REAL ASPEN WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Lisa and Scott Tie the Knot at Aspen Recreation Center0
Wedding Date: 09/24/2016
Bride and Groom: Lisa and Scott
From the Bride: We were engaged in October 2015 at the top of Independence Pass. We got married in Aspen in front of more than 100 friends and family. We dated on/off for 7+ years and have a daughter together. I LOVE Aspen/Snowmass and couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else. It was the first wedding ever to be held at the Aspen Recreation Center. Our brothers officiated and married us- very personal and warm! We also read our own vows! Farm-to-cocktail drinks, exquisite food, climbing, batting and skating for all ages. A weekend of activities pre and post wedding event.
Location of Ceremony?: Aspen Recreation Center, Iselin Field
How did you decide on your ceremony location? We definitely wanted to be outside and Iselin Field provided us with a stunning outdoor location- perched between Aspen Highlands and Tiehack looking directly at Pyramid Peak. The grass was green, the trees were in their peak leaf changing phase and a dusting of snow recently hit the high peaks.
Location of Reception?Aspen Recreation Center
How did you decide on your reception location? We knew we were going to invite and welcome kids with our family/friends so we were looking for an untraditional site where there would be an overabundance of activities for the kids of all ages.
Where did you book your accommodations? Westin Snowmass and Destination Snowmass condos
What was the mood at the wedding? Unique and different. We wanted to have a very relaxed and comfortable setting that felt like us and allowed everyone to have a good time getting to know each other and with the food, drink and rock climbing/ice skating/batting cages as entertainment.
Best memory from the wedding day? How can I pick just one? Loved the final moments of getting my dress on with our daughter, my soon-to-be husband and our babysitter all working to zip me into my dress. We had a few minutes of unexpected calm before we headed over to the ceremony site which was quite lovely. My husbands personal vows were amazing- and us climbing the rock wall together- racing actually- made us smile (with all of our guests watching).
Any advice for a bride planning a destination wedding? Be prepared to take many trips to that destination beforehand if you are eager to get all the pieces right. Luckily, the Roaring Fork Valley is my favorite place in the world so I had no problem heading there regularly sometimes with and sometimes without my now husband.
Aspen Wedding Vendors
Photographer: Our Love is Loud
Florist: Modern West Floral Company
Makeup: Full Circle Salon in Aspen
Lighting: West Side Lighting
Transportation: Aspen Valley School District
Rehearsal Dinner: Highlands Ale House
Brunch: Westin Snowmass