Abby and Ryan’s wedding weekend was quintessential Colorado! They are from New York City but brought their closest family and friends out to Aspen for a fun wedding weekend.

First was a Welcome Dinner at Ajax Tavern at The Little Nell, a cool restaurant right next to the ski slopes and lifts of Aspen Mountain. The whole weekend was planned by renowned Aspen wedding planner Windy Gillespie of Mountain Events By Windy. Windy is a Roaring Fork Valley native and I adore working with her team and clients!

The wedding started with the girls getting ready at the guesthouse at Redstone Ranch. Everyone was so relaxed in this beautiful rural setting in Woody Creek in the Roaring Fork Valley. Abby’s delicate lace dress is by Reem Acra and her bouquet by Carolyn’s Flowers.

The ceremony took place by the river at Cold Stream Trout Lodge. I have photographed two river-side weddings in Colorado and I simply love this ceremony option! It is so special to hear the sound of running water with the mountains in the background, and then funny to see rafters coming down the river!

The reception took place at Redstone Ranch which is a very Ralph-Laurenesque setting for a Colorado wedding. The barn was set up for a rustic and romantic dinner by Windy and Carolyn’s Flowers. A dessert bar was set up in a nearby building, and guests enjoyed themselves around a fire-pit late into the evening. What a fantastic setting for a Colorado wedding! Thank you so much Abby and Ryan and to your families for having me as your wedding photographer in Aspen Colorado!