Jason & Gina’s Take
We love all things Aspen, especially the jaw-dropping views at the Maroon Bells. Ashley and Arian, knowing the likelihood of an afternoon shower, planned a morning ceremony at the Maroon Bells to bypass any stress regarding the weather. Brilliant! Then, they enjoyed a relaxed afternoon tented reception at the Holden Marolt Mining Museum…But why are we still talking? We’ll let Zach and Michelle, our husband and wife partner photographers, share more from this wedding!
I’ve lived in Colorado for ten years now and we spend a lot of time up in the mountains, but I have never been to Aspen. Zach decided to take me on the scenic route over Independence Pass and all I can say is WOW. The scenery is breathtaking. Words and photos just can’t describe the feelings of wonder and awe. Our soundtrack in the car couldn’t have complemented our surroundings better. I’m not sure if this was planned or just purely coincidence, but the song that was playing while I was being mesmerized by all of God’s amazing creation was Lord Huron’s, “Ends of the Earth”. If you haven’t heard it, you must. ~ “There’s a world that was meant for our eyes to see.”
Groomsmen are always unique, but always show a some tangible emotion when getting ready. It was easy to tell that Arian was nervous. It was seriously hilarious hearing him and friends chat, over a glass of morning scotch, about all the ways to “not cry” during the wedding. The drive to the maroon bells was like no other and really embodies what a Colorado mountain wedding should be. It is absolutely stunning with views most people only ever see in movies or tv.
Another thing I love about mountain weddings is how casual and relaxed a reception can be… a great reception is a reflection of the personality of the couple. BBQ with friends under a tent, in the middle of a mountain pasture, is a perfect way to celebrate… and the drizzle of rain outside only added to sweetness of the evening.
** We would love to show some of the beautiful shots outside the Holden Marolt Mining Museum, but are restricted from sharing by the museum. We wish you didn’t have to take our word for it, but they were sweet.