We were roommates. It was by total chance that we happened to end up in the same house just down the hallway from one another. All 8 of us who live in the house together that year did everything together but Ben and I always ended up side by side on our adventures. A few months of cooking dinner while blasting 90’s country, skiing, mountain biking and camping and our path was set. We couldn’t help but get married, we were slowly but surely each other’s best friend.
Ben took me out to dinner and he got a very serious call during the meal from a mutual friend who “really needed to talk”. So we planned to meet on the deck of our church after our meal. We arrived to find candles leading up the stairs to a circle of more candles. So Ben brought us to the center of the deck where he dropped to one knee and I proceeded to cry so hard I couldn’t hear a single thing he said. But it really didn’t matter, I started nodding yes before he started speaking. As ben stood up our closest friends busted through the church doors with champagne to celebrate with us.
We wanted our wedding to feel like us – relaxed, simple and fun! We met and fell in love playing in the mountains so we couldn’t have imagined getting married anywhere but here in Breckenridge. I was immediately drawn to a rustic vibe and couldn’t say no to bright and cheery lavender. Once I saw succulents in a centerpiece our wedding colors fell into place.
Ben went with a slim fit J. Ferrar suit in a grey that would match the bridesmaid dresses. I wanted a dress that would move with me and allow booty shaking on the dance floor. I found both in a beautiful dress from Mia Grace Bridal in my hometown, St. Louis Mo. Budget was important for both of us and we were able to wear something we loved without regretting the price tag.
BEER! We absolutely love Broken Compass Brewery and couldn’t imagine toasting with anything else in our glasses! We splurged and got two of our favorites, the Helles and Coconut Porter. We also took the extra time and money to coordinate the pickup of Chipotle since they don’t deliver. Having comfort food that everyone enjoyed was worth every ounce of effort.
Ben’s brother and groomsman Josh played “Oh La La” by The Faces on his guitar while I walked down the aisle. Ben and I love that song to pieces because we can never remember anything but the chorus no matter how many times we listen to it. It makes us laugh like fools and we end up singing/screaming it at each other on every long drive we make. It was so sweet to have it played live, and it made the song all the more special to have it played by family.
We also decided as we walked onto the dance floor that we would go goofy instead of serious. With one wink and nod of the head, we knew that we had to go all out and by the middle of the song “It’s Your Love” by Tim and Faith, Ben was sliding towards me on his knees lip-syncing like a pro.
– Bride, Kait