Their Story: “We met in 2017. We have two cats and love to travel. We are outdoorsy people who love to hike. We’ve hiked all around Colorado Springs, including Pikes Peak. Most recently, we went to Juneau, Alaska which is where we got engaged. We looked into getting married in Kansas or Missouri, where we are from, but we feel much more drawn to the mountains.
Wedding Details: We started working with Samantha and Shane about a year 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 nice fall-colored florals, a mountain view for their ceremony and a private space at a restaurant for their celebration. Check, check and check - we got it covered and see their photos below ⬇️ 🎉
Samantha and Shane chose to exchange vows at Sapphire Point Overlook in Summit County, traveling from Missouri with 20 guests, 2 bridesmaids and 2 groomsmen. They added on our benches for seating. Other than that, their wedding is a great reflection of our standard 3.5-hour intimate wedding package which includes professional photography (and downloadable high-resolution images), bouquet & boutonniere, 2-tiered cake, officiant, my planning and an onsite coordinator. They stayed at the Marriott Residence Inn in Breckenridge which also has a small banquet room in which they hired a personal chef. This is a great option if you are looking for a place to both lodge and dine. Samantha wanted to have a fall wedding with a rustic flair, mountain view snd privacy with family afterwards - they received that an much more 🏻
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: Hosting a micro-wedding is a great solution form when traditional wedding plans don’t work - and one that is amazing for small destinations weddings. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate traditional wedding elements, like having bridesmaids. If you are in this situations, don’t worry. You can make the most out of your micro-wedding bridesmaid lineup:
If you are interested in a beautiful, all inclusive micro-wedding package in Colorado, or need any consulting with logistics, 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 very affordable and also accommodate your needs, vision, and priorities. This is a great way to get started planning a Colorado micro-wedding. 🎉
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 ⬇️.