Notes from the bride and groom:
How did you meet?
First met in photography class (April 2013) at the University of Northern Colorado. It so happened that at the end of the semester there was a photography show, so we were both working past office hours to put finishing touches on our projects. As Carolyn was getting up to leave she saw a mutual friend of Ian's (Cameron), and began to chat with him; funny enough, she thought Ian was cute so she drew Ian into the conversation. After all, we both had very similar ideas for our projects, although Ian was using 'action figures' and Carolyn a 'Barbie' as models. We hit it off and we both turned in successful projects in for the show. Little did we know after that point we'd have 3 more graphic design classes together! Ian, however, being the discreet focused type and Carolyn the friendly loquacious type, Ian kept an observant eye on Carolyn as they made their way through the next set of graphic design classes.
Tell us a little a bit about your wedding (your vision, color, style, and location choices).
We wanted to have a succulent themed wedding, we absolutely love the different shades of green, light purples, and pinks. But we also wanted to add a small pop of color, and that is where the yellow came in! Since we decided to do a brunch wedding (as we are not dance into the night type of couple) we wanted an outdoor venue that have covered areas in case of bad weather. Ralston crossings event center was the absolute perfect place for us, it was within our budget and is absolutely beautiful. As the planning went along it almost turned into a mini fairy garden feel, we had a few gnomes hidden in places, free seed packets, and flowers everywhere.
Tell us about your attire choices.
Ever since I was little I wanted to have a princess style gown, and that is exactly what I ended up with. It was slightly off-white with a little bit of pink, it was so poofy, and had so many lovely details. The sweetheart neckline, the illusion back, and the lace details; It wasn't too fancy but was so beautiful and really matched our brunch wedding. I never wanted a train, and what was so sweet is that both my mom and I both wore tea length dresses for our big day! With us both being 5 feet tall they were basically long dresses!
For the groom, he is a big skateboarder, and so are his groomsmen. We thought it would be a fun touch to have the guys wear vans shoes. We went on the site and made them custom! Ian really wanted to have a pop of yellow, so we were able to incorporate the yellow on the shoes with a pop in their boutonnieres.
The most important parts to us were having a good photographer, venue, and music. The parts we decided to skip on was a wedding planner. Looking back on the wedding day I wish we would have decided to hire one because we did have a few issues staying on schedule.
Tell us about your wedding flowers.
The bride's mother was a wedding florist for 14 years before becoming a para at an elementary school. So she did all the flowers, we asked for a succulent theme with greens and a pop of yellow! Boy did she mom deliver, we asked for a cascading style bouquet and natural feeling. Could have been more pleased.
What did you do for favors?
Mason jars, vegetable seed packs, wooden fans, and bubble tubes!