Emily and John planned a beautiful late summer Evergreen Red Barn wedding. They wanted their day to be relaxed and really focus on the things that most mattered to them. Front and center, was their relationship and their marriage. Emily and John have known each other since high school and have a long relationship history that has grown and blossomed over the last decade. They really complete each other and their wedding day was full of nods to where they have been and where they plan to go.
I think one line from their wedding questionnaire really celebrates who they are as a couple now, and where they plan to go together in the future. I love this insight into their lives:
What are you most looking forward to about sharing your lives together?
“Getting a place near the foothills with a back yard and all sorts of kitchen appliances/ back yard cookout equipment. Making tons of food, enjoying life, going to concerts, drinking wine. Living together and waking up next to each other every day. A long retirement together someday.”
When I arrived at Evergreen Red Barn on their wedding day, the two of them were getting ready with their bridal parties in adjoining rooms. This was perfect for them, as family and friends could pop back and forth between both spaces. And they could talk to each other if they wanted to!
From the dressing rooms, we headed to a first look followed by some beautiful couple’s portraits in the towering evergreens. Then we joined the bridal party for photos. I LOVE that Emily chose vibrant, jewel toned dresses for their wedding party. They were the perfect summer accent to the green trees and grass and complimented each person individually.
Speaking of details, every detail of the wedding day was planned to celebrate something important in John and Emily’s lives. Emily has a true love of flowers and greenhouses and one of John’s oldest friends grew and arranged their flowers. Another friend played the music for the ceremony. Emily hand painted the wedding invitation. Sugar and Seeds provided hand painted cookies for the reception. And they had custom wedding rings made from Cronin Jewelers in Boulder.
The ceremony took place on the stone patio and was full of personal touches. I absolutely love that they asked their bridal party to take turns sharing something with the audience during their vows. As each person stepped up to the microphone and read their note, you could feel the love and care each person had for Emily and John. Their vows to each other were personal and full of their past, present, and future.
After the ceremony, guests headed to an outdoor cocktail hour on the patio of the Evergreen Red Barn, where Emily and John surprised everyone with a duet of John Prine’s In Spite of Ourselves.
The rest of evening flowed with delicious catering by Two Sistah’s, dancing upstairs and down, and time for relaxing on the back patio after dark. They ended the evening with a glow stick exit.
I feel truly honored to have been asked to be part of John and Emily’s wedding day! Favorites below!
Evergreen Red Barn Wedding
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