Nicole & John, Aspen, CO
What could be more idyllic than a pair of high school sweethearts getting married at the very peak of fall? In their hometown of Aspen, Colorado at the Aspen Meadows Resort, majestic mountains exploding with patches of brightly colored foliage served as a backdrop to the intimate ceremony. Friends and family were indistinguishable as everyone partied hard, and late into the evening. Highlights included tequila shots, conga lines, imaginary jump roping, singing onstage with the band, more tequila shots, and John splitting his pants!
A brunch was held the next morning at Nicole’s family home where everyone had a great story to tell. We even had a surprise visit from a local black bear! On the last day, just a few hours before traveling to Italy for their honeymoon, we took some amazing photos of the newlyweds as they walked through an abandoned mining town, high in the mountains. A cold weather front had moved in, giving Nicole and John another reason to share a familiar and yet newly significant embrace. The whole weekend had this magical quality about it, and is an experience that we will never forget.
Best wishes to Nicole and John!
September 22, 2012
Photography by Jason & Rebecca Walker for Ira Lippke Studios
Ceremony Venue: Anderson Park at the Aspen Meadows Resort
Reception Venue: Doerr Hosier at the Aspen Meadows Resort
Event Coordination: Aspen Events, Inc. and Aspen Meadows Resort
Floral Design: Harrington Smith
Lighting: Halcyon Prouctions
Ceiling Treatment: Tom Ward
Ceremony Music: Mariachi Sol De Mi Tierra
Reception Music: Moments Notice with Jerry Barnett
Catering: Head Chef Todd Slossberg (Aspen Meadows Resort)
Cake: D’Elissious Cakes by Elissa Buckley
Dress: Carolina Herrera
Hair: Crystal Rich Phillips at Salon Tulio
Makeup: Christine Morris-Assalone at Full Circle Massage