{ Real Mountain Wedding } Lisa + Chad at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado

Lisa + Chad at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado

Robin Johnson Photography

It's the end of september. The weather's been great and the Fall colors are in full force. It was pretty rainy there in August, but the wildflowers seemed to last longer than normal this year. The busy summer wedding season is coming to a spectacular close with Fall weddings happening in the mountain towns of Summit County and the Vail Valley.

This photo share is long overdue, as Lisa shared these pics a long time ago, but hey, life happens. I'm more focused on the timelessness of it. The intimate event that says in volumes what these mountain weddings mean to couples. They travel to stand in a surreal place for a finite moment in time. Wearing those clothes. Holding those flowers. Because they chose to.

It truly is a dream come true. Live your Dreams. We want to help.

Not a huge wedding, but the most important people were there. Cora, the baby,  was a special part of the wedding, as well as Leon Joseph Littlebird, officiant. Flowers by Petal and Bean. We're so happy to share how it all came together. Please contact us to learn more about how we can help you best. Thanks for reading!

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Lisa + Chad at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Robin Johnson Photography www.robinjohnsonphoto.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Lisa + Chad at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Robin Johnson Photography www.robinjohnsonphoto.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Lisa + Chad at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Robin Johnson Photography www.robinjohnsonphoto.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Lisa + Chad at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Robin Johnson Photography www.robinjohnsonphoto.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Lisa + Chad at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Robin Johnson Photography www.robinjohnsonphoto.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Lisa + Chad at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Robin Johnson Photography www.robinjohnsonphoto.com

Leon Joseph Littlebird | { Real Mountain Wedding } Lisa + Chad at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Robin Johnson Photography www.robinjohnsonphoto.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Lisa + Chad at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Robin Johnson Photography www.robinjohnsonphoto.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Lisa + Chad at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Robin Johnson Photography www.robinjohnsonphoto.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Lisa + Chad at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Robin Johnson Photography www.robinjohnsonphoto.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Lisa + Chad at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Robin Johnson Photography www.robinjohnsonphoto.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Lisa + Chad at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Robin Johnson Photography www.robinjohnsonphoto.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Lisa + Chad at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Robin Johnson Photography www.robinjohnsonphoto.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Lisa + Chad at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Robin Johnson Photography www.robinjohnsonphoto.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Lisa + Chad at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Robin Johnson Photography www.robinjohnsonphoto.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Lisa + Chad at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Robin Johnson Photography www.robinjohnsonphoto.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Lisa + Chad at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Robin Johnson Photography www.robinjohnsonphoto.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Lisa + Chad at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Robin Johnson Photography www.robinjohnsonphoto.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Lisa + Chad at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Robin Johnson Photography www.robinjohnsonphoto.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Lisa + Chad at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Robin Johnson Photography www.robinjohnsonphoto.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Lisa + Chad at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo: Robin Johnson Photography www.robinjohnsonphoto.com

[Hindsight 20/20] Groom's advice: Ask for help, so you can enjoy the day.

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Looking back, all my friends and family coming to Breckenridge for our wedding was a dream come true.  To have everyone together for a few amazing hours was totally worth it.  Relishing the moment and remembering how each person played a role in your life is an indescribable feeling.  You'll know what I mean when you have yours.

This is why it's called SUMMIT COUNTY.  |  photo[robinjohnsonphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

We chose to have our wedding on the shore of Lake Dillon at the Frisco Bay Marina.  We worked it out that a patch of grass be maintained to where we could have our ceremony looking at two fourteeners in the distance, with mountains surrounding us.

This is why it's called SUMMIT COUNTY.  |  photo[robinjohnsonphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

As someone who's in the wedding industry, and lives in Breckenridge, it was still very time-consuming to explore options, talk to vendors and finalize details.  We not only have knowledge and experience of working many weddings and special events in the area, but we also know what it's like to have the worries about money, who pays for what and the concerns of planning this whole experience for everyone.

We know the problems that you'll encounter and the choices you'll have to make.   What's best is that we also know the people you need to solve those problems.  You'll get a piece of mind knowing that real mountain folks are helping you plan your mountain wedding.

This is why it's called SUMMIT COUNTY.  |  photo[robinjohnsonphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

Groom's Tip - Ask for help

Looking back, I would have asked a few more of the guys to pitch in and help out, so I could've relaxed more.  After a late night catching up, all the guys were busy or conveniently missing when I set up the chairs for the ceremony.

I really didn't mind working a bit at my own wedding, but now realize I wish I would've taken it a bit more easy and utilized the man power that was present.

I guess I wanted everyone to enjoy themselves, and not have to strain themselves, as most of the visitors were not used to the altitude.  Working many events over the years, I've now seen how many bridal parties don't do much but take pictures, eat great food and enjoy the moment.  I did just that, but in my own way.

After the ceremony we had a pontoon parade that toured Lake Dillon and created a perspective that you don't see from terra firma.  We're kayakers and enjoy the peaceful morning paddles and that's what prompted us to share this lake experience during our mountain wedding.  A speeding boat created a tense-filled moment where I thought my new wife and I would be swimming in the cold, alpine lake.  But, that is for another story...

*Photo courtesy of Robin Johnson, a true Breckenridge local.  She's a lot of fun, and would be a great way to support the local economy.  Please visit her website,  and Facebook page to learn more.