Kristina & Patrick's Aspen Wedding at The Little Nell

Today, a look at Kristina & Patrick's wedding day this past weekend at the Aspen Wedding Deck with reception at The Little Nell. It was such an honor to capture this gorgeous autumn wedding in Aspen for this sweet couple—I loved every minute. 

The bride's friend, Nha Khahn, is a fashion designer who created a couture gown from Kristina's grandmother's 75-year-old lace wedding dress. 

Kristina's couture dress made by Nha Khahn from her grandmother's 75-year-old lace wedding gown

Bride's shoes by Christian Louboutin

White bridal bouquet by The Aspen Branch

Rose gold wedding rings

Kristina chose the sweetest group of ladies to stand by her side throughout her day. Each of these lovely ladies enriched her day and kept her smiling.

Kristina & her bridesmaids on the Aspen gondola

White bridal bouquet by The Aspen Branch

Flower girls at The Aspen Wedding Deck

Kristina moments before she walked down the aisle

Leon Joseph Littlebird performed a Native American flute and ceremony for the couple. The Native American flute was used as a right of passage for ceremony and healing, and has a long tradition of being sacred, romantic and peaceful. At one point, Littlebird called to the spirits of the couple's loved ones who have passed on, and with his call, birds joined the ceremony by flying into the surrounding trees. 

Wedding ceremony at Aspen Wedding Deck

An intimate, dimly lit dining room can be transformed into a warm, elegant space with the help of a creative and organized designer. Emily at Bella Event Design & Planning was just the person to create this beautiful room for Kristina & Patrick and their guests. 

Gold wedding reception at The Little Nell designed by Bella Event Design & Planning with flowers by The Aspen Branch

Gold wedding design by Bella Event Design & Planning | The Little Nell, Aspen

Wedding couple at The Little Nell, Aspen

Kristina & Patrick wedding portrait on the Aspen Gondola

The couple exits to a horse-drawn carriage, a surprise gift from the bride to the groom, after their wedding at The Little Nell in Aspen.

Venue: Aspen Wedding Deck & The Little Nell; Planning & Design: Bella Event Design & Planning, Emily Campbell & Samantha Robertson-Brittz; Flowers: The Aspen Branch; Dress: Couture by Nha Khahn; Ceremony: Leon Joseph Littlebird; Rentals & Linens: Premier Party RentalAspen wedding photographer: Cat Mayer Studio

Aspen Wedding Flowers

I love photographing weddings in Aspen because there are so many beautiful spaces tucked away in the nooks of the gorgeous Elk Mountains. I can't wait to share more from this beautiful wedding at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies Rock Bottom Ranch, a working farm. It was lovely with pretty florals by 3 Leaf Floral and design by West Slope Events.

Aspen wedding / Bride's bouquet by 3 Leaf Floral 

Cat Mayer is an Aspen wedding photographer serving the Roaring Fork Valley and surrounding areas.