Sarah & Shea | September 22nd | Aspen, Colorado
From the bride, Sarah:
We were married in Aspen because we met in Denver 2.5 years earlier and while we dated we spent many weekends in the Aspen Valley. We wanted our friends and family to experience the village and be able to run into each other around town while enjoying the beautiful fall colors.
We wanted our wedding to be comfortable, fun and classic. We wanted our laid back personalities to come through during the day and tried to concentrate on the little things that we really cared about.
Because September 22nd was the peak of the Aspen leaves turning colors we didn’t want to distract or compete with nature so we went all Black and White. The flowers were all white with slight sage green accents, the flower girls wore silver dresses with black sashes.
During the ceremony a bird flew off of a nearby tree and circled over our heads while the Pastor remembered our Grandparents who are no longer with us.
My advice: Don’t forget to look at your husband-to-be while you are walking down the aisle. It is tempting to look at all the guests, but don’t, because looking at your man will calm your nerves and you’ll want to remember the look on his face.
We live in the East Bay of San Francisco and spend lots of time in Napa learning about wine. We collected wine corks from the day we got engaged and then used them as table numbers for our guests.
We chose every song the band played (all fun and they even learned Georgia on My Mind and Chicken Fried for us).
After the wedding we took the Gondola down the mountain. It was a detail that I hadn’t thought about before it happened. It was just the two of us leaving the reception with our friends all cheering and then we got into the cab and it took off over the mountain. We had 16 minutes all to ourselves. As mentioned the weather was perfect and so the night sky was pitch black with a million stars and it was absolutely silent. My new husband and I sat together awestruck from the day and soaking up the landscape.
Sarah’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Jamee Photography // Ceremony Site: Aspen Mountain Wedding Deck // Reception Site & Caterer: Aspen Mountain Club // Event Planner: Jane Floyd & Associates // Band: Heartbeat by Starkey Productions // Cake: D’Elissious // Florist: Harrington Smith // Guest Lodging: Aspen Square Hotel // Wedding Gown: Modern Trousseau from Anna Be