Real Wedding From the bride: WHY DURANGO I wanted our families to experience the beauty of Durango for a week! Echo Basin Ranch, in particular, was the perfect place to have our destination wedding with a family as big as ours. Everyone was able to stay in once place surrounded by nature. THE CEREMONY Our ceremony was perfect! My dad cried as he walked me down the aisle as well as most of the family sitting in the first two rows, tears of happiness, of course! Brendanâ€™s vows were sweet and heartfelt - he made everyone cry. Then it was my turn and this was the first time I was nervous. My whole body started shaking as I read what I wrote to Brendan. Right after we were pronounced husband and wife, we walked down the aisle as guests threw lavender. We suddenly stopped at the top of the aisle as Brendan dipped me and we kissed - that was my favorite moment!