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//

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Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Copper Mountain, Colorado Wedding

Today's feature is all about Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort with images courtesy of J. La Plante Photo. If you're driving to Breckenridge or Vail, it's right after the second exit to Frisco. A stunning drive through Ten Mile Canyon brings you to Copper Mountain. This world-class ski area is usually one of the first to open during the winter, and is a great option when planning a destination wedding at one of the mountain towns of Summit County. Everyone could easily stay at Copper for the week as basecamp, while branching out to explore.

Destination Resort in the Rocky Mountains

The couple chose a mid-mountain venue, Solitude Station for their ceremony. Not suitable for a reception, guests ride the chairlifts up and then back down to the base of the mountain, where the reception is. The Grand Hall has huge windows with ski slopes out the back door. I've been to a winter wedding here and the lights of the snowcats could be seen going up and down the mountain while the snow was falling. Big venues can be a lot of fun, and please contact us to learn  when you can talk with us about putting together a custom wedding package for Copper Mountain, Colorado.

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Copper Mountain holds a special place in Shantel and Matt’s hearts. Shantel grew up skiing at Copper and it’s where she taught Matt how to ski. She gave him some strong motivation, too. When they started dating, she told him that if he wanted to see her at all during the winter, he’d have to learn how to ski. And it worked!

In the winter, you’ll most likely find them on the slopes or at Endo’s Adrenaline Cafe. So, it made perfect sense for them to have their wedding at the top of the American Eagle lift. Guests were treated to a scenic chairlift ride to the ceremony site and breathtaking views while Shantel and Matt exchanged vows.

The party commenced inside Copper Station (just in time for a summer rainstorm to move through) and, with a little help from Dancin’ Shoes DJ, everyone celebrated long into the brisk mountain evening. Special DIY to note: Matt made the wooden box that Shantel had her earrings in and the cornhole boards guests used at the reception.

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Photographer:  J. La Plante Photo//Reception Venue: Copper Mountain Resorts//DJ:Dancin' Shoes DJ//Floral Designer: Fleur de Liz//

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