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A Mountain Destination Wedding in Breckenridge

Gabby & Chris  |  July 17th  |  Breckenridge, Colorado

This is a super sweet mountain wedding from Susannah Storch Photography. The couple is from Chicago, but on a trip to Breckenridge years earlier, they had discussed how one day they wanted to be in Breck with all of their loved ones. This dream came true last July. The couple put together a lot of details playing on their newly shared last name of “key.”

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 THE VENDOR TEAM
Photographer: Susannah Storch Photography   //  Venue: Breckenridge Lodge and Spa    //  Cake Designer: Blue Moon Bakery  //  Floral Designer: Petal and Bean  //  Officiant: Summit Celebrant  //  DJ: Hampton Entertainment

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Dillon Lake Elopement

Sarah & Almir   |  July 7th  | Dillon, Coloardo

From the photographer, Rayna McGinnis: Sarah and Almir decided to elope to the Colorado mountains from Lincoln, Nebraska. Their only guests were Sarah’s parents and younger sister. Their day was marked by beautiful Colorado weather in a breathtaking location. Dillon Lake made for an amazing backdrop that complimented their personalities perfectly. They were a joy to work with, so full of life and laughter. Sarah was probably the happiest bride. From the moment she said I do, her smile became ever lasting and contagious.
Dillon Lake Elopement, Dillon Colorado

From the bride: We made it a day about us, which for us is usually just relaxation. So, on our wedding day we got up early, drank tea together after breakfast, drove together to the ceremony site, got married, then relaxed the rest of the day. We even had a celebratory dinner together by ourselves; it was perfect! Dillon Lake Elopement, Dillon Colorado

Dillon Lake Elopement, Dillon Colorado

We got out of the car, walked right up to the most gorgeous location inches from the lake. The mountains were in the background, the sun was shining, the clouds were puffy and bright. Dillon Lake Elopement, Dillon Colorado Dillon Lake Elopement, Dillon Colorado Dillon Lake Elopement, Dillon Colorado Dillon Lake Elopement, Dillon Colorado Dillon Lake Elopement, Dillon Colorado

My advice: Don’t feel obligated to follow everyone else or what’s trending; be brave and do what you want and your day will be perfect (and less stressful!) Dillon Lake Elopement, Dillon Colorado

Sarah’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Photographer: Rayna McGinnis Photography. Rayna was so much fun to work with, suggesting different poses and settings. Her personality is so cute too! The pictures are so beautiful that every time I look at them again, I fall even more in love with them!

Hair & Makeup: Kylee Williams. I’ve never worn make up before so she did a really good job of making me look natural but really beautiful. I was also worried because my hair is short and my trial run with my usual hairdresser didn’t turn out well, but Kylee came prepared! She had me send her pictures of the disaster, plus pictures of what my hair looks like blow dried, and because of her talent, she made my hair gorgeous! (I don’t know how, but she did it and it was perfect!)

Officiant: Diane Gansauer. She worked with us tirelessly to write an extremely personalized ceremony that included the exact wording we felt moved by. She had so many helpful suggestions and would accept any and all critiques with such professionalism. Her demeanor and attire at the actual ceremony was exactly right for the setting and only added to the perfection of the day. She also included a keepsake copy of our ceremony for us to treasure.

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  • Rayna August 27, 2014 9:12 am

    Wow, I love this! Thank you so much for the feature! :-)
A Winter Elopement in the Mountains

Margaret & Robin | December 10th | Breckenridge, Colorado

From the bride: We wanted something different than a beach wedding, or just a typical outdoor wedding. We both love the mountains and we also wanted to see snow. Since we are from Louisiana, we don’t get to see either one. I picked Colorado, just because I heard a lot of great things about the ski resorts. Once we started researching, we both fell in love with the pictures we saw of Breckenridge and both knew this was the place!

A Colorado Elopement in Breckenridge

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Our ceremony was at Sapphire Point on a bright and beautiful, snow covered day in 20 degree weather.  The overlook was a frozen Lake Dillon, with snowcapped mountains all around us.  We had an elopement-type ceremony, which made for a very intimate and powerful bonding. Luxe Mountain Weddings

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A Colorado Mountaintop WeddingMy advice: Consider a wedding and/or honeymoon in Colorado.  It’s absolutely beautiful, the people are wonderful and I highly recommend the vendors we used.

A Colorado Elopement in Breckenridge

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RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Ceremony Site: Sapphire Point. An absolutely beautiful place in the winter with snowcapped mountains all around you as you overlook Lake Dillon.

Photographer: Kristina Lynn Photography. She is an amazing and talented woman!  We talked to her on the phone, told her what types of pictures we were wanting to capture and to our astonishment, she emailed us pictures before the wedding so we could see some different settings.  She nailed it with what we were wanting!  She took pictures at our lodge before the wedding, drove us to Sapphire Point and then after the ceremony she drove us to different locations and helped us get spectacular pictures.  She was extremely professional, personalized the photographs and the day just for us, and listened to our requests. She made sure we were her top priority and we definitely felt it.  

Lodging: Mountain Thunder Lodge. Conveniently located to everything, and the setting was breathtaking with mountains all around the backside of the lodge.  We were able to bundle the car rental, ski lift tickets and the lodging all together for a discounted rate.  The heated underground parking garage was wonderful and a lifesaver in the winter.  There was a beautiful, cozy fireplace in our room, as well as a big and spacious balcony.  The employees were very courteous and helpful to us. I highly recommend this lodge.

Hair & Makeup: Hair & Weddings by Kylee She did an outstanding job with my hair and makeup!  I absolutely loved it!  I emailed her before the wedding asking her opinions on hair styles and hair accessories and she would respond by attaching pictures for her suggestions, which made it very easy for me to see what would look best.  She opened up early for me (8:30 AM) and made me felt like I had known her for many years.  She asked my thoughts on different things as we went along and made sure I was her main focus and was happy with the outcome. 

Gown Designer: Belsoie by JasmineThis is an absolutely beautiful and elegant dress that flatters and makes a “WOW” statement without being extravagant.  It is actually a bridesmaid dress, but I love the fact how easily it turns into a simple bridal gown.  I didn’t want the traditional big poufy gown with beads, so this dress was a perfect choice for me.

Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse   //  Officiant: Gretchen Abernathy

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  • Kristina | Kristina Lynn Photography & Design April 18, 2014 12:16 pm

    Thank you so much for featuring this wedding! Beautiful area + Beautiful couple :)
  • MIchael Sasser April 21, 2014 10:40 am

    What a perfect place for a small wedding. They look so happy!