April 22, 2019
If you don’t believe in soulmates, your idea might change once you’re around these two for 5 minutes. The way Carolynn and Kyle look at each other, speak to each other and laugh at each other is so amazing to see. There were a few instances that I would get so wrapped up in THIER moment that I had to remind myself to take the photo! Their vows to one another had all of the guests laughing and crying (Casey and I included on the crying part). Kyle couldn’t take his eyes off her, and was so sweet when he had to pause to wipe tears from his eyes and Carolynn was BEAMING with a permanent smile.
Carolynn and Kyle picked an amazing location in Indian Hills, Colorado in October. There were dramatic clouds looming that afternoon which made for an amazing backdrop during the ceremony and photos following. Carolynn had constant goosebumps but couldn’t be happier to be warmed up by her new hubby. I hardly had to direct them during the bride and groom photos, they couldn’t get enough of each other, between their kisses, embraces, laughter, excitement (and occasional butt grabs) we had all the material we needed for amazing B&G photos. These two are the definition of true love. We asked them a few questions about their day. Here is what they had to say:
How did you two meet?
We connected on Bumble and then we officially met for the first time at Platte Park Brewery.
How did Kyle propose?
It was the day before my 30th Birthday and I definitely did not see anything coming. He pretended that he was going to work that day and turns out he did not – I came home that evening after a happy hour with a client and he had one of our favorite songs playing in the house (1200 Days by Erick Baker) there were flowers on the table and then I looked up. The hallway was lined with poster boards hanging from the ceiling and they went all the way down the hall to the bedroom. Kyle had written on all the posters all the reasons he loved me getting to a total of 48. I read through them walking to the back bedroom and there he was when I saw him he got down on one knee and proposed.
What was your favorite moment of your wedding day?
My favorite part was walking down the aisle to Kyle and seeing him for the first time – we didn’t do a first look so there was so much excitement leading up to that moment and I could not wait to see him and show off the dress. Walking down the aisle to him and Noah was amazing and one of the best feelings I have had in my life! I also absolutely loved having the time together taking pictures, we were able to breathe, goof around, and just enjoy being in the moment with each other and it was a time I will cherish forever where it was just the two of us. Overall the whole weekend was so special – we had a house full family and our closest friends and then dancing the night away at the Reception – there was not a care in the world and it was just an amazing party.
Where there any funny moments to be remembered forever about your day? Where there any mishaps?
The moments of the reception that will always stick out was Noah and his cousins doing the floss nonstop as their dance. Noah talked a bunch of trash to his dad that he was going to beat him on the dance floor and the kid just crushed the floss. The first mishap was the hotel room we were supposed to put the dress on and take care of all the final touches wasn’t cleaned yet so we had to go into another room and just roll with the punches. The pictures still ended up beautiful for getting ready. I would say that one of the mishaps we had was that the basement toilet got flooded leading to the boys acting quickly and with teamwork to get it all taken care of. The day of was a bit crazy getting everything ready and I have to say that I owe the wedding going off so amazing was because of Molly Gallagher, she is not only one of my dearest friends, but she also was the florist, and essentially stepped in as the wedding planner that day. She made it so that everything could come together in crunch time and made everything go off without any stress to me. The only other bummer was that it was a bit chilly that day but we made the best of it!
Do you have any advice for a future bride to be/or groom before their wedding?
My advice to any future brides is truly don’t sweat the small stuff. You can have a beautiful wedding without going above and beyond on everything and most of the time people don’t know the difference. Make sure it is what you and your groom want. I will say that we absolutely loved a small wedding with just friends. We did an engagement party with our parent’s friends so that the wedding could be just friends and it was an amazing party! I would tell anyone to rent a house, buy the booze, and have something easy catered – the most important part of your wedding day is saying “I do” to the one you love and truly enjoying the time with your people.
Dress: Little White Dress
Food: Moe’s BBQ
Desert: Alicia Arnold