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Aspen Wedding Planner FAM | Featured Event At Hotel Jerome


September 13, 2023


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Aspen Wedding Planner FAM | Featured Event At Hotel Jerome

I recently had the opportunity to capture one of the most prestigious (and fun) events I’ve ever had the privilege to be a part of! The ACRA Aspen Wedding Planner FAM Event is one in which the top wedding planners from around the world (yes, THE WORLD) are honored for their contributions to the wedding industry. These men and women are the best of the best and I was so fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend time, not only photographing a beyond amazing, adventure-packed event but also, getting to know some pretty inspiring people.

Because this event was SO full of adventure and each day featured some of the most exclusive spots in Aspen, it just wouldn’t do it justice to limit the chronicles of this 3 day experience to just one post! That said, I’ve included each day as a part of a series of posts that you can read more about HERE. So, without further adieu, I hope you’ll enjoy reading more about this event, getting to see some of the top wedding industry locations and vendors featured in Aspen, and all the fun had along the way!

The W Aspen

Day 1 began at The W Aspen, one of Aspen’s top luxury hotels. Event attendees were able to enjoy good conversation and networking during a happy hour that few would forget! Set against a stunning mountain backdrop, guests’ laughter and genuine smiles coupled with the scenic beauty of The W Aspen blended perfectly and set the stage for an unforgettable next few days.

Featured Vendors
Venue | W Aspen Hotel
Florals | Mountain Flowers
Linens | BBJ
Catering | W Aspen Hotel

The Limelight Aspen 

After our meet and greet at The W Aspen, guests were shuttled to The Limelight Hotel. The Limelight is another of Aspen’s premier wedding hot spots with its proximity to downtown Aspen as well as its scenic views. Guests enjoyed a guided tour of the property as well as champagne and top notch service. 

Featured Vendors
Venue | The Limelight Hotel



Hotel Jerome

Our next stop was Hotel Jerome where participants were able to enjoy another guided tour, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and drinks. Hotel Jerome is one of the most historic and elegant venues in Aspen. Its large, picturesque windows adorning the walls of Aspen’s only above ground ballroom truly set the tone for an elegant evening. 

Featured Vendors
Venue | Hotel Jerome
Catering | Hotel Jerome
Cocktails | Bad Harriet
Florals | Aspen Branch
Menus | Lucky Onion
Entertainment | Elan Artists

Bad Harriet

Our final stop of the day just may have been my favorite! Guests had the opportunity to enjoy live music as well as a bespoke cocktail experience at Bad Harriet. Bad Harriet is the coolest speakeasy type bar situated inside Hotel Jerome. It boasts a menu of innovative cocktails and old timey vibes that no doubt left all with a feeling of fun and excitement for the days to come!

Featured Vendors
Venue | Hotel Jerome
Cocktails | Bad Harriet


I am beyond grateful to have been a part of this experience and can not wait to photograph even more stunning events such as this in Aspen. Be sure to check out my other posts that highlight days 2-3 of this truly unforgettable event and be sure to scroll down and see some of the other amazing vendors that were featured throughout these 3 days as well as a list of the phenomenal wedding planning professionals that this event revolved around celebrating!


Other Featured Vendors
Stationary | Lucky Onion
Transportation | Corporate Transportation Specialists (CTS); Blazing Adventures
Gifting | One Experience
Photography | MaggShots Photography


Wedding Planners Recognized
Calista & Jonathan Osborn | Callista & Company
Jamey Spahn | Beth Helmstetter Events
Carrie Negri | Emily Coyne Events
Sal Racicot | Birch Designs
Alison Laesser-Keck | Alison Bryan Destinations
Michelle Norwood | Michelle Norwood Events
Molly Rasumussen | Pop Parties
Xin Huang | Le Petite Prive
Sonal Shah | Sonal J Shah Event Consultants
Stephanie Cole | Cole Drake Events LLC
Gabrielle Golone | Cove & Co





Planning your own Aspen event? Check out even more phenomenal vendors in my Aspen Snowmass Birthday Event post!


Luxury Wedding & Event Photography: MaggShots Photography

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