Real Aspen Wedding: Esmeralda and Donovan’s Intimate Family Celebration

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Wedding Date: 09/09/2017
Bride and Groom: Esmeralda and Donovan

Words from their Aspen wedding photographer, Krissy Blackband: 

“I was so lucky that Esmeralda and Donovan found me for their gorgeous Aspen wedding. She was super sweet and it was fun to be able to help her pick her wedding spot! They didn’t know a lot about specific places in Aspen (preferably a lovely and private mountain setting for their small wedding), so I did a bit of research and she decided to go with the Ashcroft Ghost Town, which is AMAZING. It’s just a 12 mile drive outside of downtown Aspen, and it was so serene and quiet and just beautiful.

It was such a treat to be able to photograph a smaller, intimate wedding. While I love weddings of all sizes, it was really special to see such a close-knit group celebrate together. Everyone was either family or just like family, and you could see how thrilled everyone was to be there to witness these two tie the knot. They really made it an adventure as well, as they took the train out from Chicago and then drove over Independence Pass. It was the perfect way to get here and made the trip out even more special.”



 

Where was the ceremony?
Ashcroft Ghost Town. After a short bout of showers, the clouds parted just in time for their first look, followed by the lovely ceremony that took place in the middle of the meadow under the sun.

Family and friends formed a circle with the couple, which made it even more thoughtful and sweet. We took more photos in the very cool ghost town with old, dilapidated buildings as our backdrop – definitely something you don’t see every day! I would have stayed all day to take photos of them in such an amazing location. The leaves were just starting to turn, too, which added that extra touch of color.

What did they want for in a ceremony location?They were looking for a private space in the mountains/nature

Location of Reception?
The Limelight Hotel. The group headed back for a celebratory dinner at the Limelight Hotel in Aspen where they dined family-style and shared stories of the couple. Everyone was so kind and generous and treated me as part of the group, and it was such an honor to be there!

What was the mood at the wedding?
Small and intimate

 

Best memory from the wedding day?
As the photographer, mine was the gorgeous ceremony in the meadow



Aspen Wedding Vendors

Photographer:Krissy Blackband (submitted this wedding)

Florist: The bride’s sister made the bouquets and flower crown with flowers from Whole Foods.

Ceremony:Ashcroft Ghost Town

Reception and Accomodations:The Limelight Hotel Aspen

Thanks to wedding photographer, Krissy Blackband for sharing this special wedding with us. We wish the bride and groom a very happy future together.

September 27, 2017 |

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