A little spring weather in the mountains drew the clouds closer to the lake, and snow started to fall during this cozy outdoor winter wedding at Sapphire Point.Read More
When you've been engaged for 3 of the 5 years you've been together, an intimate wedding can be the perfect way to celebrate! The Rocky Mountains in Colorado provided a beautiful backdrop for this couple's springtime wedding ceremony.Read More
Couples that end up spending their lives in Colorado sometimes get their beginnings in other states. That's part of why we accepted images from today's post from nuptials of Lauren + Daniel: Bat Cave North Carolina Wedding at The Camp, with images courtesy of Revival Photography. I've shared stories of couples scheduling post-wedding photo shoots, vow renewals and engagements while the actual marriage took place elsewhere.
For me, if your heart is in Colorado, then I believe your love and your story has a place on this blog. Photographers, please go here to learn how you can submit your real weddings. Brides, I'd love to share more real wedding planning stories that are behind-the-scenes type of stuff, your proposal video, or even some other tidbit of planning advice. Please click here to submit your stories or to contact us to start planning your destination wedding.
“The rustic location was perfect for a rather small wedding, away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. We love the location of The Camp because it was a unique and fun environment where our wedding party and guests could enjoy themselves while celebrating a special union. The rustic location was very fitting when the weather took an interesting turn; storms starting at 5:30 a.m., a landslide that knocked the power out creating a powerless ceremony indoors, a bat flying through the gym during the candle and flashlight lit ceremony. When it comes to planning a wedding, you have to be flexible and laugh it off when things don't go as planned, like when the marriage license caught on fire! The cake was made to look like an aspen tree which is significant because we were moving to Colorado where aspen trees are prevalent and it reflects our love of the outdoors. Even the beer selection was significant-one NC beer and one from CO to show were we have been and where we were going.” – Lauren
Photographer: Revival Photography//Makeup Artist:Alisa Piatt//Cake Designer: Icing on the Cake//Caterer:Luellas BBQ//Dress Designer:Pronovias//Event Venue:The Camp//Floral Designer:Your Vase or Mine//
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!
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.
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//
Coordinating photography sessions and determining isn't always easy, but I'm here to help you with 10 Locations for Fall Wedding Photo Shoots near Breckenridge, Colorado. The colors are out there, but how do you know where to go? I've narrowed it down to a few prime spots where the views are outstanding, the trees are colorful, and you're set up for success. The rest is up to you.
Read on to learn more about these spots, but be sure to contact us to find out how we can help you find a Breckenridge wedding planner that can save you time and money. We know it helps to find someone who knows local vendors, and while we build our local directory, we can provide group services and activity recommendations for spring, summer, winter and fall.
We're longtime locals and are very knowledgeable about the many hotels, private luxury home rentals, venues and vendors that work destination mountain weddings in the Rocky Mountains. Here's what I've learned about finding the best spots for photos in the Colorado high country. Click here to contact us with any questions.
1. Boreas Pass Road
Head to the south end of town and turn left at Boreas Pass road. A gas station will be on your right.
2. Aspen Grove Trail
Park at the first major switchback on Boreas, or hike from the Ice Rink. Connects with the road higher up.
3. Stephen C. West Ice Arena
Head up Little Mountain for little under an hour to a nice bench with outstanding views of the Ten Mile Range.
4. Hoosier Pass
Surrounded by fourteen thousand foot peaks is hard to beat. And, you're on the Continental Divide.
5. Lomax Placer
Just up Ski Hill Road on the left, just past the skier bridge. Check with the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance about commerial shoots.
6. French Gulch Trails
From Main Street, turn east onto Wellington between Extreme Pizza and the Local Market. Drive until the road splits. Go right. If you go left, you'll end up on CR 450. Three trailheads offer adventure. B&B, Reiling Dredge and Sally Barber.
7. Lake Dillon
When driving north from Breckenridge to Frisco, park at the day use area found on your right just after the first switchback once you pass the high school. Walk five minutes and you're on the beach. Or, go to Frisco or Dillon Marinas. Or head to the overlook at Sapphire Point.
8. Montezuma Road
Keystone choices include the Summit Cove inlet on Lake Dillon, the Keystone Village, but don't forget about the road that heads up to Montezuma.
9. Lily Pad Lake Trail
Go through the roundabout by I-70 and the new Whole Foods in Frisco, and take the frontage road near Giberson Ranch.
10. Frisco Historic Park
Downtown Frisco is a hidden gem. Historic cabins just steps away from the "Main Street of the Rockies." Bonus points if you climb Mt. Royal for a few "trash the dress" pics soon after. If you do, please submit your pics for us to share! Thanks for reading.
The air is crisp and rain showers are to be expected this time of year in Breckenridge, Colorado. Today's blog show's Brooke and JP's Colorado Engagement by Kelly Lemon Photography. These photos capture the essence of spending a fun day in the hills for your best buddy.
You get all dressed up, you drive up into the mountains with all sorts of props, clothes and opportunities for fun photos. It's an experience in and of itself, and it can be really fun. It should be. And you can then share those fun images of who you are, who your partner is, and what you like to do as a couple.
I've seen couples do slopeside winter wedding ceremonies on skis at the Breckenridge Ski Resort. Afterwards, they slide on snow and laugh. And then have beers. And then get to go out in the historic downtown area of world-class ski town, Breckenridge, Colorado.
Don't know what I'm talking about? Please contact us to learn more about all the local variables when it comes planning your destination wedding in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. We are a Breckenridge-based Florist that has started a wedding blog to showcase all the fun stuff, share wedding photography while providing help planning a vow renewal, elopement, rehearsal dinner, or wedding.
It's not easy, and it all takes time. We have worked and have visited numerous homes and venues, but yet, we are still learning ourselves and this blog is a committed effort to sharing magnificent mountain weddings while providing creative resources. Contact us to learn more how you can be a part of the original wedding blog for Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco,, Keystone, Silverthorne, Vail and Beaver Creek.
Images courtesy of Kelly Lemon Photography
Brooke is so creative and after starting to plan her wedding realized she wanted to do this as her career and recently launched her wedding planning business! So when we started discussing her engagement shoot, she was ready and excited for some fun ideas! Brooke & JP are such a fun couple! I knew this session would be a favorite. We started the engagement shoot up in the mountains to make sure we caught the beautiful Aspen leaves. Brooke told me about their adorable dog Myla and how it was very important we got some photos with her. So you may notice a cute little pug, who you will see in the background, foreground, or main subject of a few of the photos! Myla plays a fun part in their relationship and is going to be a part of the wedding day too! They definitely are an adventurous mountain couple. We took their jeep up some rough terrain, with the tandem bike in tow - to a beautiful area in the back country. Riding the tandem bike was not as easy as we expected, but these two are always up for a fun experience, and it just made for fun moments and lots of laughter! We had a great time!
There are special areas nearby to Summit County that deserve to be on the closest regional wedding blog, so that means us, and we're very proud to share Trystan Photography's collection of images of Tori and Tony at the Mt. Princeton Hot Sptings in Buena Vista, Colorado. The Arkansas Valley is also known as the headwaters, as it hosts a plethora of river running opportunities and is basecamp for everyone traveling down what just might be America's favorite whitewater in Colorado. Please contact us to learn more about the intracacies when planning a destination wedding in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. There are lots of planners, vendors and venues to sort through, and we're working with lots of brides to improve this site and weddings every day at Summit Mountain Weddings. Thanks for reading and asking for what you want. We'll do our best to point you to the help you need!
Photographer: Trystan Photography//Jewelry:Caboodle//Bridesmaid Dresses:J Crew//Other: Progressive sound ent//Favors and Gifts:Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory//Favors and Gifts:Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory//Floral Designer:Sweet Pea Floral//Dress Store: Bea's Bridal Nook//Cake Designer:Marsha's Cakes//Event Venue: Mt. Princeton Hot Springs//DJ: Progressive Sound Entertainment//Hair Stylist: Salon Rua//Invitation Designer: The Watermark//Jewelry: Tigerlilly Jewelry//Musicians: Tipton Stick//