Lillie and Zach were married on a beautiful summer day at a lake home they rented in Colorado. Like so many couples this year, their plans changed, but they were able to make the most of it! Their immediate families joined them in their celebration.
After the first look, we went to the nearby Roxborough State Park for portraits. Roxborough State Park is full of incredible rock formations giving it the nickname, “Denver’s Garden of the Gods.”
After walking through the Fountain Valley Overlook area, we headed back to the house for the ceremony.
The family all worked together to decorate the yard with white flowers and eucalyptus, lanterns and special touches.
Lillie’s brother, Brian, performed the ceremony.
A new kind of family portrait.
Lillie shares, “Our original wedding plan was a more traditional weekend at a hotel with many more friends and family, but we ended up having a small backyard ceremony at an Airbnb with just our immediate families and grandparents, which allowed us to have a lot of family time during the week. It was nice to be together after not seeing everyone for so long (#2020).
We chose to DIY all of the flower arrangements and ceremony/reception set-up. Our families helped us with the prep work the day before to turn the Airbnb into a beautiful wedding venue. We are so grateful for all of their help!
The day was filled with lots of love (and good food). One of our favorite moments was when our siblings surprised us with a family game show that they had organized with our extended family. It was a special way to include our whole family on our wedding day, and it was a lot of fun.
Lillie and Zach shared their first dance to Van Morrison’s Moondance.
The couple has ties to Pittsburgh and one of the family favorite’s is Prantl’s Bakery’s burnt almond torte, which they had delivered for the occasion.
I can attest it is delicious!
The bakery boasts, “The torte has been named the Best Cake in America by the Huffington Post, the Best of Weddings Cakes by the Knot in 2018, and the Best Cake In Pennsylvania by the Food Network in 2018 and continues to be a Pittsburgh tradition today.”
Congratulations Lillie and Zach!
Special thanks to the team:
Rentals: Butler Rents
Flowers: Moxie and DIY arrangements
Lillie’s Ring: Mineralogy
Zach’s Ring: LaserboyzDesigns
Dinner: 240 Union
Cake: Prantl’s Bakery
Photography: Jessica Schmitt Photography