Aspen Elopement Bride Q & A


What did you envision your wedding being prior to planning? I tried to keep the word “timeless” in mind when choosing my wedding details. For the ceremony location, I wanted a backdrop that was beautiful and felt wide open. We only invited our parents as guests and I felt the mountains were perfect. They are awe inspiring and set on a wide open landscape, which made the ceremony feel even more intimate and personal with such a small guest list.

What was your color palette and your style vision? My color palette was a deep wine, dark indigo, and light tan. I wanted the colors to feel warm for the fall ceremony, but still be vibrant. 

What unique elements did you include? My favorite unique element was added by my officiant. She included a very unique segment about the Aspen tree. The roots of the large clusters of Aspen trees you see on mountain sides are all tied to one root system. She likened this to all the small aspects of our new marriage being tied to one root...love. 

What was your favorite moment? My favorite moment was during the ceremony. My husband did something I’m not even sure he realized he was doing. He reached up and brushed my hair from my face. It was a small gesture, but it reminded me that all the stress of planning and traveling was over and the moment we were in was just about us. 

What was your favorite detail? I had his wedding ring engraved and surprised him with it just before we started getting dressed. I had it engraved with a phrase from one of the lines of Jason Isbell's song Cover Me Up. My favorite song line is ~ But home was a dream, one I'd never seen till you came along. So I had his ring engraved "Til you came along".

Tell us about your flowers, your gown, your favors, your cake, etc. I found a florist I loved in Denver, CO. However, that was several hours from our ceremony site in Aspen, CO. So my florist met us in Denver with all the flowers, then sent us on our way to make the arrangements on our own once we arrived in Aspen. My dress was altered to fit my personality. It originally had a short sleeves on it. I had a tailor add long sleeves made from extra lace from the dress. Again, I was keeping the word “timeless” in mind. Although I had a modest boat neck collar and added long sleeves, the back of my dress was open. I felt this added an element of elegance and flair of style. There were originally many clusters of clear crystal beads on my dress, as well. I had a tailor removed these. I felt the lace of my dress was intricate enough, and that the dress would look more classically simple with these removed. 

What is one piece of advice that you could give brides-to-be? My advice would be to make your wedding about you and your husband, not what other people think your wedding should be. Some elements of ours were classy and elegant, while other elements of ours were simple and casual, but it fit our personalities and we will remember every detail fondly!

~ Bride, Kristine

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