Q & A with bride and groom:
How did you meet?
We met in high school, however, didn’t start dating until we graduated. Timing is truly everything!
What is your proposal story?
My entire family was in Colorado visiting from Illinois. We were staying in Estes Park at my late grandmother’s home for the weekend. We all decided to go on a walk around Bear Lake (which I (bride) was particularly unhappy about because it was raining!!). Nick (groom) was insistent about this walk, so we all went. And right when we pulled up to the lake it stopped raining.. we walked about 2 mins in and my dad asked for photos on this boulder that hung over the lake. Coincidently, Nick and I were up first and then I saw about 10 phons out and knew.. Nick was on one knee proposing :)
Tell us a little a bit about your wedding (your vision, color, style, and location choices).
We wanted to play off the beautiful scenery Colorado has to offer, so we kept our color scheme pretty neutral. I also love the way blue and greens flow with each other. Our wedding was at the Evergreen Lakehouse and it truly was a magical night.
What was the most important to the two of you while planning? Was there anything that you chose to splurge on or skip?
Photography was most important, and we are so happy we splurged in this area. We also prioritized the florist.. I’ve always dreamed of having real flowers on my wedding day. It was perfect.
We skipped on the massive wedding cake, and decided to do a small cake and a huge dessert table featuring some of our favorites (macaroons, churros, lemon bars..)
What were your favorite parts of the day? (memories and stories)
Our ceremony was my favorite part. I relive it in my head constantly. Although it was THE HARDEST thing ever to do in the moment, I’ll never regret writing our own vows and saying them to each other during our ceremony. Also Nick’s dad officiated our wedding and it couldn’t have been any more perfect.
What did you do for favors?
We did little gold bags with our favorite truffles inside.
Please describe any DIY, handmade, or personal details.
I made all of the signs throughout our wedding on mirrors by hand painting the lettering.
We also thrifted all of the mismatched champagne/ toasting glasses months leading up to our wedding. It was a pain in the butt, but was so much fun!
Do you have any advice for couples planning their weddings now?
Make sure the wedding is a representation of you both as a couple and what YOU love. If it screams YOU, then it’ll be perfect.
Also, make sure you dance on your wedding night. Like really really down and dirty DANCE!