A few months ago, Alex and I attended our friends Daniel and Veronica de la Vega's wedding in Aspen, Colorado (you can see a tour of their Miami Beach apartment here). It was, by far, one of the most incredible weddings I've ever attended, and Aspen, Colorado, the city, was largely in part to blame for this. My reasons why: First off, we were on vacation and able to enjoy the entire weekend, no reservations; Second, Colorado's natural scenery provided a beautiful event decor backdrop (minimizing the need for extensive decorating); Thirdly, we had a million things to do during our free time - outdoor activities (although an option, not one we necessarily pursued), shopping, and great restaurants; Fourth, there were elk frolicking (do elk frolic?) across the ceremony locale (and it was even on cue with the vows); and I could go on and on forever, but for now and lastly, it was a fabulous 50 degrees on the wedding day. And for an outside wedding, 50 degrees is pretty close to perfect wedding weather.
It was then that I realized how really amazing and how truly underestimated mountain destination weddings really were. So as the second chapter to my destination wedding trilogy (Part 1), I present to you a list of a few fabulous mountain destination wedding locations and reception sites in the U.S. I hope this helpful list inspires you to take a leap and make one of these scenic cities the backdrop for your big day.
Colorado, United States
Wyoming, United States
California, United States
Utah, United States