Sapphire Point

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Garri + Nicole // Breckenridge, Colorado - Sapphire Point  | photo[zanderography.com]

This outside wedding ceremony location is centrally located in Summit County, and is a short walk from a paved parking lot, with access to an outside restroom.  The permit does not allow you to block access or guarantee exclusivity for this popular spot.

Please be sure to check with the Dillon Ranger District on what they allow on site, necessary permits, and other important information.  You can see the ceremony location on our map, on the southeast side of the lake on Swan Mountain Drive.  We have it tagged with a pink place marker.

[PLANNING] Time management and problem solving when planning your Breckenridge, Colorado wedding.

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You've found this blog probably because you are searching for someone to help you plan your wedding or provide a particular service.  We understand that while wedding planning can be very fun, interesting, and entertaining, it is literally a second job.  So, one of the first things you need to do is to determine how much time you can realistically devote to figuring out all the details and following up with all the vendors.  Quickly, time management becomes a priority.

Did you know that wedding planning averages 250 hours while the typical engagement is 16 months long?  In my opinion, that's enough time to overthink and rush things that aren't necessarily that important at that moment. Certain things need to be figured out first, while others can wait.  We'll introduce a few sources for handy checklists and timelines very soon!

Breckenridge wedding planner |  Summit Mountain Weddings  |  Breckenridge and Keystone event design  |  photo[AllysiaAngus]

All of these new projects take time and energy, but are a lot of fun to research.   But, don't get stuck on one look, color or style of decor.  Your first idea probably won't be the one you'll stick with in the end, so go with the flow and enjoy the creative process because tomorrow you might find something else that will take you in a whole different direction.

There is also the budget that cannot be ignored.  We suggest having a rough idea of what you'd like to spend, but have a minimum and maximum to guide you along and to have some room for flexibility.  This allows for creative ways to stretch and maximize your dollars.

The real trick is making time for it all.  There are many resources, also literally at your fingertips, these days, and this is only one of them, but what makes this site different is that it's the only online resource dedicated to helping families, planners and vendors connect to plan weddings and special events in Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone and Silverthorne, Colorado.

Breckenridge wedding planner |  Summit Mountain Weddings  |  Breckenridge and Keystone event design  |  photo[AllysiaAngus]

After buying flowers from countless distributors over the years, we have sourced not only the best flowers, but now know who the best vendors are for our local area that are able to complete the dream team you're looking for.  So, when it comes to your wedding, start to think about what time you have, what priorities you have, and who's going to help you with things get hectic. Half the fun is the imagining all the different possibilities that you could have for your wedding.  You've got the mountains already in mind, and Summit County is a world class year-round destination that is undeniably beautiful, family-friendly and filled with all sorts of activities for all kids of all ages.

We'll be exploring all the different venues, vendors and local attractions that are perfect for weddings, special events, vow renewals and elopements in the Rockies.  This last photo shows the kids at our wedding reception at the Carter Park Pavilion.  We knew we wanted our wedding to be (1) in the mountains and have (2) a lake experience with (3) lots of kids while (4) the family band played.  Those elements were important to us.  What's important to you?

[Mountain Town] Breckenridge, Colorado // Real mountain town, unreal skiing

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If you've found this website, it's very likely it's because you're researching possible destinations for your wedding.  This blog will help you learn all about the different towns that lie in, or are close to, Summit County, Colorado.  One of the most famous is Breckenridge, and that is the one that we call home.  However, we plan to talk about more than just Breckenridge.

There are many different towns, each with its own chamber of commerce.  And while they do a great job, we're bringing them all together in one easy-to-find resource, and that is Summit Mountain Weddings.

Nearby towns include Blue River, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone, and Silverthorne.  Just beyond the boundaries of Summit County are Georgetown and Silverplume, and to the west, Vail and Beaver Creek.  If you go south you'll head towards Alma and Fairplay, where a lot of folks that work in Summit County live.

Breckenridge, Colorado  |  carlscofield.com  |  970.453.9430  |  photo[carlscofield.com]

Breckenridge is west of Denver, accessible by I-70 and a major air hub, Denver International Airport.   What once was a summer hunting area for the Utes, a Native American tribe with history in the area going back at least 7,000 years, is now a famous Colorado "playground" that offers dramatic mountain landscapes, amazing slope-side lodging choices and quiet out-of-the-way private home rentals.

Once in Breckenridge, the Breckenridge Resort Chamber's "Welcome Center" on Main Street is a great way to find local resources and activity opportunities when visiting. Summertime favorites include hiking, biking, rafting and local art highlights.

A number of possibilities exist for mountain weddings in our area.  From elopements, to vow renewals, to week long experiences, our connection of service providers will help you enjoy a well-planned, budget-friendly vacation.

There are a lot of wedding websites, magazines and blogs out there that do a fine job of covering the urban metro areas, but we felt that there was an online presence missing for our destination market here in Summit County.  We hope that you enjoy reading about our towns while you plan your wedding.

Have you been to Breckenridge, Colorado?  What would tell someone who's never been here before?

*Photo courtesy of Carl Scofield, a Breckenridge resident since 1981, freelance photographer since 1985, and currently is the Resident Artist in the Breckenridge Arts District's Fuqua Livery Stable.  Please visit www.carlscofield.com to learn more.