Sapphire Point Wedding | Winter | Dillon, CO
Winter Mini Wedding at Sapphire Point
Wait till June, do it in 21 days at Sapphire Point, jump out of a plane, do it snowmobiling, and well I am sure there might have been some other options thrown out there over sharing a bottle of wine. Aaron and Franki were originally planning to do a Monday June wedding at the Aspen Wedding Deck then to go over to the Maroon Bells for some photos after the ceremony. The plan was to keep things smaller and more intimate. One thing that changed pretty much everything was this job opportunity in California that is hard to turn down. At that point you look at your options, weight them against what you value, and maybe toss in some crazy ideas like jumping out of a plane ceremony. We are not really sure if those kind of things were actually entertained but we did hear something like their family would not have been shocked by it. If you did that you would have 30 seconds to 90 seconds to be together depending on how high you jumped before you needed to deploy the parachute. If you jumped in tandem you would get an extra 4-5 minutes before you hit the ground. Now if you did it in Colorado airspace we guess you could still self officiate your ceremony. We have never done wedding photography like this but do think it would be a whole new level of adventurous. We do think it would be awesome to see a bride parachute into the ceremony or maybe the whole wedding party come in that way.
As implied by the photos they skipped the skydiving idea and went for moving the wedding up, rallying the family in that could make it, and making the day their own. They were staying at the Double Tree in Breckenridge. They borrowed some chairs from the hotel to use for the ceremony. That day the trail was a little icy but thankfully only 1 photographer fell due to getting distracted by seeing someone they knew. (Shout out to Nikon – We love your durable equipment!) There was a box with letters and a bottle of the favorite bottle of wine from this year. There were some readings, custom vows, rings exchanged, and a preemptive kiss attempt. It was one of those moments when you think its to the ‘you may now kiss the bride’ and you go 50% but then realize you were a little early. Overall the day was simple with some family photos and couple photos afterwards.
If you like what you see here and are considering using this location here are some of the other weddings we have done at the Sapphire Point Overlook as well as shoots at Sapphire Point. Here is our Guide to Weddings at Sapphire Point Overlook which gives specific details about the location as well as examples by month.