When I finally met Katie in person she was getting her hair and make up done just hours before her ceremony. I love this time of the day. Listening to the gals chatting about past memories and just being so excited for what’s to come…
Katie shared with me that her and Daniel met years before when they both at the same college. After graduating they went their separate ways and reconnected years later. The sweetest part of the story is that during their time apart they would send each postcards. How sweet is that?!
One way they represented this unique part of their love story is that at their reception they had a bunch of blank post cards set up for guests to write a note on… And then each guest was to put their note in a drawer that was labeled with a year (5 years, 10 years, 20 years…) and then on that Anniversary Katie and Daniel will open the drawer and read the letters that are there.
What a wonderful way to keep the memory and excitement of their wedding day alive through the years to come.
I LOVE IT!!
This wedding was one of my very favorites!!
Enjoy some highlights from their day…
Katie and her lovely ladies…
Wild Basin has so many incredibly beautiful spots for photos.
Such a beautiful place to say I DO!
This wedding party was a hoot! So many genuine individuals!
Such a joyful sweet couple.
I loved seeing Katie and Daniel on the dance floor for so much of the evening! They were having so much fun. They were rivaled only by Katie’s parents who danced the night away!
Some words from the bride…
How did you meet your future spouse? The long version!
He hired her. She thought he was cute. Five years later, they went on a drive to Cedar Key, started dating, and promptly moved across the country from one another. Seven years later, he asked her to marry him and she said yes! In between, there were: * Four years of “commuter relationship” (sounds and feels better than long-distance…) * Cross-country road trips * Lots of flights * Sea stars and giraffes * Stinky, smoky fire gear * Bike rides and farmers markets * Lots of parks and camping * Pizza and beer, until we found out Katie is celiac, and then gluten free pizza and cider. * Laughter and love with friends and family.
Tell me your engagement story! All of the details!
We hiked up in the increasingly cold rain to a waterfall in the backcountry of Rocky Mountain National Park one September day. The aspen had changed, and yellow leaves littered the ground. She said yes. It was a good hike. 🙂
What made you pick your venue?
As former backpacking and outdoor adventure guides, and current ecologists and outdoor enthusiasts, the second we stepped foot on the beautiful mountain landscape of Wild Basin Lodge, we were smitten. Add on the amazing staff that work with you and provide day-of coordination, resulting in an easy and wonderful day for the bride and groom, we were sold.
What inspired you during wedding planning?
Rocky Mountain National Park and our love for the outdoors… Our vows John Muir and Edward Abbey quotes… Activities from friends weddings… Postcards and the family-style dinner that Wild Basin Lodge offers
Please list ALL vendors used for your wedding.
Venue: Wild Basin Lodge
Photographer: Visual Poetry
DJ: Shindig DJs
Photobooth: Walnut Street Photography
Shuttle: Green Ride
Cookies: Mary’s Mountain Cookies
Florist: Joan Kinney @ Larimer County Farmers’ Market on Oak Street
Makeup: Karina @ Europa Colour Salon Spa – firstname.lastname@example.org