Dave and Aurielle’s love story goes back over a decade to their freshmen year of high school in Loveland, Colorado. Over the next 11 years their relationship evolved through high school, college, new jobs and a move across the country to Washington, DC. On Christmas morning 2012, Dave proposed in a field filled with newly fallen snow and their puppy, Atlas, bounding around them. They planned for a summer wedding in Morrison, Colorado – an area surrounded by Red Rocks park where Dave and Aurielle have spent many days hiking and countless nights attending concerts. Willow Ridge Manor seemed to be the perfect venue with expansive views of the foothills, valleys, and Denver’s city lights in the distance. Dave and Aurielle fell in love with the venue’s outdoor space and took on the challenge of being the very first couple to hold both the ceremony and reception outside. No detail was overlooked, from the vintage Colorado and Washington DC stamps on the invitations to the glowing market lights strung over the space. The place settings included pieces of vintage china from both families, some even dating back to 1906. The vessels holding flowers, as well as the items that decorated the tables, all came from the homes of the couples’ family members. Family heritage was very important to the couple and they paid homage to the love of their families by decorating a set of vintage doors with wedding photos of their ancestors and a Victorian valentine that was hand made by Dave’s Great Great Grandfather. Oh, and no great night ends without fireworks!