Time to Smell the Roses: Breck Wedding Part II

Wedding Table in Breckenridge ColoradoIf you haven’t already checked out the first installment of this blog series, click here for the low down on wedding coordinators, venues, officiants and entertainment. That should make it pretty simple to nail down your wedding location/date, guest list, ceremony and reception celebration details. Now that the preliminary steps to planning your Breck wedding are covered, it’s time to dive into the fun stuff! Grab a wedding organizer, your MOH/bridesmaids and let’s do this! Below, the staff at BOB has dredged up the #bestofbreck when it comes to florists, photographers, cakes and lodging for your Breck wedding:

  1. Florists: One of the most important elements of your wedding, floral arrangements set the theme for the celebration and can make or break your big day. We want to make sure you have a bouquet worth throwing, not a mismatched decaying bunch of dandelions and weeds.
    • Bloom: Winner of the “Best of Summit” for many years, this local vendor knows how to complement any theme with bouquets so gorgeous, you’ll think twice about throwing them into the crowd.
    • Petal & Bean: Mentioned in our Breck Wedding Part I for event planning, we can’t get enough of Petal & Bean’s floral services, too!
    • Little Flower Shop: Located just a few minutes down the road in Dillon, the Little Flower Shop will make sure your big day is adorned with the perfect floral arrangements, so don’t be fooled by their name.
    • Garden of Eden: With over 25 years’ experience, this florist is renowned in Summit County for “delivering smiles” and your custom wedding arrangements. That’s right- they’ll bring your buds to you. AND, they make wedding cakes, too.
  2. Photographers/Videographers: These are photos and videos that you will reflect on for probably the rest of your life. That being said, we have handpicked the top notch photographers and videographers to ensure that you’ll have shots worth watching for decades to come.
    • Tripp Faye: At the top of our list for a reason, Tripp is one of our favorite photographers in the county. With years of experience and a keen eye for detail, your wedding photos will be nothing short of perfect and Tripp’s videography skills will ensure that every moment of your special day is flawlessly captured.
    • Brandon Doza: Another local favorite, Brandon Doza has some big names gawking at his shots, including: Summit Wedding Photography, Copper Mountain, Grand Timber Lodge, Dew Tour Fashion Show, Global Lifestyle Media, Breckenridge Brewery and many more!
    • Jason & Gina: Known for incorporating their love of the outdoors with the love you’re celebrating on your wedding day, this photography team’s work has been published in over 200 wedding magazines and blogs throughout the country.
    • Matt and Jess: This married photographer team is located just outside of Red Rocks, but will travel to Breck for your big day. As newlyweds, they can relate to budgeting constraints and the importance of documenting your memories in just the right light.
    • Forget Me Not Media: Having worked with big names like Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and producers of Lord of the Rings, this videographer will be sure to bring your story to life by blending cinematics with documentary-styled production.
    • Rising Moon Films: Cinematographers with diverse talents, this team has experience in shooting weddings, commercial films, branded films and promotional production. Their videos are entertaining, stunning and personable. Don’t take my word for it, click on their link above and see for yourself!
  3. Wedding cake bakeries: The cake you choose for your wedding is often a status symbol to guests and sets the theme for your celebration. Plus, most couples save the top of the cake to eat on their one year anniversary, so quality matters. Not to mention, a party without cake is NOT a party at all… At least not one worth remembering!
    • Sugar Breck: If the critiques on this bakery featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, The Denver Post, Breckenridge Magazine, People Magazine or Mile High Bride aren’t enough to get your mouth watering, treat yourself to a gander at their portfolio. YUM!
    • Blue Moon Bakery featuring Reil Mountain Confections: Serving up delicious cakes of all sizes and flavors to satisfy everyone’s taste buds and budgets, Reil Mountain Confections offers custom cake design experiences that will leave you craving more.
    • Mountain Flour: Based out of Vail and offering cake delivery, this bakery concocts works of art that you won’t believe are edible. With more than reasonable pricing options and flavors that are sure to please the crowd, this confectioner won’t disappoint.
  4. Accommodations: Since it’s highly unlikely that you and all of your guests live within walking distance from your venue, setting up lodging options ahead of time will not only help your guests, but it can keep the fun going for days! In an effort to bring you the #bestofbreck, we have listed the ultimate options in town so you can rest easy.
    • Beaver Run Resort: With some of the most versatile lodging options in town, this resort features slopeside one and two bedroom condos, studios, traditional hotel rooms and specialty suites. While staying at the base of Peak 9, you can enjoy the convenience of walking to both town and the slopes. You’re guaranteed a good time at their on-site restaurant, the Coppertop Bar and Café- we recommend requesting Ash for your server because she is the best!
    • DoubleTree by Hilton: Should you choose to book with DoubleTree, you’ll reap the benefits of its proximity to town and the lifts. The Quicksilver chairlift on Peak 9 as well as Main Street are both a quick jaunt away from your room. Plus, DoubleTree provides their guests with ski valet services and, more importantly, s’mores!
    • River Mountain Lodge: The name says it all: RML is situated on the Blue River and offers some awesome mountain views. This accommodation is downtown, so don’t bother setting aside money for a taxi! Do yourself a favor and make sure to visit the legendary local bartender, Baba. Indulge in some of his rum pompei while you listen to his incredible (and true) stories!

Well, there you have it! This is easier than you expected, right? Now, you’re more than halfway through planning the most vital aspects of your Breck wedding. Awesome job! There’s still some important topics left to tackle, so we’ve got to get back to work. While we compile the next round of planning topics, you just focus on enjoying your engagement. Make sure to check back soon for Part III!