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An Aspen Winter Wedding at Cloud Nine

For the couple who loves winter, this après-inspired wedding look will have you dreaming of a snowy "I Do."

An Aspen Winter wedding at Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro

©Tara Marolda (and all photos on this page)

Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro is a legendary Aspen Highlands restaurant that channels authentic European Alpine culture in a warm, welcoming environment. And with views of the iconic Maroon Bells — perhaps the American West's most recognizable, postcard-perfect mountains — a winter wedding here is unlike any other! Start planning your Cloud Nine wedding with this snowy styled shoot as inspiration!
Bride at Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro
Invite to a wedding
Groom at Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro

Want to know what makes winter weddings so special? Check out this list of things to love about snowy soirées, curated by Juls Sharpley Events, the designer from this shoot!

We absolutely love winter weddings and wish they were more common, but also totally understand that if clients and their guests are big skiers/highly motivated, getting here in the winter can provide an extra challenge that some are just not willing to overcome!

But the things that we love are:

Fur inclusions in attire

Is there anything more cozy, more elegant, and more Aspen, than a bride (and perhaps all her bridesmaids), decked in fur?


Winter lighting is sooo special and magical. The way it reflects off of the snow, the way the sun is positioned in the sky, the glow at sunset; it's just very different lighting than summer, which is gold for photography!


While we incorporate velvet a lot in the summer months, it's just so perfect for winter weddings! Whether it's an embellishment to stationery, used as table linens, included in the attire for wedding party and guests, or added in as special details and touches throughout the day, we love seeing velvet at a wedding!
Catering at Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro
Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro under snow
Champagne awaits in an ice bucket

Skiing and Snowy Adventures

Group ski days (paired with Bonnie's brunches or Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro lunches), Pine Creek Cookhouse adventures (sleigh riding/crosscountry skiing), snowshoeing, and snowmobiling are just so special. Often, a wedding can take people on adventures they wouldn't ever otherwise experience!

Magically Romantic

There's just something extra special about being cozied up in Aspen in the wintertime with those you love the most!


How special is it to have snow as the backdrop of your wedding day, and featured all in your photos!?

Check out this styled shoot feature in Rocky Mountain Bride.

Styled Shoot Vendors

Venue & Catering: Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro

Photography: Tara Marolda

Planning & Design: Juls Sharpley Events

Floral: Flower + Vine

Stationery: Lucky Onion

Calligraphy: Dotting the I

Sweets: d'Elissious Cake Studio

Dress: La Vallée Bridal

Suit: Nordstrom

Ring: Lugano Diamonds

Jewelry: Betteridge

Beauty: Gambuti Robson Hair and Makeup

Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals

Gifts: Bundles Gift Co.

Linens: BBJ La Tavola

Publication: Rocky Mountain Bride

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