March 4, 2015

A Destination Wedding, Close to the Heart

In the words of Mindy Weiss, "There is nothing more important about your wedding, than staying true to the two of you."  We cannot agree more.  For a day that will be cherised for the rest of your lives, it should be unconditionally genuine.  To us, the most genuine parts of our relationship's are the memories created together.  Often times those memories are created away from home, (not to say the best aren't sometimes created right in the living room; "Hey sweetie, your shampoo, conditioner, and body wash are spread out covering spiders.  DONT LIFT").

However, home is home.  Your everyday, your kitchen and your makeup studio.  A wedding should feel like a vacation and a celebration.  What better way to clebrate than at your favorite dstination spot.  With all the breath taking wedding venues around the world it is nearly impossible to choose, so for our first destination wedding post, we felt it was only right to choose somewhere close to home.  Colorado for the win-every time.

C Lazy U Ranch-Granby Colorado

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The ranch is as beautifully and elegantly rustic as it gets.  Beginning nearly 100 years ago this ranch is dedicated to keeping the simple, simple.  It is meant to bring families together without the stresses of daily life.  What more could you ask for on your wedding day!?  This ranch has one copious amounts of awards including Conde Nast Traveler's "31st Best Resort in the World".  With a knowledgeable and dedicated crew, they have the amenities and heart to make your day the most memorable.  Take a gander, as this is one of our favorite places to visit, we hope you enjoy!

November 20, 2016

Top Aspen Outdoor Wedding Venues


When a couple thinks to get married in Aspen who doesn’t love love the idea of an outdoor wedding. Colorado is known for it’s natural beauty and what better way to embrace it with all of the gorgeous outdoor space in Aspen. At Gold Leaf Event Design & Production we use every outdoor space as a blank canvas to express your vision as a couple. Here we would like to mention a few of our favorite outdoor event spaces:  

T Lazy 7 Ranch

T-Lazy-7 Ranch has three of Aspen’s premier event venues. You can customize your tented reception in the T-Lazy-7 Meadow, or pair a Meadow ceremony with the T-Lazy-7 Event Lodge for the reception dinner and dancing. T-Lazy-7 Ranch is spectacular setting for any event and is surrounded by National Forest and Wilderness for stunning photo opportunities of the Maroon Bells. t-lazy-7-meadow-wedding t-lazy-7-wedding-ceremony-aspen    

Chaparral Ranch

Once a mining camp during the silver boom and named after an abundance of aspen trees in the region 48 acres in premier Chaparral Ranch. Offering both serene privacy and panoramic views, this is Aspen’s premier legacy estate to host a beautiful outdoor celebration. View More: View More:

Aspen Wedding Deck

The Wedding Deck is an experience waiting for you at the top of Aspen’s Silver Queen Gondola to exchange vows. Located three miles above the town of Aspen and steps from The Little Nell, the Wedding Deck is a venue unlike anything else in Colorado. At an elevation of 11,212 feet and stunning views of the Elk Mountain Range, it doesn’t get much more romantic. With seating and service for 250 guests on a manicured terrace all of their jaws will drop. wedding-deck-aspen aspen-wedding-deck

West Sopris Ranch

West Sopris Ranch is located at the base of beautiful Mount Sopris just a half hour from Aspen. This Ranch boasts over 2000 acres of meadows, aspen groves, and green forests. Both Colorado National Forest and Public Lands surround West Sopris Ranch creating thousands of acres with spectacular views, privacy, and abundant wildlife. west-sopris-ranch-wedding west-sopris-ranch-wedding-aspen  

Roaring Fork Club

The elegant Roaring Fork Club, with its expansive outdoor veranda and lawn, can accommodate up to 400 guests. Perfect for a band or live entertainment, the Lodge also offers a stunning view of the 18th hole and the down-valley views. The Sports Garden is also and ideal spot for wedding ceremonies, with mountain views from every angle. It offers a magnificent site for an authentic Colorado outdoor wedding ceremony, as well as tented events accommodating up to 500 people. roaring-fork-club-wedding-ceremony roaring-fork-club-wedding  

Cedar Ridge Ranch

Cedar Ridge Ranch is a beautiful pristine ranch setting with natural views perfect for wedding ceremonies and private events. The views are reminiscent of the hills of the Alps with the white-capped Rockies as the backdrop. Just 45 minutes from Aspen you feel complete retreat in this natural setting. This is a working ranch, which raises pork, beef and a wide variety of vegetables to purchase for a true farm-to-table experience. There are several different venues varying in ambiance and feel. There is a yurt and safari tent on property great for the wedding party to get ready, and also a perfect honeymoon for the bride and groom. Imagine a ceremony in the pasture with the beautiful backdrop of Mt. Sopris, followed by a reception in the barn or set up a tented event for a blank canvas. The best touch is that they have creative entrepreneurs from ceramicists, florists, photographers, illustrators, screen printers, and film working in the barn who are available to create a truly unique experience for your wedding or event. cedar-ridge-ranch