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
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//
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.
Piney River Ranch Styled Shoot
Today's post is all about Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail with images courtesy of Elizabeth Cryan Photography. This story is part of a lot of people's childhood memories, so it's no surprise that it was finally turned into a theme for a styled shoot. And Piney River Ranch is a raw and wild place that fits perfectly for the story. I am so happy to share it with you, so if you enjoy it too, please share it with someone else who will get a kick out of seeing this as a wedding theme!
Vail, Colorado Wedding & Event Venue
Last week's post was a real wedding at this off-the-beaten-path event venue, so click here if you missed it. Summer is in full swing in the mountains, and that's when Piney can shine in all its glory. You see, if you're not familiar, this venue becomes inaccessible during the winter months. Please contact us to learn more about Piney and other possibilities for a destination wedding in the Vail and Beaver Creek area. And if small and intimate is more your style, we're helping a lot of couples elope to Breckenridge and Summit County for romantic getaways. We are the romance specialists for the Rocky Mountains, so please click here to let us know all about your ideas and how we can help you best. Thanks for reading!
Each season we discover unique clients that enjoy expressing themselves through their wedding day. As wedding professionals we often dream of how we would describe ourselves in a unique way to show future clients that we can work with them to get outside the typical wedding box. We love taking something seemingly so ordinary and turning it into an extraordinary experience. This is where our idea for a Where the Wild Things Are photoshoot began.
We wanted to take a childhood story we all know and love and find a way to turn it into a love story. One you could center your wedding on, pulling out layers of details that make the touching words and details of the book carry throughout.
We wanted to incorporate many of these scenes from the book, as well as pull in lines from the story to tuck into each scene. From Max’s bedroom growing into the world all around him, to him sailing to some far off land to find his wild thing.
Max is made king and makes his wild thing his queen. Their entire day is spent in the wilderness, embracing the beautiful scenery around them. Layering in details of leathers and fur, hinting that the wild things are close by.
From the wild picked florals to the hair and bark and feather details in our cake. We cared the beautiful and playful details throughout this wedding. Ending our day of extraordinary adventure with a wild rumpus. And as Max and his bride awake to find they have returned home, they realized they were where someone loved them the most.
Photographer: Elizabeth Cryan Photography//Dress Designer:D'Lola Couture//Cinema and Video: 4th Kind Entertainment//Invitation Designer: Anthologie Press//Jewelry: Ashley Schenkein Jewelry Design//Floral Designer: Bella Calla//Apparel:Brackish Bowties //Model:Garrett Kidd//Cake Designer: Kelley Kakes//Event Planner: MAG Events//Model:Olivia Ritchie//Veils and headpieces: Opam inc//: Patina Preferred: A Vintage Rental Boutique//Reception Venue: Piney River Ranch LLC//Makeup Artist: The Parlour Fort Collins//
Steamboat Springs, Colorado Wedding
Today's post is all about Natalie + Sean: Colorado Elopement in Steamboat Springs with images courtesy of Kari Geha Photography. We apologize for the delay in postings. Technical difficulties were incurred at the home base operation. Our CPU just hasn't been running right ever since we upgraded to Windows 10. Enough on that, so let's move on to the love and beauty that you'll find in the following photographs. It's a small and sweet mountain gathering in Steamboat. That area gets covered, but doesn't have a huge surrounding of other towns like Breck does, but nevertheless thought it deserved a showing on our mountain wedding blog that's all about unique towns and settings in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. We hope you enjoy our blog and the posts for inspiration and be sure to check out our vendor directory to see what local business folk are supporting this site. If you're a vendor and want to show up on this niche site that's geared towards couples planning weddings, elopements and other mountain love stories, then please contact us and go here to get started with your listing.
Bohemian Mountain Wedding Elopement
Simple and carefree are definitely vibes I get when I look at these pics. The smoke bombs in the fields for dramatic effect is just a fun effect. Try something different and be silly. Make it fun and make memories. It's your day and being surrounded by friends and families should be the most important part. The rest is just filler. Ask us to help you save time and money when you pick a package that we've put together. And no need to fret if you don't see one that's totally what you're looking for. We customize a lot of events for our couples, so please contact us to get started today! Thanks for reading and thanks to all our vendors and photographers who support this site through their listings and submissions.
Through the Colorado outdoors and the sport of snowboarding, these two bonded and fell in love. A relaxed couple with a relaxed wedding. It was beyond stress free, but did not lack any beauty.
These two eloped with a few friends and family to Steamboat Springs, CO.
They rented a cabin in the mountains, where everyone that attended the wedding, also were housed. Her mother and grandmother made all of the food for everyone, and it was delicious, homemade.
They put on a corn hole tournament for everyone up until 10 minutes to ceremony! Her mother even fashioned a flower crown right before she walked down the "aisle". Getting married on the steps of the cabin, their backdrop was beyond stunning.
After exchanging vows, we had a photo adventure, complete with smoke bombs and bottle rockets (and a fire extinguisher group nearby!). The rest of the night consisted of sitting around the fire and watching deer, and having drinks with friends and family.
It was a beautiful DIY elopement!*all food, attire, hair, makeup, decor was done by the family. No outside vendors*
Adventure Travel and Destination Wedding Inspiration
Today's post is about Maja + Patrick: Iceland Wedding in Harjumaa, with images courtesy of M&J Studios. This is a continuation of M&J Studios submissions via Two Bright Lights that had me day dreaming about wandering the beaches of Iceland. Please click here to see another set of dramatic photos from this beautiful land. Mountain people are pretty much done with winter about now, but are still stuck with a few more weeks of snow and graupel while the temps get higher and the rivers fill with snowmelt. Lots of the mountain tribes migrate west to Moab, Glen Canyon / Lake Powell or Zion. You might've heard of Bryce Canyon, and those places are right around six hours (maybe a little more for some of these) of driving away from Breckenridge. So, it's actually plausible to think of a mountain wedding in Colorado and then escape to the desert for a honeymoon. Ask us about where we've been and we can steer you in the right place to explore and enjoy.
Waterfalls, Beaches and Icebergs
The icebergs on the beach and terrain in this blog reminded me of some time I spent on a NOLS course in Patagonia, wandering the beaches near the Campo del Hielo Sur, or southern ice field. We paddled away from the glacier we were dropped near, and ice bergs calved from the main sheet of ice drifted with the ebb and flow of the tide through the Chilean archipelago. Iceland looks intriguing and I even know of a college buddy who rode his fat bike through Iceland recently. Whatever mountains you choose, we hope you have a wonderful day full of love. If you're considering an adventure in the Breckenridge area and don't know where to start, please contact us to learn more how we can help you plan an elopement, wedding or vow renewal in our mountainous terrain. There are no ice bergs, but we do have waterfalls and beaches. Kind of, on the beach part. At a few lakes anyway. Thanks for reading!
First thing what comes up in my mind when thinking about Maja and Patrick are they were just so brave! Iceland is a magical natural wonder out of this world, it can take your breath away in every corner but will put you in a test as well. We agreed right away if in case it’s rainy and too windy we will keep the second day as a back-up. The wedding day was so fiercely windy, like nothing I have felt before and when looking back to those photos I truly think Maja and Patrick are one of the bravest couples I’ve ever had. We really fought with the weather, my lenses were constantly full of black sand and it was hard to move on the beach. But, it was so rewarding to see the most happy faces when we ended up on the iceberg fields so called “ice lagoon” in the end of our first day.We drove more than 800km in two days in southern part of Iceland.
After every corner the veil of dreams was lifted and we thought this is the mother of core beauty of all. Raw, clean, pure, you feel so small in it that it must be one of the most magical places to get married on earth. Mostly we were just improvising, exploring new places and places I’ve been before, not in a hurry, just enjoying it all despite the weather. Memorable days to remember forever. I’m so happy that I was able to be there with you, Maja and Patrick.Words from the couple:“We fell in love with Iceland for its romantic melancholy scenery – and its neutrality: with our families being spread all over the world (in China, Germany and the UK) it was impossible to include everybody, so a private wedding followed by receptions seemed the fairest way. Plus, this way we got to follow the wedding with the honeymoon right away!
Iceland turned out to be the perfect destination – so much more breathtaking in person, every turn of the road brought us to new, spectacular views. In fact we were so enamoured we drove 800km over the two wedding days ever in search of new vistas (which Mait so beautifully captured!) and we already can’t wait to go back.”
We did have a lovely florist, who was recommended to us by our lovely AirBnb hosts - she was so friendly and enthusiastic, I e-mailed her a photo of the dress and she made the bouquet to match, and made a hair clip and boutonniere as a gift.
My shoes (both the heels and the booties) were Vivienne Westwood x Melissa. The vintage coat was from my mother in law. Patrick's whole outfit (not that anyone ever cares about the poor groom haha) was Hugo Boss with shoes from Ted Baker.And we chose Iceland because we just loved the unearthly, dramatic landscapes, and because being multi-racial, our families are spread all over the globe... and we decided to have the wedding private, with local receptions to follow as a way to not exclude anyone.
Colorado Winter Wedding
Today's post is a sneak peek from Shannon + Sandy: Winter Wedding Elopement in Breckenridge, Colorado with images courtesy of Carl Scofield Photography. We have had a busy winter of helping couples plan elopements and small weddings in Breck. Carl worked with this couples and their small group and found an intimate spot in the woods to exchange vows. Carl, the photographer, and Leslie, the officiant are both longtime locals that we've known for many years. They are both avid skiers, but did not don skis for this ceremony, although both are hardy mountain people that are two worthy considerations when having your wedding during the deep of winter in the Rocky Mountains. Bridal bouquet and personal flowers were created by Petal and Bean, our former shop that is one of our preferred vendors to work with.
Elope to Breckenridge
We are working on putting together blogs from the couples that we helped. Many of them chose our simple package that we put together for them. Please click here to see the packages that we offer. Once you're ready, please click here to contact us to start the process. If you've submitted weddings via Two Bright Lights, or via email, thanks for being patient with us on posting them, as we had some technical details to sort out at the beginning of the year. Thanks for reading and stopping by!