I have said it before and I will say it again, I LOVE love. Especially when I get to see it is people like Mandy and Tim. Being at their wedding was such a joy. I honestly had the time of my life and it was all because two awesome people came together and committed to spend the rest of their lives together.
It started on a gorgeous Vail day. With Colorado spring, you never know what you are going to get. Mandy and Tim got pure blue skies and sunshine for miles. When I arrived to where Mandy and her girls were getting ready everyone was in high spirits but also just simply enjoying their time together. Mandy wasn’t yet done with hair and make-up and still was looking as gorgeous and radiant as ever. I knew it was going to be a great day.
We met Tim in Vail village for them to see each other for the first time. Mandy was glowing as she walked down the stairs to see Tim. My favorite moment of the day is when he knows she is coming and yet can’t see her yet. The anticipation is priceless. She snuck up behind him and just held him tight for a moment. Her head on his shoulder. Suddenly the world melted away. If you think I am cheesy, well you are right. When it comes to people who fit so perfectly together I get all caught up in how wonderful it is.
The rest of the day was awesome. The wedding party was so much fun to be around as we took pictures and there was an ease to the day. When we arrived to Donovan Pavilion a mariachi band was waiting for us and the guests to serenade before and after the ceremony. Tim and Mandy did an awesome job of bringing together both of their backgrounds and who they were with who they are now and who they want to be as a couple. The rest of the night proceeded the same way with sweet toasts from Lee, Tim’s brother choking up unexpectedly and Mandy’s cousins heartfelt slideshow and toast. They finished the night in style with the traditional wedding march, a photo booth, a late night taco bar and, of course, lots of dancing.
Mandy and Tim are two incredible people and together they make something extraordinary, everyone agrees. I think their love was perfectly expressed at the ceremony with a poem by e.e. cummings: