Q&A with the bride and groom, Lillie and Jacob:
How did you meet?
We met on Hinge! First date was a hike in Lyons, CO followed by Mexican food.
What is your proposal story?
We went on a hike at Eldorado Canyon in Colorado (Jacob chose a hike since our first date was a hike). Jacob had planned to propose at the top but it was way too windy to spend any time there! About halfway back down the hike he wanted to “take a break” and pulled out a scrapbook he’d made of our travels and time together the past year. The end of the book said “will you marry me?” and he pulled out the ring. I said yes!
Tell us a little a bit about your wedding (your vision, color, style, and location choices).
The venue described itself as “elegant backyard vibes” and that captured what we were after! We wanted a small enough wedding where it felt personal and for it to be casual and fun for everyone. A food truck, pies, donuts, yard games, and outdoor setting made it just that.
We went with plum which we thought looked beautiful with the greenery and red rocks surrounding us for the ceremony.
Tell us about your attire choices.
The Bridal Collection helped me select my dress - all I knew is I wanted it to be comfortable and somewhat casual so I could still feel myself! I went with a Stella York which ended up perfect.
The groom used Generation Tux which made it easy to do home try ons and get the right fit. Charcoal was his pick and it worked well with the plum.
What was the most important to the two of you while planning? Was there anything that you chose to splurge on or skip?
We set a budget at the start and just made it all work within that. Keeping the guest list to 75 and doing simple and minimal decorations helped cut costs. When doing an outdoor setting there’s no need for much decoration in our opinion.
We chose to only do photography and not add in videography, and went with a photographer who we loved from looking at her blog!
And we knew we wanted the food truck. That was a must and also pretty budget friendly.
What were your favorite parts of the day? (memories and stories)
The ceremony, the first time we saw each walking down the aisle is a moment we’ll always remember. There was so much build up to that moment and it all suddenly felt real. Marrying your best friend is great.
At our venue, they take you up on a trail on the mountain and it was very special to have some time away from all the guests for a half hour. We took some pictures up there and it was nice to have some time to ourselves. We do so many hikes together so it was fun to even get to be on a little trail on our wedding day too.
We’ll look at these pictures for years to come and it’ll take us back to that day!
Tell us about your wedding cake.
We skipped the cake - pies are his favorite and donuts are mine!
Did you include any family heirlooms or special traditions?
I put a necklace on my bouquet that has my grandma’s fingerprint and “love you, Grandma” in her handwriting from a card she’d given me. I know my Grandma would love Jacob and wanted to incorporate her. She also loved purple so would have loved the colors and flowers!
We also did a memory table to honor other loved ones who had passed.
Do you have any advice for couples planning their weddings now?
Be true to yourself when making decisions! Many people commented on how the wedding fit us so well. A wedding day is super busy so it was great to be in a setting that we loved so much and to have vendors who felt like friends.