Skiing is what brought Ashley and Hughes together in the first place (the pair met on a heli-skiing trip in Canada!), so deciding to get married at one of Colorado’s historic ski towns was a no-brainer. They both grew up skiing in Aspen, making the final choice an easy one. When they came to us, they had a vision of an elegant mountain wedding inspired by one of their favorite books, The Little Prince. The story added a touch of whimsy to the design, as we mixed globes and stars amongst the flowers. Hughes and Ashley exchanged vows in a sunset ceremony on the roof of the Aspen Art Museum, with the snowy slopes of Aspen Mountain behind them. Guests were treated to an indulgent dinner on the rooftop before heading to the nearby Chef’s Club at the St. Regis Aspen for a late-night party with fantastic live music, delicious treats, and an arcade that brought out the kid in everyone. The playful design added an extra layer of love and laughter to Ashley and Hughes’ wedding, and we’re so excited to share the details with you!
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The weekend started with a rehearsal dinner at Pine Creek Cookhouse. This charming spot can only be accessed two ways: On cross-country skis or in horse-drawn sleighs!
We loved all the yellow gold accents in Ashley and Hughes’ attire. The warm tone really softened their crisp color palette, while the details they selected gave this classic metal a modern, romantic twist.
Is there anywhere better for a first look than the top of the Silver Queen Gondola? Hughes arrived with a pair of vintage skis that were the perfect special something for their sweet moment.
The ceremony and dinner took place on the roof of the Aspen Art Museum. Aspen trees created an organic backdrop overlooking the snowy slopes, with vintage blue rugs dressing up the aisle. Ashley styled all of the children’s attire, decking the littlest guests out in a totally chic collection of Marc Jacobs pieces!
The Little Prince inspired all of the details, from the compass escort cards to the names of the specialty cocktails. A teepee draped in sparkles and stars carried on that whimsical feeling (and kept the kids entertained!).
After the ceremony, guests were seated for dinner at long tables beneath hanging arrangements of greenery. Each table was named after a different character from The Little Prince, and garlands of greenery were accented with globes and stars.
Once dinner was done, everyone headed to the Chef’s Club at the St. Regis Aspen for the after-party. Ashley changed into a vintage blue dress that had belonged to her grandmother (including elbow-length gloves!) for the party, where a live band played as guests competed in the arcade. Late night snacks came out around 1 a.m., and the party raged on until 3!
Planning this Aspen wedding was an absolute blast and really got our creative juices flowing. Thank you so much, Ashley and Hughes, for including us in your big day!
Photography: Lacie Hansen || Videography: Aflatis Films || Ceremony & Dinner Venue: Aspen Art Museum || Reception Venue: Chef’s Club by FOOD & WINE || Invitations: Wouldn’t It Be Lovely || Florist: Aspen Branch || Hair: Hair Artistry by Hilary || Makeup: Divine Beauty Artists || Catering: Epicure Catering || Cake: Chef’s Club by FOOD & WINE || China: Borrowed Blu || Decor & Lighting: Pink Monkey Solutions || Tent, Heater, Stage: Premier Party Rental || Horse & Carriage: Aspen Carriage & Sleigh || Photo Booth: Chipper Booth || Arcade: Mile High Arcade || Ceremony Music: Rose Hill Drive || Reception Music: Elan Artists, Northstar || Rehearsal Dinner: Pine Creek Cookhouse