Breckenridge Nordic Center Wedding
Breckenridge Colorado Mountain Wedding
It was just before the peak of fall colors in the Colorado Mountains. The sun was shining and there were just a few white puffy clouds in the sky. Almost every day seems like it comes with afternoon thunderstorms so this can be rather refreshing to see that trend lessen up in September. We began with Justin and Katie over at some rented homes next to the Nordic center. They were huge homes within walking distance of each other and the Nordic center. We got some finishing touches on hair and makeup which included the Brohner (brother
maid of honor) getting his hair done. No makeup was needed. From there we made our way over to Josie’s Cabin, past the fence, into the Cucumber Gulch wildlife preserve. The view of the slopes was pretty good due to the distance from the mountains and the flatness of the specific spot. Taking some more photos out there as it was a hot day Joe thought it would be good to take a swim in the muddy water. Well we wish that was the idea but we did drop something in the water and the instinctive reaction was to save the baby battery. It is still in critical care of a bag of rice as of the time writing this blog but we think she will survive it.
Over to the venue champagne was poured for the ceremony. No complaints from any guests. Even some guys who normally would just do beer looked to take some cause well – that was what Mr. Alcohol had available. The ceremony was brothered up with some personality. I am sad to now learn ‘brothered’ is not a word. Since this is our blog we will go with it since we think it communicates. Any English teachers reading this – we are sorry. Sometimes you have to start a new word trend to get it in the dictionary. . . . Back on track . . . Cocktail hour was maybe 2 or 3 hours? Lets just say there were no (formal) photos afterward so the drinks, conversations, and festivities were unhindered. There were lawn games happening which I must say seems dangerous when the Jenga 2×4 boards stack higher than the kid pulling them out. There was also a first for us – a floral head wreath design station for women. Embrace your hippie side and make your own floral decor. While this was happening a round 1 pre-dinner was served. The day was so chill in style that guests thought that was actually dinner. The thing with this venue and around 130 people there really was not enough seating indoors for everyone to have a sit down meal. The way around that was to de-formalize the dinner time so people could just go sit wherever they wanted. It worked perfectly! Dinner did come out later and it seemed welcomed but also that guests were full.
Toasts were where you would have found out that Justin was “homeless” when they first started dating. In Utah living in a tent would not have passed as being homeless so we think it is a little bit in the grey zone and more shared for the humor of it. What basically happened was he got out of school, went to Jackson Hole taking a job as a snowmobile repair dude. Eventually made his way into Breckenridge (as his brother said it) to improve his lesser skiing skills. As rent in the mountains is so high he ended up tent camping the first summer to save some money. They are good now living in a real home and traveling the world so just know it was a season.
Breckenridge Nordic Center Review
Great little place for having a Breckenridge wedding. The space may not be as large as some others out there but we have had far smaller. It will really come down to your creativity in using it. The ground was a little wet on the lawn we think due to watering. Outside of that everything was awesome. There was a highly friendly staff and a really good layout to the space. Glad we like it there cause we are shooting there again in a week. The caterers may have been too attentive as in cocktail hour I set my plate down and turned around to talk to a few guests and when I turned back around my food was gone. No judging as I did take a step away from the table so it looked like someone did not like the sausages (they were SO good!).