After all the planning was said and done, brides reflected on their favorite moment from their big day. The moments that stuck out were simpler than expected, but filled with loved ones, gratitude and pure joy:
“My favorite moment was in between photos and the ceremony. Our photographer took us up Sunshine Canyon outside of Boulder, CO for some sunset photos. We parked his truck in a scenic spot, sat on the edge of the truck with a blanket, put on some Sorel boots and opened a bottle of champagne and toasted. The quiet moment at sunset was the perfect combination of beauty and remote scenery — the kind of spot that we seek in our every day. It calmed any nerves and allowed us a time alone to soak up the goodness of such a special day.” – Laura K.
“My highlight was the ceremony, specifically the vows. I had read them a few times before but never said them out loud. Looking into his eyes and saying my vows was way more emotional and meaningful than I could have ever imagined. A funny thing was both of our rings barely fit and it was such a struggle putting them on each other's fingers. The whole crowd was laughing with us and it was some nice comic relief.” – Emily C.
"My favorite memory of my wedding day is from the very end. Instead of dancing, which isn't really us, we had a bonfire at our small wedding. After the ceremony and the dinner were over, things settled down, and my husband and I sat snuggled up by the fire with our loved ones, listening to music and telling stories. It was a quiet moment in a whirlwind of a day, where I got to sit with the man I loved and really appreciate that we were officially in this life together forever." – Kara D.
“I think for me the biggest thing was just stepping back and looking at everyone who came that day! Looking around the room at all of the people we love most in the same place made my heart swell! Taking a second to breathe during the craziness of the day and really take in the love and joy of everyone who came to celebrate me was one of the most incredible moments!” – Olivia F.
“One of my favorite memories from our wedding was not something that I expected while we were planning our day. When my husband and I were announced into our reception and saw all of our friends and family gathered to celebrate us, we were absolutely overwhelmed with love. I had tunnel vision during the ceremony, too excited to marry the love of my life, so once we got to see all of the people who had poured into our lives, we lost it! Our goal during planning was to throw a big party with all of our friends, which helped us not to get caught up in the small details. It was a day straight from our dreams.” – Breanna D.