Catherine & Stephen | September 21st | Pine, Colorado
From the bride: Our décor was very simple. We allowed the scenery and lodge setting to remain the focus of the day.
I reused parts of my mother’s wedding dress as bouquet wraps and added Steve’s grandmother’s broaches.
We held our ceremony in a meadow along the hillside. The treeline stood as the backdrop with a gorgeous view of the mountains in the other direction. It started to sprinkle just as I walked down the aisle and then stopped just as I took Stephen’s hands.
We had a couple of unique elements like a water glass ceremony and a knot tying ceremony in which our mothers participated. We didn’t want to write our own vows, so he had us each write 1-2 sentences to keep secret from each other until we read them aloud. Everyone laughed when the officiant tried to correct me from putting the ring on Stephen’s right hand. He didn’t realize Steve’s left ring finger was broken from a mountain biking accident.
Our favors were small clay pots with saucers tied on top as lids. Moss and tulip bulb inside (with growing instructions), personalized seed packet tucked into ribbon on top.
The 3-tiered cake was a simple reflection of the setting: white-on white imprint of mountains around the sides with yellow aspen leaves cascading down one side (no cake topper).
My advice: Don’t let the wedding be the height of your relationship. That’s not what it’s all really about.
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