Mountaintop Aspen, Colorado wedding: Emily + Zac

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Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

How about we tune into nature a little this morning? NYC dwellers E + Z adore the mountains, so an Aspen, Colorado wedding just made sense. With their venue, The Little Nell, they could marry amongst the changing Aspen Trees in September. Let us just tell you now: it was kind of a magical scene.

Thanks to Alison Vagnini Photography + planner Marcy Kneiper of Creative Weddings, who made this dream a reality from 3,000 miles away!

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Only the bridal bouquet had actual flowers; the rest were created with a range of botanicals, and even had purple and green peppers.

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Zac + Emily, both architects, designed the invites, save the dates, website, and the logo, which was a theme throughout the event.

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

This vintage fur stole was a last minute purchase when they learned that the weather was unseasonably cold; it was overnighted from an Etsy seller. No regrets there!

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

From Emily: The day of, I woke up and it was gray and rainy outside, and it stayed cold and rainy all day. We were cleared to go up in the gondolas and then had to decide if we would have the ceremony outside or inside. It was extremely cold, but we really wanted to hold the ceremony outside surrounded by those epic peaks. Our guests wrapped themselves in blankets, except for the bridesmaids who were bravely kept warm with a shot of bourbon beforehand (one was in a backless dress!!!) and we went for it. The photos turned out beautifully—the colors look gorgeous, and everyone looks so happy and festive.  

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

A note about the drinks: Emily writes the cocktail blog, Gastronomista, and libations were important. They crafted a signature His drink and a Her drink, and finished off the evening with a whiskey bar. Cool, yes?

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Vintage wooden arrows shooting up into the sky…

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

During the party it started snowing, and by the end of the night it had snowed 4 inches… The next morning was incredibly beautiful, the green and yellow aspens poking through a blanket of white snow all over the valley. 

What a beauty! Congrats to Emily and Zac!

Photographer: Alison Vagnini Photography / Venue: The Sundeck at The Little Nell  / Wedding Planner: Marcy Kneiper of Creative Weddings / Flowers/Decor: The Aspen Branch / Hair & Makeup: Full Circle Aspen / Wedding Invites: Emily Arden Wells / Band: The Jakarta Band / Neon: Lite Brite / Bride’s Dress: Anna Maier – Ulla Maija / Boots: Lucchese / Veil: Etsy / Vintage Mink: Etsy / Turquoise Jewelry: Vintage / Earrings: Gift from Bride’s Father / Necklace: Lulu Frost / Wedding Rings: Mociun / Groom’s Suit: Freemans Sporting Club / Shoes: Timberland / Tie: David Hart & Co. / Bridesmaids’ Jewelry: Etsy & Wanderluster / Ring Bearers’ Ties: LL Bean

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Maria on Aug 25, 2014

Those arrows hanging from the ceiling are amazing! What a unique decor item!

stephanie on Aug 25, 2014

Can I ask on which etsy shop you found the vintage mink? Beautiful wedding!

Kim @ Hello Wedding on Aug 25, 2014

Love this wedding! The architectural influences definitely show through. Beautiful.

Casarae on Aug 25, 2014

Loved this wedding and this couple! Beautiful photography! Thanks for joining us at The Little Nell!

Rev. Jill Pidcock on Aug 25, 2014

I loved being a part of this very special and unique ceremony. There was no detail left undone. Good form on holding the ceremony outside...it made for a very dramatic and mystical affect! Much Love, Rev. Jill

The Wedding Printer on Aug 29, 2014

Beautiful outdoor wedding! The backdrop was amazing.

Elaine | Events by Elaine on Aug 30, 2014

Arrows! Such a simple but dramatic element both in the ceiling and the floral arrangements. So inspired.

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Justine Koontz on Feb 9, 2016

I want to do this for a women's retreat I am decorating for. May I ask where you found all the arrow? Wanna sell them?

100layercake on Feb 11, 2016

Hi Justine, The best place to look is Etsy. They have a ton of vintage arrows: https://www.etsy.com/search/vintage?q=arrows&vintage_rewrite=vintage+arrows&original_query=2&orig_facet= Good luck!

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