As most of our family and friends know Luis and I have been dating for what it seems to be a lifetime. But to be exact its been almost six years. And i can tell you that everyday hasn’t been the best. We don’t have the ordinary fairy tale. But what we do have is very own happily ever after. When Luis and I discussed getting married we always knew we wouldn’t get married just because we had Elena. Even though a blind man could see that it was her existence that changed both of us as individuals. We looked at the world differently and each other. our love only grew stronger as each day past since her entrance into our lives. I was meant to have a baby before getting married. ” i just know it”!
Weddings are strange I tell you.. So much work and planning can go into one. Luis and i both really wanted to get married on the beach. We even flew down to Mexico and looked at different resorts. And after lots of research and discussions we both decided that our wedding was going to be fairly large. (160 people to be exact). And it would be kind of hard to get everyone to the beach. At first we also decided to have a fall wedding in Colorado, beautiful right??!! first a beach wedding then a fall.. Just to end up having our wedding in the summer at a garden. And ill tell you’ we were suppose to get married there, it took my breath away the first time i saw it, i envisioned my self walking down the rustic stairs, with the smell of fresh flowers, beautiful waterfall, and incredible mountain views. Next to a modern barn. With the wedding reception being held at what resembled a greenhouse with garage doors that remained opened during dinner and dancing. Brookside gardens, was where we got married.
I guess i can also tell you a little about my dress,theme, desserts, etc. You know all of that hard work that goes into a wedding. Since we decided to have a summer wedding in a garden, what better theme than soft pink, ivory, tints of grey with of course my favorite bohemian decor.As much as i wish Betsy Johnson or Vera Wang could have designed my dress that just wasn’t in my budget nor did i want to spend a lot of money on it. i however did want something that i only had. i bought for 300$ at David’s Bridal and then decided to make it my own, redesign it and cut it up. It was the most perfect ivory lace, a-line dress. So beautiful. It fit perfectly. I was over the moon.
I remember going to all of the different vintage shops and buying different decor and deciding on a dessert bar, our cake and desserts we made by the amazing La Loma Maes in Longmont. So delicious! I cant wait to actually eat it on our anniversary. i wanted coconut. And Luis wanted red velvet. We ended up with almond coconut with red velvet. ( different layers) i hear it was to die for. I only had a bite and the rest served as moisturizer thanks to my new husband. I still chuckle when i think about our cake cutting! The detail on all of the dessert was very bohemian to compliment the theme, everything was ivory and lace with a tint of grey.
Most of our wedding detail was done by myself and our amazing bridesmaids. Fresh flowers, I love roses, pink in particular, paired with baby-breath and greens, so beautiful. My bouquet was made of 26 roses and baby’s breath hand wrapped in burlap with pearls. Pearls are my birth stone, so naturally I wore pearl jewelry too!
I think the hardest part was the music that took us the longest to decide on. If you know Luis and i at all you know we both have a deep love for music. Music festivals were a major part of our relationship and we both knew we somehow had to incorporate that into our wedding; what better way than to give a thanks to our guests with a soundtrack of our wedding.
I think this was my favorite little detail of the wedding. We hand picked every song and they each had a meaning at one point or another in our relationship and wedding. we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
The morning of our wedding Luis and i we both so nervous and anxious, there might have been some bickering. It wouldn’t be us if we didn’t disagree about something. The weather was ugly it rained all morning. The say that rain is good luck. Well with the amount that down poured i think our luck might never run out! Lucky us. Our ceremony was short and sweet. We were fortunate enough to have one of our best friends marry us. A beautiful reading by Luis’s dad. Sand ceremony three vases, one for me, one for Luis and of course our Elena. We stood and faced one another the whole time Luis holding my hand with both of his. Well at least until Elena decided that she wanted daddy to hold her. It melted our hearts. And then there it was. The big kiss, and Mr. Clayton Warwick blessed us and we walked off as husband and wife.
We were so blessed with the incredible people that attended our special day. The speeches. The hugs. The sweet tears. What a day celebrating Luis and i’s love! It was only right that we finish the night off dancing. I hope everyone enjoyed our wedding day as much as we did!
Mrs. Jasmine Sprayberry