Video credit to Carrie Johnson Photography
This is a wedding held at the pavilion this last year. The Ceremony was off-site at a church in Denver and they held the reception at the Silverthorne Pavilion. Check it out.
Video by Bosha Video.
One of the biggest concerns I hear from Bs and Gs is that they are worried about all of their out of town guests getting HAI or High Altitude Illness. This is because the air is thinner which means less oxygen for our bodies. People start to feel dizzy, weak, dehydrated, and just all around sick when they come from a lower elevation to Summit County. While there are many remedies to help reduce the risk of feeling these symptoms, most people do not prepare the way they should. You have probably seen the little gimmicky oxygen canisters at the drug store for $20, but those are not the way to go. If you want to offer something neat to your guests during your wedding an oxygen bar is gaining popularity in the mountain regions.
Summit Oxygen of Dillon (right down the street) is offering oxygen bars for events such as weddings where people can sit and relax while enjoying flavored oxygen to help them feel better about the altitude and keep them going all night long. Dancing at 9,000 feet is quite different than dancing at sea level and after about 5 minutes your guests are already exhausted, so give them some oxygen to bring them right back to their feet.
You can contact Summit Oxygen at (970) 406-8518 or check them out on the web at www.summitoxygen.net
Rob & Blair
Greetings B’s & G’s (that’s Brides and Grooms if you didn’t know),
Our great friends at Elevate Photography just did this blog post and I thought it would be great to share with all of you.
WHY DO A FIRST LOOK?
One of the biggest questions that our couples battle over when planning their wedding day is whether or not to do the first look. (Where the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony). Many of us grew up with the picture of the groom seeing the bride for the first time walking down the aisle – and weeping tears of joy, of course :) With this in mind, it is hard to imagine the moment not being ruined by having already hung out with each other all day. However, the new standard that today’s little girls are growing up with is the groom patiently waiting for his bride in a private location until the tap on the shoulder and then, still, the tear of joy. Both fantasies work and as long as you plan plenty of time for photos the most important thing to do is stick with your heart and make sure you are happy with whatever choice you make. We will never force our couples to do a first look, but here are some reasons why it might be a good option for you.
1. You tend to get more of the photos you want. Having a first look allows you to have a lot more time before the ceremony to go to multiple locations for photos. It can be a really fun time with your wedding party without the pressure of feeling like you are missing out on your party to take pictures. Having more time will also allow you to get more of the poses and combinations that you wanted.
2. Your day will feel less rushed. A first look helps a TON with making your timeline a lot less intense. There are already so many activities packed into the wedding day, and once the ceremony starts it will seem like everything is moving really fast. If you have already done all of your wedding party photos and most of the portraits of just the two of you, all that will be left after the ceremony will be the family portraits.
3. It calms your nerves. We get the feedback all the time that the first look really helped to calm our couples down and that they were able to enjoy the rest of the day more. We find this is especially true with the grooms who feel like they are under pressure to react a certain way in front of everyone when his bride comes down the aisle.
4. It will most likely be the only time that you two will actually be (nearly) completely alone all day. Your wedding day is about the two of you, so doesn’t it make sense that you would take even just a few minutes to really be alone together in that moment? Having this time before the ceremony really allows you to be together and breathe before it all unfolds.
5. It doesn’t ruin the moment – it enhances it. All of our couples who do a first look tell us that they still got nervous/excited/teared-up/emotional when the actual aisle moment happened. Seeing each other before just allowed them to get to do it twice as well as allowed them to focus on their vows and remember the ceremony better.
One thing that I have come across throughout the past couple of years is the wedding app phenomenon. Brides and Grooms in this technologically savvy world are trying to add something to their weddings that others do not have, enter the wedding app. There are many of them out there but most revolve around guests using their phones to download the app and upload pictures throughout the night. Great idea if you do not mind the majority of your guests being on their phones all night.
What wedding professionals have found is that these apps are taking guests away from the celebration and putting them on their phones. Guests become distracted with taking pictures to post than actually paying attention to what is going on.
To stop this fiasco from happening, Rustic Wedding Chic has written a blog post on how to have an unplugged wedding. If this is something you have been thinking about or have not thought about yet, this post is for you.
Check it out as they have some really good points not to pass over and also how to have an unplugged wedding without upsetting people.
Here is a wedding that shows the variety of wedding styles that we accomodate at the Pavilion. Click on the picture to be taken to the blog posting on the Photographer’s website.
Happy Holidays to all of you past Brides and Grooms, current Brides and Grooms awaiting your already booked 2014/2015 wedding, and to all you newly engaged couples looking to book a venue for 2014 or 2015.