From the bride.. Cole and I both graduated from Texas A&M University, and we live in the country, so we wanted a country-style wedding that incorporated our love for our school and our love of wine. We tried to make the day as unique and personal to us as possible. We really wanted to give our guests the full Durango experience. In lieu of doing a traditional rehearsal dinner, we had a â€œWelcome Cocktail Partyâ€? at the Strater Hotel for all of our guests (around 90 people). The Strater is such a beautiful, historic site that is unique to Durango and has been one of my favorite places to visit since I was a child. Cole and I had a fairly basic ceremony, which was officiated by a good friend. The weather was beautiful, and everything went really smoothly. The layout of the ceremony site is unusual because the sidewalk is curved, and guests sit at three points around the arbor instead of just on either side of the aisle. I really loved that aspect of it, though, because I felt that more of our guests could sit closer to the arbor and have a good view.
The reception was a huge, crazy party with everyone drinking and dancing. It was perfect and exactly what we wanted.
Published on Jan 6, 2018