reading our Breckenridge wedding blog!
From the couple:
Dina, We cannot thank you enough for all you did for us for our wedding. It was absolutely magical!! Everything, and I mean everything, turned out just as we envisioned it would be!! The weather was perfect, Sapphire Point was amazing (even Jeff was so happy we decided to do it there), the tourists were respectful, Tonda did an exceptional job with my hair and makeup, Breck Hair Salon made me feel like a princess, Leslie did a great job with our ceremony and we loved how she included our boys during the ceremony, Leisa was just phenomenal and laid back and we can not wait to see her photos, and my flowers….oh my heavens, Petal and Bean made my bouquet dreams come true!! They were just stunning and exactly what I wanted. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Our Colorado wedding could not have been more perfect. You all will hold a special place in our hearts, and one day we hope to call Colorado “home”.
Christie and Jeff Mason