Wedding Style: Modern Country Western

A snowy Aspen celebration infuses archetypal Western style with contemporary chic.

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  • Reception Tablescape

    Reception Tablescape

    It’s all about juxtaposition, says the design team: classic white blooms and sculptural succulents; clear Ghost chairs and plain wooden tables; flickering candles and sleek, geometric vessels and candle holders — all set against a patina’d rustic barn wall and that sparkling white snow

    Photo Credit: Rachel Havel

  • Barn Wedding

    Barn Wedding

    A vintage barn gets the “mountain modern” treatment as conceived by Jamie Lemons of Colorado-based Bluebird Productions.

    Photo Credit: Rachel Havel

  • Flowers


    Both tropical and desert-like at once, dusty-pink protea played a major part in the overall floral design, created by Carolyn Riley of Carolyn's Flowers. The vessels were a mix of clear glass and matte gold.

    Photo Credit: Rachel Havel

  • Country Western Cookies

    Country Western Cookies

    The Western contemporary steer-skull cookies from Sugar Breck carried the theme and vision through to a stylish — and sweet! — finale.

    Photo Credit: Rachel Havel

  • Wedding Invitation

    Wedding Invitation

    Paper details by the paper perfectionist were key palette elements, adding essential pops of turquoise to the prevailing neutrals and gold.

    Photo Credit: Rachel Havel

  • Welcome Basket

    Welcome Basket

    The welcome box, curated by That's Darlin' Gifting Studio, featured such luxe guest treats as prosecco, black truffle chocolate, potpourri and a local favorite — Dram Colorado Herbal Bitters in Wild Mountain Sage.

    Photo Credit: Rachel Havel

  • Place Setting

    Place Setting

    Nothing signals Western like spotted cowhide — here put to use as a table runner. “The ideas was to strike a balance between classic western staples and gleaming, modern lines,” says Bluebird’s Jamie Lemons.

    Photo Credit: Rachel Havel

  • Modern Geometric Wedding Cake

    Modern Geometric Wedding Cake

    The geometric motif of this tiered cake echoes Aspen’s mountain terrain. cake designer Katy Pierson of Sugar Breck opted for chic, neutral colors splashed with gold-dipped details — a shimmering surprise!

    Photo Credit: Rachel Havel

Wedding Style: Modern Country Western

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