Your Story (How Did You Meet)
Our story started back in 2004 when we did a summer cruise together while in the Navy. After losing touch for a few years, in 2009 when Jeremy was planning a trip to San Diego to see friends, he was able to get in touch with a mutual friend of ours which put Tina and Jeremy back in touch. After attending the Navy Ball together, the following day he took her to her first NASCAR race and then to Disney Land where we gained the approval of his kids that it was ok to date. After a long year of separation due to military requirements, and many miles in the air between Colorado Springs and San Diego, we were engaged in March 2010 followed by our wedding in June of 2011.
Why did you select Eastholme?
After looking at multiple sites around the Colorado Springs area, we felt that Eastholme not only provided the best scenery for our wedding, but also the best overall assistance in preparing for our wedding.
Our ceremony was a dream come true for the both of us. Every desire we had was met...it was beautiful, romantic, fun and funny. Pastor Wolf took the time to meet with us, and added some great comments and actions to keep up relaxed as we officially started our lives together as husband and wife
The reception was so relaxing, and the perfect end to the day. It even allowed for us to sit and talk about everything…let the kids run around...can't say anything better about it.
Resources Most Helpful: Deborah without a doubt
How long to plan wedding: Over a year in the making
Number of Guests: 35
Wedding Theme/Inspiration: Western but not too much
Color Palette: Royal Blue
Attire: Semi Casual
Decor: Eastholme Decor
Bouquets: Le Rhee - Texas Blue Bells
Boutonnieres: Le Rhee - Texas Blue Bells
Centerpieces: Made by Bride and Maid of Honor
Reception Menu: Pork Tenderloin and Salmon
Cake Design: Raspberry, Marble & Yellow
Favors: Rock Candy
The Exit: Through a Bubble Arch made by our friends and family
Your favorite details/special touches: Tina's Father was not able to attend the wedding but her Step-Father and Big Brother were both able to be there. Her big brother was the one who gave her away with the blessing of her children and her parents.
What Made Your Wedding Unique: The center pieces that we created for the tables, as well as the unity candle (that we were told wouldn't stay lit, but it did long enough for us.)
Memorable Moments: The first time we saw each other for the photographs, but even more so as she walked down the path to the "alter:
What Would You Do Different: Nothing
Your Advice to Couples Just Starting to Plan Their Wedding: The sooner you start planning, the better off and easier it will be for the both of you. For while you may have a wedding planner, there are still those special touches that you need to have to make the day special for the both of you
The Wedding Professionals Involved (Deserve a 5 Star Rating)
Ceremony: Eastholme in the Rockies
Reception & Rehearsal Dinner: Eastholme in the Rockies
Photographer: Reflections Photography
Event Planner: Deborah Rice
Wedding Gown: David's Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal
Caterer: Cravings Five Star Catering
Cake: Cravings Five Star Catering
Officiant: Rev. Calvin Wulfe
Invitations/Programs: Ordered Online
Hair: Kimberly Fooshee
Makeup: Amie Carr
Jewelry: Tina's Mom
Any other special moments, funny stories to share: Prior to the toast and the cutting of the cake, both Tina and I shared a blue sugar flower from the cake and each ate a piece…this turned our lips and tongues blue for most of the rest of the day. The best part was when one of the photographers saw it and took a few pictures with us both sticking our tongues out at him.