Driven by mutual spontaneity and a desire to travel overseas for volunteer work, Crystal Scott and Adam Boysen quit their jobs and headed to Ottawa, Ontario, for an orientation session prior to being displaced in Cambodia and Uganda, respectively. Their bond was instant and, despite having to part ways shortly after meeting, they kept in touch. â€œFast forward three months and countless emails and Skype dates later," says Crystal. "We finally decided we couldn't wait another nine months to see each other again so we planned our first dateâ€”a ten day trip in India! We knew this was either going to be the beginning of something amazing or the longest first date in history! Luckily for us, it was the former and now weâ€™re Mr. and Mrs.!"
After dating for three years, Crystal and Adam decided to kick off their wedding weekend with a mountainside rehearsal dinner at Devil's Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, Colorado, on January 3, 2013. "We lived in Seattle and planned a winter destination in the Colorado mountains," Crystal says. "Then, we fell in love with Colorado while planning our wedding and moved there a few months later!"
Crystal, founder of Bespoke Style Studio, created a relaxed, rural setting by including natural elements such as wood veneer plates and white votive candles. The pastoral centerpieces, designed by Love This Day Events, anchored the dÃ©cor with arrangements of hydrangeas, brunia gray balls, and dusty miller.
Keeping in mind that their weekend was a destination wedding for many of their guests, the duo treated friends and family to authentic Colorado comfort food. The menu included tequila and ancho chile marinated baby back ribs, smoked wild game sausages, smoked ham hocks, cheddar and jalapeÃ±o spoon bread, and several other mouthwatering dishes.