Aspen and budget weddings don’t often share the same sentence, but this wedding from Bluebird Productions proves they should hang out more often. Don’t think you can have a wedding in a place known for glamour and glitz without spending a fortune? Well, pull up a chair and get cozy with all the images from Kate Holstein Photography because this wedding is a game changer. Not to mention it seems like a complete blast, completes with bartenders dressed up like Harry & Lloyd from Dumb&Dumber. True story. It’s impossible not to fall in love with this couple and their simply fabulous wedding, so set aside some time with them right here.
From the Bride…When Andy and I got engaged we knew right away that we wanted to get married in the town we love and live in: Aspen, Colorado. Our challenge was figuring out how to pull off a budget wedding in a place synonymous with wealth and glamour. It took a lot of DYI and using all the connections we had, but we pulled off a wedding for 150 people for a lot less than it looked. Finding vendors that were just starting out was the biggest help-they were flexible and worked twice as hard.
I wanted the wedding to be modern with a very laid back feeling to it. We decided early on that nothing should feel stuffy or forced, which is why we had the bartenders dress up like Harry & Lloyd from Dumb&Dumber–huge hit! Most of all we wanted our guests to have fun so we had an enclosed photo booth (people do funny/scandalous things when no one is watching), vespas for guests to ride and an after-party with late-night philly cheese steaks, since my husband is originally from Philadelphia.
Photography: Kate Holstein Photography | Ceremony Venue: Glory Park in Aspen Colorado | Reception Venue: Limelight Hotel in Aspen Colorado | Event Planning + Design: Bluebird Productions | Floral Design: Carolyn’s Flowers | Music: Raising Cain | Wedding Invitations: Minted | Wedding Dress: Tara Keely | Bride’s Shoes: Calvin Klein