Bride: Stacey, 32 – Environmental Health and Safety Supervisor
Groom: Tommy, 31 – Hazmat Technician
Date: July 13, 2013
Location: Highland Meadows Golf Course, Windsor
Stacey and Tommy’s Highland Meadows Country Club wedding took me by surprise. It’s half country club and half barn wedding – modern “country chic” as the cool kids say. Colorado weddings really do show the versatility of rustic venues. The exquisite dress and high contrast colors say glamour but the barn wood and vintage touches nod to the country. And the wild Colorado weather offered incredible drama to the couple’s portraits.
Stacey and Tommy met in a completely chill and normal way: at a sports bar. But here’s the kicker – they didn’t exchange contact info so he kinda had to Facebook stalk her. But that paid off and they began dating.
Fast forward seven years to Thanksgiving day in 2012. My sister, brother in law and 1.5 year old nephew were in San Diego to spend the holiday with us. I decided to start a tradition that year of having everyone write in a book about what they were most thankful for that year. I kept trying to get Tommy to fill it out and he kept putting it off. Little did I know he was waiting for the right opportunity. He wanted all of us in one room. When we were all finally in the living room he handed me the book and told me he had filled his part out and that I need to do mine. When I opened the book, I found that Tommy had ended his section with ‘I am thankful that she said……..’ When I looked up from the book, he was down on one knee! It was perfect. – Stacey
- This was a highly DIY event with the bride, her family, and friends contributing a great deal.
- The bride’s grandpa made a set of free-standing double doors that the couple used to mark the entry way to their wedding ceremony. The doorway was moved to the reception to provide a backdrop for the head table. Brilliant!
- Wine bottle table numbers are functional decor.
- I really like their ceremony program with the bridal party silhouettes. This concept is not necessarily a new one but the way they are illustrated really is to me. Similarly, the mason jar “drink for the night” idea was taken just a bit farther to also be a seat assignment card. This couple is very good at making their wedding choices do double duty. Take note!
- Call me a little detail crazy, but I think the cupcakes circling the base of the cake plate pedestal are a sweet little touch (all puns intended).
- Old/Blue: Her grandmother’s handkerchief | New: Coral heels for the ceremony and aqua Vans for the reception | Borrowed: Her sister’s veil
The Best Part:
Our favorite part of the wedding was getting to celebrate with our friends and family. Since we lived in San Diego and got married in Colorado, it was essentially a destination wedding. There were only a handful of guests who actually lived in Colorado at the time. The day before the wedding we actually planned a fun day in Fort Collins, Colorado for everyone that was there. We rented a bike that sat 16 people with an additional 20 bikes and did a tour of a few of the local breweries.
Besides the memories and getting to be with our friends and family, my favorite thing from our wedding would definitely have to be the pictures. Following the ceremony, the bridal party took golf carts down to the golf course for pictures. On our way back to the club house a huge thunderstorm came in. The bridal party was stuck in the club house with all of our guests in the barn waiting for the reception to start. We had to make a mad dash through the rain to get to our party! The storm though made for an awesome back drop for the rest of our pictures. – Stacey
- Processional (Party): “Better Together”, Jack Johnson
- Processional (Bride): “Marry Me”, Train
- Recessional: “Marry You”, Bruno Mars
- First Dance: “Then”, Brad Paisley