From the bride, Lori: It was the most gorgeous day ever! A good friend married us, another friend played guitar, we wrote our own vows and a special friend recited her words of marriage wisdom which ended with never go to bed angry or with your pants on.
I tried on several dresses in multiple stores that I really liked. We saved the most expensive store for last and as we were walking in, I commented to my Mom that I could not believe how girls cry when they put on a dress, it’s ridiculous – it’s just a dress. So we are in the store and I walk out with a Melissa Sweet gown, my mom takes one look and starts crying, then I start to bawl. I’ve now learned that when you find that dress, it’s such an emotional moment you can’t help but cry.
We had over 100 out-of-town guests arrive in Durango so we planned a few activities including a group float down the Animas River. We had over 40 tubes snaking down the river through town; it was so much fun!
I hate to waste flowers, so I wanted to use something that would not get thrown away, but instead taken home and enjoyed – succulents were the perfect solution.
I laughed so much I did not want the day to ever end! Instead of a honeymoon, we are spending two weeks with Engineers Without Borders in Ecuador.