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Adam, Nelson married

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Trish Adam and Kurt Adam, both of Aspen, have the honor of announcing the marriage of their son, Karl Adam, to Vanessa Nelson on July 22 at a small black-tie ceremony held in the Italian Garden of the Crane Estate at Castle Hill, Ipswich, Mass. A reception followed on the Grand Alee with dinner in the Main House Gallery.

The bride is the daughter of Pamela Nelson and the late Valle Reyburn Nelson, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass. Vanessa graduated in 2003 from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., with a degree in English and Communications. She has lived in Aspen for four years, working for Skiers Services with the Aspen Skiing Company and presently as event/PR coordinator for Mountain Groove Productions of Aspen/Snowmass.The groom grew up in Aspen and graduated from Aspen High School in 1999. He went to the University of Colorado, Boulder where he graduated from the Leeds Business School in 2003 with degrees in Finance and Accounting. Karl is presently a CPA with Reese Henry and Company of Aspen. Karl’s father, Kurt Adam, is a regional president overseeing five Western Slope branches of the Community Banks of Colorado. Karl’s mother, Trish Adam, is currently practicing real estate in Aspen and Northern Wisconsin.

The bride-to-be was escorted down the aisle by lifelong family friend Bruce Journey. The maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Sarah Nelson, of New York City and London. Bridesmaids included Ruth Guest of Bozeman, Mont., Meghan Journey and Sally Berkowitz of Boston, Kristen Rosario of Maitland, Fla., and Lindsey Lathrop of Philadelphia.The best man was the groom’s longtime Aspen friend, Stefan Reveal, who is currently employed with Community Banks of Colorado in Aspen. Groomsmen were Brian Phillips, of Aspen and Denver, and Jesse Borkevec and Michael Ukraine of Aspen. Ushers included the groom’s cousins, Rob Adam of Chicago and Brad Adam of Seattle.

Guests from Aspen included Lynn Russell and Stoney Davis, Caroline and John Moore, Betsy and David Ratcliff, Karla Bacsanyi, and Deborah Prince and Josh Behrman, Sara and Stefan Reveal, Brian Phillips and Jesse Borkevec.The newlyweds took a brief honeymoon to Nantucket. They plan a longer honeymoon in the fall to St. Lucia and Barbados. They will continue to reside in Aspen to enjoy their many activities together such as cycling, skiing, hiking and life in the mountains.