Today, we’re looking back on Nicole + Darren’s beautiful September wedding day (from 2019). We’re admittedly late to the game sharing this one with you— but the wait was worth it, promise. From our first interaction with Nicole + Darren, we were all in. These two are as real, caring and loving as it gets. AND they met in Mongolia. Who meets in Mongolia?! Nicole + Darren do, that’s who.
Their wedding delivered the perfect balance of comfort and elegant with a playful spin on those traditional Fall vibes. A beautiful circular arch adorned with florals framed the ceremony site. A wood-fired oven cranked out pizza for dinner and their reception space, warm + inviting on a brisk Fall evening.
Given that these two loves met in the Peace Corps, travel is a very important part of their relationship. In lieu of a traditional guestbook, N+D opted for a copy of Lonely Planet’s ‘The Travel Book’— with a special request from guests. They wanted each guest to sign and place a bookmark on the page of a country they have visited or wanted N+D to visit.
We’ll always hold a special place in our hearts for Nicole + Darren’s River Bend wedding day. Cheers, guys! A belated share but we couldn’t have been more honored to help you plan your wedding day.
Venue: River Bend, Lyons, CO
Planning + Design: root + gather events
Florals: Plume & Furrow
Photography: Kailey Marie Photography
Catering + Bartending: Mountain Crust
Calligraphy + Table Numbers: Handsome Love Co.