Q&A with the Bride and Groom:
How did you meet?
We met in college at the University of Denver through mutual friends.
What is your proposal story?
It was a storybook proposal. We went on a train ride through the fall colors in September of 2017. We got up to take a picture off the back of the train and Austin dropped down on one knee. We were lucky to have a bystander snap photos!
Tell us a little a bit about your wedding (your vision, color, style, and location choices).
I wanted our wedding to be very elegant. We incorporated some rustic Colorado elements and tried to let the venue speak for itself.
Tell us about your attire choices.
The guys purchased suits through Jos. A Bank, we wanted the guys to be able to walk away with a nice new suit to wear.
The bridesmaids' dresses I wanted to keep affordable and I just happened to come across the perfect dresses on Birdie Grey's website.
What was the most important to the two of you while planning? Was there anything that you chose to splurge on or skip?
We skipped wedding cake - Austin is not a dessert person and I don't feel like anyone ever eats it. We did a bar of mini desserts as an alternative.
We had a few main things we wanted 'just right.' The food, the booze, and the party. We focused a lot of energy on the menu. We coordinated with the venue to be able to extend the party till midnight.
We skipped bouquet and garter tosses and just let the part go all night!
Did you include any family heirlooms or special traditions?
I wore my grandmother's pearls. My grandfather brought them back from Japan during WWII. They are perfectly graduated in size.
Do you have any advice for couples planning their weddings now?
Find your vendors and trust them. They are experts in their field and they will participate in far more weddings than you ever will. Ask their advice and allow them the freedom to do what they do