Elegant Productions: Colorado Wedding Videographer

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Elegant Productions is a Summit County company specializing in videography for mountain weddings. Erin and her team have captured wedding photos and wedding videos in Breckenridge, Frisco, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Keystone, Vail and Beaver Creek.

One of the things mentioned by brides in post-wedding surveys is that they wished they had a video of the day! You'll get lots of photos, but a professional video is something that you'll play over and over again to relive those precious moments that can't be captured in a still image. Sounds of laughter and of those family member's voices of congratulations and happiness can't be relived the way a video can.

Please be sure to contact us to learn more about helping you plan you destination wedding in Breckenridge, Summit County and the Vail Valley area, including Beaver Creek. We are working on creating some fun wedding packages that will help save you time and money while finding quality vendors and services. Ask us about our special for working with Erin and Summit Mountain Weddings. 

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The Oh Be Joyful Lodge at the Breckenridge Nordic Center [Venue]

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These are probably going to be the worst images you'll ever see of the Oh Be Joyful Lodge at the Breckenridge Nordic Center, a new event venue available for rental very, very soon. I was actually delivering some birthday flowers from the daughter to one of the owners of the facility before popping my head into the construction zone. The workers moved fast and communicated while I was there snapping these pics with my phone.

We'll be keeping an eye on the development and availability of this new wedding venue in Breckenridge, Colorado. it's just up the road from the downtown area, and you fly right over it when you're in the gondola headed up to Peak 8 to ride.

If you're in town for a few days and want to take a break from the downhill stuff, head over to the nordic center in Breck, there's one in Frisco too, and strap on a set of snowshoes or rent cross country skis and explore the mountains from a different perspective.

Please contact us to learn more about planning a wedding in Breckenridge, possibly using this venue, and possibly going snowshoeing or xc skiing. We'll help steer you towards the best resources for your goals and vendor budgets.

So, hopefully these will be the worst pics you'll ever see of this place. Once the construction phase is over, the friends and famiies will use this lodge to gather. And it will be good. And the photos? Much better. With people. And love. Thanks for reading, and please share with someone you know that needs to see this place!

The first look. Kristin + Chris at the Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge

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I was on my way out the door when I saw the first look happening, so I decided to get my own version of the scene before leaving.  We helped with the personal flowers; bridal bouquets, corsages and boutonierres, and also did the centerpieces for the reception.  Check out more photos on our blog and on our social feeds.  Please contact us with any questions or specific request.  Thanks!

Keystone, Colorado Wedding Venue: The Keystone Ranch

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[ Venue] Q&A w/ the BlueSky Lodge in Breckenridge, Colorado

The Breckenridge Bridal Bash, sponsored by the team at the Breckenridge Resort Chamber, is an opportunity to meet vendors, tour venues and get to know the Town of Breckenridge in Summit County, Colorado.  On Saturday you'll be able to join a venue tour, with one of the stops being at the BlueSky Lodge, located on Peak 9, off of Four O'clock Road.  If you know this area, there are slopes all around it, and a chairlift out the back door.  

[ Vendor ] Summit Express: Transportation for your Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding - Breckenridge Bridal Bash, #BreckenridgeBridalBash

 Q. Who are you and what’s your role in the Breckenridge wedding scene?

A. BlueSky Breckenridge – wedding ceremony and reception venue and lodging

[ Venue] Q&A w/ BlueSky Lodge in Breckenridge, Colorado - Breckenridge wedding venue, ceremony, reception, lodging, Breckenridge Bridal Bash

Q. Any advice for couples planning their wedding in the Breckenridge area?

A. There is so much to do in Breckenridge; get information about what your friends and family can do while up in the mountains!  Take advantage of all of the great wedding resources we have in Breckenridge.  From amazing florists to great musicians and some beautiful venues, Breckenridge has so much to offer.  Most vendors have referral lists that are a great resource to help you plan an amazing wedding.

[ Venue] Q&A w/ BlueSky Lodge in Breckenridge, Colorado - Breckenridge wedding venue, ceremony, reception, lodging, Breckenridge Bridal Bash

Q.  Ski or snowboard? What do you do in the summertime for fun?

A. Snowboard!  Hike, camp, BBQ with friends.

[ Venue] Q&A w/ BlueSky Lodge in Breckenridge, Colorado - Breckenridge wedding venue, ceremony, reception, lodging, Breckenridge Bridal Bash

Q.  Top 3 family-friendly hikes for families visiting for the wedding?

A. Lenawee Trail

[ Venue] Q&A w/ BlueSky Lodge in Breckenridge, Colorado - Breckenridge wedding venue, ceremony, reception, lodging, Breckenridge Bridal Bash

Q. What’s an important factor that couples don’t want to overlook?

A. Day-of wedding planners really assist with the flow of the wedding.  If you are not going to hire a planner, keep in mind who is going to help the event flow.  You cannot be running the evening.  Who will turn your ceremony music on, who will tell you to start walking down the aisle, who will tell people to move into the reception area from cocktail hour, who will decide when to cut the cake, etc. This is one of the biggest surprises I see people become aware of.  You want your wedding to flow from one part to the other for your guests, but you usually need someone to help in the background.  

Fall Color in the Rocky Mountains by Keri Doolittle Photography //

I saw some images from Keri Doolittle, a Denver based photographer who might just have one of the coolest web sites that I've seen in a while, that I really wanted to share with our readers.  This Colorado wedding blog is all about the off-the-beaten path kind of events, although we love showing the big and fancy, not everyone does the big and fancy.   So, for a smaller, but yet, elegant approach to a mountain wedding, you should definitely research the private home market.  
 
There are many property management rental companies here in Summit County, and many independent rentals that you have to dig through a mountain of links to find the right one.  If you want us to help you save time and money, then contact us to learn how we can help you find just one vendor, help design the event and source rentals, or core service, wedding flowers and decor.
 
Fall Color in the Rocky Mountains by Keri Doolittle Photography  |  photo[keridoolittlephotography.com]  Denver, CO wedding and portrait photographer
 
We say thanks to Keri for sharing these images with us!  Click your link of choice, or all of them to get to know the lady behind the lens.
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Fall Color in the Rocky Mountains by Keri Doolittle Photography  |  photo[keridoolittlephotography.com]  Denver, CO wedding and portrait photographer
 
These images are from a photo retreat that was held at a private home rental just south of Breckenridge, in Blue River.
 

"Fifteen photographers from throughout the country met up in the beautiful town of Breckenridge, CO.  Hosted by Denver wedding photographer, Keri Doolittle, the ladies came to learn about photography, talk shop and enjoy the surroundings of Breckenridge, CO.  The days were spent photographing some families and newborns and gathering into mini-sessions to learn about marketing, studio management and website/SEO." 

Fall Color in the Rocky Mountains by Keri Doolittle Photography  |  photo[keridoolittlephotography.com]  Denver, CO wedding and portrait photographer
 
Keri shares the link on the house they stayed:  " here is the rental property listing:  http://goo.gl/8OuVQ."
 
Fall Color in the Rocky Mountains by Keri Doolittle Photography  |  photo[keridoolittlephotography.com]  Denver, CO wedding and portrait photographer
 
"The photographers were able to spend an afternoon in the town of Breckenridge shopping, enjoying the sunshine, taking a group photo at the Old Time Photo shop and dining at The Breckenridge Brewery.  We even got to indulge in Fatty's Pizza the following evening.  The rental house in Blue River was a perfect setting to see the fall aspens in bloom!  Everyone had a blast and can't wait til we do it again in 2012!"
 
Fall Color in the Rocky Mountains by Keri Doolittle Photography  |  photo[keridoolittlephotography.com]  Denver, CO wedding and portrait photographer

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Dramatic Mountain Wedding Photography Near Mt. Quandary (14,265 feet) South of Breckenridge, Colorado

There are the classic shots of the couple and the wedding party walking down the middle of the street, and coming down the aisle after the ceremony, but if you're lucky enough to be near Breckenridge for your mountain wedding, then we suggest you make a plan to visit this easy-to-get-to location.  South of Breckenridge is Mt. Quandary, 14,265 feet.  This mountain was actually climbed by one of our wedding parties last summer (we're trying to track down photos for that one), but it was a pretty cloudy day, and I'm not sure if they made the summit or not.  Regardless, you don't have to climb a mountain to get amazing mountain scenery. 

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Blue Lakes Road, South of Breckenridge, Colorado.  Breckenridge Wedding Photography  |  photo[JoeKusumoto]

Local mountain man and river guide / photographer Joe Kusumoto knows of this spot and many other scenic opportunities in our area.  Joe can be seen overseeing the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center's Keystone Resort Adaptive Ski Operation, which enables physically and developmentally challenged athletes experience the mountains.  I volunteered for this organization many years ago and believe the Griffith Lodge is also a local Breckenridge wedding venue.  

Blue Lakes Road, South of Breckenridge, Colorado Makes for a Dramatic Wedding Photography Location  |  photo[StacySanchez]

At the end of the road is a parking lot where you can walk around near a waterfall, or use some of the steeper flanks of Mt. Quandary as your backdrop.  Either way, you'll have lots of angles to work with.  There are also local mountain goats that are spotted here frequently, so whether you're in a dress, or with your family, you'll have an alpine experience that you don't get in downtown Breckenridge.

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Blue Lakes Road, South of Breckenridge, Colorado.  Breckenridge Wedding Photography  |  photo[JoeKusumoto]

Certain roads and trailheads are 4WD only, but this one is accessible by most vehicles.  There is a bit of a dropoff, but you won't be driving over any boulders, just a bit of an angle on dirt roads.  There are many historic mining artifacts clinging to the steep rocky mountain hillsides, but do not approach or explore as they are a significant hazard that should be given their respect.  

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Blue Lakes Road, South of Breckenridge, Colorado.  Breckenridge Wedding Photography  |  photo[JoeKusumoto]

We hope you enjoy these nooks and crannies of the Breckenridge area, and we'll be sharing other wedding photo shoot locations near Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone, Silverthorne, Vail and Beaver Creek.  Please share any photos you've taken using our blog as inspiration!