Everything had meaning.
We could sense the deep bonds that Emily and Nathan had with their families and friends when we first arrived. The natural details and decorations on the tables were handmade by Emily and her family.
Generations of wedding photos were displayed in beautifully crafted frames, each one unique and also giving homage to the deep roots of their ancestry.
On the tables, collections of vintage vases were painted and clustered with wildflowers and grasses. Love quotes and personal statements testifying to their relationship were hand printed on cards held up by recycled wine corks.
From the family dessert table to the rustic barn overlooking the lake, there were personal touches everywhere you looked. Nathan is studying viticulture(winemaking) in Oregon, and brought a supply of fine wines from Panther Creek Cellars for the celebration.
While Nathan has his hands in the soil, Emily is working at Pheromone Gallery, where designer and artist Christopher Marley’s chief objective in working with obscure organisms is to foster a deeper appreciation for the masterful design found everywhere in the natural world.
Emily and Nathan recited their vows under a bright blue sky at The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park in Evergreen, Colorado. With their entire family, dozens of friends and their dog looking on, they sealed a wooden box with personal notes from their parents and a wine that will be opened on their 5th anniversary.
Guests were given thank you jars of homemade jam, while also having the opportunity to give wishes to be opened on their 1st through 5th anniversaries.