When I read that this wedding was inspired by Colorado wildflowers, I smiled, because I knew just how pretty the wedding must have been. For those of you who’ve never visited the Rocky Mountain State, those signature mountains are often covered in something just as gorgeous. Wildflowers. Leave it to Love This Day Events to plan a wedding around those beautiful, beautiful flowers. Jensen Sutta Photography captured this beautiful day, and I can’t wait any longer to share it with you. Make sure to visit the gallery for more!
Adam knew it was important to me that he ask my father for permission before he proposed. So, one Sunday in late May, he called my dad and asked permission. Apparently, my dad didn’t realize that the asking for permission was happening before the actual proposal. So, he was so excited about our engagement that he called me to congratulate me directly. I obviously had no idea what he was talking about, but I started putting it together.
In the meantime, Adam and I were in the car together, heading up to Bouder for a hike. As the color drained from Adam’s face (he figured out what my dad was telling me on the phone), he pulled the car into a carwash. As our car went through the wash, he handed me a book he’d made me of photographs we’d taken together. The last page of the book was a picture of the three rings he’d had made for me and asked me to marry him. When I looked up, it was the rainbow wax cycle and Adam had pulled out a box. He proposed right then and we shared our first engaged kiss in the carwash.
Of course, I had to call my dad back and tell him what happened… He was beyond mortified, but honestly, it was perfect. We still climbed the Royal Arch that day, but I remember the carwash more fondly. The funniest part of the whole thing was that Adam wasn’t really sure he was going to propose that day. He’d been carrying the ring around for over a week waiting for the right moment.
We picked Devil’s Thumb because it was a special place for Adam’s family. His mom and step-dad own a furniture store, named Djuna. They did the interior design for DTR and Adam helped load all of the furniture into the lodge before it openned. Very early on in our relationship, Adam took me to DTR for lunch. Subsequently, we took everyone who came to visit us. Devil’s Thumb is such a magical place and we knew it would be ther perfect backdrop for our wedding.
Adam and I had so many favorites of the day. One highlight was right after the ceremony when the rain stopped, the clouds parted and we got to enjoy a breath-taking sunset. Another was the way that everything melted away as we said our vows. It was like we were standing in a room alone, when really, we were surrounded by our nearest and dearest family members and friends. The whole day was filled with joy, though. It’s impossible to narrow down the highlights. We also have some pretty fond memories of the wild dancing that ensued during the reception!
Photographer: Jensen Sutta Photography / Venue: Devil’s Thumb Ranch / Event Planning & Floral Design: Love This Day Events / Ceremony Music: Michael Lancaster / Reception Music: Hunker Down Bluegrass / Cake & Dessert: Teacup