September is the new June. Summer is usually thought of as the emblem of wedding season, but come September in Aspen, nearly every venue in every weekend is booked. In the month of September, Aspen is busy hosting more weddings than in any other month of the year.
Of course, June has its merits and is a very popular choice as well, but as any local can tell you, there is no single place in the world with a fall as stunning as Aspen, Colorado. The greatest reason to plan a fall wedding is the beautiful backdrop. The archetypal Aspen saying goes: come for the winter, stay for the summers; but we all know that the moment the mountains are painted over with a glowing gold, Aspen is completely irresistible. The hundreds of photographers that flock from the world over are testament to Aspen’s unmatched charm. (The rich golden yellow matched with the emerald pines and hopefully even snowcapped mountains give an inspiring backdrop that will give you the photos you’ll cherish your entire life.) So, it’s no wonder Aspen brides become smitten with September’s big show as well. Beyond the beautiful backdrop, there are so many other perks to having a fall wedding in Aspen.
Love Is In The (Perfectly Temperate) Air
September has a track record for truly lovely temperatures. When your guests arrive to your ceremony set in a gorgeous meadow, they will be neither baking in the bright Colorado sun, nor fearing the hasty afternoon thunderstorms. It’s usually a lovely high 60’s to low 70’s in the air. (We also love the idea of having a stack of pashminas to offer your dress donning guests.)
A Town to Yourself (Well kind of)
Come fall you’ll have more of Aspen to yourself. Unlike the bustling summer months which host some of Aspen’s most cosmopolitan events and guests, fall is the time when the main event is the natural landscape. Although there are many people who flock to Aspen for the colors of the season (and all the other brides converging for this spectacular time), the town has a tranquility about it unlike any other part of the year. (This gives you the opportunity to add a group event or activity should you choose since booking and coordinating will be that much easier!)
Your Pocket Book Might Thank You
Along these same lines, booking your wedding in the fall might just be the more economical option. Because many of the summer events of The Aspen Institute and other international draws go on hiatus, you might find your pocketbook a little happier by the end of your wedding. (This is especially great incentive for guests who might be more able to rationalize an Aspen destination wedding if you snag a great rate for a hotel block!)
A Fall Palette Is Unlike Most
Fall provides the opportunity for décor and color themes more unique than the rest. The fall atmosphere serves as a perfect compliment to the chic mountain rustic wedding of your dreams. You are getting married in the mountains after all. (With a fall palette as your backdrop, your wedding’s design could truly knock the socks off of your guests who have been to many a summer wedding.)
With a natural spectacle unlike any other place in the world, and the rare tranquility of a sophisticated mountain town, it is no wonder so many brides and grooms choose to say their “I dos” in an Aspen fall.
So next time you pop into September in Aspen, don’t be surprised if you see town aflutter with wedding parties galore!