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A destination wedding perfectly styled for a luxury mountain mansion in Colorado

A destination wedding perfectly styled for a luxury mountain mansion in Colorado

Breckenridge, Colorado Styled Luxury Wedding

Style is such an important and personal part of any wedding. From the home, designer gowns, and jewelry, every element was curated and hand selected by myself and the incredible owners that I had the honor to work along side. At Arendelle Castle, a private estate in Breckenridge, Colorado, the luxury styled wedding was the perfect way to bring my vision of what an opulent wedding at a private mountain residence could look like. Working alongside some amazing local Colorado vendors for this styled wedding was an honor to pull together. I’ve been in the wedding industry since I was old enough to work. My very first job was styling brides and bridesmaids in my hometown wedding boutique. I didn’t know at the time that it would shape what I love doing today. 

For this Breckenridge styled shoot, I was the stylist, designer, planner, and last but not least, the photographer. I am a multi-passionate entrepreneur who has dabbled in multiple areas of the wedding industry. I’m a full time, fine-art, destination wedding photographer who loves every aspect of weddings. 

 

Breckenridge Colorado Wedding Photographer

Bride in Monique Lhuillier Gown

All the fine touches were taken care of by an incredible team of vendors and planners. I got to flex my creative muscles in the off season by creating the design board and visiting each person who wanted to collaborate on this styled shoot. I was honored to collaborate with Little White Dress Bridal in Denver, Colorado,  Logan Ellis with Divine Beauty Artists, and Nikole owner of DonLo Mercantile for this editorial shoot. They’ve each written some details meant for brides planning their wedding in this article.

The Monique Lhuillier “Wish” ball gown was selected because it was perfectly appropriate for the breath-taking sophisticated luxury, elegance and grandeur of the Arendelle Castle in Breckenridge.  The Monique Lhuillier “Wish” ball gown is from the designer’s Fall 2020 collection, and it is romantic, grand and elegant in its own right.  The gown features shimmering silver and white floral lace embroidery throughout, a full ball-gown skirt, a contemporary styled plunge sweetheart neckline, and a cathedral length train.  The gown completed an elevated presentation in a spectacular setting. -Cate Carpenter, Little White Dress Bridal

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Hairstyle for a Colorado bride in a strapless dress

For the  [Monique Lhulillier]  gown I believed that going all up with the hairstyle would be the best way to go. A traditional low bun hair style is perfect for this strapless gown. Soft romantic curls framing the face with rolling waves adds texture and an airiness to this updo. -Logan Ellis, Divine Beauty Artists

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Colorado Wedding Vendors:

Photographer, Designer and Stylist

Menswear

Hair and Makeup

Venue

Private Home in Breckenridge by Celebrity Interior Designer Stephanie Styles

 

Contact Me

Contact Me today to inquire about my wedding photography services in Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen, or any other Destination Mountain Wedding. Available for travel.

A casual, luxe, and ultra-feminine styled wedding atop Breckenridge Colorado mountain

A casual, luxe, and ultra-feminine styled wedding atop Breckenridge Colorado mountain

Casual & Luxe Wedding atop a mountain in Colorado

My vision for this Breckenridge Styled Wedding was inspired by the design of the home that sits atop a mountain with panoramic views of all of Breckenridge Ski Resort. Afterall, small, intimate weddings in homes have become popular since 2020 forcing us all to think outside of the norm for weddings. Once I stepped foot into this luxury mountain home, I could envision the rest of what a wedding day could look like here, so I collaborated with the owner and designer and other local artisans to make it come alive. 

Most people think of Breckenridge as a winter destination, but let me let you in on a little secret. The summers are where it’s at. That’s why over 2000 couples come from all over to get married here for our evergreen, snow-capped mountains and high alpine temperatures to beat the heat. You’re guaranteed not to *sweat, and that makes a lot of Southerns like me excited to have their wedding in the mountains. (*disclaimer: OK, you may sweat a little on your wedding day. It happens to the best of us.)

All the fine touches were taken care of by an incredible team of vendors and planners. I got to flex my creative muscles in the off season by creating the design board and visiting each person who wanted to collaborate on this styled shoot. I was honored to collaborate with Little White Dress Bridal in Denver, Colorado, Logan Ellis with Divine Beauty Artists, and Nikole owner of DonLo Mercantile for this editorial shoot. They’ve each written some details meant for brides planning their wedding in this article.

SAVIN London wedding dress for Colorado Mountain Wedding

Bride in SAVIN London Gown

The Savin London “Vivia” gown with matching veil were selected to showcase a spring-time or summer Colorado mountain meadow look and style within the spectacular mountain setting of Arendelle Castle.  The Savin London “Vivia” gown is a soft, romantic A-line style with a plunge neckline and sheer back and is from the designer’s “Springtime” 2020 collection.  This special gown and matching veil immediately capture your attention with dozens of multi-colored beaded floral appliques on a light ivory background.  -Cate Carpenter, Little White Dress Bridal

 

Breckenridge Wedding with Fine Art Wedding Photographer Andrea Stark Photography
DonLo Mercantile Wedding Jewelry on Breckenridge Mainstreet

Hair accessories for your Colorado Wedding

Don’t forget the hairpiece when completing your look. I’m partial to a long veil. And since the hair is such an important part of the bride’s style and beauty, it is an important element to tie it all together. It can totally elevate your wedding day attire. Whether you go with a hair piece or veil, just do it!

The Maria Elena hair ornament used in this photo shoot features crystalized fabric leaves and florals with delicate beading and pearls. The cut and clarity of the crystals is exceptional and captures the light from every angle.  Maria Elena Headpieces are hand-made in Miami, Florida.  Maria Elena started her business 30 years ago by making a headpiece for her own daughter’s wedding, and each piece is heirloom quality and uses only the finest of materials and craftsmanship.  – Cate Carpenter, Little White Dress

 

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SAVIN London gown for mountain wedding
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Little White Dress X Andrea Stark Photography X Divine Beauty Artists
SAVIN London Dress in collaboration with Andrea Stark Photography and Little White Dress Bridal Denver
Little White Dress X Andrea Stark Photography X Divine Beauty Artists

Hairstyle for a Colorado bride in a flowy, and floral dress

This dress was so perfect for the venue that it deserved two hairstyles. For the ceremony look we chose to go with the pulled back look with light face framing pieces. For the reception and dancing, a down all down and soft wave was the exact casual look we were trying to achieve.

The  [Savin London]  gown I found to be a little more playful. Pulling the hair out of the face to see the gorgeous soft glam makeup but still having the hair mostly down in the back to emphasize the back of the dress made the look complete. -Logan Ellis, Divine Beauty Artists

Savin London Dress Perfect for a mountain wedding
Savin London Bridal Line Luxury wedding in Breckenridge CO
Wedding Jewelry Unique DonLo Mercantile Breckenridge Main Street
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Breckenridge Wedding with Fine Art Wedding Photographer Andrea Stark Photography

Colorado Wedding Vendors:

Photographer, Designer and Stylist

Menswear

Hair and Makeup

Venue

Private Home in Breckenridge by Celebrity Interior Designer Stephanie Styles

 

Contact Me

Contact Me today to inquire about my wedding photography services in Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen, or any other Destination Mountain Wedding. I’m available for travel and specialize in mountain weddings.

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Winter Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Winter Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado

Natalie and Jeremy’s winter wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch was what I’d call feminine opulence with organic Colorado touches. The whole wedding day was so relaxed for everyone. Even for us vendors, it was no hustle and bustle and everything just flowed without any rush. That’s of course due to Brittany Tucker with Kelly Karli Weddings and Events planned the day flawlessly.

All the fine touches were taken care of by an incredible team of vendors and planners. The design team with Eclectic Hive set up the Broad Axe Barn like I’ve never seen it before. From the draping to the farm tables, flowy table runner and hand written acrylic menus, and roaring fire flanked by even more candlelight it was the most elegant design. La Rue Floral Design was responsible for the gorgeous dusty rose, mauve, and eggplant purple flowers and greenery draping from what felt like every inch of Broad Axe Barn. There was even a cozy fire pit and lounge on the deck for post reception cocktails, s’mores and cigars to end the night.

Devil’s Thumb Ranch and Spa Venue

Devil’s Thumb Resort and Spa is one of my favorite ranch venues in Colorado, especially in the winter months when you can see guests taking to cross-country ski trails and horses munching hay on the snow. Even the ranch horses made an appearance after their first look. It’s tucked away on sprawling acreage in Tabernash, away from the bustle of neighboring ski towns. Still close enough to get on the slopes at Winter Park or Granby Ranch.

I was honored to assist Sarah Porter Photography on this wedding and excited to share with you some of the images I took that day.

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Contact Me

Contact Me today to inquire about my wedding photography services at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, CO.