Michael & Ryan

The gorgeous Maroon Bells wedding of two amazing grooms in Aspen, CO

September 23, 2020

I knew that Michael & Ryan’s Maroon Bells wedding would be gorgeous and epic from the very first time we met… at Bierstadt Lagerhaus in Denver, CO.

We did a 2-hour engagement session where we visited River North in Denver, Lair O The Bear park, and Red Rocks in Morrison. These two cuties are so obviously head-over-heels in love with each other!

 

Michael and Ryan were so easy to work with on planning their wedding festivities. They already had such great vendor connections and that made our job easy!

Michael and Ryan did their first look just out of view of the Maroon Bells. We are always honored when people trust us to document such intimate, emotional moments. 

After their first look, Michael got his first look at the Maroon Bells on that gorgeous September day. We loved his reaction!

Michael and Ryan’s dogs had to be a part of the ceremony and they were perfect!

Everyone moved to Tatanka Restaurant in Aspen for the reception.

Did you know? Tatanka is a Lakota word for bison, it means “big beast”.

One of our favorite parts of any wedding is the dance party, and this wedding did not disappoint! Michael and his mom had an awesome choreographed dance that they performed, it included part of Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

When folks started breaking out the rave sticks, that’s when we knew this would be an epic party!

We couldn’t resist setting up a portrait involving all of Michael and Ryan’s guests (with rave sticks) to end the evening. The staff at Tatanka was awesome for letting us photograph from behind the bar!

Vendors

Ceremony venue: Maroon Bells

Reception venue: Tatanka Aspen

Cake: Afternoon Delight Bakery