{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Melissa + Jesse // Elk Ridge Ranch, Breckenridge, Colorado

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Just south of Breckenridge and over a mountain pass is the Elk Ridge Ranch.  An intimate venue with views of fourteen thousand foot peaks and a magnificent alpine valley.  This small wedding venue can be used alone, or with the tent right next to the house.

Melissa and Jesse were married at Elk Ridge Ranch, south of Breckenridge, Colorado.   [photo: Julie Harris Photography]

This wedding was published in the Knot magazine.  Clean lines, a bit of asian influence, and bold colors.

Orchids, ball lanterns and lounge furniture created an absolutely unique atmosphere for a mountain wedding.  We see a lot of rustic, wildflower themes (which is totally our area, we understand that), and it was nice to see a fresh approach to a small mountain wedding.

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The flowers for this wedding was created by Dina Sanchez of Creative Flowers Inc | Petal and Bean, a 17 year Breckenridge florist who has created hundreds of bridal bouquets.  She uses the best products available, has a wealth of resources and contacts from being a longtime professional wedding and special event floral decorator.

Melissa + Jesse // Featured in The Knot Magazine, Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  photo[julieharrisphotography.com]  |  Breckenridge wedding phtography

Melissa + Jesse // Featured in The Knot Magazine, Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  photo[julieharrisphotography.com]  |  Breckenridge wedding phtography

Melissa + Jesse // Featured in The Knot Magazine, Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  photo[julieharrisphotography.com]  |  Breckenridge wedding phtography

Melissa + Jesse // Featured in The Knot Magazine, Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  photo[julieharrisphotography.com]  |  Breckenridge wedding phtography

Melissa + Jesse // Featured in The Knot Magazine, Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  photo[julieharrisphotography.com]  |  Breckenridge wedding phtography

Melissa + Jesse // Featured in The Knot Magazine, Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  photo[julieharrisphotography.com]  |  Breckenridge wedding phtography

Melissa + Jesse // Featured in The Knot Magazine, Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  photo[julieharrisphotography.com]  |  Breckenridge wedding phtography

Melissa + Jesse // Featured in The Knot Magazine, Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  photo[julieharrisphotography.com]  |  Breckenridge wedding phtography

Melissa + Jesse // Featured in The Knot Magazine, Breckenridge, Colorado. | photo[julieharrisphotography.com] | Breckenridge wedding phtography

Melissa + Jesse // Featured in The Knot Magazine, Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  photo[julieharrisphotography.com]  |  Breckenridge wedding phtography

Melissa + Jesse // Featured in The Knot Magazine, Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  photo[julieharrisphotography.com]  |  Breckenridge wedding phtography

Melissa + Jesse // Featured in The Knot Magazine, Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  photo[julieharrisphotography.com]  |  Breckenridge wedding phtography

Melissa + Jesse // Featured in The Knot Magazine, Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  photo[julieharrisphotography.com]  |  Breckenridge wedding phtography

Melissa + Jesse // Featured in The Knot Magazine, Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  photo[julieharrisphotography.com]  |  Breckenridge wedding phtography

Melissa + Jesse // Featured in The Knot Magazine, Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  photo[julieharrisphotography.com]  |  Breckenridge wedding phtography

 

Melissa + Jesse // Featured in The Knot Magazine, Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  photo[julieharrisphotography.com]  |  Breckenridge wedding phtography

Melissa + Jesse // Featured in The Knot Magazine, Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  photo[julieharrisphotography.com]  |  Breckenridge wedding phtography

Melissa + Jesse // Featured in The Knot Magazine, Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  photo[julieharrisphotography.com]  |  Breckenridge wedding phtography

Melissa + Jesse // Featured in The Knot Magazine, Breckenridge, Colorado.  |  photo[julieharrisphotography.com]  |  Breckenridge wedding phtography

// VENDORS

Elk Ridge Ranch  [renttheranch.com]

Julie Harris  [julieharrisphotography.com]

Creative Flowers Inc | Petal and Bean  [petalandbean.com]  >> Click here to see this vendor's listing

Harvest Catering  [harvest-catering.com]   >> Click here to see this vendor's listing

[HOW TO] Plan your Wedding Flowers, a Step by Step guide – Part 3

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The following is part 2 of 3 in a Wedding Floral Planning blog series by the Flower Maven, Dina Sanchez of Creative Flowers Inc | Petal and Bean, a 17 year Breckenridge flower shop owner.  Dina has created custom bridal bouquets for over 1,000 weddings in her professional career as a florist.

Last week we discussed selecting your florist.  This week lets finalize the details!

Custom made bouquet for a fall wedding at the Keystone Ranch in Keystone, Colorado  |  photo[stevetinettiphoto.com]

Step 7 -  Finalize the details.

In my experience, no bride can be 100% sure at her initial consultation on what the final order will be.  There are usually options to be considered and may want to make changes.  Important decisions should be made three months before the wedding, leave a little room for creativity, but be sure to check when final decisions must be made by.

Step 8 - One month before.

Call your florist and review the final number of table centerpieces, guest count, and total number of boutonnieres and corsages.  Confirm times for delivery and set-up for flowers, arrival of photographer and provide phone numbers for any key contacts, planners or day of helpers.

Step 9 - On your wedding day.

Relax and enjoy!  You've employed a professional florist and you can now carry your personalized, customized bridal bouquet on your wedding day.  Enjoy the beauty of their artistry and expertise.  Make sure that someone dries the stems of the bouquets before walking down the aisle.  Schedule photographs soon before or directly after the ceremony to avoid wilting.

*Photo courtesy of Steve Tinetti Photography.  And be sure to check out his blog, "where soft pillows and purple monkeys await."