Tai + Stephen: Fall Wedding in Aspen, Colorado

Tai + Stephen: Fall Wedding in Aspen, Colorado | Image: J. La Plante Photo

First Look at the Maroon Bells

Today's post is all about Tai + Stephen: Fall Wedding in Aspen, Colorado with images courtesy of J. La Plante Photo. The Roaring Fork Valley is a classic place to visit with the iconic Maroon Bells as a favorite backdrop for couples in the area. There are then options for using traditional facilities, such as this couple did, for the reception or you can opt for a private home rental as part of the festivities for the week. Be sure to consider spending some time going up to Independence Pass and the Grottos for a few photos and some trail time.

Aspen Meadows Resort Reception

Hotels are an easy choice when it comes to reception, as they come with lots of amenities and posh options. The Aspen Meadows Resort, described as "Chic, Bauhaus-style resort with an outdoor heated saline pool" was the gathering place for family and friends to enjoy the evening. The golden leaves were shining in the sun and it looks like it was a beautiful day. But, that isn't always the case.

If no one's told you how often it rains during the summer, then let me be the first to give you fair warning. Typical afternoons have brief, yet intense, bouts of rain and clouds. Clouds make for great pics, so don't worry. Just talk it out with your team about alternatives if you need to adhere to a strict timeline. If there's some flexibility, extend cocktail hour, or just go for it with a few umbrellas being held by the maid of honor and best man.

Custom Colorado Wedding and Elopement Packages

Please contact us to learn more about how we can continue to share our expertise and experience when you choose one of our packages. Most are customized or tweaked a bit, so don't worry if you don't see one that's not the exact match for what you need. Everyone's day is usually different from others. Thanks for reading!

Tai + Stephen: Fall Wedding in Aspen, Colorado | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Tai + Stephen: Fall Wedding in Aspen, Colorado | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Tai + Stephen: Fall Wedding in Aspen, Colorado | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Tai + Stephen: Fall Wedding in Aspen, Colorado | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Tai + Stephen: Fall Wedding in Aspen, Colorado | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Tai and Stephen couldn't have asked for a more perfect day for their wedding. The aspens were in full color contrasting brilliantly with the red in the peaks and Maroon Bells and the dazzlingly blue Colorado sky. With the wedding details adding a pop of purple, Tai's favorite color, the result was a vividly colorful fall wedding in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Tai and Stephen customized their ceremony and reception with lots of personal details to make the day truly their own.

From the couple: "We love puzzles so tried to include that as a theme along with the beauty of fall in Aspen. The escort cards were 12 piece puzzles with a different picture of the couple on each table. Their guest book was a custom wooden jigsaw puzzle. Stephen hand drew the ketubah that included many personal details and a custom text meaningful to the couple.

We had our first look and signed the ketubah at Maroon Bells which is Tai's favorite place in the world. We created a modified version of the Jewish seven blessings to include in our ceremony and asked seven of our friends to participate by reading the different blessings."The first dance was very memorable as we created a custom dance to the Crystals 'Then He Kissed Me.' We surprised many family and friends as they were not expecting this from two introverts. We enjoyed the super blood moon total eclipse - an occurrence that won't happen again until 2033."

Tai + Stephen: Fall Wedding in Aspen, Colorado | Image: J. La Plante Photo
Tai + Stephen: Fall Wedding in Aspen, Colorado | Image: J. La Plante Photo
Tai + Stephen: Fall Wedding in Aspen, Colorado | Image: J. La Plante Photo
Tai + Stephen: Fall Wedding in Aspen, Colorado | Image: J. La Plante Photo
Tai + Stephen: Fall Wedding in Aspen, Colorado | Image: J. La Plante Photo
Tai + Stephen: Fall Wedding in Aspen, Colorado | Image: J. La Plante Photo
Tai + Stephen: Fall Wedding in Aspen, Colorado | Image: J. La Plante Photo
Tai + Stephen: Fall Wedding in Aspen, Colorado | Image: J. La Plante Photo
Tai + Stephen: Fall Wedding in Aspen, Colorado | Image: J. La Plante Photo
Tai + Stephen: Fall Wedding in Aspen, Colorado | Image: J. La Plante Photo
Tai + Stephen: Fall Wedding in Aspen, Colorado | Image: J. La Plante Photo
Tai + Stephen: Fall Wedding in Aspen, Colorado | Image: J. La Plante Photo
Tai + Stephen: Fall Wedding in Aspen, Colorado | Image: J. La Plante Photo
Tai + Stephen: Fall Wedding in Aspen, Colorado | Image: J. La Plante Photo
Tai + Stephen: Fall Wedding in Aspen, Colorado | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Photographer:  J. La Plante Photo//Event Venue:Aspen Meadows Resort//DJ:Dancin' Shoes DJ//Makeup Artist: Malle Gambuti//Location:Maroon Bells//Hair Stylist:Vent Salon//Jewelry: RedStart Design//Floral Designer: Susan's Flowers & Chocolates//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Fall Color in the Rocky Mountains by Keri Doolittle Photography //

I saw some images from Keri Doolittle, a Denver based photographer who might just have one of the coolest web sites that I've seen in a while, that I really wanted to share with our readers.  This Colorado wedding blog is all about the off-the-beaten path kind of events, although we love showing the big and fancy, not everyone does the big and fancy.   So, for a smaller, but yet, elegant approach to a mountain wedding, you should definitely research the private home market.  
 
There are many property management rental companies here in Summit County, and many independent rentals that you have to dig through a mountain of links to find the right one.  If you want us to help you save time and money, then contact us to learn how we can help you find just one vendor, help design the event and source rentals, or core service, wedding flowers and decor.
 
Fall Color in the Rocky Mountains by Keri Doolittle Photography  |  photo[keridoolittlephotography.com]  Denver, CO wedding and portrait photographer
 
We say thanks to Keri for sharing these images with us!  Click your link of choice, or all of them to get to know the lady behind the lens.
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Fall Color in the Rocky Mountains by Keri Doolittle Photography  |  photo[keridoolittlephotography.com]  Denver, CO wedding and portrait photographer
 
These images are from a photo retreat that was held at a private home rental just south of Breckenridge, in Blue River.
 

"Fifteen photographers from throughout the country met up in the beautiful town of Breckenridge, CO.  Hosted by Denver wedding photographer, Keri Doolittle, the ladies came to learn about photography, talk shop and enjoy the surroundings of Breckenridge, CO.  The days were spent photographing some families and newborns and gathering into mini-sessions to learn about marketing, studio management and website/SEO." 

Fall Color in the Rocky Mountains by Keri Doolittle Photography  |  photo[keridoolittlephotography.com]  Denver, CO wedding and portrait photographer
 
Keri shares the link on the house they stayed:  " here is the rental property listing:  http://goo.gl/8OuVQ."
 
Fall Color in the Rocky Mountains by Keri Doolittle Photography  |  photo[keridoolittlephotography.com]  Denver, CO wedding and portrait photographer
 
"The photographers were able to spend an afternoon in the town of Breckenridge shopping, enjoying the sunshine, taking a group photo at the Old Time Photo shop and dining at The Breckenridge Brewery.  We even got to indulge in Fatty's Pizza the following evening.  The rental house in Blue River was a perfect setting to see the fall aspens in bloom!  Everyone had a blast and can't wait til we do it again in 2012!"
 
Fall Color in the Rocky Mountains by Keri Doolittle Photography  |  photo[keridoolittlephotography.com]  Denver, CO wedding and portrait photographer