How We Met

From the Bride

“Eric and I met at the office we worked in at the time. We bumped into each other at the copy machine and started chatting--coincidentally, the same way my parents met over 40 years ago! Throughout our engagement and the whole wedding process people have asked us to describe our relationship. Simply put, it is and always has been comfortable. I honestly couldn't think of a more appropriate word. We fell into conversation easily and haven't stopped since.”

The Wedding

“Our wedding invitations featured Eric's family brand, the Cross on the Hill, which fit perfectly with our vision for a traditional church wedding. Being married in the church was very important to us, as was having members of our families involved in our ceremony. We chose traditional vows, while incorporating additional readings (The Art of Marriage by Wilfred Arlan Peterson) and a tree planting ceremony with soil from both of our family's properties. We were honored to be able to say the vows so many have said before us at Trinity, the oldest church in Denver.

My wedding gown and veil were a dream, the train of the Pronovias gown was over nine feet long and the veil nearly twelve feet. It felt so luxurious--the most delicate lace I have ever seen! On our wedding day I wore the necklace Eric gave me at our rehearsal dinner, designed by the same jewelers who created my engagement ring with diamonds from his grandmother's ring.

Eric and I share a love of learning, reading, history and travel; which led us to select Eric's graduate alma mater the University of Denver as our reception venue. With three graduate degrees between us, the university was a perfect reflection of us. Our tablescapes included books and postcards of the places we've lived or visited and my mother's collection of antique silver trays. We also incorporated a wishing tree surrounded by family wedding photos in lieu of a guest book. The Tom Gershwin Quintet and Ayo Awosika serenaded us with Louis Armstrong's ‘La Vie En Rose' for our first dance, the perfect culmination for a classic summer wedding!”

Accommodations: Brown Palace Hotel // Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo // Cake: Dream Pastries // Car: Rolls Royce Rentals Denver // Catering: University of Denver- Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management // Ceremony Venue: Trinity United Methodist Church // Dress Designer: Pronovias // Dress Shop: The Bridal Collection // Flowers: Flower Power // Hair & Makeup: Captivate Beauty Services // Music: Tom Gershwin Quintet (Featuring Ayo Awosika) // Photography: Emmy Gaines at Searching For the Light // Rehearsal Dinner: University Club of Denver // Suits: Pronto Uomo

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