Samantha and Matt always knew they wanted to get married outdoors. “We’ve been together for a long time, so our family and friends are really intertwined,” explains Samantha. “As a result, we loved the idea of a destination wedding where everyone could spend time together for an entire weekend. Aspen has become such a special place to us, and it was important to us that the wedding embrace as much of the natural beauty of the surrounding area as possible.” The bride wore a sleek custom-designed gown by New York designer Elizabeth Fillmore, while the groom opted for a suit of his own design with the bride’s name embroidered on the cuff of his left sleeve.The couple exchanged vows under a simple chuppah of Aspen trees surrounded by with their parents and siblings. Afterwards, they kicked off the reception with their first dance to Sam Cooke’s “It’s All Right” and the dancing continued throughout the night.
Photography: Tec Petaja / Floral Design: Carolyn’s Flowers / Venue: T Lazy 7 Ranch / Wedding Gown: Elizabeth Fillmore / Lighting: Halcyon Productions / Stationery: Chelsea Petaja