{Real Mountain Wedding} Desirre + Blake at the Ice Castles in Breckenridge, Colorado

On this blog we show you images from Desirre and  Blake at the Ice Castles in Breckenridge, Colorado, photos by Katie Girtman of Studio Kiva Photography.

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{Real Mountain Wedding} Desirre + Blake at the Ice Castles in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo by Katie Girtman [studiokivawedding.com]

{Real Mountain Wedding} Desirre + Blake at the Ice Castles in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo by Katie Girtman [studiokivawedding.com]

{Real Mountain Wedding} Desirre + Blake at the Ice Castles in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo by Katie Girtman [studiokivawedding.com]

{Real Mountain Wedding} Desirre + Blake at the Ice Castles in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo by Katie Girtman [studiokivawedding.com]

{Real Mountain Wedding} Desirre + Blake at the Ice Castles in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo by Katie Girtman [studiokivawedding.com]

{Real Mountain Wedding} Desirre + Blake at the Ice Castles in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo by Katie Girtman [studiokivawedding.com]

{Real Mountain Wedding} Desirre + Blake at the Ice Castles in Breckenridge, Colorado | Photo by Katie Girtman [studiokivawedding.com]

The Kingdom Must Have Its Castle! Ice Castles Come to Breckenridge, Colorado.

When I say that the Kingdom must have its castle, I am referring to a little known part of Breckenridge history that included it being literally left off the map for a while. And so, local residents began referring to their sovereignty as the “Kingdom of Breckenridge.” And, rightfully so. In fact, the town charter moved back and forth between towns. A motivated crew “captured the flag” and returned from Parkville, where the competing encampment was. But, that’s another story for another time.

This year, the Ice Castles will return to the high country and are being created as I write this, and will be completed sometime in December. That’s a guess, but I would think that want to be up and running for the end-of-year holiday visitors. We look forward to seeing the newest version of the Ice Castles in their new home, and that is, the Kingdom of Breckenridge.

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To talk to us and book your winter elopment, vow renewal or if you need help planning the details for a winter wedding and want to involve fun stuff like this, but don’t know where to get started, then please contact us!

Mayflower Gulch, Near Copper Mountain [Photo Shoot Location]

Earlier this summer we hiked along the roads that lead into the high hills  of Mayflower Gulch, near Copper Mountain. We have visited this place before, and really like the feel in this wild mountain basin. You can see the cabins left behind by the miners and try to figure out which peaks are what (bring a topo map for this). If you’re planning a destination wedding in or near Copper Mountain, then I’d suggest considering this special area that’s definitely worth the drive and short, yet moderately steep hike.

We consider the wedding not only the day of the ceremony, but now the whole experience that you create for your guests and that includes the activities in the days leading up to the big day. Adventure weddings in Colorado? Yes, we do that. Please contact us to learn more.

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!

[Photo Shoot Location] International Snow Sculpting Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado

It has begun.  The forms are up, and the first few blocks are already in place.  These square blocks are carved by hand, by teams from all over the world, and right here in downtown Breckenridge.  I saw these just today and it made me think to share some ideas with you all.  These temporary works of art attract thousands of visitors, couples and families with cameras in hand.  Why not turn it into a photo shoot?

That’s right.  Hire a pro and take some photos in and around the snow sculptures in Breck.  If you need help planning it all out, setting up flowers at a restaurant, transportation, or other details, that’s what we do best.  We’re longtime locals with lots of ideas for adventure wedding packages including dog sledding, skiing and snowboarding, snowmobiling and other fun stuff.  

[Photo Shoot Location] The International Snow Sculpting Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado

Yep, this block represents the potential of the experiences you could have here in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.  Send us an email right now with your romantic idea, what you’d like to be doing, and when you’d like it to happen.  We’ll do all the rest.

 Check out our flower shop’s blog on the snow sculptures.  An intro blog here, part twopart three and part four.   Thanks for reading!