A BIG Thank you to everyone that came to the Annual Spring Wedding and Event Industry Mixer and Showcase
held at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum on June 7th!
WE HOPE YOU HAD AS MUCH FUN AS WE DID
It’s been a little over a week since the Annual Spring Wedding & Event Industry Mixer and Showcase. I’d like to take full and complete credit for single-handedly putting on the entire production. Just kidding!
If everyone in the event industry can agree on one thing, it’s that teamwork makes the dream work. No event is possible without the help and expertise of a ton of amazing individuals (more on those in a bit), some good luck (thank you Mother Nature for being on our side that day), and the guests (because without you there is no party).
Hi Love Events flew in from Chicago and helped me with day-of set up and close down (thank you, you seriously rock).
The setup looked amazing – it was a circle of a few vendors underneath Premier Party Rental’s Sailcloth Tent. The whole thing had dreamy hippy-circle vibes, but in that elegant yet intimate way only Aspen can pull off. It was the perfect time to get touchy-feely with the vendor’s products. Makeup and hair stylists had guests sit in their chairs to get dolled up, Chef Elissa of D’Elissious Cake Studio shared her to-die-for cupcakes, and Meat & Cheese brought a board of (yup, you guessed it) meat and cheese.
Aspen Event Imprints printed custom trucker hats for each guest (a huge hit) while Home Team BBQ catered the event and kept our bellies happy. Marble Distillery and Wine Bar kept the drinks poured and conversation flowing.
All in all, this note is a long-winded, and heartfelt thank you. You all made this year’s unofficial-official wedding season kickoff another one for the books. Get the details on the sponsors and showcased businesses below (or check them out on The Aspen Wedding Guide).
They say copying is the sincerest form of flattery – so go ahead, you too can rent out the gorgeous Wheeler/Stallard Museum (or any of their other locations) for your next event. ⇨ Contact Travis McDiffett at email@example.com
We have Premier Party Rental to thank for creating the perfect setting underneath their gorgeous Sailcloth Tenting. They also provided the bars, tables, and glassware – they really are a one stop shop and the best in the biz. ⇨ Contact Kayli Pace at firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember those undeniably gorgeous blue floral linens? So many of you wanted to know what they were called so we tracked down their name: La Tavola’s Clifton Hall Opal linens. ⇨ Contact Sarah Granger-Twomey at email@example.com
These folks provided and served the mouthwatering food. If you didn’t get to try the tacos, we strongly suggest youstop in at their restaurant inside the Inn at Aspen and treat yourself. ⇨ contact Amy Fortes at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re excited to announce the details of one of our biggest events of the year! Located at the beautiful Aspen Historical Society in the Wheeler/Stallard Museum, we’ll be hosting our Annual Spring Wedding and Event Industry Mixer and Showcase on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.
From 4:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m., network with some of the most talented wedding and event professionals the valley has to offer. Surrounded by the newly renovated Wheeler/Stallard Museum and top-notch businesses in the field, we guarantee you’ll be inspired. Take advantage of the business showcasing decor, food, drinks and much more.
If you’re interested in showcasing your business, don’t hesitate to contact us and reserve a table. Act quickly, because space is limited. Attending businesses include Premier Party Rental, Home Team BBQ, Inn At Aspen, An Elegant Touch and many more.
This event is sure to be a success for everyone involved. Take advantage of it to ensure your next wedding is a success.
If you are in the midst of planning your wedding, choosing a venue for your Aspen wedding ceremony is a crucial part. There are many stunning locations around Aspen. Whether you want an outdoor mountain view ceremony or an indoor religious ceremony there are many options for you. Another important detail to consider is if you want your ceremony location to be in the same venue or a different one than your reception. Hiring an Aspen wedding planner can be extremely helpful when planning all of these details. Below we share a few of our favorite ceremony locations in Aspen. For even more, visit our post here.
The beautiful background of the stunning greens, water and rolling hills makes for a special Aspen wedding ceremony. This PGA award-winning course offers a challenging course in the heart of the Rockies and just minutes from downtown Aspen. Golf lovers will especially enjoy it! The groomsmen or bridal party can enjoy golfing together before the wedding!
The Aspen Historical Society offers three different unique sites to host your Aspen wedding ceremony:
The Wheeler/Stallard museum- This Victorian Mansion delivers an eclectic blend of Victorian charm and Aspen hospitality. The perfect blend of elegant and casual, this one of a kind Aspen wedding venue is one of the most magnificent buildings in Aspen history. Built in 1888, The queen Anne style- Victorian along with the grounds (and entire city block) will provide a unique ambiance for your event.
Ashcroft Ghost Town- Located in the beautiful Castle Creek Valley this historic ghost town provides an extremely unique setting for your Aspen wedding.
Holden/Marolt– The Holden/Marolt museum and grounds are a crown jewel among Aspen venues. Located on the edge of Aspen, the grounds offer a rustic, casual setting for your wedding. With beautiful views of the mountains and the rustic barn in the back, your guests will be talking about your wedding for years to come.
Aspen Meadows offers a variety of beautiful function spaces with floor to ceiling windows and elegant but simple décor. The different spaces, from the lush green lawn of Anderson Park, to the stunning McNulty Ballroom, will fit any wedding size or wedding style. Additionally, the resort amentities and accommodations are convenient for your wedding guests and wedding party.
There are many beautiful parks in the City of Aspen that would make for a stunning ceremony spot.
John Denver Sanctuary– This gorgeous landmark is dedicated to the late John Denver. The park is located on a peaceful pond with remarkable views of the Aspen Mountain. This spot, located in the heart of town along the Rio Grande Trail is a definitely must-see when traveling to Aspen. Hosting your wedding here would make it even more special.
Stein Park– This simple park is nestled nest to the Roaring Fork River along the Ro Grande Trail. The beautiful surrounding foliage and quiet nature is part of what makes it a great spot for a wedding ceremony.
Triangle Park is a small neighborhood gathering spot, but the lush lawn and surrounding trees make it a great spot for saying “We do.”
This wedding deck is unlike anything else. Located at an elevation of 11,212 feet with breathtaking views of the Elk Mountain Range it is truly a romantic spot for saying your vows. Ride the Silver Queen Gondola up and enjoy champagne at the top. Following the ceremony, you can conveniently move to either the Sundeck or Aspen Mountain Club and continue the party.
This legendary resort is located at the base of Aspen Mountain and nearby the gondola plaza. With the outdoor Fountain Courtyard and the indoor Ballroom, you can choose from the captivating mountain views or the romantic champagne and chandelier filled formal space.
The Roaring Fork Club is a private club located in the charming town of Basalt (20 mins from Aspen). With hundreds of pristine acres, majestic mountain views, and an elegant lodge and many amentities for your guest this venue is perfect for your entire wedding weekend. Your ceremony will be the full Rocky Mountain experience with an upscale flair.
Hotel Jerome is a luxurious location rich in history and charm making for an unforgettable wedding. With indoor and outdoor locations, stunning views of the Aspen Mountain and a classic contemporary feel, your event will be the epitome of sophistication.
The Lynn Britt Cabin combines rustic and elegance with the beauty of the mountains. This cozy rustic log cabin is located at the top of Burlingame Lift. The location boasts incredible views and is uniquely secluded.
Maroon Bells are the most photographed mountain spot in North America. For an outdoor wedding, Maroon Bells is a dreamy choice. A lovely platform overlooks a meadow with the Maroon Lake and majestic Maroon Bells in the background.
Nestled into the Ashcroft Valley, the wedding meadow is sheltered by trees on one side and tranquil wetlands on the other. Towering 14,000 foot peaks serve as the backdrop for your ceremony. Your guests will enjoy the stunning Elk Mountain views seen during cocktail hour. A quick walk after the ceremony will bring you to the Pine Creek Cookhouse where you can enjoy your wedding reception.
With high, snowcapped peaks, perfectly manicured lawns and wildflowers, the Snowmass Club setting is a special one. With breathtaking vistas of Mt. Daly and the expansive Elk Mountain Range, the Snowmass Club is the perfect setting for a wedding of any size.
The regal and rugged property at Viceroy Snowmass is the ideal venue for a stylish Aspen wedding ceremony. Any time of year is a great time for a wedding. The Viceroy has a beautiful wedding lawn with gorgeous views.
Located near the world-famous Maroon Bells, T-Lazy-7 Ranch is a scenic spot. The exquisite meadow is a perfect location for your wedding ceremony. The rolling pasture coupled with lush Aspen trees and the magnificent 14,000 foot Pyramid Peak in the backdrop will make for amazing photographs to capture your day. T-Lazy-7 Lodge is an exquisite place for a reception as well with vaulted ceilings, wrap around balcony and garden patio. Enjoy dancing, dining and late night s’mores in the crisp mountain air.
This unique venue is located adjacent to the John Denver Sanctuary. The contemporary style features a stunning pavilion with ponds, greenery and mountain views. The natural beauty mixed modern elegance is the perfect blend.
With dramatic mountain views and a spacious rooftop deck, the Gant is a gorgeous alpine location for your Aspen wedding ceremony. A destination hotel located on the base of Aspen Mountain, there are many ceremony locations for couples to choose from at The Gant.
The only ski-in/ski-out hotel at the base of the Buttermilk Mountain, The Inn at Aspen offers a tranquil, high-meadow setting just minutes from downtown Aspen. With 5,000 square feet of event and reception space, The Inn at Aspen can accommodate groups from 10 guests to 200.
Our annual Spring Fling was held at the Gant Condominiums newly renovated Molly Campbell Conference Center. We are honored to have such a supportive and creative wedding community in the Roaring Fork Valley, thank you to everyone who stopped by to see this amazing new space and hope you enjoyed networking with the valley’s wedding professionals. We hope you gained insight and inspiration!
Every mountain resort has its community comprised of individuals contributing to the enhancement of the culture of the town. In Aspen, many of these community leaders are members of our Aspen Wedding Guide, business entrepreneurs who know what it takes to throw a great party. Naturally, when it comes to planning a Sip & See we need to hold the bar high to meet the discerning standards of our clients.
To begin the evening, cocktails and delicious appetizers were served at the Aspen Branch’s first annual end of season garage sale. Deals were to be made with candles, votives and containers leftover from summer events and sold at bargain prices. The studio was also decorated with inspirational ideas for fall floral decor and new furniture available for rent.
When speaking with The Aspen Branch owner, Beth Gill after the event Gill said, “At each Sip & See, I think its a great opportunity for us all to help support each other, share ideas and see what resources are available locally in the valley. This event was a nice way to get the community together and get bargains leftover from the season.“
After shopping, the guests walked next door to Mawa’s Kitchen for more cocktails and appetizers plus the big treat! A delectable and creative, 3-course meal sponsored by Mawa’s Kitchen. To encourage interaction between guests, Mawa, always the perfect hostess, kept the party flowing ensuring that everybody had a chance to meet one another. When asked about the event Mawa said, “The guests loved the experience of being in the intimate dining room and by the end of the evening we all became best friends.” “It is a labor of love what I do, preparing simple healthy food,” says Mawa.
Mawa spoke with us about the event and working with Robin of Aspen Wedding Guide, “Robin, is not only a good friend but she is an amazing person. She brought guests I had never met before and helped me to break the mold from Mawa the Restaurant Manager at The Little Nell to Mawa the Chef.”
We give great thanks to all those who made it happen and look so forward to our next event.
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When planning our Sip and See networking events, we strive to give you the flavor of a real wedding in Aspen while showcasing what other professionals are providing for events in our valley. The goal is that there are no surprises when it is time to put on your big event. We want our members to sip the nectar and taste the whole enchilada.
Our last Sip and See on June 4th took place on the beautiful grounds of T Lazy 7 Ranch just before the sun set behind Pyramid Peak, one of the 54 peaks in the Colorado Rockies over 14,000-feet.
Members networked under Premier Party Rental’s Tidewater 51 x 91 Sail Cloth tent allowing them to get a sense of space and see the decor options for a tent that seats 250 guests.
While guests were served cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres by Epicurious Catering, boots were shuffling to country western music played by the Caleb Dean Band and free headshots were taken by Michele Cardamone and Alex Irvin of The Photographers.
The T Lazy 7 Ranch has been owned and operated since 1938 by the Deane family, whose local roots extend back to Josiah Deane, one of the 5 members of the original party to establish the town of Aspen in 1880 and Rick Dean was on hand with his hard-working crew to ensure that all was in working order.
At T Lazy 7, there are quite a few options for receptions and ceremonies from being out in the field to indoors in the authentic lodge. Caterers, designers, and entertainment can be brought in.
The ranch is the last outpost before being surrounded by a quarter of a million acres of White River National Forest—the largest National Park in Colorado and the picturesque scenery has served as the backdrop for several movies and is home to the most photographed peaks in North America: The Maroon Bells.
On Sunday, October 21st, vendors from Aspen Wedding Guide came down from the mountains to enjoy a beautiful morning in Denver with brides at our Sip, See, Socialize event.
The event took place at the stunning bridal boutique, anna be. Anna be has been voted five years in a row, Denver’s best Bridal store by 5280 and the vendors of Aspen Wedding Guide.com agreed.
The staff of anna be showcased beautiful dresses trending in this seasons designs from designers such as Monique Lhuillier, Jenna ; Monique Lhuillier, Florence ; Tara LaTour, Blanca; Modern Trousseau, Field; Temperley London, Elisha; Vera Wang Luxe, Katerina.
Anna and Breanna from anna be, Robin and Windy from Aspen Wedding Guide
The latest trend in wedding fashion!? High neck lines and sheer sleeves, but go to anna be yourself to find out more and see first-hand the amazing array of dresses available for your wedding and events leading up to your wedding day.
For those of you having a winter wedding, Coyote Couture Colorado has an amazing fur to wrap you up in warmth, it is the perfect touch to complete your wedding ensemble and they are available at anna be so try one on today!
During the event brides were also able to receive beauty tips such and hair and make- up styles for their wedding day and even treated to an oxygen eye lift! All were able to take away a little bit of the mountains with some amazing “ thank you bags”! The event styling, florals and décor was created by Events by Windy, Mountain Flowers and Chairs with Character allowing the beauty of the dresses and the boutique to be the essence of this unique event. Guests were treated to a delicious array of pastries provided by Midland Bakery as well. If you haven’t been to the “LOHI” neighborhood in Denver, plan on doing so the next time you want to spend a day visiting unique shops, restaurants and ice cream stands!
Our vendors went toLOLA Denver following the Sip, See, Socialize to meet more vendors and ate amazing Mexican fare with a modern twist, on Sunday they serve brunch and happy hour starts at 2pm daily with a great live band. Definitely a place to enjoy their fresh ceviche bar and a margarita!