Up next is the most fabulous, personality-filled, rustic Aspen affair by Nine Photography. With the sweetest nods to the gorgeous natural landscape mixed with some serious style, it’s the perfect blend of converse meets pinecones meets the most gorgeous ruffle-filled gown. Curious to see how that turns out? Well, it’s fabulous – I promise – and there is more to see in the full gallery!

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From Nine PhotographyA simple, rustic ranch affair in the meadow looking on the famous Maroon Belles mountain.  Amy & Shawn were engaged in the same area, so they wanted to make their wedding day in the same spot Shawn proposed.  The details were simple, DIY projects done by Amy & her sister.  Beautiful little details like the photos inside mason jars, 8×10 photos hanging from clothesline string, and hand carved Aspen tree stumps as centerpieces.

From the Bride… Our wedding took place at the T Lazy 7 Ranch in Aspen, Colorado on July 9, 2011.  Our ceremony was in the meadow facing the mountains and the reception was at the lodge below. We wanted the wedding to feel natural and fresh, with details that would mesh well with our amazing venue. Mostly we used natural colors like green and brown, but we had pretty pops of purple in the bridesmaid dresses and flowers. We used a lot of outdoor elements like tossing leaves instead of bird seed, place cards that were held up by pine cones, Aspen tree vases (we carved our initials and little phrases into the sides!), we placed pine tree branches in the napkins, set up the most beautiful campfire for s’mores, our ring bearer carried rings down the aisle tied to a little fishing pole, and we even combined dirt from all of our important places instead of a unity candle or sand. Our ceremony was filled with beautiful acoustic guitar music and a little of Elvis’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You” as my processional. Guests were treated to tiny monogramed gift boxes and a photo booth complete with crazy props. The guests scrapbooked one of their photos for us with a message and kept the others- it was a huge hit! After tons and tons of dancing we ended the night with sparklers under the stars. It was the most incredible experience!

Wedding Photography: Nine Photography / Ceremony + Reception Location: T Lazy 7 Ranch / Catering + Event Coordination: European Caterers / Entertainment: Tip Top Music Entertainment / Florist: Country Elegance / Bridesmaid Dresses + Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo / Men’s Shoes: Converse / Hair + Make-up: Salon Tullio