Aenny & David  |  June 16th  |  Vail, Colorado

From the bride, Aenny:
We had two weddings, one that took place in Seoul Korea and one in Vail. We chose Vail because more than 90% of our guests would be flying in and we didn’t want a typical Denver hotel wedding. We wanted to show our guests the beauty and majesty of Colorado’s Mountains that cannot be found elsewhere in America.

Photography by Bom Photography

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 My goal was to have our wedding be a weekend of summer fun in the mountains. We planned festivities from Friday afternoon through Sunday for our guests to enjoy. We didn’t want our guests to fly in just to see a ceremony. We wanted them to feel as if they were on a mountain getaway that included a great party for everyone to enjoy.

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My colors were cream and blush pink. I wanted to have extremely light and crisp colors so that it would not take away from the natural beauty of the mountains. I liked blush pink because to me it is the flushed glow on people’s cheeks when they are happy. I liked cream because it is the only color that can capture both effervescence and deep luxuriousness.

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There were ominous thunderous clouds rolling in as we were going up the gondola. I was nervous because I heard that the wedding before us was rained out, but as my father walked me down the aisle, the sun came out with these beautiful rays streaming through the disappearing clouds. I remember praying for 2 weeks straight for great weather and David and I just felt so incredibly blessed. I think the bad weather before just made the ceremony that much more magical, special, and we felt that much closer to God.

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I first told my husband that I loved him on July 26th. His younger brother passed away from brain cancer and he and I share the same birthdate, July 26th. I remember when that day came around, Dave told me that year after year he felt paralyzed with pain thinking about his younger brother. He said that he wanted to thank God, my parents, and me for coming into his life and bringing new hope and making him whole again. That day I knew I loved this man and that we were going to get married.

One special moment at our wedding that I will treasure forever—Our officiant shared the above story about Dave’s younger brother. During the ceremony the wind died down considerably. However as Dave and I were exchanging our vows, there was this warm breeze that enveloped from Dave to me. Later my Maid of Honor came to me and said that at that moment my veil just lifted of the ground and floated. She told me that it was Jacob (Dave’s younger brother) coming down from heaven and blessing our wedding.

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Vail weddings, Rocky Mountain wedding

Vail weddings, Rocky Mountain wedding

Vail weddings, Rocky Mountain wedding

Vail weddings, Rocky Mountain weddingDave and I loved the wedding planning process but we were also so glad it was over! To celebrate that, after the ceremony, I jumped into the cold river and then changed into my reception dress.

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Vail weddings, Rocky Mountain wedding

Vail weddings, Rocky Mountain wedding

Vail weddings, Rocky Mountain wedding

Vail weddings, Rocky Mountain wedding

Vail weddings, Rocky Mountain wedding

Because Dave and I have traveled so much throughout our lives, most of our guests came from various parts of the world. So instead of having table numbers and plain place cards, we had the tables be named after the cities our guests were from. Inside the frame was a picture of an iconic landmark in the particular city (for example, San Francisco had the Golden Gate bridge and Chicago had the Bean). Then inside the place card we printed a miniature replica of the table frame picture above the city name so that the guests knew which table they were at and which picture to look for.

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Vail weddings, Rocky Mountain wedding

Vail weddings, Rocky Mountain wedding

My advice:  Before signing a contract with your photographer, have an engagement session beforehand to figure out your chemistry. See how the pictures turn out and if you love them, then go ahead and sign a contract. You do NOT want to leave the most important day of your lives to the hands of someone you don’t trust. All you have left at the end of the day is the memories in your head and the pictures in your hands to pass down. We learned it the hard way—we were disappointed with our first booked photographer and lost our deposit. We absolutely loved our second photographer when he just did our e-session so we booked him for our wedding and we could not have been happier with our decision.

Be very careful about dry cleaning your wedding dress because it shrinks a significant amount! Also, bring lots of white chalk to your wedding day. My dress went through so much stress and got dirty very quickly. The chalk covered up all flaws like magic and worked better than anything else we tried.

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Event Planner: Luxe Collection partner, PICK ME! Floral & Event Design { More info | Website }
Photographer: Bom Photography  // Ceremony Site: Vail Wedding Deck  //  Reception Site: Arrabelle at Vail Square  //   DJ: Great Time DJ  //  Musicians: Metropolitan Strings  //  Videographer: KHodge Films  //  Florist: A Secret Garden  //  Invitations/Programs: Paisley Quill  //  Hair & Makeup: Beauty on Location