Notes from the bride, Michelle: Wedding Theme: Our theme was a rustic style wedding. With our love of the mountains and the great outdoors we felt the theme truly fit who we are with also a hint of a feminine touch with the ivory touches and white hydrangeas. With our guest count about only 60 people we wanted a simple and intimate ceremony. We couldn't have imagined it any other way but having our closet family and friends by our side. Some special touches we added into our day was having a memorial table for my papa and grandmother. My grandmother died from pancreatic cancer and my papa died from a series of illnesses. They were very special to the family and we wanted to honor them on our special day my old classic photos of them. We also added in thank you cards for each guest showing them how grateful we are that they were able to celebrate on our special day. We also had corn hole games outside which really represent the laid back and fun personality's we have. When it came to the wedding decor we did everything ourselves with the help of our family and friends. The mason jars, card holder,cupcake stands, corn hole boards were all DIY. Our favorite decor item was the cupcake stands made by Chris's brother. How we met? Chris and I met in high school during my freshman year and he was a junior at the time. We were introduce through a mutual friend and we hit it off right away has good friends. Through the next 2 years we hung out in the same group of friends and became closer. I moved away to Wisconsin during my junior year of high school and Chris and I stayed in touch throughout the time being. During a summer trip to visit my dad in Colorado, Chris decided to come along on the trip and that is when our friendship grew into a romance. I flew back to Wisconsin and we decided to have a long distance relationship for 6 months until I made the move back to Colorado and we moved in together. 5 1/2 years later after several apartment moves and a black lab he proposed. How he proposed. Our very first date was at the movies at the Northfield center in Colorado. The night of the proposal he took me to the same theater has our first date. The date was November 25 and after dinner he wanted to walk around the outside shopping center and I was freezing and just wanted to go into the movie. He insisted we walked and sat me down on a bench for a picture. He then got down on one knee and told me he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. As friends since high school what is better then spending the rest of your life with your best friend.
Photographer: Katie Keighin Photography | Venue: The Barn at Raccoon Creek | Floral Designer: The Fresh Flower Market | Hair Stylist: Centre Salon | Dress Store: David's Bridal | DJ: Discosapien | Officiant: Michael Weochert