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Winter wedding advice from a Breckenridge wedding planner

Posted by on November 11th, 2013

picture of weddingWinter weddings are so special; they always feel incredibly intimate and magical.  As a wedding planner from the Rocky Mountains, I have a few tips for all of you winter brides:

The most important thing to remember when planning a winter wedding is the weather!  We all know that winter can turn harsh without much warning and if you’re not prepared it can spell disaster for your nuptials.  When you begin planning, think of every possible scenario (snow, wind, transportation etc.) and think of a plan in case those elements come into play.  If you’ve got a contingency plan in place you will not have to stress on your big day.

When it’s cold outside, especially if it’s snowing, guest comfort becomes a heightened concern.  You want your venue to be warm and cozy, but not stuffy.  Ventilation is key!

Another way to ensure your guests comfort in the winter months is by greeting them with a warm drink when they arrive, like hot chocolate or a warm spiced wine.  Consider having pashminas (you can order them online for about  $2.oo) in a basket or hanging on the backs of chairs for guests who catch a chill.

Go heavy on candlelight!  The warm light candles provide is perfect for a winter wedding.

Last but certainly not least is winter wedding fashion!  Winter weddings give brides an opportunity to use fun accessories like scarves, cardigans, boots and faux fur boleros.  Put a wintery twist on a classic bridal look!

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Copper Mountain Wedding Planner: Deone & Rod

Posted by on June 20th, 2013

Deone and Rod were joined by close friends and family in an intimate ceremony and reception in Copper Mountain last March.  The bride was stunning in her white fur shrug and the groom was equally dashing!  We had a crazy morning after we discovered the groom had left his pants at home!  Rod wanted to wear his jeans but Deon said “not a chance”  in the end we were saved by Fisco Fun and Formal.  The rest of the day went off without a hitch!  The ceremony was at the beautiful Copper Mountain Chapel and the reception was in the georgous ski in/ski out Beeler house.  A big thank you to Trig and Char of  Trystan Photography for capturing the magic of this day!

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Rod and Deone get married in Copper Mountain, Colorado

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Deone and Rod’s intimate ceremony at the Copper Mountain Chapel

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Beautiful tables at Beeler House in Copper Mountain

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Delicious deserts at Rod and Deon’s wedding

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Deone and Rod share a special moment

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Rod and Deone’s reception at Beeler House

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Deone at the Beeler House in Copper Mountain

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Rod and Deone’s romantic moment











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Keystone Wedding Planner: Allison & Michael

Posted by on April 1st, 2013

When Allison said yes to Michael’s proposal she was made an official member of the “James Gang”.  Not as scary as it sounds!  The gang consists of Michael and his four amazing children.  Allison rocked it in cowboy boots and the “James Gang” entered the reception Gangnam style.  A big night of dancing and family fun ensued!  Allison and Michael are beautiful people inside and out–thank you to Katie Girtman of Studio Kiva for capturing it all on film!

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The “James Gang”

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Michael and Allison just married

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Allison in her cowboy boots

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Allison and Michael husband and wife

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Snowy Kiss

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Champagne sorbet at Keystone Ranch

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Family photos surround the guest book

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Michael and Allison sample some of chef Ned’s delicious cake

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Michael and Allison’s winter wedding









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Breckenridge Wedding Planner: Dana & Jack

Posted by on March 15th, 2012

Nothing like a winter wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado!  Jack and Dana tied the knot on Peak 8 and it was amazing!  Their story is even more amazing.  Jack was Dana’s first kiss and now thirty years later they have found each other again.  This time it sticks!  It was the perfect day for a winter wedding, the sun was shining and the bride and groom were glowing.  Katie Girtman owner of Studio Kiva  got these beautiful shots mid December.  Winter weddings are so much fun!Breckenridge Wedding Planner

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Breckenrige Wedding Planner: Joni & Bobby

Posted by on March 15th, 2012

March 3rdBreckenridge Wedding Planner was a snowy day for a mountain wedding.  Bobby and Joni didn’t notice the snow as they pledged their love in a unique ceremony.  Bobby is a practicing Rastafarian and Joni is a devout Christian. The ceremony was unlike any I have ever attended, and I have been to a few mountain weddings!  The officiant Susie Kincaid built a sacred circle and smudged all of the attendees with a cleansing sage bundle. The coming together of these very different individuals high in the rockies made for a beautiful mountain wedding!

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