{ Real Mountain Wedding } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado

An annual winter treat for Breckenridge is to host an international snow sculpting competition that challenges teams to carve square blocks into temporal works of art that last for two weeks.  And just as the blocks of snow hold fine details until they melt away, the details of weddings are forever captured in images.  The photos in today’s military wedding are courtesy of Team Girtman of Studio Kiva, who are moving into some new digs in Breck as I write this.

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

This  mountain bride found a way to incorporate her school spirit into her wedding day!  We love when the couples personalize their event, and there are some great colleges out there that proud students and alumni are working into their event.

 { REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

This photo shows the girls getting ready in the older side of St. Mary’s Catholic church in the historic downtown area of Breckenridge.  There’s a newer addition that is much larger that the ceremony was held in.  Smaller weddings can use the older, original structure if they choose.  It has its own charm, for sure, and for the right couple, it’ll be the right place.  But, it’s the older church that’s great for pictures. 

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

Groom-er

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

This vase arrangement held tall elegant stems called Calla Lilies.  They come in a dark, eggplant color that looks amazing too.

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

According to weddingdetails.com, “In many ways, the U.S. Military wedding is like any other wedding. The ceremony itself is not a military service but a religious one. What makes it a military wedding is the attire and perhaps some traditions not found in civilian weddings. There is such pomp and circumstance, pageantry and patriotism in these sophisticated rituals.”  I looked this up, because I was wondering what a military wedding was all about.  There’s also some great information on military weddings on this site as well.  

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

This lucky couple timed it perfectly and were able to use the carved blocks of snow from the snow sculpting championships as their backdrop for a photo session.  Now, those are some wedding photos that you won’t get just anywhere.  They even added a new LED lighting system this year and it made the blocks into an amazing night experience as well.

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Christina + Gabe // A Military Wedding at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photos[studiokivawedding.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

The evening finished off at the Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center, which is at the base of Peak 9 of the Breckenridge Ski Resort.  This is the place you want to be when you wake up the next day after the wedding.  You’ll walk out the door and literally walk a snowball’s throw to the lift.  Ask us how we can plan everything you need for you winter wedding at one of the best slopeside wedding venues in the Breckenridge area.  

// VENDORS

 Ceremony:  St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Reception: Beaver Run 

Photography:  Studio Kiva          >> Click here for this vendor’s listing

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Carrie + Korey // A Military Wedding at Keystone, Colorado

There’s a patriotic buzz in the air this week, and so it’s fitting that I’ve chosen to share this Keystone, Colorado wedding with you.  This group of Marines celebrated in the base area of Keystone Resort called River Run Village.  Photos are courtesy of Studio Kiva, and is headed up by longtime locals Katie and Victor Girtman.

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Carrie + Korey // A Military Wedding at Keystone, Colorado  |  photo[studiokivawedding.com]  Studio Kiva Photography  Copyright Katie Girtman  Keystone Wedding Photography

The little ones are an important part of the family and are great to incorporate into your wedding ceremony.  These two youngsters are doing a great job!

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Carrie + Korey // A Military Wedding at Keystone, Colorado  |  photo[studiokivawedding.com]  Studio Kiva Photography  Copyright Katie Girtman  Keystone Wedding Photography

A flower decorated arch was placed in the Quaking Aspen Amphitheatre, and according to the Warren Station website, “ is located to the south of the WS. This permanent outdoor facility hosts weddings, children’s theatre, and the occasional concert or reception site during the summer months. The Quaking Aspen seats 180 maximum and can host 210 standing. It has minimal electrical capacities.”

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Carrie + Korey // A Military Wedding at Keystone, Colorado  |  photo[studiokivawedding.com]  Studio Kiva Photography  Copyright Katie Girtman  Keystone Wedding Photography

The bridesmaids carried red, orange and green bouquets that made for a unified bold look as the couple exchanged their vows.  

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Carrie + Korey // A Military Wedding at Keystone, Colorado  |  photo[studiokivawedding.com]  Studio Kiva Photography  Copyright Katie Girtman  Keystone Wedding Photography

The arch was also decorated with red and orange colors to carry the theme and color palette selected for this Rocky Mountain wedding.

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Carrie + Korey // A Military Wedding at Keystone, Colorado  |  photo[studiokivawedding.com]  Studio Kiva Photography  Copyright Katie Girtman  Keystone Wedding Photography

There are many bridges with trees and mountains as backdrops in Summit County, so much that capturing dramatic mountain wedding imagery is pretty easy.  It’s making sure you have the right person using the right equipment to ensure the highest quality prints possible.

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Carrie + Korey // A Military Wedding at Keystone, Colorado  |  photo[studiokivawedding.com]  Studio Kiva Photography  Copyright Katie Girtman  Keystone Wedding Photography

Love this one!

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Carrie + Korey // A Military Wedding at Keystone, Colorado  |  photo[studiokivawedding.com]  Studio Kiva Photography  Copyright Katie Girtman  Keystone Wedding Photography

Decorating the cake to match the flowers and decor is a great way to personalize your event.  But, the real question is, are you going to have a cake, cupcakes, or dessert table?

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Carrie + Korey // A Military Wedding at Keystone, Colorado  |  photo[studiokivawedding.com]  Studio Kiva Photography  Copyright Katie Girtman  Keystone Wedding Photography

// VENDORS

Photography:  Studio Kiva Wedding          >> Click here to see this vendor’s listing

Venue:  Keystone Neighbourhood Company