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Mountain Mayhem: White Wedding

by May Selby
The newlyweds depart the Aspen Mountain Club reception. Joshua McDonald photo.

Stephen Patrick Rose and Janice Tzwei Yu said “I do” in Aspen last month, surrounded by family, friends and … surprise winter conditions. The couple, who live in New York City, had chosen Aspen for their big day as both envisioned a mountaintop ceremony and reception with an intimate town offering a plethora of outdoor activities.

The Memorial Day weekend wedding took place outside on Sunday, May 24, atop Aspen Mountain. Clouds and rain rolled in throughout the day, considered by many to be a marriage blessing. As guests rode the gondola to the ceremony, the rain gave way to snow, “which only made the night more magical,” said the bride, whose walk down the aisle was filled with light, white flurries in the air. As the officiant, Courtney Chinn welcomed all and shared words of wisdom about the marriage. The couple beamed throughout the ceremony, later adding, “looking out and seeing everyone laughing and smiling was awesome.”

The reception followed at the Aspen Mountain Club with dinner, drinks, dancing and dessert. At the end of the night, as the happy couple departed, guests lined up on either side of the walkway, sparklers in hand, sending Steve and Janice off with a jolt.

After taking the summer to unwind and “enjoy the simplicities of married life,” the happy couple will be honeymooning in Hawaii in the fall.