Ashley and Jeremy planned the perfect destination wedding at Sapphire Point Overlook, offering them and their guests sweeping views of the Rockies and nearby Lake Dillon. Their gorgeous reception at Windy Point Campground featured vintage rentals that completely transformed the space. Colorado wedding photographer Shebli Nikkole Photography was on hand to capture every gorgeous detail.
Ashley + Jeremy
October 1st, 2016
Wedding day weather: Sunny, 65, slightly windy at the reception site
Number of guests: 45
Your budget: 12K
Biggest splurge: The food
Biggest savings: The decor. Most was found at flee markets and resale shops
Why did you choose the Mountains for your wedding?
My husband and I are the most happy in the mountains. The fresh air and breathtaking views give us the peace that we need and put life into perspective for us.
Wedding day theme:
We wanted our day to be all about our family and friends enjoying the beautiful surroundings and each others company. We kept the colors and decor as neutral as possible with pops of green to ensure the background was at the center of focus.
Where did you find your inspiration?
Pinterest, Mountain wedding blogs and my interior design background
How did you choose to personalize your wedding?
We included photos of family and friends throughout the space and our ceremony included a tree planting ceremony with our family. We put a lot of thought into the food as well and went with many of our favorite things and we used Jeremy's grandfathers old butcher knife to cut our cake.
What was your favorite part of the reception?
I loved that our closest family and friends we there with us and everyone was enjoying what we love most in life. Outdoors, food, wine and mingling
What are three things you're super glad you did?
- Went for a sunrise hike with my husband the morning of our wedding day. It gave us a great start!
- Chose amazing food that our guests still continue to rave about
- Planted our ceremony tree near our venue so we can go back and visit it and watch it grow while our marriage and family grows
Anything you wished you hadn't worried about?
Honestly, I can't really think of any. We kept it simple and chose great vendors that executed everything perfectly.
What was the biggest challenge in planning your mountain wedding and how did you overcome it?
Planning it from Chicago. I kept myself as organized as possible and had consistent communication with my vendors. I included inventory lists, drawings and floor plans for the space and timelines for each vendor so everyone was on the same page. It really helped eliminate stress for my husband and I knowings that our vendors would take care of everything we had planned.
How did you find and choose your vendors?
I found most through mountain wedding blogs and many, MANY google searches. I also was able to weed out any that did not respond in a timely manner and did not fit our budget. The vendors that shared our enthusiasm and understood our vision are the ones we chose to work with.
What is your best piece of advice to other mountain brides who are planning their weddings?
More money does not equal a better wedding. Keep the focus on whats really important. Sharing this day with your family and friends. The decor and feel of the wedding should be all about the couple and don't let outside influence change the day your are envisioning. Find any excuse to put your personal story into the wedding.
Breckenridge Wedding Vendors
Wedding Photographer: Shebli Nikkole Photography | Caterer: Buffalo Gals | Floral Designer: Petal and Bean | Cake Designer: Sugar Breck | Hair and Makeup: Weemala | Event Venue: Windy Point Campground | Invitation Designer: xowyo paper and press | Design and Decor:Yours for Your Day | Musicians:Michael Foreit | Officiant: Leslie Ross