Story and photos by Arianne Autaubo of AMA Photography
An Italian beauty from New York and a handsome fella from California who met by chance on a connecting flight in Denver, Colorado. After chatting on the plane, they instantly connected and Cinzia’s number found its way into Seth’s phone. They spent the next year getting to know each other and courting long distance until Seth flew cross country for their first date. Three years later and lots of adventures behind them, Seth popped the question and she said yes!
As they planned their big big beautiful Sonoma wedding, Cinzia joked about getting married on a mountain top. Try as they might to see their big day through, the universe had other plans that affected us all. Knowing how much they both wanted to start a family right away, Seth came home one night and said, “you know what, let’s go get married on that mountain top”. One week later, Cinzia curated an entire new plan… back to where they met! They found me, they found Anthony and Nathaniel of Gold Heart Video, they found Seth a gorgeous Ted Baker blue suit, she picked up her Pronovias couture gown (which was coincidentally named “The Colorado”), and off to Aspen we went for what was one of the most awe-inspiring and intimately beautiful days I’ve ever had the honor to capture.
Cinzia lost her father just a few months before she met Seth. Cinzia and her dad were as close as a father and daughter could ever be. Cinzia fully believes that her daddy brought Seth to her on the plane that day, Seth fully believes that dad guided them to the mountain top… and I fully believe, Papa Enzo was sitting right there under the Maroon Bells with us!
Photographer: AMA Photography
Flowers: Sashae Floral Arts
Hair: Ana Belan
Officiant: Michael Milota
MakeUp: Eliana Davila
Lodging and Pre-Ceremony: Aspen Meadows Resort
Videography: Gold Heart Weddings
Tuxedo: Ted Baker
Engagement Band: Tiffany & Co
Wedding Bands: Blue Nile
Heels: Jimmy Choo