We met Rachel & Dan well over a year ago and from the moment we’d met I’d been eagerly anticipating their Aspen wedding.  The day finally came at the beginning of September and it did not disappoint.  What I absolutely adore about these two is their unabashed love for one another.  Dan is so head over heels in love with Rachel and it’s obvious that he will do anything in the world to make her smile.  He’s clearly swept Rachel off her feet and their wedding day was like a fairytale come true.  It all started on top of Aspen Mountain with an emotional ceremony at the Wedding Deck overlooking the Elk Mountains.  Passing rain showers gave way to sunshine and a beautiful cocktail hour spent on the deck at the Aspen Mountain Club.  After a scenic gondola ride back down the mountain, we enjoyed a leisurely walk thru downtown Aspen to the Hotel Jerome for a night of dinner and dancing.  Rachel poured her heart and soul in to seeing that this day would be nothing short of perfect and I believe her efforts paid off and then some.  Take a peek at Rachel & Dan’s breathtaking Aspen wedding…

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aspen wedding deck
aspen wedding deck
aspen wedding deck

Quite possibly the cutest flower girl I have ever seen.  She had immense interest in helping Rachel get ready:
aspen wedding deck
aspen wedding deck

Perfection:
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Their First Look:
aspen wedding deck
aspen wedding deck

I’m in love with the way Rachel & Dan’s color palette complimented their surroundings.  Well done Rachel!
aspen wedding deck
aspen wedding deck
aspen wedding deck
aspen wedding deck

The look of focus and slight trepidation on their faces is priceless:
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Rachel emphasized to us the importance of great photos of her and her father walking down the aisle.  I think we nailed it, and so did they!
aspen wedding deck
aspen wedding deck
aspen wedding deck

The grandeur of this setting is undeniable.  I doubt there is anywhere else in the world quite like it.
aspen wedding deck
aspen wedding deck
aspen wedding deck
aspen wedding deck
aspen wedding deck
aspen wedding deck

A little bit of rain didn’t phase these two.
aspen wedding deck
aspen wedding deck
aspen wedding deck

Cocktail hour on the deck at Aspen Mountain Club.
aspen wedding deck
aspen wedding deck
aspen wedding deck
aspen wedding deck

One of my favorite photographs of the summer:
aspen wedding deck
aspen wedding deck
aspen wedding deck
aspen wedding deck
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Walking thru downtown Aspen from the gondola to Hotel Jerome:
hotel jerome
hotel jerome

The ballroom at the Hotel Jerome was magical.  It’s obvious that Rachel gave personal attention to every single detail.  What a treat to be a guest of Rachel & Dan’s, they really got the full experience.

hotel jerome
hotel jerome
hotel jerome
hotel jerome
hotel jerome
hotel jerome
hotel jerome
hotel jerome
hotel jerome
hotel jerome
hotel jerome
hotel jerome
hotel jerome
hotel jerome
hotel jerome

Rachel & Dan, may your marriage be as beautiful as the day you wed.  What an honor it has been to know you and document such an incredible day!

Rachel & Dan’s team of vendors:
Ceremony location: Aspen Wedding Deck
Reception location: Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colorado
Coordinator: Jane Floyd
Photographer: IN Photography
Florist: Harrington Smith
Bakery: d’Elissious Cake Studio
Band: Whitewater Ramble