Beaver Creek Cabin Wedding
Though many of our couples are from out-of-state, this is one of our "local" couples that decided to head to the mountains for their intimate celebration. They rented a 4-bedroom cabin in Beaver Creek Colorado and hired a private chef to cook an onsite dinner for 20 of their guests. They embellished our wedding package with several different features: adding two bridesmaids bouquets & boutonnieres, adding 3 large centerpieces and 8 small bud vases. Because the wedding and reception were all at the vacation house, we were able to maximize the day-of schedule and work-in a little toasting and a first dance with the bride and groom, yet the ceremony was simple: standing in a circle amongst fall aspens. This is an easy format for both the destination couple and the locals who want a mountain escape for their wedding.
Small Vail Mountain Wedding
This couple from Cedar Rapids, IA area symbolizes why we do what we do. The bride and groom, a divorcee and widower respectively, had a mutual attraction for over a year, but wanted to make sure the circumstances were right before going on their first date. Each having life experiences, they instantly knew the significance of their gifts to each other. They instantly bonded and are overwhelmingly fortunate for their second chance at love. Their intimate wedding weekend included their five kids and mothers. It started by the groom sending a note and gift (diamond earrings!) to the bride as she was getting ready. Her gift to him: a custom made song by a local Cedar Rapids, IA musician that told their story in the lyrics. The ceremony not only included personal vows to each other, but they both wrote vows to each other's kids and mother. Every wedding couple we work with has an amazing stories - we are so blessed to be able to what we do.
Grand Lake, Colorado - Boho Style
A tour around the Western States in a restored 1960's camper and a double 1/2 marathons just days before their wedding.... oh, and some actors from a TV show about fire in Chicago that might just drop-in. If you watch that show, the bride or the groom - we won't say which one - might just look familiar to you! The day started with pre-wedding preparation shots at some cabins they rented just outside of Grand Lake, Colorado. With a sentimental "first reveal" the couple got some great shots around the cabins, with their camper and with family. The casual standing ceremony took place on the shores of scenic Shadow Lake in the town of Grand Lake with striking Rocky Mountain National Park in the distance. Afterwards, the group had a wonderful dinner in town at a historic lodge right on the banks of a river. M & R - you were a blast to work with and all the best with school, your 1/2's, and the camera!
From Texas with Hugs: Winter Mountain Wedding
We couldn't say it any better than our Texas couple who planned a December 2014 wedding with us: Hi Wendee, I hope this finds you doing wonderful! As I am sitting here preparing for our final wedding celebration next weekend (family reception/dinner). I wanted you to know how much I appreciate you and all you did! We could not have had the beautiful, amazing love filled day without all of your expertise and knowledge of local area. I was so darn nervous being from out of town...but, every single detail was perfect! I can't believe you went out of your way to help push a few vehicles up the driveway...over and beyond the duties of a wedding planner! You are truly the best! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our dream winter mountain wedding a reality, we will forever be thankful for the memories! Big Texas Hugs, Rene & Chad
"PS...I forgot to add that Andrea took some incredible pics and all of my favorites are in a wedding album on my FB page...I am a fan on your page. She is one amazing photographer...everyone has said they look like they are out of a magazine!"
Vail Gondola Mountain Top Wedding
We have many couples like this one: they are planning a trip to Colorado with some friends and decide to incorporate a wedding. It's fun, spirited, gorgeous and memorable! This September 2014 day was absolutely epic and oh, so stylish. The vibrancy of the fuscia rustic bouquet blends well the the natural environment. After finding a private and scenic spot on top of Vail Mountain to exchange vows, the couple celebrated with a few shots at a local bar on their way to dinner at a "foodie" restaurant in Vail Village.
Small Destination Wedding
This couple was married over the Labor Day wedding in the gorgeous Rocky Mountains. Traveling from Texas, 20 family members joined in with their celebration. The couple booked our customizable Intimate Wedding Package and added-on a small reception prior to going to dinner. This Colorado elopement package is perfect for an easy turn-key celebration.
Beaver Creek Cabin wedding
There is nothing more peaceful than a mountain wedding among the Aspen trees, and this Beaver Creek vacation cabin is among the most charming getaways. Couples can rent the 4-bedroom/4-bathroom cabin (sleeping up to 10) where there is a small ceremony site nestled among the trees crafted with wooden benches. A catered dinner can be accommodated at the cabin for up to 35 guests.
Majestic Breckenridge Journey
A remarkable life journey led this couple to marry in Breckenridge last June. Just over 7 years of dating long distance (she in Cali, he in Chicago) tragedy struck the bride's family. She sold her home in Cali, bought and RV and traveled cross-country for two years with her younger (adult) son. After absorbing the beauty of our Nation - the culture, people, places, spirituality - she decided it was time to settle-in with the groom in Chicago. Finally after 10 years dating, their relationship stronger than ever, they were married in Breckenridge at an overlook that she had visited during her journeys. She said she knew it was a special place, and that she would be back. Who knew at that time, that when she returned it would be to marry her soul partner. They made their small Breckenridge wedding with close family and friends full of warmth by renting a remarkable majestic vacation home, having the ceremony at a scenic overlook, and followed it with a dinner prepared at the home by Breckenridge's best private chefs. G, your special touches with personally created gifts were just the delicious icing on the cake to a heart-felt wondrous union. We are so blessed and happy to have been part of your union with S!
Vail Mountain Top in Heels
We love feminine brides and adventurous couples, and this bride and groom from Texas took on Vail Mountain in style... including the blue heels! Their wedding day, or rather week, was spent staying at a 6-bedroom penthouse in Vail Village, complements of the bride's boss (we'd like one of those). After getting ready, the bride and groom, who have been dating for eight years, did a first reveal. And then, they did another reveal with their 4-year-old son - how cute! We purchased gondola lift tickets for all 10 guests, rode up to the top of Vail Mountain and found a pretty spot to exchange vows. After the ceremony, the group headed back to the penthouse for a little cake and champagne reception prior to their dinner reservations in Vail Village. L & J, it was a pleasure and someday... we swear it... we'll take on Vail Mountain in heels too!
Texan Warmth in Breckenridge
The groom for this Breckenridge wedding might be a grand-dad, but there is nothing "old" about this couple: spritied, incredibly stylish and with warm hearts. The couple rented a 10-bedroom duplex in Breckenridge that housed all their guests. Though they had their wedding at an overlook in Summit County with views of Lake Dillon, they celebrated back at the home with a private chef catered dinner. Their colors: gray (can you believe this cake!), tan, brown, off-white with some pine accents.
Off-the-Beaten-Path in Vail, Colorado
If you are wanting a private deck with gorgeous mountain views that is a little adventurous (about a 20-minute drive from Vail), this is it! The overlook is quickly becoming one of our favorite wedding spots. Though, because it is accessible via an unmaintainted montain road, we recommend it for July through mid-September weddings. No, the sweet dog does not come complimentary - you have to bring your own!
Glamorous Summit County, CO Wedding
With their home-base in Chicago, this second-marriage couple decided that Summit County, CO was "The" place to unite. Having done the big weddings the first time around, this wedding was about them, kids included. Elegance ooozes with the romantic flowers, sweet ceremony, stunning cake, and and incredible 5-star dinner at a once 1930's ranch homestead.
Bright Spring in Rocky Mountain National Park
Although the soft floral bouquets are pretty, we love it when a bride goes bright! This June 2015 small ceremony in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) was full of life and color. The couple, having meet in law school and continued their friendship in post-graduate work, spends their weekends in the outdoors. Making serveral trips to Colorado from their home in the East Coast, they are most "at home" in nature. So, RMNP was the natural venue for their union. The bride wanted to go bright, yet spring-like for her bouquet. We agree! Though a cloudy wedding day, notice how the photos become alive with the "pop" of color in the natural environment. Congratulations L & T and maybe we'll see you on the trails!
Winter Elopement in Vail
This couple was married in February on top of Vail Mountain with views of the amazing Mt. Holy Cross. Just the two of them traveled to Colorado from Oklahoma. The couple scaled-back our intimate wedding package, yet still made it unique, stylish, and elegant. This Colorado elopement package is perfect for couples who want a memorable and stunning wedding.
Colorado Mountain Top Elopement with Kids!
This Texas couple spontaneously traveled to Colorado to get married. They called Wendee six days before their arrival to arrange a meaningful union with their blended family. Seizing the opportunity the first weekend the gondola's opened for the summer season, they conducted a small mountain top wedding. Though prior, we got a chance to do some photos with their new family around the luxury vacation home they had rented on the golf course. Capturing photos of their kids was equally as important as photos of the bride and groom. So, we strolled through the village, got hot cocoa on top the the mountain (yes, it can be chilly, even in June), and played on the chair lifts. After the ceremony and photos, they traveled via another gondola for a gourmet, yet warm dinner at a mountain top restaurant that boasts a show kitchen.
Wedding on the Slopes
You gotta love a bride wearing ski boots! Sarah and Jason are avid skiers, but were living in Georgia at the time they were engaged. What better way to merge passions for life and love than having a wedding on the ski hill? This couple meet the photographers for a photo shoot prior to meeting their 15 guests on top of Keystone Mountain (accessible via gondola ride). After a wedding ceremony outside on the deck, guests were transported via another gondola to North Peak for a mountain-top dinner at the acclaimed Alpenglow Stube. This couple created memories that their nieces and nephews will never forget. Congratulations S & J and maybe we'll see you on the slopes!
Winter Elopement in Breckenridge
A fabulous dress, a handsome groom, gorgeous flowers, an stunning ride up to the top of a mountain, and an amazing photographer. - what else do you need? This couple traveled to CO from Arkansas for a New Year's Eve mid-morning elopement. The Bohemian style inspired wedding synched will with the rustic backdrop of Breckenridge, CO.
June Colorado Elopement
We work with many couples that decide to vacation in Colorado and incoporate an elopement on the trip! This couple from Iowa (Wendee's old stomping grounds) made the trip to Breckenridge in June 2016. Part of what we love so much about elopements is the sentimentality between the couples, like when their pre-wedding pictures capture the moments when they help each other get-ready. Of course, you don't have to elope to do this; we've had several clients with guests help each other with dressing for their ceremony. On the other hand, there are many couples who decide to do the "first reveal" and have the photographer capture those sweet moments too.
Snowy Winter Wedding in Breckenridge
Check out this amazingly sweet wedding and gorgeous couple! This couple traveled to Colorado from Joplin, MO with their son and parents and arrived in December to a snowy Colorado. Though the day was brisk, it didn't stop them from having a romantic winter wedding. They met just two weeks after the tragedy of the Joplin tornado at a kid's barbeque. On their first date, they stayed up to 5am just talking - the rest is history. These pictures exemplify how amazingly kind, cherishable, personal, and happy their day was with close family.
Wine and then Wedding
We share a common love with this couple: wine! If you are looking for a celebratory time at your wedding, switch-up the sequence like this couple did for their June wedding in Breckenridge. After getting ready, they did a "first reveal" (private, couple only). While their families gave them 5 minutes of "alone time" (of course with the photogapher captureing moments), they then joined the couple and corked some bottle of wine and toasting before the wedding. Of course, they incorporated a wine ceremony into their wedding script with our officiant. What a sentimental, uplifitng, sweet, lively and creative!
Even the Locals Marry in the Mountains!
Yes, it is true: we do a ton of destination wedding. But, even "local" Coloradan's love mountain weddings. This Denverite couple created their own mini-destination wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado in mid-July. We love, love love the whimsical, free-sprited romantic-natural style! Something unique: the couple did decide to do a "first reveal" (totally recommended to maximize photos), but before they saw each other for the first time on the wedding day, back-to-back, they read letters to each other - so touching!
Vail Elopement in March
We love everything about this wedding - mostly the bride and groom. Both live in Denver and wanted a very intimate, stress-free mountain top wedding. Vail is special to them as they have created many special skiing memories on this mountain top. So, it was only fitting that they exchanged vow on Vail Mountain. We inserted a gardenia into the bride's bouquet - a tribute to her mom who was there in spirit. We love the color choices in this wedding - bright, vibrant bouquet to contrast nicely with the white, natural backdrop of the Colorado mountains.
Destination Intimate Wedding: Colorado Mountains!
This couple called Wendee three weeks prior to their Colorado mountain elopement. They wanted a laid-back, carefree wedding with their closest friends and family. They rented an incredible vacation home in Copper Mountain where everyone stayed and spend a memorable four days. Wanting a natural backdrop to their ceremony, they chose an overlook in Summit County to exchange vows. Afterwards, they celebrated in a semi-private dining area of a restaurant in Copper Mountain village. The bride wanted a style that would fit well with the Colorado environment. So, we went with a vibrant wildflower bouquet. If you are undecided about flowers, this is perfect as it complements every aspect of your wedding. The best part about this intimate wedding: the couple! You can see their happiness in the photos. Congratulations N & J!
Boulder, Colorado Destination Wedding
This couple traveled from Alabama with their four children to marry at a sentimental overlook on Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder, Colorado. Having gone to college at the University of Colorado, the groom had many fond memories of Boulder and wanted to share the Flatirons with his bride and their kids. Making an extended weekend out of their destination wedding, they were able to enjoy Boulder at its best: hiking, tubing down the creek, Pearl Street Mall, and visiting with old friends.
Small Breckenridge, CO Wedding
The intimate weddings are not just for couples traveling from out-of-state. This Fort Collins couple wanted a gorgeous fall wedding, so we timed it when the aspen trees were turning in Breckenridge. 18 family members joined them with their union at an outdoors overlook. Following the ceremony, the couple did a mini photo shoot along the Riverwalk in Breckenridge before joining their guests at a restaurant that features a small private dining room - a great reception option for the small weddings.
Beaver Creek Destination Wedding
Traveling from Washington State, this couple chose Beaver Creek for their Colorado destination wedding since the groom's daughter lives in Vail. Their wedding was held at a unique art gallery. Afterwards, we did a mini photo shoot around Beaver Creek Village. Once the sun went down, we returned to the art gallery for champagne and cake prior to the couple's dinner reservations at Splendito. We especially love the flowers - mostly an all white bouquet, but with the different hues, pine cones and dusty miller, it "pops" in front of the bride's light silver dress.
Aspen Maroon Bells Elopement
This Texas couple called Wendee two weeks prior to their Aspen, Colorado wedding. With research and some phone calls, were were able to pull together an small wedding at the Maroon Bells in Aspen with dinner reservations at the Caribou Club's wine room - perfect for a small gathering. Take note of the cake - those are not fresh flowers, but are sugar flowers. Ah-maaa-zing!
Colorado Mountain Elopement
Every time our florists creates a bouquet for one of our intimate wedding clients, it turns out to be our favorite bouquet. This one, though, is amazing! We are still in love with the fresh colorful pink and oranges that the bride chose for her April elopement in Breckenridge. I still remember sensing the relief in her voice after she originally contacted us on New Years Day. It is exactly what they were looking for. The kicker: everybody, bride and groom included, was from Memphis, TN and have never been to Colorado! Traveling with their parents, sibling and best friend, they all got to experience the best of our mountains on the last weekend the ski resort were open. Another first for the couple: skiing (after the wedding, of course)! Congratulations K & P! We hope you enjoyed your travels across Colorado for your honeymoon and please come back to celebrate anniversaries!
Garden of the Gods & Broadmoor
What can be more romantic than an elopement getaway weekend at the world-class Broadmoor hotel and ceremony at the majestic Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs? Though it was a blustery November day, the scenery, high-heeled purple boots, and gorgeous long brown hair seemed to command breathtaking, inspirational moments.
Autumn Mountain Wedding
The Fall can be an amazing time of year for mountain weddings as the Aspen leaves change color. These vibrant bouquets, carried by the bride and each of the daughters, expresses cheerfulness as our Denver couple united their families.
Breckenridge Vacation Home Wedding
We love to find new spots for ceremonies, and when we got the call from this couple describing the vacation home they had rented in Breckenridge, we knew it'd be a fit! If you are looking for easy, this wedding is it! They stayed at this home and had a private chef caterer a dinner after their ceremony on the deck (looking south towards Breckenridge ski area). The purple bouqeut with white and green accents provoided just the right "pop" of color for this Spring Break March mountain wedding.
Pink Mystic Mountain Wedding
This is one of our all-time favorite bouquets (though, our florist is ah-maze-ing and its hard to pick), espcially for this mystic foggy wedding in January in Breckenridge, Colorado. You would never know that this glamorous bride is tough-as-nails full-time military and the groom is a sheriff. For our winter weddings, many brides will bring their own fur (Etsy.com, eBay.com and Groupon.com are great sites to find one. Though, if your suitcases are packed tight and if you live in a place like FL where investing in a fur doesn't make sense, just ask us what we have on-hand that you can borrow (such as the one pictured).
Breckenridge Wedding, Austrialian Style
One of the many reasons why we love doing intimate wedding is because we meet so many interesting people. This couple meet in Austrailia (where they live) 16 years ago at a ski resort. They were young geologists and, unfortuantely, doing work at one of the worst natural disasters (the 1997 Thredbo Landslide). They started dating, founded a company, live on a farm, and have three children together. They decided in spring of 2016 it was time get get hitched, but wanted to do it at a ski resort. They traveled to Breckenridge from Austrialia and created timeless memories for the entire family (and, how cute are they!).
Breckenridge, Colorado Elopement in November
This couple traveled to Colorado from Oklahoma to elope the first weekend that the ski resorts opened. Wanting a snowy wedding, we were able to deliver (with the help of Mother Nature who we owe a ton of gratitude). The couple exchanged vows at a peaceful outdoors overlook and then enjoyed a romantic dinner at the Hearthstone Restaurant. The bride's favorite color is purple and having flexibility with creativity, we designed a multi-hued purple bouquet with a cake to match.
Intimate Pink November Wedding
November is still a fabulous time of year to get married in Colorado! If planning a November wedding, the weather can go either way: really warm or really snowy. Additionally, you can find some great rates for travel and lodging in early November. As you can see, everything about this wedding was pink - from the bouquet to the dress, from the shoes to the cake, from the necktie to the gorgeous Colorado sunset!
Keystone Mountain Elopement
This Colorado mountain wedding "pops" with a gorgeous red bouquet. This couple traveled from Illinois with 17 of their closest friends and family to "elope" renegade style on Keystone Mountain, accessible via gondola ride. The red bouquet is carried through the with the attire and the cake topper. The bride's good friend hand-made the clay topper to match the bride, her attire, the groom and the bouquet! After exchanging vows, they traveled via limousine to Breckenridge to celebrate their union with a fantastic dinner in a historic Victorian house.
Small Wedding on Beaver Creek Mountain!
This Kansas couple wanted a small elopement-style wedding with only their two kids. However, friends at home would have none of that and decided that they would all travel to Colorado to join in the celebration. So, 30 guests caravanned across I-70 to the Colorado mountains. Traveling by open chair lift, and some skied down, the bride & groom exchanged vows on top of the mountain. After the ceremony, they headed to a restaurant in the village that had a small private dining room that could seat all 32 people who ordered off a limited menu.
Colorado Winter Elopement ...with a Few Guests!
This Denver couple wanted a small wedding with only family. They booked the Intimate Wedding Package to include 10 guests,12 total people. We found a bed and breakfast in the mountains that has a small dining room. The couple did a first encounter as a scenic overlook and then meet their families at the B&B where they conducted an intimate ceremony in the living room prior to be seated for dinner. The couple also chose to stay at the B&B that night. Sweet, intimate, delicious food.... perfect!
Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs
Traveling from 1/2 way around the globe, this bride and groom lives in England. Since she is in the US Air Force and he in the British Navy, they only had a limited window in which to have a small wedding. They traveled to Colorado Springs, her home town, along with several of his family members from England. With a July wedding and Garden of the Gods being notoriously HOT in the summer, we had a late morning wedding and a champagne brunch at a nearby historic inn.
Small Colorado Winter Wedding
This couple originally planned a ski trip to Colorado and decided that they wanted to incorporate a wedding.... with five days notice! Their families drove out from Iowa and all eight guests stayed in a four bedroom home in Breckenridge. We scaled-back the package for the camera-shy groom, though he turned out to be the prefect model. We meet the couple at the house for dressing-the-bride photos. We drove to an overlook for the ceremony, a few photos, and traveled back to the house for cake cutting. After our work was done, the family took advantage of the incredible home they rented and cooked a fabulous celebration dinner.
Downtown Denver Elopement
Although a lot of couples travel to Colorado for their destination wedding, this Denver couple decided they wanted a chic wedding that represented their lifestyle. We planned a downtown Denver wedding where they could get ready, dress the bride, stay at the Westin, walk along 16th Street Mall and Larimar Square for photos, have their wedding at the iconic Clock Tower, and go out for dinner at one of the best steak houses around.
Colorado Elopement Wedding
This couple was married December 27th in Keystone, Colorado using our intimate elopement wedding services. It was the first time the bride had traveled anywhere out West (they are from the South), and she truly enjoyed all the snow! This is an all-inclusive package: location, officiant, planning services, bouquet, boutonniere, cake, dinner for two, photography, and onsite coordination.
Small Wedding in a Gorgeous Mountain Lodge
This couple traveled from Missouri and rented this incredible mountain lodge sitting on 50 acres. All eight guests stayed in this 5-bedroom home for three days while enjoying Breckenridge's activities and views. Instead of going out for to a restaurant, a filet mignon dinner was prepared in this cozy, yet magnificent home. The couple had fun jumping in the snow and making snow angles in their "trash the dress" session after the wedding.
Small Destination Colorado Wedding
After ten years of being a wedding and meeting planner, Wendee wanted a small destination wedding where all of her 22 out-of-state guests could stay in one place. Hence, the birth of our "Intimate Wedding Package" in 2007. Wendee and Geoff rented a 9-bedroom home in the Colorado Rockies for their destination wedding. All 22 close family and friends were able to stay for four days, creating a unique bonding experience as their friends & families, meeting for the first time, could hike, bike, play golf, sail on Lake Dillon, swim in the clubhouse pool, and barbeque on the patio. Originally planning an outdoor ceremony, they brought it indoors due to cold mountain temperatures.... even in July. The gorgeous living room of the home provided for a comfortable, tear-jerking and intimate wedding ceremony. Afterwards, guests walked next door to a fine-dining restaurant to enjoy mojitos and hors d'oeuvres while the couple took photos. A seven-course dinner was served along with two types of cake: lemon chiffon with cherry mousse, and milk chocolate with Baileys Irish Cream.
Denver Intimate Wedding: Hudson Gardens
Though we love going to the mountains to coordinate intimate weddings, it is nice and refreshing to have one in close to home. Juggling busy schedules, this Colorado couple decided to have their wedding closer to home and somewhere along the Front Range. Seeking a scenic outdoor location in early May, Hudson Gardens was the obvious choice. Additionally, they chose to have a small wedding in order to allocate more money towards the down payment on a home and a new life together. We were thrilled when the bride commented about her bouquet, "This looks like something from Pinterest!" Congratulations D & L! We hope that you have found the perfect home to buy!
Mountain Wedding in Late November
Thank you to Lisa Kingsbury Art who filmed this intimate wedding for one of our November 2015 weddings! Though videography isn't included in our regular package, it can be added-on starting at $1,400 to $2,000 for the three-hour coverage. The couple's second date was a weekend rendezvous in Denver, just over a year prior to their wedding. So naturally, they wanted to return to Colorado to join their families. The kids had never seen snow and planned to take snowboard lessons the next day - such a fun, spirited family! We hope you all come back for the anniversaries.