What Daddy's Will Do For Their Little Girls. Arches Handmade With Love.

Happy 4th of July!  The parade and airshow just wrapped up, but there's still plenty going on around town.  Make sure to visit the local sites for our mountain towns to see all the different options!  Today's blog is about highlighting what fathers have been making for their daughters at some of  the recent mountain weddings.  In the last 2 weeks we have seen an arch made of Pine Beatle wood with a matching cupcake stand, and another lodge pole arch that was more rustic.  Both were beautiful.

With the arch already constructed by dear old Dad, Dina attaches flowers to create custom floral decor for the outdoor ceremony at the family's home.  This remodeled home overlooks the Green Mountain Reservoir, which is north of Silverthorne. The reception was then held at the Raven Golf Club.  

In the image below, you can see the other arch that was made, and definitely seems more rustic.  What do you think?  Some venues have arches and / or designated outdoor ceremony locations, while others allow you to customize the setting.  Certain venues have gorgeous flower beds, trees or hanging baskets that can look just fine with nothing else, but custom florals and decor will help the branding of the event, and will further carry your color palette throughout the event.

Did your Dad make your arch?  If another family member is building or making something custom, we'd love to share it with our readers!  Please submit your handmade wedding item photos with any sweet words and descriptions.  We would love to hear your story.

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Kelly + Ali // Outside Wedding Ceremony at Sapphire Point near Breckenridge, Colorado

"Kelly & Ali were supposed to get married next summer, but ended up eloping a few weeks ago at Sapphire Point. A beautiful little ceremony with 5 adults as guests, 2 children, 2 dogs, and 2 of us photographers! And I had to keep it secret for MONTHS!"  

Kay Beaton wrote this blog just a few days ago, and we wanted to share it here, so that you could see what an intimate mountain wedding ceremony in Summit County could be like.  This overlook is between Breckenridge, Frisco and Keystone on Swan Mountain road and can be reserved for smaller groups.  

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING }  Kelly + Ali // Outside Wedding Ceremony at Sapphire Point  |  photo[beatonphotography.com]  Breckenridge wedding photography

"It was sunshining in the beginning of the very short ceremony, raining by the end, but a little weather can't dampen the love my friends Kelly & Ali share! I can't look at their slideshow without crying myself!"

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING }  Kelly + Ali // Outside Wedding Ceremony at Sapphire Point  |  photo[beatonphotography.com]  Breckenridge wedding photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING }  Kelly + Ali // Outside Wedding Ceremony at Sapphire Point  |  photo[beatonphotography.com]  Breckenridge wedding photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING }  Kelly + Ali // Outside Wedding Ceremony at Sapphire Point  |  photo[beatonphotography.com]  Breckenridge wedding photography

"Thank you so much for choosing me as your wedding photographer Kelly & Ali - it was an absolutely beautiful celebration and I love you guys! Namaste!"

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING }  Kelly + Ali // Outside Wedding Ceremony at Sapphire Point  |  photo[beatonphotography.com]  Breckenridge wedding photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING }  Kelly + Ali // Outside Wedding Ceremony at Sapphire Point  |  photo[beatonphotography.com]  Breckenridge wedding photography

And, scrolling down the blog, you can see the bride and groom showing their gratitude for Kay's photographic documentaion and artistry.  We saw Kay in action the other night, and she loves taking photographs and having fun!

"Thank you Kay.  We were so fortunate to have such a great photographer.  And not only are you great at what you do, your enthusiasm is infectious and your laughter and the love you exude for your work is inspiring.  If we could all love what we do as much as you do. 

Thanks so much for getting us the photos so quickly. I know this time of year is hectic for you.  Tons of love from us both, Kelly & Ali"

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING }  Kelly + Ali // Outside Wedding Ceremony at Sapphire Point  |  photo[beatonphotography.com]  Breckenridge wedding photography

Photographs by Kay Beaton

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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.