Ready for a gorgeous tiny wedding with mountain views, family and friends and cutest wedding dog ever?
Samantha and Andrew knew that they wanted to get married in the mountains with their families and close friends present. They settled on Breckenridge as it’s a pretty easy drive for their guests flying into Denver. They rented an AirBnb for everyone to stay in and got married on the gorgeous balcony with mountain views and hired a private chef for dinner after. And even their golden retriever Maddison got in on the action!
Enjoy these gorgeous photos and some Q&A with the couple below!
Photography: Nichole Emerson Photography
Caterer: At Your Breck and Call
Bridal Gown : David’s Bridal
Venue: Air Bnb
How did you meet?
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How did you decide to have a tiny wedding? What were your challenges?
We decided on a small destination wedding because we wanted to share that special moment in an intimate affair with just our immediate family and closest friends. The biggest challenge during the whole planning process was planning for the weather because we wanted the ceremony to be outside. Since our wedding day was towards the end of October, we had to plan for a potential blizzard (which we got the very next day)!
How did you decide on the location?
My husband and I LOVE the mountains, hiking and just enjoying the natural beauty and serenity the mountains offer. At one point we had considered moving to Denver but I (Samantha) was offered a job opportunity that I just couldn’t pass up. So, when we started perusing wedding locations, we immediately thought of Denver. However, after doing some research, we decided Breckenridge would be a fun location because neither of us had been there and it offered a stunning mountain backdrop that Denver just couldn’t provide.
What was your favorite part of your wedding day?
I’m not sure we have one favorite part of the day but it would probably have to be the lack of stress and being able to enjoy every minute of the day without feeling as though we are being rushed. The day certainly went fast but, because of the size and the people we chose to share it with, we were able to really enjoy it.
What is your advice for anyone planning their elopement or small wedding?
Our advice for future couples would be to create a spreadsheet for budgeting and expenses. While you won’t be spending anything near what a traditional wedding costs, things do start to add up especially if you are thinking about hosting your guests and/or ceremony at an Air BnB (or other home rental), getting a private chef or buying decorations. A spreadsheet will help you stay on budget without allowing yourself go overboard.