A Magical Fall Wedding in Colorado

When it comes to friendships, I find their poetry to be aligned with wine: with age comes dimension, richness and endless robust notes which only richen with time.

My heart was superfluous with joy earlier this month as I stood next to my childhood best friend as she married the love of her life. It was a sweet autumn brew of love, family and friendship set in the back drop of Grand Lake, Colorado. Aesthetically, it was stitched together with passion and her effortlessly flawless taste, always laced with classic femininity and romance. As we finally put together details for our own wedding (we married in a Germany courthouse nearly five years ago), this wedding is the perfect example to what a wedding should aspire to be: a grand celebration of the unique love at hand. 

One of my favorite details from the event reflected my friends selflessness and admirable practicality. She wanted us bridesmaids to invest into a dress that we would wear for future occasions, therefore the criteria was simple: black and floor-length. Brides are typically orchestrating every last detail, but her trusting example showed that laissez-faire can often yield great elegance. 

The reception was warm, sweet and relaxed with gorgeous details woven throughout every moment of the experience. The desserts were of the autumnal nature; monkey bread and caramel popcorn in abundance. There was a cake cut by a machete. I delivered a shaky emotional speech, caused by my inevitable nerves dancing with the ever-so-crisp Rocky Mountain air. From the bouquets to the decor, the blooms were abundant and bold against the golden hues of autumn enveloping the venue. The wedding was flawless, and nothing but love. 

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  • Trips with the brilliant @paisleygamble never disappoint. Our last girls trip in  France was everything. My heart was enduring a hurricane and everything in my life - without exception - turned into a phenomenon I can only describe as an upside down Christmas tree with the needles everywhere. Still, the laughter, conversations, reflection and fearless exploring fed my spirit and it turned into the best trip of my life. This time in Italy, I’m full of nothing but lightness and gratitude for the places, miracles & moments my heart and mind have experienced. When life gives you a lesson, pay close attention to the people who stay in your corner, hold a mirror to your face and make sure you never forget the woman you are or what you’re capable of. We like stunning, we like shining; no hurricane stands a chance at dimming that light 💫
  • Verbrachte den Tag mit langen Spaziergängen... Mathematik in meinen Gedanken und füllte mein Herz und meine Augen mit Alpinlicht // Spent today on long walks...doing mathematics in my thoughts and filling my heart and eyes with that alpine light xx (nurturing my German on this trip) 💋
  • We‘re far from the shallow now 🎼🏔💋 // Palm trees against mountains...it is real. Spending a few more quiet days in the summit of Bolzano to write important alpine novel scenes, reflect and steadily prepare for the wonders of 2019. 😌
  • We drove narrow snowy alpine backroads to the summit of the mountain range that separates Italy and Austria 🇮🇹🇦🇹 Village hopping, country music, halting for cows, making wishes in tunnels...🏔No matter how high or treacherous the path, a gal must never leave roads unexplored. Forge new paths when old ones end. Conquer summits with smiles. Mountains were made for powerful hearts and quick minds...and New Yorkers 😉💋
  • That darling walk through Bolzano ♥️

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