Ashley and Nick had an elegant and classic wedding but elevated – they tied the knot at 10,000 feet! “We both love the mountains and being outdoors. Also the gondola ride at The Canyons sold us on the location,” says Ashley. They enjoyed a warm sunny day in the mountains, the rays of light setting their blush and peach flowers aglow with pink and amber. They incorporated personal details that made the day even more memorable – a family friend married them and a band from Ashley’s home town played during the ceremony and reception. Her dress, from Modern Trousseau, was the perfect classy and elegant choice for her, “I wanted to be able to look back on my wedding pictures in 10 or 20 years and think that they still looked elegant,” she says. I think she looks straight out of a fairytale as she walked through the aspens to meet her groom. Pepper Nix Photography is behind the lens.
Ashley + Nick
How did you meet? We met online (eharmony.com)
What is your proposal story? Nick proposed to me in Heeney, Colorado while visiting some of his close friends. We had visited the same place the year before and fell in love with this beautiful and romantic lake, Cataract Lake. He took me back to the lake to propose, got down on one knee and all!
First look? We did do a first look and we loved it. It was such a special moment between the two of us. We were glad to get to have that before we walked down the aisle and saw each other in front of 200 of our closest friends and family. We also really enjoyed the gondola ride up with just the two of us. It was so nice to have that quiet time before all the craziness began.
Details of the Day: I love the colors blush pink, grey and gold. I’m also all about pearls and lace so it was just simple and classic. My wedding flowers were perfect and amazing. They were exactly what I had envisioned. Working with Kelli Daubling from Blooms and Blossoms was a dream. She absolutely understood my vision. I wanted a lot of soft, round flower arrangements. There were lots of roses and they were perfection. I did all the table numbers myself. We purchased picture frames that were on sale and spray painted them gold. For the insert numbers, I printed them on craft paper. Super simple.
Moments you loved, hated, cried, laughed or giggled at: The whole day was perfect and amazing. I have to say getting ready with my girls was such a blast. We had music and mimosas and were dancing up a storm. I love that time we had together. Honestly, I cried most of the day. I’m such a sap and it was an overwhelming and emotional day but I wouldn’t have changed a thing.
Photographer: Pepper Nix Photography / Dress Store: Alta MODA Bridal / Dress Designer: Modern Trousseau / Headband: Pink Pewter / Shoes: Sole Society / Makeup Artist: Julie Jackson / Ring designer: Shane Company / Jewelry: Tiffanys and family jewelry / Hair Stylist: Whitney Jones (bride’s sister and maid of honor / Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale / Floral Designer: Blooms and Blossoms / Reception Venue: Canyons Resort / Groom’s Suit: Egara / Cake Designer: One Sweet Slice / Event Planner: White Ginger Events / Submitted via Two Bright Lights