Kara Franker Kara Franker | June 19, 2019 |
An intimate ceremony with close friends and family in a Aspen was the dream destination wedding come true for this stylish couple from Miami.
Andi wore three bridal gowns throughout the celebration, beginning with a lace gown by Lazaro. Andrew looked sharp in a classic Hugo Boss tux and bow tie.
When it came to planning the ultimate destination wedding, South Floridians Andrea (Andi) DeField and Andrew Mladek immediately agreed that Aspen would be the perfect place to escape the late-summer Miami heat and host an idyllic summer getaway for their families and friends. “Aspen offers the perfect blend of outdoor adventure, refined luxury, art and great food,” says Andi, who spent many weekends in town while attending law school at the University of Denver. “We planned activities for our guests like hiking and horseback riding in the Maroon Bells, visits to a Saturday farmers market, shopping at Gorsuch, biking down the Rio Grande Trail to Woody Creek Tavern, and drinking mimosas at the top of Ajax.”
A summer storm rolled in right before the ceremony so guests moved into the elegant private estate in Starwood to see the couple say “I do.”
Under soaring 30-foot ceilings and with views of Snowmass and Buttermilk making for a picture-perfect backdrop, the couple exchanged vows at a private estate in Starwood. Then guests joined the newlyweds at the Aspen Art Museum for an alfresco rooftop soiree. Guests sipped Champagne at the Roof Deck Sculpture Garden, which featured Larry Bell’s “Aspen Blues” installation. And as an ode to the artist’s sculpture, the reception tables were lined with illuminated acrylic boxes. Instead of traditional florals, greenery with tropical accents were installed throughout the space and highlighted the geometric architecture of the museum. Paying homage to her hometown, Andi had Miami-based Brite Lite Tribe design neon signs inspired by Art Basel Miami Beach, one of her favorite events of the year.
Miami-based Brite Lite Tribe designed neon signs for the reception.
Guests danced the night away. As a nod to the couple’s love for hip-hop, they had custom napkins made with Notorious B.I.G. lyrics: “Forever? Forever ever? Forever ever?”; “I don’t want to be a player no more” and “To all the ladies in the place with style & grace.”
Tropical accents brought some of Miami to the moutains.
“After the wedding, the best compliments we received were from our friends telling us that they were already booking a trip back to Aspen because they loved it” says Andi. “We cared most about sharing our favorite place with our favorite people. And we spent five fabulous days celebrating life and love.”
The rooftop of the Aspen Art Museum was transformed into a venue for dinner and dancing.
Reception Venue Aspen Art Museum
Wedding Planner Virginia Edelson, Bluebird Productions
Bride’s Gowns Ceremony: Lazaro, Nordstrom; reception: Bronx & Banco, Nordstrom; afterparty: Jovani, Neiman Marcus
Bride’s Shoes Jimmy Choo, Saks Fifth Avenue
Bride’s Veil Lazaro, Nordstrom
Groom’s Tux & Shoes Hugo Boss
Rings Starvin Marvin Jewelry
Florals Frances Harjeet, Prema
Cake Wildflower Cakes
Invitations The Hello Co.
Entertainment DJ Naka G
Lighting Halcyon Productions
Neon Signs Brite Lite Tribe
Rentals Premier Party Rental
Linens La Tavola Fine Linen
Photography Rachel Havel
Photography by: Rachel Havel