Colorado Mountain Garden Wedding: Desiree & Kaitie
June 19, 2016
Desiree and Kaitie met working together at a residential treatment facility for adolescent girls. They worked together for a couple of months, but Desiree didn’t really notice Kaitie in a romantic way. Kaitie slowly started wooing Desiree with cards, creative cartoon drawings and flirtatious laughter. After grabbing a drink one night, they immediately started falling for one another, and the rest is history.
When they happened upon their venue, they weren’t even engaged, or planning for a wedding. They were simply visiting Kaitie’s parents in Gunnison. This was the first time that Desiree came up to visit, so Kaitie was showing her where she grew up. While driving up past Crested Butte, they stopped at the venue just to see. They jokingly started brainstorming about a wedding. Once they saw the view, the jokes and brainstorming became a reality. Almost the entire five-hour drive back to Denver, they planned their wedding — without an engagement, without any date. They loved the view so much, it was the only place that would suffice.
Kaitie’s favorite wedding memory was seeing Desiree come down the aisle. She described her reaction: “The buildup was incredible. Waiting there, with the ones I love, the beautiful surroundings, the music. I got to watch Desiree walk through a grove of aspens, by all our loved ones and up to meet me. I heard everyone comment on how great she looked, and all I could think was, ‘Wow, she is mine.’”