[video] Ned Archibald, Executive Pastry Chef at the Keystone Resort

When you choose a venue that is offered by the Keystone Resort, you'll have an opportunity to work with longtime local and Executive Pastry Chef, Ned Archibald.  One of the most talked about things he does is create an entire village out of chocolate.  He's a really nice guy and here's an article to learn more about the history and background of this chocolate masterpiece that is unique to Keystone.  

And, if this guy can bring a village to life using chocolate, take a second and just imagine what he will make for your wedding day.  It will be wonderful.  Please tell Ned you saw him on our blog!

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If you're looking for a cake maker, cupcakes, or other sweets, please contact us and let us know what you need help with!  We're very familiar with all the vendors that service this area, and Ned is only available for Keystone weddings.  He's exclusive to their properties.  

For more inspiration on wedding cakes, dessert tables or other fun wedding stuff, be sure to head over to Pinterest and explore our pinboards.  You can see our wedding bouquets here, venues here, and all about Breckenridge and Summit County by clicking here.  Thanks for spending time with us on our site!

The Day I-70 Shut Down: July 23, 2011

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As I write this, it's Saturday evening (though I'll schedule the post for the morning) we're winding down from a long two days of three weddings between Breckenridge and Silverthorne.  Today, at the Mountain Thunder Lodge, we heard one of the band members frantically calling his bandmates to find out their location, as their progress was ground to a halt with both directions of I-70 being closed at the same time.  Now, I've lived in Breckenridge since 1996 and have never heard of this happening.  It's usually one or the other, but not both.  At the same time.

One thing we constantly tell brides who book us for Vail and Beaver Creek jobs is that the road could close at any time, especially during the winter.  Our mountain roads are actually very-well maintained, but there seems to be a lot of user error out there lately.  Regardless, you just have to consider whether or not your vendors need to travel to your event, and if so, how far and when do they plan to arrive.  Not only does this apply to Denver vendors traveling to the mountains, but to mountain vendors traveling over passes, or for any event not in their same town.

Summer in the Rocky Mountains of Copper Mountain, Colorado.  |  photo[StacySanchez]

We left that job  to finish up another wedding in Breckenridge, hoping that all the band members would arrive safely and on time for our mutual client.  We are using Storify to show you how we warned you in an earlier post about the Art of Mountain Travel, and how you want to avoid peak travel times.  But, really, please check all the links I put in that post, and you might just save yourself a headache, and get a bonus hike in.  And then you can tell me how you used this info to maximize your time in local hills surrounding Summit County, Colorado.  That's what this blog is all about.