Ten Mile Station Wedding | Church | Breckenridge
Ten Mile Station August Mountain Wedding
When you have an accountant you get a little more calculated of a wedding day. For Chris and Jennifer they were getting married in Breckenridge, CO. It was one of those days when your life is a lot easier as things are well planned out and not in chaos. The little things like having all the things you may wear details together is rare but super helpful. We showed up at her room at the base of Peak 9. Hair and makeup was mostly done at that point and they guys in a different building were for the most part put together by that point working on a bottle of whiskey. Maybe it was an aid to confidence with the best man noting his availability to the bachelorette party women who were passing through the plaza. We think it was just personality to advise the groom Chris was taken but that he was available. We did a first look there in the plaza before going down by the creek for some bridal party photos and some couple photos.
Afterward we went over to the Father Dyer United Methodist Church for the wedding ceremony. The space there is a bit unique to shoot in as it is a V type setup. We put a remote camera in the middle to get the center view without getting in the way and being a distraction to family and friends. If you are wondering if Ten Mile station has wedding ceremonies they have a patio outside as well as an indoor space on the bottom floor. It may have been slightly tight with seating in both spots but nonetheless doable if you want it all at one venue. After some quick family photos and a passing rain we headed up to Ten Mile Station.
Cocktail hour was what started things off. Eat, drink, and smoke cigars was the theme of this time coupled with the phase it is an open bar because no great story started with someone eating salad. All the guests can thank you for not having a salad bar! It was a bit amusing as we were running a little ahead of schedule and saw people drinking coffee and lemonade. The food was delicious. Laughter was abundant. Toasts were extended but it sounds like shorter than what her sister experienced. It was educational in that we learned the reception room is at 10,295.5 feet elevation. The party continued pretty much the whole time and was consistently going. Some of this was Mr. Alcohol aided, the bride, and of course the DJ but it made for a solid wedding celebration.
Ten Mile Station Review:
Love the venue! It is up on the Breckenridge slopes between Peak 9 and Peak 10. At the time of writing the Falcon Super Chair was in pieces from getting a summertime upgrade but otherwise the view is stellar. For us we shoot it slightly different than we would other locations as in the evening the sun is behind us or in the couple’s face. With when you get into the venue really the amount of direct sunlight is much less as the sun is setting behind you upslope. The venue is excellent for hosting a mountain wedding. The drive consists of guests getting shuttled up to the venue on a dirt road winding up the slopes. There is good flow between the spaces for a ceremony, cocktail hour, and a reception.
For the DJ/Emcee they had Rob with Function Pro Dj and Event Services. We see a lot of DJs and with that come the good, the bad, and the outright ugly. Ugly would be you play the wrong song or no song in the first dance. Bad is you just go rouge and make thing up as you go. Good DJs get the job done and can play some music. You then have Rob who is in the best class of DJ/Emcee’s. What do we mean? Well you notice little things like being able to read body language like knowing when to fade out the music for the mother-son dance, being able to know when to switch songs between fast-slow + new-old. You then take it to a whole new level when the music is fresh. It is music you know but yet compiled and mixed in a fresh way. Maybe he just paid for a service but if so we would think we would have found others would have also found it. It was the kind of mix that worked perfectly for the group and was far beyond going for a playlist. There was also the personality in the things said and how they were said that were fresh. Too often DJs get gimmicky rather than just personable and fun. In the end the party went long and was consistent – if anything is not that the best review? For wedding planning / day of coordination they have Muse Events. Danielle was great to work with and attentive to needs. The best review is seen in how the day flowed with things being on time, setup, flowing well, and well coordinated. The things you did not see were the drinks being brought out to the couple, the gifts being loaded into the van, the giving as much direction as needed but then being able to read things and let the day happen. Often we have seen day of coordinators try to control the day of forcing something rather that strategically prepare and manage. Maybe it is just our perception. Either way sign her up to your team to make the wedding day successful!