Julie and Rob were married on a late March afternoon surrounded by friends and family. Although the couple now lives in California, they took their vows in Colorado – the place where they first met and fell in love.
Julie tells us about their first date:
“Rob planned a snowshoeing day up at Brainard Lake in Indian Peaks Wilderness. He rented show shoes, found a pair of waterproof hiking boots in my size, packed a lunch, laminated a map of our route, and even surprised me with a portable stove he brought to make hot cocoa that we enjoyed half way through the hike. As someone who appreciates planning and details, he really impressed. That was the start of many adventures together – hiking, snowshoeing, running, cross country skiing, and camping together. We fell in love together doing things in the place that we loved so much – Colorado.”
Naturally, the couple wanted to incorporate their love for the mountains into the wedding day. Each table number represented a place in Colorado (and a few in California) that was special to the couple. From summer picnics in Chautauqua to camping outside Telluride to the proposal in Big Sur, California, the photos told the story of their adventures together.
Reminds us of the quote from Charles Schulz:
“In life, it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with.”
Julie and Rob just welcomed their first baby into the world. A HUGE congratulations to them on their growing family!
VENDORS // Venue, Culinary: The Manor House | Photography: Valeria Heine | Floral: Sugar n’ Stems | DJ: Perry Washington | Dessert: Pam McCoy (friend of family) | Cake: Whole Foods | Hair / Makeup: Roseanne Harris, Brides by Rosanne | Wedding dress: Pronovias | Bridal Shop: The Wedding Party (Berkeley, CA) | Stationery: Zazzle | Bridesmaids: Lulus | Gents’ attire: The Black Tux
Julie and Rob decided to wait until the ceremony to see one another.
“It was so special to walk out and see all our family and friends,” Julie says. “Then to see Rob at the end, tearing up. His face was priceless.”
“Clouds started rolling in about an hour before the ceremony was set to begin. The weather held off, but as we stood up at the altar, the wind started to pick up. My vail was blowing about like crazy and I couldn’t help but glance up to the sky and see the clouds begin to darken. As the wind blew, it caught our beautiful circle arch and nearly knocked it over. Thankfully, the best man (Rob’s brother) reacted quickly. He reached out and caught it! He had to hold it up for most of the ceremony. He saved the day! Rob had no idea, as it was to his back. Just as our officiant introduced us as man and wife, the sky started opening up. We laughed and headed down the aisle quickly as the rain began.”