Our families and family friends live predominantly on opposite sides of the country from where we live in Colorado: Kansas & Missouri (for Shaun’s side) and California (for my side). Shaun and I quickly came to the realization that it would be difficult to make everyone fly or drive to one location to celebrate our marriage with all whom we love. The feasibility for most of our friends and family as we quickly determined would difficult -due to jobs, summer vacation, kids, school, money, etc.
So we opted to host a couple of mini-celebrations in our honor during our 6 month engagement and treat them all as important as the actual wedding day. That way, we can celebrate with all whom we love at one point or another during our betrothal period. 🙂
AML Money-Saving Wedding Tip:
Have Many Mini-Celebration In Honor Of Your Marriage & You Will Find That You Will Be Able To Save A Fair Amount Of Money On Your Wedding Day!
As promised, here are a few of our favorite photos from the Sip ‘n’ Meet Wedding Shower held for us by Shaun’s parents Mike & Barbara along with their wonderful group of friends in Kansas City, KS.
We are fortunate to have friends who are fantastic photographers! One of Shaun’s good old high school friends Heather Lanigan of Birds Of A Heather Photography, gifted us with what we feel was the best gift of all: capturing the moments we spent at the Sip ‘n’ Meet with friends and family. Here are a few of the special moments that she captured so lovingly. We highly recommend Birds Of A Heather Photography to capture your special moments! Heather has a fantastic eye, professional attitude and provides a quick turnaround when you want to see polished photos!
Stay tuned for our next post that will cover our Engagement Party hosted at our home, Sierra Dorado Ranch in Golden, Colorado!