Not only do we love our Bride Emily in our Reid gown
, but her beautiful intimate wedding was sweet, genuine and so full of love! On September 12th, 2020 (right in the middle of the pandemic), Emily and Alex wed at a mountain top with incredible views in Boulder, CO.
Emily and Alex met through friends in 2016 - her old roommate was dating his old roommate! You can see these two are just meant to be and they go together like peas and carrots and we are all about it.
Read on to hear more from Emily on their very special and beautiful wedding day!
Tell us about your ceremony. Was it religious? Did you choose your own readings, music, or write your own vows? Pick a detail or two to share about.
"My father officiated the wedding -- we asked that he incorporate some concepts from a David Foster Wallace speech that is meaningful to us both. We incorporated a few readings that resonated with us."
Congratulations, Emily! So excited for you and Alex and this next beautiful chapter of your lives. Sending all the wishes of wedded bliss possible for you and a HUGE thank you for choosing the Reid gown. Always means so much when a bride chooses to wear one of our gowns down the aisle. And you were positively radiant!
How many gowns did you try on before you said 'yes'?
"Probably tried on 12 or so different dresses -- after shopping at the two different locations I felt strongly that this dress was the one and went back a few weeks later to try on again and confirm!"
Was the gown you said yes to what you originally had in mind?
"Yes, it was really similar to what I envisioned myself in.
Did you choose to wear anything sentimental on your wedding day?
"My mother-in-law bought me the earrings I ended up wearing.
What was your 'Old, Borrowed, & Blue'?
"Old & Blue: a blue flowered handkerchief that was my grandmothers (my mom's mom, who passed away a few years ago) My grandma was known for always having a handkerchief on her, so it was a fitting piece of her to have there with us -- and came in handy when I started bawling through my vows. Borrowed: My sister-in-law Ashley lent me the bracelet & clutch she wore on her wedding day."
Was there any major surprises on the big day?
"There was a freak september snow storm the week of our wedding! That was stressful considering we were trying to be COVID-safe and planned for everything to be outdoors."
What was your favorite part of the day?
"Gosh, start to finish it was just so perfect. Having a small event made it so stress-free. I think when we all made it back to our house for dinner & drinks, it was such a blast just spending that time with our families together celebrating."
Do you have any advice to offer future brides?
"Relax and have fun :)"
"Dress felt great. So comfortable, I didn't worry or think about it at all, and that was important to me when choosing the dress."
"Gosh, start to finish it was just so perfect. Having a small event made it so stress-free."
How did Alex propose?
"We were on a trail run on our favorite trail...we had just finished a tough, climbing portion of the trail and I was doubled over catching my breath, when I turned around, he was down on one knee!"
Tell us about you two!
"I am from Cleveland OH, Alex is from Portland OR. I'm an Interior Designer, Alex is an engineer. We both love running & rock climbing (he is a far better climber than I, but has really gotten me into it)"
How did you choose your venue and wedding date?
"We actually ended up completely changing our wedding plans because of COVID. Originally we had about 100 people invited, but it just did not feel responsible to move forward with that plan. When we decided to only invite our immediate families, we knew this venue (Sunrise Amphitheater) on the top of Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder would be perfect. We spend so much time in the foothills & mountains in Boulder that it felt really special to get married in them."
Where did you find your gown?
"A&Bé Bridal in Denver"
How many dress shop did you go to?