A Gorgeous Ceremony With the Help of Friends

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.


Photographer: Photo Divine  |  Venue & Caterer:  Purgatory Resort


  1. stamp p on November 21, 2011 at 11:12 am

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