Ski Lodge turned wedding venue?! Not sure if it gets better than weddings and views at Ten Mile Station.
Maybe you’ve been for a wedding or maybe you’ve been for a ski pit stop for tots and a hot chocolate. Whatever the occasion, the views are amazing and you need to add it to your list.
We may be biased, but as a local wedding photographer, it’s one of our favorite wedding venues to photograph in Breckenridge and Summit County, hands down!
The ceremony location has the most amazing views of Baldy Mountain in Breckenridge, then you walk into the reception space with GIANT windows of an even better view. It makes for the perfect summer wedding location. No weddings in the winter, but you can pop in for a ski snack.
The day started by getting ready in their townhome rental right near Downtown Breckenridge. The boys watched football while the ladies had to put in the hard work on hair and makeup.
It was such a fun, relaxing morning. We did a first look in the trees by the rental houses for a quiet moment for the two of them and then off we went to Ten Mile for photos before the ceremony.
*note: Most couples get ready off location from Ten Mile Station and use the venue more as a ‘primping’ or putting on the dress. They have a little getting ready area and provide you with the downstairs for privacy.*
Many tears were shed as there were the most thoughtful speeches throughout the ceremony and reception. You could feel the closeness of their families and all the love that was in that room.
The mountain views of Breckenridge, overlooking the ceremony site at TenMile are unreal and make for the perfect backdrop for your guests!
They celebrated the night away with their band and all their people on the dance floor. It was SUCH a fun night and to top it all off, a late-night donut wall.
Photographer: Greenhouse Creative Studios Ceremony Venue: Ten Mile Station Reception Venue: Ten Mile Station Event Planning: Cloud 9 Weddings and Papers Floral: Garden of Eden Videography: Majestik Films Wedding Cake: City Market Breckenridge Hair: Weemala Hair and Makeup Makeup: Weemala Hair and Makeup Band: Raising Cain Other Services: Mountain Thunder Lodge Entertainment: Peak Oxygen Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie Jewelry: Olive and Piper Engagement Ring: Bella Vaughn Handmade Items: Etsy Guest Book Alternative: Etsy Stationery: Etsy
This wedding was featured on Mountainside Bride! Check out a few snippets from the blog.
Our first look was AMAZING! Our photographers and videographers took us to an amazing place on the mountainside for pictures for about an hour after we got ready with our bridal party. It was so fun to have some time during the day with just the two of us (plus our photo entourage).
It was a really nice way to calm the nerves as well. We took the most amazing pictures, and took some time for of us to read our vows to one another. It was a really special part of our wedding day.
A memory that still makes me laugh is the initial first look when Chris had just turned around to see me in my wedding dress. I was about 20 feet away and began walking towards him through the trees. He had the most emotional look on his face seeing me for the first time. Right as I took my first step towards him my veil was stuck on a tree stump and yanked my head back. We went from crying from emotions to crying from laughter. It was a great way to start our special day together.
During the planning process, it was really important to us to keep things fun and not get stressed out. We wanted to look back on our engagement as a happy time and avoid wishing we had just eloped like many of our friends felt building up to their weddings.
Working with flexible and low-stress vendors helped us accomplish this! We were debating if a videographer was worth it but we are SO glad we had one! It brought all the amazing pictures to life and it is a great way to relive the day.
We also really wanted a band but it was over double the price of a good DJ. Chris’s parents helped us out with the band as a wedding gift. It MADE the party! Everyone enjoyed it which made us really proud of how much fun everyone had.
I was also on the fence about hiring a coordinator. The expenses were really adding up and none of my friends who had been married paid the extra money for a coordinator. I settled for a day of coordinator which ended up helping us with way more than just the day of and it was WORTH EVERY PENNY!
I enjoyed my wedding day and the wedding weekend 100 times more than I would have without the extra help. I can look back at my wedding remembering all the amazing moments and not the actual reality of what it took to make it so magical.
We did skip a photo booth since that doesn’t seem to be as popular anymore but we replaced it with an oxygen bar. This was a really fun activity to have since we were in the mountains. I don’t think there was a time when all the spots at the oxygen bar weren’t in use.
Our biggest piece of advice for couples planning a mountain wedding would be to allow your guests to soak in the beauty. Do an outdoor cocktail hour if you can. Have a cool photo spot outside for guests to take pictures. Also, keep the elevation in mind! We had a lot of out-of-towners coming to the wedding and the elevation was quite an adjustment. We made it fun at the wedding by having an oxygen bar and party favors to help rehydrate.
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Hi! I'm Kelsey!
My photography journey started in 2009 when I fell in love with documenting moments and capturing people in their element.
10 years ago, I moved to the amazing little mountain town of Breckenridge, Colorado from in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Wild to say I've photographed over 300 weddings and portrait sessions all over. I started this small but mighty team of local mountain photographers to capture whatever season of life you're in.