There are a lot of “typical” things you could do at your wedding. You could follow all the trends in wedding magazines and blogs. You could get married in the summer. You could wear a white dress. You could walk down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon in D. Or you could adopt Lindsey and Fernando’s approach for their Pinery Colorado Springs wedding and buck all the common wedding traditions to make the day your own.
We think you should do the latter.
Lindsey donned a stunning black gown and claret veil for their ceremony – completely ignoring the wedding industry’s insistence that a bride can only wear shades of white – before strolling down the aisle to the theme from The Hobbit. The couple wrote their own vows and read them in both English and Spanish before officially sealing the deal and getting to the party. And though their late-November celebration didn’t take place in the height of wedding season, it came with its own reward: one of those really spectacular sunsets we only get in the late fall in Colorado.
It’s not always easy to fight against the current of what you’re “supposed to do” at your wedding. But it’s so worth it.
Lindsay and Fernando, we applaud your steadfast determination to have the wedding that reflected your own personalities and preferences! (Not to mention, I greatly appreciate that you actually laughed at all my cheesy jokes.) We hope you’re having a wonderful time on your honeymoon!