I have a crush. A huge crush on this Aspen wedding sent to us by the gorgeous bride. The stunning Colorado Rocky images from Jenna Walker Photography are enough to make anyone’s heart skip a beat. Not to mention the super-cute paper goods from Paper Guppy. The bride and groom, Carrie and Perry, will tell you that their central theme hinged on a beautiful quote about hummingbirds that is so lovely it bears repeating … “Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. Like a hummingbird, we aspire to hover and savor each moment as it passes, embrace all that life has to offer and to celebrate the joy of everyday. The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation.” Take a a minute to catch your breath, then head over to the gallery for more!

We met as college students at the University of Colorado at Boulder and were engaged six years later. We fell in love in the mountains and spent most of our relationship living in Colorado, so it was a natural choice to have our wedding there.

Our entire wedding was inspired by a quote sent by a family member when we first were engaged. It read: “Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. Like a hummingbird, we aspire to hover and savor each moment as it passes, embrace all that life has to offer and to celebrate the joy of everyday. The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation.” This quote did not just inspire the design (a little hummingbird can be found on all printed elements), but it also inspired the kind of memories we wanted to create with each other and our guests. Memories of love, joy and laughter.

Our vision was to give guests a bit of the unexpected from a mountain wedding. Instead of going with a traditional rustic look, we created a juxtaposition between rustic and chic elegance. The ceremony was held at a very rustic location, Hallam Lake. It is a stone’s throw from the town of Aspen, but leaves you with the feeling that you are in the middle of nowhere. It was intimate and serene. It was perfect.

To contrast the rustic feel of the ceremony site, guests gathered for a tented reception in downtown Aspen at the chic St. Regis Hotel. With the vision of Creative Weddings and The Aspen Branch, our reception was sprinkled with touches of elegance, including: crystal chandeliers, twinkle lights, candles, and high floral/birch centerpieces with delicate crystal strands. It was certainly a celebration, mixed with laughter and perhaps a few tears of joy. Our band, Soul School, had guests dancing up a storm even before dinner was served.

Photography: Jenna Walker Photographers / Planning: Creative Weddings / Floral & Event Design: The Aspen Branch / Cake: Romeo’s Cakes / Band: Soul School / Invitations & Printed Products: The Paper Guppy / Wedding Dress: Zaza by Peter Langner

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