David and Heifara’s Aspen destination wedding was one of the most unique and eclectic weddings I’ve ever photographed. After Jaime and Olga’s beautiful wedding in Napa last year, Jaime’s brother David and his partner of over a dozen years, Heifara, invited me to Aspen to document their own celebration. While in Aspen, parts of the celebration took place at the historic (and possibly haunted) Hotel Jerome. Most of the guests who attended the Aspen destination wedding stayed at the hotel, and the rehearsal dinner was held in the hotel’s storied J-Bar and its grand ballroom. The following day took us to the private residence of family friends, where the couple had their emotional ceremony and a luncheon followed. In the evening, guests were ferried to Chaparral, an expansive ranch-style venue tucked away in the mountains. Amidst incredible decor and the groovin’ music of Soul Alive (a New York-based band that also played at Olga and Jaime’s wedding), the guests basked in the warm Aspen evening and partied the night away. At the end of the night, a surprise awaited – a nightclub had been set up next to the ballroom, and the party continued! Documenting ‘Dafara’s’ Aspen destination wedding was an incredible experience, and quite challenging initially because we were at 8,000 feet of altitude!
Aspen Destination Wedding