Ciara and Jonathan’s Telluride wedding had all the things I love to see in a wedding. Not the details or the view (although those were gorgeous, anyway). After all, when the cake has been devoured and the flowers have withered and the last song has played, the things that remain from a wedding day are the memories created from big wedding day emotions.
And the emotions felt by everyone on Ciara and Jonathan’s wedding day were the biggest and in lavish abundance. There was the pride that lit up Ciara’s father’s face every time he looked at her. The delight brought by the world’s best flower guy. The am-I-nervous-or-excited-or-a-little-bit-of-both feeling that Ciara and Jonathan experienced as the musicians began the processional music. And that was just during the ceremony!
The toasts brought happy tears and belly laughs in equal number while the dance party filled their guests with unbridled joy through debauchery. And at the end of the night, when we stole Ciara and Jonathan away for one final mini-portrait session under a sky filled with billions of stars, the newlyweds basked in the peace and serenity that only comes when you’re loved wholly and completely.
Ciara and Jonathan, we’ve had such a great time getting to know you two! You are both so kind and down-to-earth and together, you’re the very definition of soulmates. Cheers to many years of happiness!
I love to ask couples after their wedding what their favorite part of the day was. One answer I hear often are the toasts. It makes perfect sense when you think about it. When else in your life will your friends and family feel compelled to gush about all the things they love and resect about you? So even if you don’t want to spend too much time on toasts before getting to the party, I wouldn’t suggest skipping it all together. After all, that may be the time when your stoic father, who held his emotions in all day, finally lets the waterworks out!
Ceremony: San Sophia Overlook
Reception: Gorrono Ranch
Coordination: K2 Events (with AW Events)
Stationery: Lucky Onion
Florals: Earth Tones Floral
Ceremony music: Telluride Strings
DJ: DJ Naka G
Photo booth: Telluride Photo Booth
Transportation: Mountain Limos