Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography While we know and love Summit County weddings the best (yes, we are biased), we are happy to share photos from Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado, with images courtesy of Elevate Photography. Yes, we have interesting names for some of these venues and I just had to look up some information about this one. Looks like we have a bit of a history lesson here.

Local lore says the Native Americans named Devil's Thumb, a rocky outcropping on the Continental Divide that towers high above the Ranch. Warring Ute and Arapahoe tribes settled their differences in the area and "buried the devil" but left his thumb exposed to remind them of the evils of war.

So, in addition to the craggy rocks in the area, there are a set of structures on site that can be used for the various events that families and friends are brought here for. Not only can you come during the summer or winter for daily activities, you can rent the space out for weddings.

The most recent addition to our facilities, the 4,200 square foot High Lonesome Barn, was painstakingly reconstructed from a Civil War-era Ohio barn and features breathtaking East-facing views of the Continental Divide and is perfectly suited for weddings of up to 350 guests.

If you're considering this or another venue for your destination wedding in Colorado, then please contact us to learn how we can help you save time and money by putting together a team of qualified and experienced vendors. We have over 20 years of experiences in various venues, and over 1,000 weddings under our belt. You can keep searching if you, or you can get the party started right now. Go here to stop stressing and start planning your dream wedding!

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Veronica + Brandon: Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado | Image: Elevate Photography

Photographer:  Elevate Photography//Floral Designer:Anna Bjerke//Reception Venue: Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa//DJ: JAMMIN' DJs//Event Designer: Love This Day Events//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA

There is a magic in the mountain areas, and this photoblog shows Elise and Aaron and their Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, California courtesy of Amy Atkins Photography. Towering cliff faces with a waterfall hundreds of feet in the air, tall evergreens and friends and family made this day complete. Read the full album story below and see what this gathering was all about! If you're from California and are looking for a central location in the US, then you should definitely consider the Rockies. Less than two hours from Denver International Airport and you're into world-class ski areas found near Colorado mountain towns of Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone, Silverthorne, Vail and Beaver Creek.

Please contact us to learn more about planning your destination wedding, create an all-inclusive package (we're still building those, vendors get in touch to see if you're the right fit), and be sure to submit your engagement, elopement, wedding or vow renewal. Thanks for reading!

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

This beautiful wedding was between two nature-loving, outdoorsy, and adventurous love birds in a ceremony and reception to match. The wedding ceremony took place in the beautiful Glacier Point in Yosemite, CA. The weather was perfect and the view was nothing short of breathtaking.

Having a backdrop of Half Dome (which is also where the couple got engaged - on the TOP of Half Dome!) and one of Yosemite's famous waterfalls was the perfect vision for this pair. Most of the details were put together by friends and family. Her mother used Pinterest to gather ideas and create perfect and colorful details.

They also arranged flowers after picking them up from the Los Angeles Flower Mart. Their subtle inspiration was from the wedding "UP". It was the first movie they saw together as a couple. Between the bottle caps, and the beautiful colors it was inspired by the movie that looked more grown up and chic.

Shoes were Nike and Toms. Each of the boys had their names (or nick names) customized on their shoes thanks you Nike ID shoes online. Elise wore TOMS in a sparkle blue to continue the tradition of "something blue". Something old AND borrowed was 120 year old vintage glamour veil that has been handed down in the family since it's original owner (as engraved on the little metal piece on the veil).

The Reception at Wawona Hotel in the Sun Room was intimate and certainly preserved the vintage hotel's antique details. The reception was casual with an open bar, fun games, golfing, and only the best family and friends. The bean bag toss was created with the couple in mind - hand painted and glossed by the bride's mom and dad. Father and daughter had so many incredible memories together in Yosemite.

It was certainly a moment they cherished with much emotion as they danced and remembered all the times they had come here camping before. Guests enjoyed catered food exclusive from the Wawona Hotel. The desserts with included as well. Elise is a vegetarian so the yummy options were catered to the meat loving and veggies loving guests.

The cake toppers were a vintage pair of love bunnies. The cake was a buttercream yellow frosting tiered on wooden logs to match the scene outside. The cake was picked up from a local Safeway bakery department. Guests left with mason jars of hand-made blueberry muffin mix with instructions on how to enjoy Aaron & Elise's favorite breakfast.

To end it off...that night was the night of the Super Moon! The shot we got at moon-rise looked more like a sun-rise because of the beautiful brightness that it created.

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Elise + Aaron: Glacier Point Wedding in Yosemite, CA | Amy Atkins Photography

Photographer:  Amy Atkins Photography//Floral Designer:LA Flower Mart//Dress Designer: La Soie Bridal//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men's Warehouse //Fashion Designer: Nike//Shoes: TOMS.com//Ceremony Location:Wawona Hotel//Other Location:Yosemite National Park//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Lauren + Brian Lodge & Spa Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado // Photos by Lisa Anne Photography

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This week we have a sweet summer wedding by LisaAnne Photography. This wedding was hosted by a couple with a big heart. Lauren and Brian's theme for their wedding was designed around "giving back" to others. From Toms shoes for the bride to guests donating to the Waldo Canyon Wildfire fund. Read all about it on LisaAnne Photography's blog! Lauren + Brain Lodge and Spa Breckenridge Wedding-1

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Lauren and Brian make the most adorable couple!

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Isn't the view from The Lodge and Spa spectacular?

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Leslie Ross from Summit Celebrant officiated the wedding.

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In keeping with the giving back theme the bride wore Toms shoes and her bouquet also included paper flowers from newspapers with articles about the Waldo Canyon Wildfire.

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Lauren + Brain Lodge and Spa Breckenridge Wedding

Is The Lodge and Spa on your venue list for your wedding? Contact us to learn more about how you can get an all inclusive wedding package with The Lodge and Spa as your venue.

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Cori + Chris Sapphire Point Wedding // Photos by Brian Kraft

Brian Kraft captured some incredible images of this gorgeous couple, Cori and Chris who tied the knot at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge. This wedding wasn't the 100+ guests that are hosted at some of the larger venues in our area. It was just Cori and Chris's parents who witnessed them say their vows on top of one of Summit County's most magnificent vistas.  Cori and Chris chose this perfect spot to say "I do" and then celebrate with friends and family in Denver. Dina from Petal and Bean did the wedding flowers and planning for this small and sweet affair. Cori + Chris Sapphire Point wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado

Photographer Brian Kraft took them to Lake Dillon to grab some shots on the shoreline before heading up to Sapphire Point.

Cori + Chris Sapphire Point wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado

Cori + Chris Sapphire Point wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado

Cori + Chris Sapphire Point wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado

Cori + Chris Sapphire Point wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado

Cori + Chris Sapphire Point wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado

Cori + Chris Sapphire Point wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado

Cori + Chris Sapphire Point wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado

Cori + Chris Sapphire Point wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado

Cori + Chris Sapphire Point wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado

Cori + Chris Sapphire Point wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado

Cori + Chris Sapphire Point wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado

Cori + Chris Sapphire Point wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado

Cori + Chris Sapphire Point wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado

Cori + Chris Sapphire Point wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado

Cori + Chris Sapphire Point wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado

Just the couple's parents came along for the nuptials.

Cori + Chris Sapphire Point wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado

Cori + Chris Sapphire Point wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado

Once you take the short walk to the point, you can see panoramic views of Dillion Reservoir and the Ten Mile Range.  Sapphire Point is easily accessible for wedding guests along Swan Mountain Road between Breckenridge and Keystone. If you're interested in having your small wedding or elopement at Sapphire Point give us a call at 970 547 0018 or click here to see our contact information.

Wildflowers in front of Ten Mile Station, Breckenridge wedding venue

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In the foreground you see wildflowers in front Ten Mile Station, Breckenridge wedding venue on Peak 9 at the ski area.  There are literally thousands of them in front of the building, and in a huge patch out in the circular driveway.  Not every venue is lucky enough to have these kinds of wildflowers, in that sheer number, out the front door.  There are also large hanging baskets that are hung. If you're looking for help finding a venue, booking other vendors and bringing your vision together, then please contact us to learn more.  We are helping brides plan their dream destination wedding in Breckenridge and the Vail Valley.  As a mountain-based wedding planner we are able to share our local expertise and solve any situations using our creative online resource to produce magnificent mountain weddings.  

[Sneak Peek] Emily + John in Breckenridge, Colorado

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We're busy behind the curtain, getting things ready for BreckWeddings.com version 2.0, so thanks for your patience with our posting  pattern.  I'm always available via phone or email for immediate planning assistance, so please contact us with any ideas that you want help with. This image is a sneak peek from Emily and John's wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado.  This wedding was up at the V3 Ranch, managed by Paragon Lodging.  You'll definitely want to see the details that were put into this event.

[Sneak Peek] Emily + John in Breckenridge, Colorado | photo[applesandorangesphotography.com]

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A collection of winter bridal bouquets from the Flower Maven.

In this blog post, I've put together a collection of winter bridal bouquets from the Flower Maven.  That's Dina.  I'm usually behind the lens, capturing these beauties up close before sending them out the door to be held in the hands of a bride.  We know and understand that your bouquet can be one of the most important parts of your wedding.  It's you, and your style in a tight little bundle.  Or a loose and fun, wildflower-inspired bouquet.  

Breckenridge is a popular spot for summer weddings, but more couples are finding out how much fun a winter wedding can be.  Let us help you find your style and keep it as stress-free as possible.  And, to make it real easy, I've put together all the personal flowers over the past few months.  Which one is your favorite?  

Please share this collection of bouquets with someone that needs some flowery inspiration for their wedding, and be sure to contact us to have help you with your bouquet, planning and all the details.  We're the problem solvers you've been looking for!

A collection of winter bridal bouquets from the Flower Maven.

A collection of winter bridal bouquets from the Flower Maven.

A collection of winter bridal bouquets from the Flower Maven.

A collection of winter bridal bouquets from the Flower Maven.

A collection of winter bridal bouquets from the Flower Maven.

A collection of winter bridal bouquets from the Flower Maven.

A collection of winter bridal bouquets from the Flower Maven.

A collection of winter bridal bouquets from the Flower Maven.

A collection of winter bridal bouquets from the Flower Maven.

A collection of winter bridal bouquets from the Flower Maven.

A collection of winter bridal bouquets from the Flower Maven.

A collection of winter bridal bouquets from the Flower Maven.

A collection of winter bridal bouquets from the Flower Maven.

A collection of winter bridal bouquets from the Flower Maven.

A collection of winter bridal bouquets from the Flower Maven.