This Aspen Wedding at The Smith Cabin Honored the Couple’s Love of the Great Outdoors

January 4, 2019 | Junebug Weddings

Amber and Matthew’s wedding at The Smith Cabin was as quintessentially Aspen as it gets! With views for days and rustic vibes that wouldn’t quit, the family-owned property was the perfect mountaintop venue for this outdoor-loving couple to begin their new journey as husband and wife. The artists at 3 Leaf Floral put together stunning arrangements for everything from their cliffside ceremony to the table and lounge area centerpieces to the bridal party’s eye-catching bright red and burgundy bouquets. The bride looked absolutely stunning in a Maggie Sottero gown, and the rest of the wedding party brought glamour to the mountaintops in chic yet modern attire. We can hardly get over all the outdoorsy goodness of this wedding day and the way Olivia Markle Photography truly captured the romantic feeling!

The Couple:

Amber and Matthew

The Wedding:

The Smith Cabin, Aspen, Colorado

Our wedding day was unlike any other wedding we had ever attended. I think that every couple knows how to best celebrate their love, and for us, our Aspen cliff side wedding was everything we had ever wanted. Matthew and I are both avid travelers. We treasure all of our special memories made around the world. We wanted a weekend filled with exploring, laughing and enjoying our favorite people. Our destination wedding was as many of our guests explained, an experience and day they will never forget.

We both would agree our most memorable part of our day was our vows. From the beginning of our relationship, we would write each other little notes when we would leave; for the other to find. We eventually ended up with a notebook to be able to contain our little scribbles to each other. From the moment we got engaged we started working little by little on our vows. Both full of nerves we read our vows and it started to sprinkle, a gust of wind blew through. In that brief moment, we felt, Matthew‘s late father touching us all. I think we would all agree the room was full of tears and emotions.

Find your way to think outside of the box. A wedding is a time of creation and self-exploration. It reflects who you are and to us that just meant a wedding with a ceremony in the dirt, breathtaking views and a cliffside dinner surrounded by trees, stars, and loved ones.

We wanted our wedding to resemble us. We both love and appreciate the outdoors. We knew we wanted a small destination wedding with beautiful views. Countless venues and a few states later we found our venue. There, on yet another internet search was this small little family cabin on the edge of Aspen mountain with endless views. We fell in love instantly and booked a flight to Colorado in the dead of winter. We packed tightly in a snow mule and took a long winding road up to the cabin. With our snowshoes, coats, and hats we trekked to look out over the cliffside at the snow capped mountains and we knew this was it. We wanted our wedding here! What an experience our little wedding would be, winding road and all.

Processional – “Canon in D” by Pachelbel
Recessional – “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg
First Dance – “At Last” by Etta James

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Olivia Markle Photography
Event Planning – The Main Table
Venue – The Smith Cabin
Floral Design – 3 Leaf Floral
Catering – European Caterers
Cake – D’Elissious Cake Studio of Aspen
DJ – DJ Connection
Live Music – Aspen Wedding Music
Videography – Robbie Films
Stationery – Aubrey Kashiwagi
Hair and Makeup Artist – Ashley Antoine
Wedding Dress – Maggie Sottero
Groom’s Apparel – Express
Rentals – Stonewood Rentals & Events and Premier Party Rental
Transportation – Rocky Mountain Limo


Our biggest congratulations to Amber and Matthew, and a huge thanks to Olivia Markle Photography for sharing this beautiful wedding at The Smith Cabin! Love mountain weddings? This thoughtful North Arm Farm wedding has the most jaw-dropping mountain backdrop!

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