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Check This Out! Sarah Rose Events Featured in Brides Magazine

Last week, our founder, Sarah Rose Attman's beautiful wedding in Guatemala was featured in Brides Magazine. Check out an excerpt from the article below. To view the full article click here. Though Sarah was, of course, not the official planner for the event, she led the vision, secured and hand-selected the key vendors, came up with the program, layout, and colors, and took the lead on all the surprise details, as outlined below. If you are interested in having Sarah Rose Events assist with your next celebration—whether in Aspen or abroad—we'd love to help! As one of the top event planners in Aspen/top Aspen party planners, it would be our honor to help you bring your important day to life.

This Bride Wore a Black Floral Dress to Her Romantic Wedding in Guatemala

The night ended with a taco truck, a fireworks show, and a dip in the pool.

When Sarah Rose Attman and Juan Carlos Solórzano Smith met through mutual friends in the summer of 2014 in Aspen, Colorado, the two of them developed a fast friendship. For several years, they kept their relationship platonic until they could no longer deny the chemistry between them. While Carlos loved Sarah’s “entrepreneurial spirit and independence,” Sarah admired Carlos’ charm and resilience. He had moved to the United States in his early 20s without knowing any English and soon became a successful sommelier.

On December 9, 2018—the same day they went on their first date two years earlier—Sarah and Carlos took their favorite hike on Smuggler Mountain Trail in Aspen. “Carlos ran a bit ahead of Sarah and hid a bottle of Dom Pérignon Rosé and two champagne glasses in the snow by the top,” the couple recounts. “He got down on one knee, and then, we drank the bottle together as we walked down the mountain.” The newly engaged couple shared the news with friends they ran into on the mountain and then celebrated with a small party of loved ones over brunch at The Little Nell.

Right away, Sarah and Carlos knew they wanted to host a destination wedding in Guatemala. “We loved the idea of doing something in a country that none of our guests had visited before (aside from those actually living there),” the couple notes. After touring countless venues, they decided on Villa Bokéh in Antigua, Guatemala. “We loved the hotel because it was very romantic with gardens, a beautiful art collection, and traditional architecture. Yet, it also highlighted Guatemalan culture in a more subtle way,” they share.

“Plus, it came with a gorgeous view of Volcán de Agua.”

With the help of Ingrid and Astrid Labbe of La Folie Events, the duo adopted a divide-and-conquer approach to wedding planning. Since Sarah is the founder of Sarah Rose Events (and Sarah Rose PR), she put her own event planning skills to the test by spearheading the décor and programming. Meanwhile, Carlos covered the food, wine, and cigars. “It was a joy working on this and felt like I could really use all my creativity and implement these fun ideas into the most important day of my life,” Sarah says. They also tag teamed by making countless trips to Guatemala to taste the food and approve final designs.


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