While driving west on I 70 to Copper on Maren & David’s wedding day, I held my breath as we rounded the bend to see if the aspens had begun to change. From my first meeting with Maren & David months prior, I knew they chose to have their mountain wedding in mid-September in hopes they would have some of the beautiful Colorado fall colors as part of their backdrop. Sure enough, I breathed a sigh of relief & excitement to see the surrounding hills were on fire with patches of yellow & orange aspens that cascaded down & popped against the deep evergreen trees. Copper holds a special meaning with Maren & her family since she grew up skiing there and we had beautiful fall color to boot!
The pair met years back when Maren’s roommate invited David to a Christmas party at their house. I remember Maren laughing while telling me about how oblivious she was that he was trying to talk to her. This was a theme with them since David was trying to propose on a trip in Florida and kept asking Maren to walk with him down to the beach. Maren was content to stay put where she was. Eventually she felt bad and went after him since he had left to walk on his own & the rest is history.
Their day was so filled with joy and meaning. I wasn’t in the bride’s getting ready room long before Maren, beaming with pride, came over to tell me that her sister Kelsey was pregnant. She spent time giving hugs to each of her family members before putting on her gown. Later as the ceremony began, Maren was so focused on helping her dad stay calm that she completely forgot her beautiful bouquet for her walk down the aisle. That is just the kind of person Maren is – all eyes were on her for her big day and she was focused on others!
And David was completely smitten with his bride. At their first look down by the little stream, he twirled Maren around & really took in the details of her gorgeous dress. It stuck out to me the way he looked up at me and said in awe, “Doesn’t she look amazing?!”
Maren & David, you two are an absolute delight with wonderful families! Thank you so much for having me!
Venue: Copper Mountain
Planner: Stacie Smoot
Officiant: Pastor Jordan at Mt Olive Lutheran Church
Florist: Petals and Pours
DJ: DJ Guy
Dress: Posh Bridal Couture
Suit: JOS Banks