We’ve got visions of a winter wonderland wedding dancing in our heads. But we also see touches of that rustic ski lodge vibe with a modern botanical spin. So what’s our inspiration for this snowy nuptials scene? Why, fabulous Aspen, of course! This dream destination can be magically recreated for your wedding day. Just see our suggested styling elements all in snowy winter white, combined with wood and foliage, and glammed up with gilded pieces.
Get that Rustic-Glam Aspen Look for Your Winter Wedding
For your ceremony venue (1), take inspiration from the famed St. Regis Aspen Resort, a much sought-after location for destination weddings nestled at the foot of Aspen Mountain.The resort’s Fountain Courtyard shows how to tastefully blend rustic, woodsy elements with an elegant draped canopy, fine ceremony seating, and aisle decor glowing with candles and fairy lights.
Of course, you must give guests a preview of this scene via understated rustic-romantic invitations (2) like this one, adorned with graceful leafy vines. And then, echo this in a lush, cascading bouquet (3) of creamy white and soft pink blooms surrounded by foliage.
For the reception, greet guests with a gorgeous gold-framed welcome sign (4) featuring calligraphy on clear glass. Then, extend the gilded touches to the table centerpieces (5), via modern square lanterns, miniature taper candles and tea lights amidst leafy cuttings.
Even your wedding cake (6) can capture the rustic-romantic Aspen vibe. Think dainty bunches of baby’s breath and leaves tucked around each layer of a tiered naked cake. So pretty! Then, complement the fine reception menu with a Champagne Bar (7), where guests can mix their own mimosas with a selection of fruit juices.
And finally, in the spirit of the wintry season, how festive would it be to give gold sleigh bells (8) as wedding favors. Guests could ring them during your couple’s toast, or give you a jingly send-off when the reception comes to a close!
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Image credits: 1 – St. Regis Aspen / 2 – Carlson Craft / 3 – Sylvie Gil Workshops, via Nina and Wes / 4 – W&E Photographie, via Snippet and Ink / 5 – Erin McCall Photography / 6 – No Home Without You / 7 – Reverie Gallery / 8 – Tec Petaja Photography, via Jessica Sloane