Couple Gets Their Photograph Taken in Front of the Barn in Breck

In this image, a couple gets their photograph taken in front of the barn, one of our recommended photo shoot locations in the heart of Breckenridge.  Depending on where you’re at, there are a number of old cabins, single track trails and picturesque places to stroll around and take some fun images.  Please contact us to learn more about how you can set up a surprise proposal, winter elopement, engagement, or adventure wedding.  We’ve been in the area for almost 20 years, so have a pretty good idea on how to fill in the blanks.  Talk to you soon!

[Groom-er] Online Audience Follows Real-time Proposal Shared on Instagram and Twitter. #mikeproposes

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of technology.  We share lots of photos through our various platforms, and you can see us live-posting from events around Breckenridge, Summit County and the Vail Valley.  But, today’s post is about a guy from Winnepeg who tweeted as his proposal unfolded.  His girlfriend had no clue that an online audience followed.  He started by letting his twitter followers in on the deal with this tweet: “Tomorrow I’m proposing to my girlfriend. I’ll be using the hashtag. Follow along! ”   

[Groom-er] Online Audience Follows Real-time Proposal Shared on Instagram and Twitter. #MikeProposes

 According to an an online article from The Next Web, he took his girlfriend on a 12-hour date, involving 8 different locations, each with a special meaning.  Without her knowing, he had brought the entire Twitterverse along with them for the ride. According to the Winnipeg Sun, he also gained hundreds of followers in the process.” 

[Groom-er] Online Audience Follows Real-time Proposal Shared on Instagram and Twitter. #MikeProposes

 We love the creativity of today’s guys and how they’re using social technologies to have fun with their proposals and weddings.  It’s a great way to add an element to a great story that did not exist a few years ago.  With guys like this setting the bar, what’s next?  A great summary of tweets can be seen on Storify by clicking here.    

[Groom-er] Online Audience Follows Real-time Proposal Shared on Instagram and Twitter. #MikeProposes

[How To] Create Chocolate Millenium Falcons and Disco Ball Helmets. Groom-er Diy Projects.

We keep hearing from our brides and clients that the guys are really getting into contributing towards the wedding.  In their own way, of course.  While many stare into space while discussing all the different flower options, others jump at the chance to let their style, taste and preferences known.  We encourage the brides, sisters, planners and families reading this blog to show the guys the articles we’re writing with the Groom in mind.

Click here and you’ll be taken to our Groom-er board on our Pinterest page.  There you’ll see lots of style options for dressing up the guys, and even a few DIY projects that I just had to throw in there.  Even if all you get is a good laugh, my job is done.  I want to make your destination wedding planning fun, and that includes looking at sometimes hilarious, yet very doable, DIY projects.   

[How To] Create a Disco Ball Helmet for your Bride-to-be.  A Groom-er DIY project.

If you’re planning a winter wedding for next season, then you’ll have plenty of time to get the materials to create something spectacular and fun for your bride-to-be to wear around the slopes.  Perhaps you both have’em and hire a photographer to do an adventure photo session sometime before the wedding, or even on the day of the wedding.  It’s up to you.  We think it would be a interesting way to make the day that much more fun!  Click on the image to go to the pin that links to the article.

[Groom-er] How To Make Chocolate Millenium Falcons For Your Wedding Favors

And yes, they’ll melt in your Han Solo (sorry, had to), but these chocolate Millenium Falcons could be just the way to personalize one of the gatherings.  They could be tested out at a weekend grilling party, and then created the week of the wedding to be used at the rehearsal dinner, instead of a groom’s cake, or even at the wedding, as favors.

[How To] Create Chocolate Millenium Falcons and Disco Ball Helmets. Groom-er DIY projects.

One last piece of advice.  Don’t let any trend articles scare you away from what you want to have at your wedding.  Those are only opinions of what’s in and out.  Who cares.  There are no rules anymore.  What’s most important is to find your own style, showcase your quirks and have fun with your idiosyncrasies as individuals, and that includes showing to your friends and family that the force will be with you, always.

[Groom-er] Finding Inspiration on How to Dress the Boys Using Pinterest

He might not care if you get table runners, or if the vases are square and short, or  you choose tall cylinder vases.  He does care about what kind of skis or board he rides on, so eventually he’s gonna realize and care about what he’s wearing on the big day.   You can simple, flashy or totally off-the-hook if you want to.  We’d say most of the mountain brides we work with gravitate towards a classic look for the guy, with lots of dark suits, with bursts of color from boutonierres or even bowties.

Here is an interesting way to get the groom-to-be, or groom-er as we like to call’em around here, involved in the overall style of the wedding.  Use Pinterest.  Yep, we said it.  If he’s a fan of using his smartphone, ipad or laptop, ask him to try out this new social inspiration board builder.  You can use it for practically anything, but it makes planning weddings and events a lot of fun.  We’re using it now with our brides, and you can use it as a couple to build an inspiration board that shows your style as a couple.  You can then share this board with your other vendors, so that they can see what you’re into.  

         >> Check out our Groom-er board to get in on the action.

Hand him the controls from your profile to get started.  Start a board called, “stuff I’d like see to my guy in on our wedding day”, or “our couple style” and it might not be such a bad idea to create one called “NO WAY!”  Show him what you’re attracted to, and ask him to bring out his style on a board, to pin some stuff that he might consider, or even have him create his own profile to start his own boards.  

[GROOM-ER] Finding Inspiration on How to Dress the Boys using Pinterest

Contact us for invite to Pinterest, as it’s officially in beta.  Send us an email, mention this blog post, and you’ll be pinning in no time.  And if you’re a pinner yourself already, then please practice your good pinning habits and give photo credit and links.  Thanks for reading!

[GROOM-ER] Finding Inspiration on How to Dress the Boys using Pinterest

If you know of any good groom-related wedding boards, please add a comment to this blog post.  Thanks for helping create an awesome online wedding community!

P.S. – We were just contacted by a national trade publication about our use of Pinterest for our business, and they wanted to use screenshots of some of our boards in their read!  We’ll share more as this story develops into a print article.  

[ Video ] the Wedding Race. A Camko Studios Production // Groom-er. Because It’s Not All About Her.

Every love has a story.  And you see, most of the focus these days is on the wedding from the bride’s point of view.  For a fresh perspective, this video is about a guy and his journey.  We saw this and thought it fit perfectly for our Groom-er category!  So, sit back and enjoy a wedding video that’s mainly about a guy.  Groom-er.  Because it’s not all about her.  

[ camko studios ]       

“We always hear about “Bride-To-Be” but what about “Groom-To-Be”? Here is our first Wedding Promo Video. The concept came from a 30 second Turkish’s commercial about a female olympic long distance runner. Shot over a span of 3 days throughout Downtown Denver and at Aurora Central HS track field. “The Wedding Race” hope you guys enjoy.” -Camko Studios

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If you would like help or recommendations for creating a unique pre-wedding video, save-the-date, or announcement, please contact us to schedule your adventure!  Also, a recent “looking back” article going around the interwebs said that more couples wished they had invested in a videographer to capture speeches, and moments otherwise missed through still images.  Let us know how we can help, we know lots of great videographers and photographers that will capture your event beautifully.