Notes from the planner, Bello and Blue Events:
The most important thing for Alex and Brian and their wedding was the guest experience! They wanted everyone to laugh a lot, find the weekend easy to navigate, and to be different than other wedding's they had been to before. They wanted it to be filled with dancing, good food and drinks and a few "quirky moments." They succeeded on every point! It was surely a weekend to remember for everyone involved, including the vendors!
The story of how they got engaged is so telling of their fun loving and hilarious personalities too. This is from the bride:
"It was Thanksgiving and Brian and I were in Colorado with my family. Brian’s brother also flew in for the trip. Brian had told his brother before they flew that he had planned on proposing at some point during the trip, though he hadn’t quite decided on how just yet.
Meanwhile, a plan had been in the works for a while between my mom and I that we would play the game “Watch Yo Mouth” before Thanksgiving dinner. This is a game where you basically put a piece of dental equipment in your mouth and try to say ridiculous phrases written on cards and get your team to guess what you’re saying. Hilarious.
Thanksgiving morning Linus woke Brian and I up early so Brian said he would take him outside and let me sleep a bit longer (which I LOVE to do). His plan was to ask my parents before I woke up. Apparently it was just my mom that was awake for a little bit and Brian was getting a little nervous that my dad wouldn’t come downstairs in time before I got up. Finally he did and once they had settled down for breakfast and coffee Brian said “so I have something to ask you guys…” and he had their attention. He told them he loved me and wanted to ask me to marry him that night. They were thrilled of course! He then told them his plan of asking during the game and asked for their help orchestrating it. My mom was ALL for this (this is not unusual for her to set up some activity for us at Thanksgiving).
That night when the whole family had arrived, she (bossily) told everyone where to sit and who was on which team. Brian and I were on the same team which as I mentioned before, is always for the best… too competitive. A few folks took their turns and then I told Brian he should be next. He got up, put the mouth piece in, timer started and read the first card. “I just filled my pants” I think it was. I got that one pretty quickly. Then he pulled the next one and said “this one is a tough one.” Then he said “will you marry me” though it didn’t quite sound like that with the piece of plastic in his mouth. Then he repeated it again and It began to sink in what was happening. On the third time he got down on his knee and as my family realized what was happening (in the video you hear my uncle say “holy shit” and my aunt scream “oh my god!” I realized what was happening. After I began to cry I finally managed to squeeze out a nod and jumped up to hug him. Cheers erupted, and the next 5 minutes were a bur! It was amazing and absolutely the BEST way he could have done it! So grateful Brian’s brother got the best video of the whole thing."