Deciding to hold your wedding in the state you fell in love is a great first step in setting a romantic tone for your big day. Hannah and Justin’s gold and sage Breckenridge wedding combined the natural beauty of the Colorado mountains with their laid-back spirit to create a day that perfectly embodied their love. Photographer Levi Tijerina so effortlessly captured the ease of the celebration and the moments that made the wedding so inexplicably theirs.
Hannah and Jason
Dry Gulch Placer, Breckenridge, Colorado
We met and fell in love in Colorado, but moved away to DC for work/grad school. When we were planning our wedding we both really were excited by the idea of getting married in the Colorado mountains. When we found our venue (which used to be a gold mine and is tucked away in the mountains outside of Breckenridge) we fully embraced the rustic, low-key mountain-vibe. We are also both proud nerds and found ways to incorporate this into our wedding, without making it feel like too much of a theme.
We spent a lot of time crafting our wedding ceremony. In Colorado you do not need an officiant to get legally married, and as we are both secular, we fully embraced this fact. Our “officiant-less” ceremony was performed by members of our bridal party, with different people doing readings (“Love” by Roy Croft and “Union” by Robert Fulghum) as well as some pieces we wrote ourselves. It took a lot of time to write our own ceremony, but seeing how enthusiastic our friends were about participating (and how well it was received by our guests) made everything worth it. Our vows were especially powerful, and when I think back on that moment it still gives me chills.
The Couple Recommends:
We were incredibly fortunate to work with fantastic vendors. Our venue was amazing. So unique, gorgeous, and everyone was friendly and really went out of their way to make our wedding perfect. Our caterers were also incredibly helpful with our unique venue (off the grid and no running water!) and I don’t know how we would have done it with out them. Our photographer was also fantastic and I can’t tell you the number of people who have told us we have the most gorgeous wedding photos they have ever seen!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Levi Tijerina
Event Planning – Love This Day Events
Venue – Dry Gulch Placer
Floral Design – Beet + Yarrow
Catering – All Events and Catering
Cake – Sugar
Cake Toppers – Better Off Wed
DJ – Elite DJ
Hair Styling – Define Hair Salon
Wedding Dress – Claire Pettibone
Bridal Accessories – BHLDN
Rings – Ball and Chain
Transportation – Fresh Tracks Transportation
Congrats to Hannah and Jason on their romantic Breckenridge wedding! For more Colorado wedding inspiration, be sure to check out Keri and Sam’s Devil’s Thumb Ranch wedding in the snow.