8 Reasons You Need To Elope to Breckenridge, Colorado

8 Reasons You Need To Elope to Breckenridge, Colorado | Brian Kraft Photography

8 Reasons You Need To Elope to Breckenridge, Colorado | Brian Kraft Photography

Rocky Mountain Wedding Elopement

The decision to elope comes fairly natural for some couples. There’s no doubt - an intimate, stress free day with just the two of you (or with a small number of your closest friends and family in tow) is exactly what you both want!

Then there are those who still need motivation, so we’re here to share 8 Reasons You Need to Elope to Breckenridge, Colorado. We agree, the idea of planning a wildly adventurous romantic elopement is exciting and thrilling. The idea of it being just the two of you to enjoy other intimately is insanely romantic. No distractions. Minimal stress. A cozy atmosphere and absolutely zero fuss. Sound good? Keep reading.

When planning our own wedding, we desperately wanted to elope. For a million reasons, those stars didn’t align for us - and that’s OKAY - but that doesn’t stop us from being wildly passionate about them! What we love most about elopements is that we can focus on just two people.

And YOU can just focus on each other. .

customized Mountain Romance

Here at SMW, our job isn’t just to create beautiful images & heirloom films in pretty places - although it’s definitely cool that we get to do exactly that! Your wedding day should be a reflection of the two of you, and we’re here to help you curate your own custom elopement or intimate wedding package that fits you best. You’ll work directly with us (or occasionally one of our associates!) for your photos + video, and then we’ll help you get set up with all the rest - reserving your florist and officiant, scouting your ceremony location, and providing valuable recommendations for much more.

8 Reasons You Need To Elope to Breckenridge, Colorado

8 Reasons You Need To Elope to Breckenridge, Colorado

We’ll start with you getting ready - those details like slipping into your dress or tying your tie. After that, your day together can unfold any number of ways. You'll be spending the day getting (and then being!) married - what else we do is up to you! We can travel around to your favorite hiking trail or through town for the best photo opportunities, possibly even strolling the colorful Victorian buildings on Main Street and stopping to eat crepes or drink a local beer. We will work with you to make your day perfectly reflective of you and just as importantly, fun and stress-free.

Adventure Weddings

As part of your mountain elopement experience, think about if you'd like to ski in the winter or learn how to fly fish in the summer. Consider some extra details like spa services - a couples massage scheduled for the day after the wedding? YES PLEASE.

During the winter months you can go dog sledding, snowmobiling and of course, skiing and snowboarding. Or, the summer is amazing with endless trails for hiking, mountain biking and exploring. The possibilities are truly endless.

Splendor Living Room Package

Splendor Living Room Package

Splendor Hot Tub Package

Splendor Hot Tub Package

8 Reasons You Need to Elope to Breck (and choose Summit mountain weddings to help!)

Finally, in an easy, bulleted list - why you need to start planning your Breckenridge elopement with us.

  1. A Luxury Rental Home is yours for five nights. It will be your lodging, and the location for the Ceremony & Dinner

  2. You get help with your Timeline Creation. For such a small event, no day-of coordinator is necessary, but planning and organizing is.

  3. Vendor Relations. We will help you keeping track of who does what, and any customizations you request from your vendor team.

  4. Flowery details. Final touches include a Bridal Bouquet, Boutonniere and the ambiance of the Fireplace Mantle Decor.

  5. The Pics. You'll want to cherish the day with images from a Professional Photographer. Scheduled shoot time is 4 hours.

  6. A ceremony of your choosing. Religious or not, we will provide official Officiant Services to facilitate the moment.

  7. The Noms. Who wouldn't want a Private Chef cooking for them on the night of their wedding?

  8. The Wedding Cake. Choose a traditional cake, or we can come up with something sweet that will definitely be a treat for both of you.

Elopement Celebration Brian Craft Image

Elopement Celebration Brian Craft Image

Hilary + Josh: Vermont Mountain Wedding at Stowe

Hilary + Josh: Vermont Mountain Wedding at Stowe | Image: Kathleen Landwehrle Photography

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 + Josh: Vermont Mountain Wedding at Stowe | Image: Kathleen Landwehrle Photography

Hilary + Josh: Vermont Mountain Wedding at Stowe | Image: Kathleen Landwehrle Photography

Hilary + Josh: Vermont Mountain Wedding at Stowe | Image: Kathleen Landwehrle Photography

Hilary + Josh: Vermont Mountain Wedding at Stowe | Image: Kathleen Landwehrle Photography

Hilary and Josh picked the amazing Stowe Mountain lodge for their destination wedding before being stationed in Hawaii.

Hilary + Josh: Vermont Mountain Wedding at Stowe | Image: Kathleen Landwehrle Photography

Hilary + Josh: Vermont Mountain Wedding at Stowe | Image: Kathleen Landwehrle Photography

Hilary + Josh: Vermont Mountain Wedding at Stowe | Image: Kathleen Landwehrle Photography

Hilary + Josh: Vermont Mountain Wedding at Stowe | Image: Kathleen Landwehrle Photography

Hilary + Josh: Vermont Mountain Wedding at Stowe | Image: Kathleen Landwehrle Photography

Hilary + Josh: Vermont Mountain Wedding at Stowe | Image: Kathleen Landwehrle Photography

Hilary + Josh: Vermont Mountain Wedding at Stowe | Image: Kathleen Landwehrle Photography

Hilary + Josh: Vermont Mountain Wedding at Stowe | Image: Kathleen Landwehrle Photography

Hilary + Josh: Vermont Mountain Wedding at Stowe | Image: Kathleen Landwehrle Photography

Hilary + Josh: Vermont Mountain Wedding at Stowe | Image: Kathleen Landwehrle Photography

Hilary + Josh: Vermont Mountain Wedding at Stowe | Image: Kathleen Landwehrle Photography

Hilary + Josh: Vermont Mountain Wedding at Stowe | Image: Kathleen Landwehrle Photography

Photographer:  Kathleen Landwehrle Photography//Event Designer: schoolhouse garden//Event Venue: Stowe Mtn Lodge//

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Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California

Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California | Image: Cean One Studios

California Ski Resort Wedding

Today's post is about Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California, with images courtesy of Cean One Studios. This was a submission that came in via Two Bright Lights. I had to say yes and share these photos with you. You see, I've been to the Lake Tahoe area (during an epic 20 day snowstorm many moons ago with five foot tall snowdrifts in the middle and sides of the street, but that's another story), but I haven't made it to Mammoth yet. I've seen plenty of pics with the raw peaks in the background as some snowboarder or skier rips a line down a field of powder. If you've skied Colorado's powder that's a few inches, well, good for you. In California, it comes down in feet. Bring your snorkel.

And, similar to the Breckenridge Ski Resort having the highest chairlift in Colorado and the country, "Mammoth is the highest ski resort in California and is notable for the unusually large amount of snowfall it receives compared to other Eastern Sierra peaks—about 400" annually—due to its location in a low gap in the Sierra crest." If you're a mountain lover and haven't been to California yet, well then, now is the time to add that state to your bucket list.

Winter Destination Wedding

Plan your engagement photo session in Colorado and get married in California. Or, vice versa. It's up to you. Please contact us to learn more about how we can customize a wedding package for your surprise proposal, destination wedding, or vow renewal. We're all about the mountain love and want to help you save time and money. That's why we started this blog. To share stories about weddings in the mountain towns of Summit County and the Vail Valley, but there's too many fun mountain venues and locations out there to just limit ourselves all the time. So, thanks for stopping by and please let us know if you see a package that's close to what you want, but it's not quite there. We tweak them all the time, so consider them a starting point. Let's talk soon.

Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California | Image: Cean One Studios

Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California | Image: Cean One Studios

Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California | Image: Cean One Studios

Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California | Image: Cean One Studios

Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California | Image: Cean One Studios

It's not everyday we get to photograph couples in such a stunning and unique location as Mammoth Mountain. We had quite a journey getting to the wedding venue and had such a great time once we were there with Brandi and Jake. Their love for each other is undeniable!
 
Everyone were real troopers in the snow as we shot their romantics and wedding party portraits on the top of the icy mountain.
 
The venue and views were so breathtaking and Brandi and Jake were so creative with all of the wedding details. We loved seeing their personal touches throughout the day, including a guestbook with their engagement photos, gorgeous paper goods by Joanne Monroe for Cloud Nine Paper, their favorite flowers, custom napkins, and the brown bear cake toppers by Sue were not to be missed!
 
Special thanks to Holly from HMC Event Solutions and Darla, our Mammoth contact were fabulous to work with and the wedding went off without a hitch. We were so impressed by how seamless everything was, sending hugs and a major Thank You to everyone involved. Brandi and Jake, we wish you two the absolute best.

Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California | Image: Cean One Studios

Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California | Image: Cean One Studios

Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California | Image: Cean One Studios

Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California | Image: Cean One Studios

Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California | Image: Cean One Studios Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California | Image: Cean One Studios

Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California | Image: Cean One Studios

Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California | Image: Cean One Studios

Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California | Image: Cean One Studios

Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California | Image: Cean One Studios

Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California | Image: Cean One Studios

Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California | Image: Cean One Studios

Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California | Image: Cean One Studios

Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California | Image: Cean One Studios

Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California | Image: Cean One Studios

Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California | Image: Cean One Studios

Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California | Image: Cean One Studios

Brandi + Jake: Mammoth Mountain Wedding in California | Image: Cean One Studios

Photographer:  Cean One Studios//Reception Venue: Mammoth Mountain Ski Area//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Beaver Creek, Colorado Lodge and Wedding Venue

If you're into mountainside settings, you're going to love today's post about Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado with images courtesy of JoPhoto. The Vail Valley is full of beautiful lodges and spots that are perfect for mountain nuptials, and Avon and Beaver Creek has its own feel and is different from the scene in Vail Village. You might say that some are fancier than some of the settings in Summit County, and for the right couple, it's the right place.

Vail Valley Wedding Package

If you're looking into the Breckenridge area for your destination wedding, then I strongly urge you to take a few minutes and explore the Vail Valley options. If you're not sure where to even start, but love what you see, then please contact us to learn how we can help you put together a package that works for you. We've been to many of the lodges and venues and know lots of vendors that service these mountain set ups. Ask me about setting you up with a winter getaway where you ski the trees on Grouse Mountain before hopping around the towns and seeing the options. Make your wedding planning fun. Thanks for reading.

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

ALBUM STORY

This is a Colorado wedding at The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch! This Beaver Creek wedding in the Colorado mountains is full of natural details and a gorgeous mountain backdrop. Erika and Chris got married on Sept. 6, 2014, on the Skier Bridge Lawn. During the winter, Skier Bridge is covered in snow and thousands of skiers float across it. During the summer and early fall, it serves as a beautiful Beaver Creek wedding ceremony site.

Erik and Chris live in Alabama, and Chris’s family has a winter home in Beaver Creek. This sweet couple often visited Beaver Creek while they were dating, so the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch was the perfect venue for their destination mountain wedding in Colorado!

Erika’s wedding gown was from Neiman-Marcus, hair makeup was by W Salon, and flowers were by Sweet Pea Designs. Calligraphy was by Debi-Lynn and invitations were by Paper Paraphernalia in Knoxville, TN. The live band Raising Cain rocked the reception!

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Photographer:  JoPhoto//Dress Store: Neiman Marcus Bridal Salon//Caterer: The Ritz-Carlton//Floral Designer: Sweet Pea Designs, Inc.//Event Venue:The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch//Hair Stylist:W Salon//

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Clear-topped rental tent used at a wedding reception at luxury private home rental, Rubywood.

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