From the bride.. Durango was a wonderful place to have our wedding. The views were gorgeous, and the weather and mountain setting were absolutely beautiful. We wanted our wedding to be very elegant with an emerald green color palette (my favorite color). We included silver and black touches to add a little bling and shine. I bought a dress in Las Vegas and then went home feeling that it was not “The” dress. I stressed about this all the way up until it was delivered. Upon delivery, we discovered that the shop had sent us the wrong dress, but it was a dress I ended up loving, so I kept it! I wore a traditional Chinese jade necklace that my mother gave me. The bridesmaid dresses were long green satin dresses with silver sashes that resembled Obi’s, traditional Japanese belts. Light hors d’oeuvres, and a specialty cocktail were served pre-ceremony to make our guests as comfortable as possible. There were lawn games to entertain our guests as well. It had rained earlier in the day, but by the time the ceremony started it was dry and sunny and the overcast skies in the distance were perfect. It was neither too hot nor too cold and we felt very lucky to have such beautiful weather on our wedding day. The ceremony itself took about 40 minutes and included a sand ceremony. We were married by a close friend, something we really enjoyed rather than a judge or minister we didn’t know.
Lance handmade the arch that we were married under.
Published on Jan 6, 2018