REAL SNOWMASS WEDDING: Jen and Blake Marry at Maroon Bells0
Wedding Date: 08/06/2017
Bride and Groom: Jennifer Murer and Blake Yutuc
Jen and Blake tied that knot on the most perfect beautiful clear day at Maroon Bells in front of 45 of their closest family and friends. Their joy-filled ceremony was special and unique. They exchanged personal vows and had a tree planting ceremony. Their “best day ever” continued at The Westin- Snowmass village, where guests enjoyed interactive pasta, prime rib, and salad bar stations. Everyone danced the night away with a drink in hand and sent the beautiful couple off with sparklers.
Bride, Jen shares more about what made their wedding a special day below!
Where did you have your ceremony? Maroon Bells
How did you decide on this location? When Blake and I got engaged we both wanted to have our wedding surrounded by the beauty of nature. We are absolutely in love with the mountains and Texas kind of lacks in that geographical department. That is when our ceremony location hunt began in Colorado. I searched for weeks for the perfect location and that’s when I found Maroon Bells. I looked at Blake and said “I’m done! This where we are getting married!” He fell in love as soon as I showed him the pictures. The anticipation of reserving Maroon Bells was killing me and I was filled with endless joy when we were finally able to reserve!
Where did you have your reception? The Westin- Snowmass Village
How did you decide on The Westin- Snowmass Village for your reception? We took a trip up to Aspen a year before the wedding to really grasp and feel the vibe of reception locations we were looking at online. Since all our family and friends were traveling to Aspen and had never been to the area, we chose to have our reception at the hotel that all our guests would be staying at. After visiting hotels and their reception spaces we decided that The Westin in Snowmass Village had everything we wanted for our guests and reception. We chose the Garden Terrace Tent that had the perfect view of the Northern Mountains.
Where did you book your accommodations? The Westin- Snowmass Village
What was the mood at your wedding? Our ceremony was extremely personal and full of infectious joy. We decided that we wanted our officiant to incorporate our love story, how Blake knew I was the one, and how I knew he was the one. Sharing how we met and these personal moments with our closest friends and family really helped to deepen the connection we already shared, as they were able to get a glimpse into our relationship from the beginning up to this point in time.
What is your best memory? The reception displayed the general vibe of our relationship and both the love we share for each-other and the love that our guests felt from our relationship. The fact that our guests were able to fully let go of everything else for a few hours and be present in the moment celebrating our love was absolutely beautiful.
Do you have any advice for a bride planning a destination wedding? Give yourself plenty of time to research and research more. Also, receiving suggestions from locals on vendors or restaurants for your rehearsal dinner is best, so join a local Facebook group where you are having your wedding.
Aspen Wedding Vendors
- Ceremony:Maroon Bells
- Reception The Westin Snowmass
- Photographer:Ross Daniels Photography
- Florist: Whole Foods
- Cake: Whole Foods, Basalt
- Rehearsal Dinner: Free Range Kitchen, Basalt
- Hair: Cheyenne Montoya
- Makeup: Lindsay Gallagher
- DJ:DJ Connection
- Transportation:Blazing Adventures
Jen, thanks for sharing your gorgeous wedding with us! We wish you and Blake the best as you begin your journey together as Mr. and Mrs.!