From The Bride:
I met JD through my second cousin Eric. JD and Eric were best friends in high school, and when I moved to New York City as a 19 year old, Eric introduced me to some of his friends. JD and I hit it off pretty quickly and were dating a month or two later.
After a few months of stops and starts in the romance, and neither of us totally sure where it was all headed, we decided to do some traveling together to volunteer in India. We figured we’d end up coming back fully committed, or just friends. For the first couple weeks there, it really looked like the “just friends” option was the more likely, but on a fateful night in Jaipur, all of that changed. After a long drive from Delhi, we settled in to our hotel and went to give each other our customary kiss goodnight. This time though, everything was different. For whatever reason, this kiss was magic – and we’ve been together literally ever since.
Cut to 10 years later, and JD and I have finally gotten engaged. He proposed to me in Telluride as well, at one of our favorite little hike and picnic spots up in the mountains. We always knew the wedding would be in Telluride, where his family is from, and a place I had fallen in love with over the years. Nature is very important to us both so it felt like a no-brainer of a location.
We worked with Wendy Jacobs of Soiree Telluride who had worked with JD’s family before, and she helped us navigate the planning of our big day. Fortunately, JD and I are very compatible aesthetically and had a strong vision for what we wanted the day to feel and look like – a mix of new and old, modern and rustic, city and mountain. We were very active in the planning of our wedding and I think it showed in the final product. It felt very personal, and I think all the guests really saw JD and I in the event.
It really was the best day ever. I just wish we could do it all again!