Today we showcase a beautiful wedding in the mountains of Colorado, with beautiful and meaningful details and elements that trademarked this wedding day as belonging to these two. Lily & Christian had a beautiful day filled with their family and friends that were closest to them.
How did you two meet? What were your first impressions of one another?
We met on campus at our art university. We both locked eyes and then Christian had to spend several weeks tracking me down because every time he got close, I’d bolt – I was too nervous to talk to the most handsome man I’d ever seen! Eventually he tracked me down and we’ve been together ever since.
Tell us a funny story relating to your wedding day or relationship!
We’d been together for 6 years, and were on a trip to visit Lily’s parents in Montana. Lily was hinting every way she could think of that she wished I’d propose, when I suggested we leave the house to go snowshoeing. We made it to the top of a mountain, when suddenly I set the timer on my 1960s Minolta film camera, put it on a stump nearby, and pulled out the 1890s wedding ring she’d seen in an antique shop several months earlier.
Describe a hurdle you had to overcome in your relationship or during your wedding planning.
Like so many others, we had to postpone our wedding a year because of the pandemic. So we had already eloped the year before, but still wanted the full wedding with ceremony. Getting to have this moment with 56 of our closest friends and families felt so intimate and beautiful. I’m so glad we got to have it and that the timing worked out well.
What part of your wedding day was/is most important to you?
It was really important to us that the wedding felt honest and full of the love not only between each other but of our families and everyone we care so deeply about. Having a guest list of 56 people made it feel like every moment was full of so much care.
What was your favorite part about planning your wedding?
We were inspired by the nature and local history of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Edwardian fashion, Emma (the 2020 version), and photographs of turn-of-the-century weddings.
If you had one piece of advice for other couples, what would it be?
If you’re looking for a venue, try asking places that aren’t broadly advertised as a wedding venue. Our venue had only recently started hosting weddings when we booked with them, and because of that we were able to get something a little different a lot more affordable than we expected.
Photographer: Troy Meikle Photographer
Venue: Historic Georgetown’s Hamill House
Florals: Pepper Rose Design Florals
Cake: Front Paige Bakes Cake
Bridal Gown: Emma and Grace Bridal Gown
Men Suit: Darcy Clothing
Catering: Footers Catering
Live Music: The Hummingbirds Band