Wedding date: June 25, 2016
Rehearsal Dinner & welcome reception: Hotel Jerome
Wedding venue: Sundeck – Aspen Mountain
Luncheon caterer: The Little Nell
Dinner reception: Casa Tua
Florist & decor: Aspen Branch
Wedding dress: Danielle Caprese @ Kleinfelds & Pronovias (evening)
Wedding shoes: Christian Louboutin
Suit: Calvin Klein
Hair & makeup: Salon Tullio
Photographer: James Christianson
Videographer: Aflatis Films
Day of coordinator: Jane Floyd
It’s no secret that food brings people together; it has a way of bonding people like nothing else. It was food that brought Ami and Seth together and it continues to play a role in their story today.
Ami had recently moved to Miami beach when she met Seth at the restaurant that she was working at. The night they met they found themselves inseparable and overlooking the waves crashing into one another. Little did Ami and Seth know that their worlds were crashing into each, as well. Ami was contracted to travel to the Middle East and spend a year there, so she and Seth spent the first part of their relationship in two different continents and only seeing each other twice over the year.
Time and distance were no match for Ami and Seth. After Ami’s time in the Middle East was done, she moved back to Miami so that she could start her life with Seth…in the same continent. One year later, they found themselves on the move to Manhattan, with their small kitten, Jade, to become Directors of Operations for restaurant groups.
Ami and Seth love to travel and enjoy great food and wine…and what better place to eat salmon than Alaska? Alaska is Ami’s home state, and if you ask her, “one of the most magical places on Earth.” The day started out with fishing for King Salmon, which Ami and Seth both caught, and the rare, blue moon evening followed with enjoying their delicious catch over a fire by the river. As they took in all the beauty and good food that surrounded them, Seth told Ami that he couldn’t wait to build memories like these with their family. He then proceed to get down on one knee and ask for Ami’s hand in marriage.
Exactly 11 months later, Ami and Seth were saying “I do” in front of their family and friends in the mountains of Colorado. Ami started the day with her bridesmaids and then took a shuttle to the gondola to the top of the mountain. During the gondola ride, each bridesmaid gave Ami a bracelet with a prayer, a tradition of the Indian culture and one of Ami’s bridesmaids. It was a special moment for Ami that brought tears to all of their eyes. The most breathtaking moment for Ami was when she rounded the corner and saw Seth waiting for her at the end of the aisle with the snow-capped mountains as the backdrop. A formal luncheon followed the ceremony and then guests had the opportunity to change for the evening party and Ami and Seth were able to have some time to themselves and take pictures.
Ami and Seth put a lot of thought and love into their wedding and one of the biggest areas that was seen was with the food…after all it’s what they do for a living! The luncheon consisted of delicious salmon, to represent Ami’s birthplace of Alaska, and beef brisket, to represent Seth’s birthplace of Texas, and wine from the Little Nell. Guests enjoyed a non-traditional cheese cake – literally a cake of different cheeses for dessert. The evening reception was nothing short of spectacular as well. The reception included various interactive chef stations where guests could create their own plates. One of the biggest hits was the late night shooter that consisted of a grilled cheese and tomato soup!
Guests were treated to a whole weekend of wedding festivities where two families became one, gondola rides up the Rocky Mountains, and a formal wedding that turned into a party when the sun went down!
Ami and Seth followed their wedding with a honeymoon for the books as they spent a week in Bali and a week in Thailand. They found relaxation under the sun and under the sea, went on an elephant safari through the jungle, ate incredible local cuisine, and experienced the gift of Thai massages. On the way home, they arranged it to where they would spend three days in Istanbul, Turkey. The newly married couple loved their time in Turkey and received an unexpected bonus adventure that kept them there for an extra three days.
It’s safe to say that Ami and Seth love adventure and they are looking forward to their greatest adventure yet! They are looking forward to exploring new cities, new hobbies, and experiencing all the world has to offer with each other. Ami puts it best as to what they hope marriage brings them, “we got married because we believe our lives are better and more meaningful when we are together. I am looking forward to appreciating that sentence more and more with every passing year as husband and wife.”
Shannyn: How did you hear about Adam? Would you recommend him to other couples?
Ami: Adam was referred to me by Adam & Camilla Cohen, who are new friends that helped us along the way as we planned our wedding in Aspen. She told me, “book Adam; it was the best thing I did.” I had originally not budgeted for a videographer, and in fact was not going to book one, until I watched every video Adam had shot. The romance and all of the special details of the day were captured so intimately, and I knew I had to have Adam present during our wedding. He played an equal part in the creative aspect of the video and agreed to work with me on pricing and including less-traditional shots into the package (he also came with us on our bachelorette party!) Adam was generous in the process and kind to my family and friends, who of course now adore Adam as well! I would absolutely recommend Adam to other couples; if you are looking for someone who will take your creative ideas and roll with it, someone you can trust and someone who loves capturing love, Adam is the only choice.