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Sapphire Point Intimate Colorado Mountain Wedding at Private Home in Breckenridge

September 6, 2018

In early August, my husband and I drove up I-70 to head to a small, intimate wedding we were photographing that weekend at Sapphire Point up in Summit County. As we were driving the rain clouds started opening up and we crossed our fingers that it would die down long enough for Ashley and Jason to get married outside with that gorgeous mountain backdrop and view of Lake Dillon behind them. Alas, as we were heading into the Eisenhower tunnel we got a phone call from Ashley’s friend to let us know that an executive decision had been made to move the wedding indoors at the home they had rented out in Breckenridge for the weekend.

At first I was disappointed for them, but when we pulled up at the gorgeous home and saw the gigantic windows looking out at the ski resort runs on the mountain we realized that this could barely be categorized as a “backup” location because of how nice it was. It also meant Ashley’s beautiful dress would stay much cleaner than it would out in the rain. Geoff and I quickly figured out our game plan for how we were going to make sure that view would be visible in their photos while minimizing the reflections sure to show up in the glass and I am pretty pleased with the results. It ended up being a really sweet (and comfortable!) wedding ceremony with their closest family and friends there to witness their heartfelt vows. I particularly loved that Ashley chose to have her daughter, Victoria, as her maid of honor.

And, the cherry on top is that the rain finally subsided and we were able to head over to Sapphire Point afterall. So in the end, they did get their pretty outdoor mountain backdrop for some of the wedding pictures. The sun even started shining by the time we were finished. I have to say, they got a truly “Colorado” wedding experience complete with weather that can’t quite make up its mind. Check out a selection of my favorites below!

Groom watches his bride walk down the aisle at their private home wedding in Breckenridge Colorado

Private home wedding in Breckenridge Colorado

B&W Wedding Photojournalism Indoor Home Wedding Ceremony in Breckenridge

Beautiful home wedding indoors in the great room of a private home in Breckenridge Colorado

Natural window light at a wedding in Breckenridge Colorado

Wedding guests at an indoor home wedding in Breckenridge Colorado

Best man during indoor Breckenridge CO Wedding

Private wedding ceremony inside the home in Breckenridge

Close up detail photo of a bouquet in Breckenridge Colorado

Bride hugs her maid of honor daughter at private home wedding in Breckenridge CO

Water ceremony during indoor Breckenridge Colorado Wedding

Water Pouring Ceremony at an indoor wedding in Breckenridge Colorado

Hand tying ceremony at intimate private home wedding in Breckenridge CO

Intimate Wedding Indoors Private Home in Breckenridge CO

B&W wedding photography of intimate wedding vows in CO

Ring exchange at a small intimate wedding at a private home in CO

Wedding kiss in front of large windows at a private home in Breckenridge CO

Colorado wedding candid photography at a small intimate wedding

Pretty bridal portrait in front of huge windows on a rainy day in Breckenridge Colorado

Breckenridge wedding photographer on a rainy day in Colorado

Maid of honor daughter at Breckenridge Colorado wedding

Extended family portrait in front of huge windows at private home in Breckenridge

Classic bride and groom portrait in front of huge windows in Breckenridge Colorado

Pretty bridal portrait at Sapphire Point on a rainy day in Colorado

Bride with her daughter on her Breckenridge Colorado wedding day at Sapphire Point

Bride kisses her daughter under her veil with mountain backdrop

Family portrait on a wedding day at Sapphire Point in Colorado

Gorgeous bride portrait with mountain backdrop at Sapphire Point

Bride and groom walk down a path at Sapphire Point in Colorado

Happy bride and groom laugh together at Sapphire Point

Beautiful classic wedding portrait with Buffalo Mountain Backdrop

Bride with her daughter on her wedding day at Sapphire Point in Colorado

Classic Sapphire Point Wedding Photography in Colorado

Venue: Sapphire Point
Florist Paul Wood Florist
Dress Shop: Dora Grace

Head over to the WEDDINGS page of my website to find more information about wedding photography

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