An Elegant Spring Bride with a Unique Aspen Wedding

This Aspen wedding was timeless, classic and had the most elegant micro-wedding ceremony at the St. Regis Aspen.

Let's Start with the Details.

One thing about Frances, she knows what she likes. Our day together started out in her hotel room as she got ready. The atmosphere was relaxed and everyone in the room with her (which included only her mom, sister and hair stylist) was laid back and un-rushed. We kept it simple with detail shots in the room and a few portraits on the balcony.

Checking in on to a very tall groom.

Justin, the groom, is very handsome in his tux, the color is beautiful and the man is TALL. So when they say a tall drink of water, they mean he is a very, very tall drink of water. But when I walked in on this scene of his parents helping him with his tux as he finished getting ready, I just said hi and started shooting.

A first look with dad.

One thing I really love is a good father of the bride moment. Another thing I love is a venue that has tons of space and location options for photos. The St. Regis does not disappoint. This first look with dad was simple, and the view added to the beautiful moment. I am a daddy's girl and I have a soft spot for brides and their dads. So needless to say, I overshot this scene but I loved every moment of it.

A Spring Ceremony at the St. Regis Aspen.

Man I loved this ceremony. Justin's sweet reaction to seeing Frances, and the two of them laughing together through the ceremony, those are the moments I love watching for in my photos. The emotions on a wedding day can be all over the map but one thing I've found is that the calm that comes over a bride and groom upon seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day is consistent and beautiful. Frances and Justin are pure joy and radiate peace together and it's moments like these that I'm so thankful to be in the room, and in the moment.

Photos with the Bride & Groom

Honestly this is one of my favorite points in the day. The bride and groom in the moments after they get married, excited to be together and forgetting that a person is nearby taking photos. It's when I make the work that I enjoy the most, the imagery that feels most representative of the day, and really embody the couple I'm serving. As we walked around the grounds of the St. Regis, I had a moment to appreciate how beautiful this Aspen wedding was in its simplicity and its sincerity.

An Aspen Wedding in April, at the beautiful St. Regis

I keep referring to this as a winter wedding because Aspen had just gotten fresh snow that April, but this spring wedding with some winter flare, was truly a highlight of my 2022. If you'd like to read a little more about this one, check out the link below to see the feature from Rocky Mountain Bride.

Wedding Vendors

Wedding Venue : St. Regis Aspen Wedding Planner: An Aspen Affair Wedding Dress: Sassi Holford

Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka Bridal Hair: Full Circle Aspen Bridal Bouquet: Carolyn's Flowers

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