Sep 25, 2010
Ceremony - Jewel Box
Reception - Windows on Washington
Cake - Whipt Cream
Event Design/Lighting - Exclusive Events
Photographer - Lisa Hessel
Videographer - Kevin Von Qualen
Calligrapher (Envelopes) - Penned and Pretty
Calligrapher (Escort Cards) - LMC Calligraphy
Florist - Belli Fiori
Ceremony Music (Cello and Guitar) - Serenade Strings
Reception Music (DJ) - TKO DJs
Photo Booth - CI Photobooth
Midnight Snack - Chocolate Falls (Nacho Cheese Fountain) and Gus' Pretzels
Make-up/Hair - ProColour Cosmetics (Holly Speakes)
Wedding Dress - Town & Country Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses - J.Crew
Rehearsal Dinner - Lucas Park Grille
Honeymoon (Travel Agent) - Bliss Honeymoons
We had planned a long, weekend trip to Colorado for some skiing and to visit some friends. My fiance's initial plan was to propose on the night they arrived, Friday. However, after a long night of dinner and catching up with friends, we never made it out to go snow tubing on Friday and instead headed to bed early in anticipation for a full-day of skiing and snowboarding.
Plan B was to propose on Saturday while they were on the slopes, but I took a big spill mid-day and was not feeling up to par. So, to Plan C he went. I took a snowboarding refresher course on Sunday since it had been nearly 4 years since my last time snowboarding. Friends of ours and my fiance spent the day skiing and snowboarding and trying to scope out the perfect spot for my FI to pop the question. About mid-afternoon, the four of them took the Keystone Gondola up to the summit to enjoy some lunch. After lunch, they all headed back out for our last run of the day. One of my best friends managed to get my camera by offering to get some action shots of me snowboarding down the mountain. By this point, I was completely clueless, offering her my camera so she could snap some photos.
My friend and her husband plopped down at the top of run to strap on their snowbaords, but I opted to go walk over to a more flat spot to put on my snowboard so it wouldn't take off down the mountain. Oddly enough, a few weeks prior, I had purchased new snowboard bindings, which had been giving her trouble all weekend. They required someone to help her strap in her boots to her bindings. My FI had begun to take off his skis, with me thinking he was going to help me out with my bindings.
It worked out perfectly as our friends stayed behind to get their gear ready (and play paparazzi with the cameras)! My fiance sat down next to me and pulled the ring out of his coat, all while I was still focused on trying to get my bindings locked. It was a complete suprise and took place in the most beautiful setting...at sunset on top of the mountain! He popped the question at the top of the Frenchman ski run in Keystone and I, of course, said "Yes!"
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