Here come the brides …
Holly Renee Agar and Jarrett Scott Kest were married on April 9 in Vail at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. The spring day quickly transformed into a winter blizzard as snow blanketed the region and temperatures dropped. During the outdoor ceremony as the minister read the line, “Now you will feel no cold,” guests laughed as they huddled together, shivering. After exchanging vows, the bride and groom opted to skip the musical interlude to shorten the ceremony.”Once mazel tov was announced, everyone rushed back inside,” Holly said. Because of all of the fresh fallen powder, everyone was snowed in the next day. The former Aspenites moved to Clearwater, Fla., a year ago. For the honeymoon, they drove their convertible to nearby Marco Island.
Amy Behrhorst and Rob Covington of Woody Creek tied the knot on May 28 in Missouri Heights. Following the ceremony was a ranch reception replete with a pig roast. One of the more memorable moments from the wedding day was the maid of honor’s toast. As Meg Dangler (also the sister of the bride) was paying tribute to the happy couple, Amy’s puppy ran across the stage with a pig leg in her mouth, prompting the crowd to erupt in laughter. The Covingtons honeymooned in Mexico at the Melia Real Resort north of Cabo San Lucas. Less than two months after the wedding, they moved into their new home, after remodeling it themselves. “Not recommended for newlyweds,” Amy joked. Amy Cord and Michael “Kash” Kashinski of Aspen were wed on Aug. 6 at Snowmass Creek Ranch. The warm summer afternoon served as the ideal climate for an outdoor reception.”All of our friends helped make everything special,” the bride said. Greg Sluyter served up the barbecue feast and Brigitte Birrfelder of Bonnie’s on Aspen provided salmon and salads. Local band Jes’ Grew played rippin’ dance tunes and graciously offered the stage to Amy’s brother Ed who performed a song written especially for the occasion.The couple honeymooned on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.Jessi Bowden and Michael Friesen of Aspen were married on Aug. 27 on Aspen Mountain’s wedding deck. The two-part reception took place at The Aspen Mountain Club and then Belly Up in town. Though the ceremony was delayed by an hour because of lightning and rain, no one seemed to mind. Ajax Tavern opened up for cocktails as guests waited out the weather. “What a day!” the bride proclaimed. “We didn’t want it to end.”The couple’s first honeymoon was a three-day trip to Napa; they are now off to the United Kingdom for a fortnight.Brenda Kroh and John Teague of Carbondale enjoyed beautiful weather on their Sept. 10 wedding day. The ceremony took place at the Porcupine Ranch on the Fryingpan River in full view of Seven Castles. Friends Barbara Courtney and Matt Brager served as matron of honor and best man. “It was a perfect day in every way,” Brenda said.Glenna Kathleen Milbrath and Sebastian Wanatowicz tied the knot on Oct. 1 at Aspen Glen Country Club. The lawn ceremony was followed by a clubhouse reception featuring a Brazilian Latin salsa band. “My dad even danced, which was a major shocker,” the bride said. “I didn’t even know he knew how to move from side to side.” For their honeymoon, the Wanatowiczs relaxed for a week in Cancun. Though they recently moved to Snowmass Village, “Aspen will always the place where we fell in love,” Kathleen said. Lisa Turchiarelli and Jeremy Barbin took the plunge at the Pine Creek Cookhouse on Oct. 8. Approximately 100 guests witnessed the autumn ceremony, which included the couple’s dog, Carly, adorned with a flower wreath around her neck. The Barbins live in Aspen’s North Forty neighborhood. Lisa is a real estate broker with Whitman Fine Properties; Jeremy works for Cooper Walker Real Estate and is a part-time ski patroller on Aspen Mountain. After the wedding, the Barbins spent two weeks honeymooning in Fiji.Aspen native Molly Louise Gorsuch wed Rolf Allan Anderson of Dekalb, Ill., on Nov. 12. The ceremony took place at Christ Church in the West End with a reception afterward at the Hotel Jerome in the Century Room.Congratulations to all of the newlyweds!
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A management plan for the Marolt Open Space guides the city to largely leave it alone, although a feasibility study will be done for a potential bike park on the south side of the property.