November 15, 2018
Imagine you are back in high school history class, sitting at your wood L-shaped desk, drawing doodles in your textbook, listening to the Battle of Gettysburg lecture from the Civil War chapter. A few desks away sits a fellow sophomore classmate that you start chatting with. Then fast forward 17 years and *boom* you are getting married to your classmate-turned friend-turned-girlfriend-turned-fiance-turned-wife-and-mother-of-your-children. Phew, that was a mouth full.
So, when Danielle and Paul’s guests teased them that “It’s about time!” they were referring to the years of dedication and love these two shared leading up to their wedding day. It was well known amongst the friends and family that these two were a great fit right from the start back in that high school classroom.
Last November, Danielle and Paul invited these special people to Fort Collins for their Tapestry House wedding. These two high school sweethearts chose warm and lush crimson tones for their late-fall wedding. The wedding began with dusk chasing the setting sun away behind the Rocky Mountains. Paul’s stepfather officiated the moonlit wedding.
Under the strands of white lights, Danielle and Paul’s family watched as they said, “I Do”.
After the ceremony, Danielle and Paul snuck away to snuggle up under the warmth of twinkle lights and a fire pit.
It was shortly after that their youngest son wanted in on the photos as well. What a sweet, sweet moment to witness 🙂
And to top off the awesome team at Wedgewood weddings added an engraved brick with their wedding date for the walkway of love at the venue. It’s a perfect memento for the high school sweethearts who never thought their history together would begin in history class all those years ago!
During the indoor reception, they shared special dances with their children as well. It was a family affair throughout the whole day. Heart melt! Family Goals!
Now for a little Q&A with the couple:
When and how did you two meet?
We met sophomore year of high school, 2001, we shared a history class.
What is your favorite thing about each other?
We can be completely be ourselves around each other, the silly, the ridiculous, the chaotic, the crazy, the boring.
How did he propose?
I, Danielle, was driving up Sante Fe to do some shopping without the kids. And while driving he looked over and said “I think I should marry my best friend and you are my best friend” very romantic 😉
How did you choose your venue for your day?
The Tapestry house was the first place we looked at…… it was green and didn’t need any real decor, it was like being in the mountains, without paying for the mountains. And the whole grounds lit up at night!!! It also seemed like a sign that I’m from Iowa and it was labeled Hawkeye Ranch!!
What was the inspiration behind your wedding day?
There was no real theme, we just really loved how open and casual and beautiful it turned out 🙂
What is one thing you wish you had done for your wedding day?
I wish it would or could have lasted longer!!!
What was your favorite moment of your wedding day?
Taking one on one photos with my husband and dancing those special dances.
Any advice for future couples about planning for their wedding?
Don’t over think it, if you do you will constantly think about the shoulda-couldas and not just enjoy your day.
Vendor Roll Call!
-Venue: Wedgewood Weddings at Tapestry House-
-Photographer: Kari Geha Photography- https://karigehaweddings.com/
-Officiant: Don (Groom’s Stepdad)
-Florist: Fairytale Floral- https://www.fairytalefloralco.com/
-Bakery: Nothing Bundt Cakes- https://www.nothingbundtcakes.com/
-Hair/Makeup: Hope LaRae- https://www.facebook.com/hopelaraemua/
Congratulations Danielle + Paul! xo
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