Wedding date | December, 12, 2015
Ceremony venue | Vail Chapel – Vail, CO
Reception venue | Sonnenalp Hotel
Florist | The Perfect Petal
Band | Wash Park Band
Transportation | Three Kings Pedicab
Wedding coordinator | Heather Dwight – Calluna Events
Photographer | Angie Wilson
Videographer | AFLĀTIS Wedding Films
Dallas to Vanderbilt to Denver. These two could not be separated! Abby and Sean both hail from Dallas and went to college at Vanderbilt, where they briefly knew each other, and then both transplanted to Denver at different times. Abby was encouraged by a friend to reach out to the “guy from Vandy” to help her get acquainted with Denver. Being the nice guy that he is, Sean was up for the task and wanted to help Abby love Denver the way loved Denver.
With some pretty funny exchanges on Facebook, Abby and Sean met up at Sean’s neighborhood bar, Gov’s, and became fast friends. They spent a lot of time together exploring and growing in their love for Colorado and quickly began to realize that they were becoming more than just friends. A mutual love for exploring Colorado led to another love story.
A few years after their love story began, Sean surprised Abby with a trip to Taos, New Mexico since she loves to travel. As the sunset over the Rio Grande Gorge, Sean asked Abby to marry him and she answered with an overwhelming yes!
15 months later, Abby and Sean were married in Vail, Colorado. Through their exploring of Colorado they both fell in love with winters skiing in Vail. They always wanted a winter wedding and thought it was only fitting to plan the ceremony and celebration there.
The happy couple said their “I dos” at the Vail Chapel. Abby had converted to Catholicism the previous year, so the ceremony was especially meaningful for both of them. The weather could not have been more perfect…it snowed 10 inches the night before the wedding and the snow continued to lightly dust Vail Village throughout the ceremony, visible to guests in the grand window behind the pulpit of the chapel.
The reception was a “big fat party.” The day intimate, mountain-rustic, and featured a candle-lit dinner party. Wash Park Band rocked and rolled for hours, and when they started playing, wedding guests never left the dance floor. It was a day filled with love, laughter and happy tears!