Their Story: “Caleb and I met in Arkansas (we are both from that state). We both worked at the same restaurant for a couple years, and then Caleb decided to ask me out one day. I moved to Colorado in 2017 with the help of Caleb and we have made this our home ever since with our lovable cat. We love to hike, backpack, snowboard, camp, go off-roading with friends, and spend time in nature any way we can. We knew we wanted to get married in Colorado because this place holds such a special place in our hearts and we also wanted to share the gorgeous mountain views with our wedding guests. We wanted a small wedding always because we are not big on being the center of attention and we wanted a more intimate ceremony with people we care about."
Wedding Details: We started working with Jennifer and Cable about seven months in advance of their wedding when the reached out to us through our ceremony site report services, which is a written consultation with detailed information about site options that will work with couple’s vision, budget, needs and priorities. They identified their top priorities as having great photography with mountain landscapes, close family and friends in attendance, a nice meal with their guests, their friend to officiate, seating and for her dad to walk her down the aisle. Check, check and check - we got it covered and see their photos below ⬇️ 🎉
Jennifer and Caleb chose to exchange vows at Sapphire Point Overlook in Summit County. When it came time to book the site, which is all online (read this article about planning a Sapphrie Point wedding) it was a challenge and they did not get their preferred time slot, but they were able to book the 6pm to 8pm time slot. Because in September the sun sets around 7:00 pm, we creatively moved some elements around on their agenda. They had a first-look and met their family and friends at the shores of nearby Lake Dillon where we all gathered, cut the cake, popped bubbly and did family group photos. Eat dessert and champagne first (oh yes!) 🥂 This way, there was enough lighting for their 6pm ceremony at Sapphire Point. So, when planning weddings, it is a great idea to be flexible with how the day unfolds and focus on what matters most: spending quality time with those closest in your lives.
If you are interested in a scenic, all inclusive micro-wedding package in Breckenridge, reach out to Wendee. She can get you started with a customized ceremony site report, which is a written consultation of various natural and private spots that are customized to your needs, budget, vision, and priorities. This is a great way to get started planning a Colorado small wedding. 🎉
Tips and Ideas: Planning a micro-wedding doesn’t mean it comes without challenges. There are still logistics to consider. But don't worry, with some flexibility in timing and sequencing, you can still have the wedding of your dreams and make it unforgettable.
Mother, teacher, planner, gardener, mountain biker, entrepreneur, librarian, hiker, snowboarder, reader, dork, chocoholic, trail runner and creative. Wendee has been planning weddings in Colorado since 1995. In 2012, she decided to "go small" and only plans micro-weddings & elopements with 35 or fewer guests. Contact Wendee to get started planning your intimate small Colorado wedding.
I've been planning weddings since 1995 when I moved to Colorado from Iowa. I cut my teeth at Keystone Resort in their wedding department, then then ventured on to planning corporate meetings. But, I kept helping friends and their friends with weddings starting my first full-service company in 2002 (yes - planned the big overwhelming ones). In 2012 with the birth of my son, values shifted and I decided to go small, intimate and meaningful. Please connect with me to make your dreamy, simple mountain wedding come true!
Behind the Scenes
Ever wonder what goes on behind-the-scenes of a micro-wedding day? Jaime L. Barba, one of our talented professional photographers, captured me at work from one of our May 2023 weddings in Boulder, Colorado. Enjoy! .... and yes, she does wedding-day content creation (a great alternative if you cannot afford videography) for couples as well as photography.
What is a wedding day content creator? It’s someone who is there on your wedding day taking pictures on a cell phone (or in Jaime's case, her professional equipement), documenting behind-the-scenes moments, capturing and telling stories, and delivering short-form media content of your wedding day in real-time. Checkout one from our September 2023 weddings ⬇️.