If you needed any more convincing that small weddings can be just as breathtaking and epic as their larger counterparts, then Larissa and Patrick’s Aspen wedding is for you! The couple’s 12 guests were treated to spellbinding mountain views at a Maroon Bells Amphitheatre outdoor ceremony then whisked away to complete the evening with an intimate dinner at The Little Nell. Larissa and Patrick knew they wanted to highlight the natural beauty that Colorado’s landscapes have to offer, so their color palette was kept delicate and organic with a blush pink gown and romantic pastels. Aaron and Whitney Photography captured the couple’s day beautifully, including a fun trash the dress session at the base of the Maroon Bells mountains!
Larissa and Patrick
In planning our wedding, our main goal was that it be a fun, relaxed wedding that brought our families together.
We chose our venue because it was beautiful, it fit our budget – only $200 for the entire day, and we didn’t have to deal with any onsite coordinators or vendors. It was like reserving a campsite! Very relaxed and hands-off from an administrative perspective.
We wanted a romantic and organic wedding. No harsh colors like white or black. We went with blush pink for the wedding dress and gray for the Groom’s suit. Nothing posed or forced. Just real moments with our favorite people. Minimal decorations because we knew the scenery would speak for itself!
We kept it super intimate. Only immediate family and a chosen friend. About 12 people total. The Groom’s brother officiated the marriage. It was difficult to keep it so small, but we had a big reception later on in Denver with traditional wedding events so everyone felt included!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Aaron and Whitney Photography
Ceremony Venue – Maroon Bells Amphitheatre
Reception Venue & Catering – The Little Nell
Cake – Smallcakes
DJ – DJ Chavo
Invitations – Lost & Sound Paper Company
Makeup & Hair Artist – Full Circle
Wedding Dress – Monique Lhuillier
Congratulations to Larissa and Patrick, and a huge thanks to Aaron and Whitney Photography for sharing this gorgeous wedding with us! Feeling inspired to have your own wedding among Colorado’s epic landscapes? Then you’ve got to see this elegant Colorado mountain wedding at the Vail Wedding Deck!