Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mountain Top Wedding at The Little Nell, Aspen {Samantha & Stephen-Part 1}

We are so excited to share Part 1 of Samantha and Stephen's amazing mountain top wedding in Aspen Colorado.  The wedding and reception took place at  The Little Nell 's Sundeck at the Aspen Mountain Club.  Aspen is so green and lush in the summer and the mountain views are breathtaking, it was perfect!

The Little Nell's staff was spectacular to work with, especially Katriona, thanks for touring us around! The hotel is located in the heart of Aspen and is adjacent to the gondola that takes you up to the beautiful Sundeck and Aspen Mountain Club.

The beautiful bride got ready at the hotel and had her make done by the fabulous artist Christine Morris Assalone from Full Circle

Samantha looked flawless!

Glamorous Occasions traveled with us from Flagstaff and created Samantha's vision for her bouquet of pink peonies and amazing white florals for the bridesmaids and tables.

Samantha's "something old" was this gorgeous pearl necklace that was her mothers.  Her mother picked out every pearl by hand while on a trip to Hong Kong.   Pretty special!

The boys got ready pretty fast so we had time to stop by the Little Nell bar before the gondola ride.  Drink of choice, Colorado Whiskey!


The gondola ride was definetly a highlight! All the guests traveled up the gondola to the wedding at 11,200 ft!

The view from the gondola is even spectacular!

Stephen and the groomsmen looking dapper before the ride up the mountain!

Anne from Anne's Alterations made this beautiful handmade corset and and custom fit Samantha's fantastic gown.

We just loved the bouquets, simple and elegant!

Samantha put her dress on and got the  finishing touches done in the wine cellar at the Aspen Mountain Club. 

Samantha and Stephen decided to do a first look while they had this amazing mountain top to themselves, before the guests started to arrive on the gondola.  These are some of our  favorite moments to capture!

Samantha was glowing!

So sweet and such a genuine moment!

Samantha was so cute showing of her dress to her soon to be husband.

Congratulations Samantha & Stephen and stay tuned for Part 2!
xoxo- Melissa & Kristen

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