Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue… is a traditional phrase for a bride’s good luck and an ideal way to introduce Aspen, Colorado weddings. Imagine saying “I do” with the maroon bells as the backdrop for your Colorado mountain wedding. Here are some tips for planning the perfect wedding in the Rocky Mountains.
When it comes to weddings, there are options options and more options. It can seem overwhelming, but if you plan in a sequential manner, many of the components fit together automatically. From choosing the wedding venue to selecting wedding photographers, here are some tips for wedding planning.
First and foremost, you should sort out what type of lodging you and your guests would fit most appropriately in. Aspen lodging comes in a variety of selections. Experience the historical, the romantic and the intimate. Looking for a small casual wedding? Many of the hotels and condo rentals offer a private ambiance for quaint gatherings. These unique venues provide you with many opportunities to express your sense of style and personality.
If you book an hotel, your guests have the luxury of staying under one roof. This allows the wedding party to be close at hand in case any last minute circumstances arise. Many of the hotels in Aspen offer restaurants and lodges for your wedding party to hang out in prior to the big day.
Condo rentals are another great option for accommodations in the Aspen and Snowmass Valley. Many smaller weddings utilize condo rentals as a way for privacy and comfort for their guests. Condo rentals offer separate living space so guests have room to roam in their own accommodations.
Aspen and Snowmass wedding venues fall into several categories. Some find the cozy ambiance of a lodge the ideal venue for their special day. On the other hand, grand hotels that offer everything from the wedding receptions to the lodging are also a popular option.
The Sundeck in Aspen, CO provides wedding parties a unique mountain experience combined with alpine cuisine located at 11,212. The Sundeck’s architecture reflects both its rustic mountaintop location and Aspen’s mining heritage. The Sundeck is built with wood framing and beams, and stone siding. Gorgeous views provide a magnificent backdrop for weddings of all sizes.
A popular venue for weddings in Aspen and Snowmass is the Snowmass Club. This offers lodging, reception room and catering services. The Snowmass Club is a full-service mountain resort with the amenities of a country club and a fine hotel. Mountain views of Mt. Daly from the four banquet rooms and 4,000-square-foot patio provide the perfect backdrop for winter or summer weddings.
Some prefer the intimate ambiance of the Lynn Britt Cabin which is located on the slopes of Snowmass. The cabin’s location offers guests a unique indoor/outdoor setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Guests are transported from the base of the mountain to the cabin which finds seclusion in a grove of aspen trees. The Lynn Britt Cabin is surrounded by wildflowers in the summer and classic golden aspen leaves in the fall.
The Little Nell has gained a worldwide reputation for its impeccable service, attention to detail and tasty cuisine. The Little Nell combines the ambiance of an intimate venue with all the amenities of a five star hotel.
Many brides either bring their own personal wedding photographer or choose to utilize the town, Colorado’s abundant creative expression. If you choose to book a destination wedding photographer, make sure they spend some time exploring Aspen and Snowmass so they are familiar with the best lighting scenarios. Many of the wedding photographers know the town well and will take you to hidden spots in order to capture those special moments on film.
The most important thing for planning an Aspen wedding is to relax and have fun. After all, this is your special day that will be cherished for all times.