Aspen Ranch Wedding from Love This Day Events + Jared Wilson Photography
January 4, 2012
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The pretty parade of 2012 just keeps on going, and today it's stopping at this gorgeous Aspen wedding. Filled to the lovely little brim with gorgeous, soft, romantic colors, flowers, and sweet travel details, all courtesy of the talented Love This Day Events, it is pure wedded bliss, for not just the bride and groom, but for all of us as well. I can't stop sucking up every sweet detail, captured fantastically by Jared Wilson Photography, in the gallery. Care to join me?

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Craig and I are both travel buffs and had literally been around the world together in the past year before deciding to take a last-minute trip to Paris after Christmas. We spent our days exploring the Louvre, discovering yet another fantastic French bistro for lunch, visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, and finding cobblestone streets filled with all sorts of intriguing shops. Our nights were spent walking down the twinkling Champs Elysees after dinner, taking a romantic candlelight dinner cruise down the Seine river, and enjoying the glittering Eiffel tower from Paris rooftops. It was amazing! On the last night (which was also New Year's Eve), we managed to get tickets to a ballet held in Paris's famous opera house, the Palais Garnier. It was on these steps after the performance that Craig bent down on one knee and asked for my hand in marriage. It was so sweet, so romantic, and I wish I could do it all over again!

We chose to get married in Aspen during the summer because it is just so beautiful and it's one of our favorite places to ski in the winter. We wanted a small, intimate wedding weekend with activities for everyone leading up to our special day, and that's exactly what we got! Our wedding coordinator and event planner, Kara Delay, was absolutely amazing and I knew the first time we spoke several months previously, that she and I shared the same vision of a rustic and romantic mountain wedding. When I arrived at the site on our wedding day, I was absolutely blown away at what Kara had been able to create. It was my vision but times 10! Throughout the entire process, I felt so at ease planning a destination wedding knowing Kara was there to help me manage the details. She went above and beyond anything I could've imaged and I'm so grateful that she was able to help us create such a special day for us.

While the whole thing was spectacular but if I had to single out one favorite moment, it would be the ceremony. It was a very powerful moment spiritually, and everyone felt God's presence right there in the meadow. It was as if His hand were on us, sealing the commitment we made to one another to have and to hold, through better or worse, from this day forward. We read letters that we had written to each other, which made it that much more personal. I still tear up thinking about it!

Floral & Event Design: Kara Delay, Love This Day Events / Wedding Planning & Coordination: Love This Day Events / Venue: T Lazy 7 Ranch / Photographer: Jared Wilson Photography / Dress: Pronovias / Belt: Romona Keveza / Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo / Ring: Romance Diamond