Some events in life happen by will, and some by fate. Or maybe it’s all by fate, who knows. But I like to think this particular event was written in the stars :]
I met Ashley and Frank through Mike’s awesome cousins, Andrea and Alisha. I met them a few years ago at Mike’s sister’s wedding, and they remembered my work and passed it along to Ashley who decided it was worth it for me to come travel out there (I melted with flattery!). It gave Mike and I a chance to come out to beautiful Colorado — where I’ve never been! — and time to spend with his family in their cabin in the mountains. It really worked out too perfectly.
So I met Ashley and Frank in person just 2 days before their wedding, and I loved them right away. We bonded over a newfound red wine we were all obsessed with, and our mutual love for Mike’s extended family (who we’ve both adopted). We frolicked around together the next day on their favorite hiking trail with Andrea to capture a few engagement shots for a slideshow at their wedding, and I learned a lot about them. Like how they live to be active and be outdoors, how caring and nurturing they both are, and that they RUN the marathon world. They breeze through Iron Man’s like it’s nothing (seriously). To say they are impressive is an understatement. Then they mentioned they were honeymooning in Tulum, Mexico with their closest friends (how have I never heard of that before?!) What better way to honeymoon than with people you love??
Their wedding was perfect.It happened at this cozy wine bar downtown called Cru with their closest friends and family and involved a lot of love and laughter. And it ended in a carriage ride underneath the stars. So happy I got the opportunity to meet you two, congratulations and wishing you a beautiful life together!! — C