Their Story: "We met through a dating app. We connected over our mutual love of traveling, music, adventures, and just being happy and having good times. We have traveled to Breckenridge several times throughout our relationship. Breck was the first place Jacob told me that he loved me after waiting 9 long months to hear how he felt. We knew we wanted a wedding, but something small and simple with just our immediate family. We knew a small destination wedding would be best and wanted our family to experience the magic of Colorado."
Wedding Planning: Jessica and Jacob first reached out to us online and new they wanted to marry in Breckernidge, which narrows down lots of options. So, they caroused our Galleries and found some photos of our weddings at Sapphire Point (update: construction is planned here for 2024/25). So, we went straight to booking a package for them for a November wedding, which is an in-between seaons for the mountain areas: a few of the ski resports open at the beginning of the month, with more progressively opening runs towards the end of the month. So, it can be a great value for a small Colorado wedding (before December and the holidays). Jessica loves snow and wanted a snowy wedding.... which in November it could go both ways. Luckily for her, it had just snowed the day before their mid-November wedding.
Micro-Wedding Details: When it comes to wedding planning, some couples prefer lavish and extravagant ceremonies, while others opt for more intimate and simple affairs. Such was the case for Jessica and Jacob, who decided to tie the knot in a small microwedding ceremony at Sapphire Point Overlook in Summit County, Colorado. They used Custom Weddings of Colorado's all-inclusive micro wedding package, which allowed them to celebrate with their closest friends and family in a breathtaking location. The snowy day in November was perfect for their special day, and it was truly a day to remember. Jessica and Jacob traveled to Summit County with 15 of their closest friends and family members. They rented a condo where they did their getting ready, pre-wedding photos and first look.
Driving up to Sapphire Point was a fun and adventurous experience for all. The guests came in their respective vehicles, and they decided to either follow each other or take separate cars up to the site. The anticipation of the wedding and the adrenaline of the snowy drive added to the excitement of the day.
Upon arrival, Custom Weddings of Colorado's team had already set up benches and set out loaner blankets to keep everyone warm. The view of the overlook was stunning and perfectly set the stage for the magical ceremony. Jessica and Jacob chose a picturesque backdrop of a snowy mountainside for their ceremony, which made their day even more memorable.
The wedding ceremony at Sapphire Point was exceptionally intimate and loving. The guests were all bundled up in winter boots, coats, hats, and gloves, making for a cozy and charming atmosphere. As the groom waited nervously at the site with the officiant, the bride made her entrance, and everyone's eyes were on her. The beautiful bride walked down the aisle, and all the guests were left speechless.
After the ceremony, there were celebrations all around. The couple signed the marriage license, and there were plenty of group photos taken to capture the precious moment. After group photos, the guests traveled ahead of the cuple The Hearthstone Restaurant, where the celebraiton dinner took place.
Meanwhile, Jessica and Jacob finished their photos around the area as well as a few shots at Sapphire Point. It was only a quick drive away, and the snow made for the perfect backdrop for their photoshoot. Once at the restaurant, the first guest had already arrived, and the groom and bride made their ceremonial entrance. The couple cut their wedding cake, and there was a quick speech made to honor their union.
Finally, everyone was seated for dinner, marking the end of the photography and coordination. The guests enjoyed a beautiful evening of dining, drinking, and merry-making, all in the company of the newlywed couple.
SNOWY WINTER WEDDINGS. Planning a winter microwedding in the snowy mountains of Colorado can be both exciting and challenging. Thankfully, with a little bit of preparation and creativity, your special day will be nothing short of magical. Start by choosing a cozy mountain venue and embracing the natural beauty around you. Incorporate seasonal elements like pinecones, evergreen branches, and warm lighting to bring a touch of winter charm to the celebration (we LOVE LOVE LOVE Jessica's bouquet!). For the perfect winter wedding attire, think long sleeves and layers to keep you and your partner comfortable in the chilly weather. Also, Custom Weddings of Colorado has loaner furs for the bride to keep you toasty warm. Don't forget to include some hot cocoa or mulled wine to warm up your guests after the ceremony. Above all, remember that a micro-wedding is an intimate and intentional celebration, so cherish every moment and enjoy the breathtaking scenery with your loved ones.
For couples planning a small microwedding in Colorado, Custom Weddings of Colorado's all-inclusive micro wedding package adds a level of ease and simplicity to the planning process. Jessica and Jacob's unforgettable wedding stands testament to the fact that a small winter wedding can be just as memorable and special as a larger, more traditional ceremony. Congratulations to the beautiful couple, and here's wishing them a lifetime of love and happiness.
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 ⬇️.