As we near the end of September, we are also nearing the end of wedding season here in Aspen. We have had some quiet time in the last few weeks to reflect on our busy summer season and gather images from many of the talented photographers that shot at events that we provided flowers for.
One of our favorite weddings was a small, intimate and special wedding ceremony at the Maroon Bells. This was not one of the larger or more intricate weddings we have done. In fact, it was quite small and only required a few floral pieces to accentuate the natural surroundings and beauty of the bride and groom. One might ask, then, why was this wedding, which we really did not have much to do with, one of our favorites?
One reason that we loved this wedding was the first impression we got from the bride and groom. We first met them when they walked into our shop a few months before their wedding. They were relaxed, beaming and seemed to be very much in love. They were excited and friendly, easy going and genuine. The bride continued to be relaxed, excited, friendly and genuine throughout our collaboration process. Up until the very day of her ceremony, she remained the picture of happiness and love.
Another reason that we loved this wedding was the simplicity of it. We all know that large scale productions are stunning and make a beautiful statement. Bigger is not always better, however. This wedding proved that the right touches, however small they may be, make just as beautiful a statement. This bride did not let her day become something that was not hers.
At the end of the day, we have come to the conclusion that we loved this wedding so much because the bride and groom seemed to remember, through the entire planning process, what the day was really all about; their love for each other. Planning a wedding can place so much stress on a bride, and so much of it is unnecessary. Ultimately, your wedding day is about making a commitment to someone you love. It is about you and one other person. Sure, you can hope that all of the details are perfect, but that is what you hire your professional vendors for. You place trust in experts in their fields – the caterers, the musicians, the florist, the baker, the photographer –to make your day special. So try to relax, enjoy the process of planning, enjoy the big day with your family and loved ones, and most importantly, remember what IT is all about; your love for each other and the commitment you are about to make.
Flowers by Mountain Flowers of Aspen
Photography by E.C.Campbell Photography