Alison & Shaun  |  August 18th  |  Colorado Springs, Colorado

From the bride, Alison:
Our wedding rings didn’t make their way to the best-man in time for the ceremony so we had to exchange “imaginary rings” – as soon as the recessional was over we exchanged our real rings, it could have been a big problem but it ended up being a funny moment in the ceremony that we will always remember, and our actual ring exchange after the ceremony ended up being more intimate/romantic – a moment that we will always cherish.

kk21kk19kk20kk17kk13kk12 kk14 kk18 kk15We had San Pellegrino with paper straws passed around to keep our guests hydrated and cool during the ceremony.
kk16The most memorable moment for me was when I finally walked down the aisle with my dad and saw Shaun.
kk10Shaun’s mother got us a Love Box and we did a Love Box ceremony instead of the traditional unity candle.
kk11kk01kk09 kk05 kk06 kk07The best part about the reception was seeing how all the work and planning came together – well I guess that’s second to seeing all our friends and family in the same place, all there to celebrate us.
kk03kk04My advice: Don’t stress out about the details – keep in perspective that it isn’t about the perfect dress, the perfect centerpieces, the perfect wedding – it’s about celebrating the life you are starting together – enjoy the day because it goes by so quickly.
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Alison’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Stephanie Brauer Photography. One word: AMAZING! Stephanie captured every last detail of our wedding perfectly. Stephanie is passionate about her work and I feel beyond lucky that we found her!

Event Planner: Entwined Planning. Danielle was the reason our day went off without a hitch.  She took care of everything and made our vision a reality – absolutely perfect.

Venue: The Margarita at Pine CreekWe wanted an outdoor ceremony and The Margarita provided the perfect backdrop for what we were going for, a laid-back feel while still being elegant – having our wedding at the Margarita was like having it at our own home – the staff was incredible and made sure everything was taken care of and that all of our guests were comfortable and the food was excellent.

Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes //  Florist: Hillside Consultants Inc  //   Musicians: Aspen String Quartet //  DJ: Gotta Dance DJ’s  //  Officiant: Your Romantic Wedding //  Wedding Gown:Paloma Blanca from Bea’s Bridal Nook  //  Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung from Something New Boutique  //  Hair & Makeup: Beehive Salon //  Men’s Wear: Men’s Warehouse   //  Rentals: Bruno’s Party Time Rentals //