Summer Sunflowers in the Mountains
Meghan & Lee | July 9th | Larkspur, Colorado
From the bride, Meghan:
Our wedding day started off with rain being eminent. The skies were a dark grey from the beginning, and there was on and off rain throughout the morning and early afternoon. This was making me nervous, not only because of the omen of rain being a negative thing, but also because I had no indoor option for the ceremony. But as soon as pictures started and the ceremony just around the corner peeks of sun was poking through the clouds.
I had my sister paint our aisle runner so that it wasn’t a simple white runner, and we are using that painted part as the center of a blanket in which cloth pieces that we had guests sign instead of a book as the boarder.
The ceremony was everything we could have imagined. And everyone we asked to be a part of it did beautifully. When we planned out our wedding we immediately decided that we wanted as many close friends and family to be a part of it as possible. Lee’s aunt performed the ceremony using the bible that Lee’s great grandmother gave to his late grandfather, his sister sang while we did our unity ceremony (an original idea in that we combined our handprints in a concrete flagstone with our names and the date), my deacon from my church (a very close friend of the family and one who has been there for all of my religious milestones – birth, baptism, 1st communion, conformation, and now wedding) blessed us and our marriage, and even our bassett hound played a part as our ring bearer.
Even though the clouds and sky still were threatening throughout the whole ceremony, as soon as we exchanged rings, the clouds parted and a beam of sun shone down on the alter.
Our cake was designed to reflect our engagement. It was in the shape of an aspen tree with our initials carved into it. Then the dancing began and tied in all of mine and Lee’s favorite songs, old and new, including “Lady in Red” towards the end of the evening in which I danced with my father after he draped me in a red scarf.
Photographer: Sarah Roshan Photography // Venue: Spruce Mountain Ranch // Event Planner: Sarah Viera Event Planning & Design // Caterer & Cake: Gourmet Fine Catering // Florist: Secret Window Floral Studio // Tent & Party Rentals: Event Rents // Guest Lodging: Sundance Mountain Lodge
Honeymoon Location: Costa Rica