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Christina & Aaron

Photography by Reflections Photography


Your Story

I was out one night with friends and wasn't feeling good. I was encouraged to go home by my best friend. I told him I would as long as he found a ride home. He searched the bar for a ride. Then, came back with Aaron. After talking for a little while Aaron and I ended up spending that entire July 4th weekend together.

Why did you select Eastholme?

We chose Eastholme because of the family and historical value of the site. It allowed for all of our family members to have a beautiful place to stay together while in town. All but a few of our guests are from out of state.



After 75 degree weather all week, the morning of our wedding started off with a slight sprinkle and 45 degrees. The rain stopped long enough for us to conduct the ceremony and thankfully every one participated without complaint. The funniest part of the ceremony was that I was so cold that I had a death grip on Aaron's arm throughout the entire vow exchange.


After we all convened inside for dinner and cake, the photographer thought it would be a great idea to take a picture of all of our blue tongues. The cake had a dark blue icing covering it.

Resources Most Helpful: Deborah and all her infinite wedding wisdom

How long to plan wedding: 1 Year
Number of Guests: 18
Color Palette: Blue/Silver/White
Attire: Dressy
Décor: Blue Hydrangea Plants, Blue Tablecloths & White Square China
Bouquets: Bride - Dark Blue Hydrangeas wrapped in dark blue ribbon with pearl pins
Boutonnières: None due to military dress blues
Centerpieces: Silver Square Water Containers with Floating White Gardenia Candles and Blue Stones
Reception Menu: "Simple Elegance Menu"

  • Baby Spinach Salad w/Mandarin Oranges and Sugared Almonds served with orange rice wine vinaigrette
  • Spinach Lasagna
  • Tender Beef Medallions served with wild mushroom demi
  • Roasted Garlic Mash Potatoes
  • Grilled Vegetables
  • Coffee and Tea

Cake Design: 3 Tier Dark Blue with White Scrolls
Cake Flavors: White Cake with Chocolate Butter Cream

Your favorite Details/Special Touches

The staff was extremely flexible. Their ability to overcome weather difficulties was amazing. Deborah also had the wonderful ability at keeping me calm throughout all of the planning and the day itself.

What Made Your Wedding Unique

Batman & Wonder Woman Cake Topper, Batman & Wonder Woman Engravable Signature Mat Picture as Guest Book

Memorable Moments

My matron of honor (my mother) forgot Aaron's ring and had to run inside to get it during the ceremony. Our nephew, Spencer took his first steps right after the reception. The bride's toast to the groom was extremely heartfelt.

Your Advise to Couples Just Starting to Plan Their Wedding

Heed all advice from Deborah. She will not lead you astray. Keep in mind that the wedding is for you, the couple, not for your family. Make yourselves happy first. During the first month of planning, make a list of all tasks that need to be accomplished and then schedule when those tasks need to be completed. Most of all stick to your schedule.

The Wedding Professionals Involved

Ceremony & Reception: Eastholme in the Rockies Bed and Breakfast

Guests Accommodations: Eastholme in the Rockies Bed and Breakfast

Photographer: Reflections Photography - Roxana Smith

Event Planner: Deborah Rice

Wedding Gown: David's Bridal - All over beaded corded lace A-line gown with Marine sash

Bridesmaid dresses: David's Bridal Marine Separates

Formalwear Rentals: None - Military Dress Blues

Hair & Makeup: Judith Wheel

Jewelry: Sapphire Necklace & Earring Set from Afghanistan

Caterer: Cravings Five Star Catering

Officiant: Rev. Calvin Wulfe

Florist: Woodland Park Florist

Invitations/Programs: Wedding Paper Divas - Provincial with Navy Blue Scroll

Videographer: Patricia Clyburn

Special Moments/Funny Stories: Aaron and I ate leftover cake and lasagna in the honeymoon cabin while watching the Food Network nearly every night for the week after the wedding.










Eastholme in the Rockies Bed and Breakfast
4445 Hagerman Ave. Cascade CO 80809
PO Box 98, Cascade CO 80809
Phone/Reservations:  (719) 684-9901
Deborah Rice, Innkeeper/Owner


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