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
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
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.