We're tying the knot

August 20, 2016 // Aspen, CO


Russell James


FAVORITES: Dr. Pepper + Interwebs + Flannel + Mike & Ikes + Mountain Biking + Bugging Callie & Addie + Traveling + Foot Rubs + Snowboarding + Gadgets + Movies + Craft Beer + Scotch


Marie Claire


FAVORITES: Bubble Water + Diet Coke + Snuggling With Callie & Addie + Good Books + Belly Laughs + Traveling + New Socks + Starburst + Pure Barre + Movies + Wine + Scotch + Baking

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Our Story


We first met

At Flying Saucer over a couple of beers for our lovely friend Ashley’s birthday. However it took several beers for Russell to work up the courage to ask for Marie’s phone number… at the end of the night. Marie thought he had a nice smile so she gave him her number and the rest is history!


Our first date

Russell was nice enough to drive ALL THE WAY to Fort Worth from Dallas, just to take Marie out for pizza at Fireside Pies. Marie made him try arugula. Russell wasn’t a fan. Still isn’t.


He proposed

Russell’s family really likes scavenger hunts. So for Marie’s birthday he had the grand idea to make this proposal a scavenger hunt. Marie had no idea that the BEST GIFT EVER would be a ring, so he was really excited to see her face and was pretty worried that she would get frustrated. But she figured out the clues like a champ and the reward was something pretty and sparkly… and pretty much the BEST GIFT EVER.


The big day

The BEST DAY EVER will take place on top of Aspen Mountain. Epic views for the start of an epic adventure. We are super excited that you will be there to help us celebrate our new beginning.

The Agenda & Location

Aspen, Colorado // August 20, 2016 // 11:00 AM

The Gondola (Upload)

10:30 am view on map

Guests will need to take the Aspen Mountain Gondola aka the Silver Queen Gondola found at the base of Aspen Mountain. The ride is beautiful, and takes about 15 to 20 minutes. It holds several people, so make a friend on the ride up! Just mention you are with the Mikkelson-Ramey Wedding.

The Ceremony

11:00 am view on map

The Aspen Wedding Deck is located to the right of the Aspen Mountain Club/Sundeck just as you exit the gondola. Beautiful views await. We ask that you please turn off all phones during our ceremony. We invite you to be fully present and enjoy the moment with us. We also ask that no children be in attendance.

Cocktail Hour & Reception

11:30 pm view on map

Head on over to the Aspen Mountain club, for drinks, lunch, and dancing!! Yes, there will be dancing. Help us cut a rug and make some awesome memories! Comfy dancing shoes required.

The Gondola (Download)

3:45 pm view on map

Guest will need to be back at the Gondola no later than 3:45 to take the Gondonla back down to the mountain base. Dinner on your own, and then we’ll meet again more fun out in Aspen!

Things to Do


There are hiking trails located within steps of downtown Aspen, there is literally a hike for every age and ability! A map of hiking trails and more in the Aspen area is now available online or mobile app. more info »


It's so easy it's like riding a bike! Seeing the Aspen area via bicycle is quite spectacular and you don't have to be a pro to do so. From downhill to singletrack, Aspen has it all. Visit one of the many local bike shops for rentals. more info »

Art & Culture

A cultural "outpost" famed for its embrace of the arts, Aspen is a small town with big city cultural appeal. Aspen brings the arts and culture of the big city to you sans the honking horns. more info »

Dinning & Nightlife

With more restaurants than in recent years - well over 100 - old favorites mesh with fresh menus and new talent to provide enough culinary options to please any palate. You'll be at a favorite spot before you know it! more info »


Shopping in Aspen isn't only for the designer-inclined diva. Choices for shopping here in Aspen run the gamut from consignment to Prada. Tried and true outerwear is also on hand for your next mountain adventure. more info »

Aspen & Snowmass Mountains

Aspen/Snowmass moutain resorts are a beast all their own. Offering activities like from hiking and biking, to disc golf and paintball! more info »

Gift Registry