Wild Basin Lodge, Commitment Ceremony, Allenspark, Colorado. The Coolest Toast from their wedding was from Kate’s dad. It was very simple yet profound, “It is my wish for you that years from now, you are able to look back on this day and realize it was the day you loved each other the least.”
Allenspark, Colorado is located between Boulder and Estes Park. The Wild Basin Lodge was constructed in the early 1900’s and is among the first luxury establishments in the mountains. The lodge proudly adheres to a green policy and routinely wins acclaim for its cuisine, the lodge serves only organic meats and seafood that are never farm raised, color added or hormone treated.
The couple incorporated personalized details into their special day in order to celebrate Kate’s heritage. A lei ceremony, tropical floral designs and a Ketubah that Sita made at the rehearsal dinner were all included. The Ketubah was included in the vows for their ceremony. A Ketubah is a significant popular form of Jewish ceremonial art. The Jewish tradition of hiddur mitzvah calls for ceremonial objects such as the ketubah to be made as beautiful as possible.
A lei ceremony is a beautiful island tradition usually held during the wedding ceremony and led by an officiant. A few Hawaiin sayings are personalized for the couple by the officiant expressing the love the couple shares for one another. Then the couple is asked by the officiant to exchange leis as a symbol of their love and commitment to one another. This is usually followed by a kiss on the cheek. Next, the couple is instructed to offer leis to their parents as a symbol of the couples gratitude, respect and love.
The couple wanted to have a little Hawaii twist since they both love Hawaii and b/c that’s where they honeymooned. Many of the flowers used in their arrangements were from Hawaii as well where Sita’s mother resides.
Boulder Bride dressed the stylish wedding party and Sita also found her dress there. Kate found her Ann Klein suit at Macy’s and her stand out purple oxfords at Cole Haan.
Their photographer was Alison Rose. The couple was immediately put at ease after meeting with her and found her accepting and approachable. Their photos capture their personality as a couple and they are thrilled with the compliments they continue to receive on their wedding photos.
Sturtz and Copeland located in Boulder, Colorado handled their flowers and Indulge Bakery in Lafayette, Colorado created their wedding cake.
The couple used Mike from “A DJ For Hire” as their DJ and he kept the crowd moving all night. Their first dance song Seals’ version of “Let’s Stay Together” and their recessional song was “You are Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne.
Jim Mousseau, the husband of one of Sita’s adopted moms was their officiate and he helped make their day picture perfect and plan the personal details they wanted to incorporate.
Hair and makeup for the bride and wedding party was created by Jeanice Prohs of Estes Park. She was was celebrating her 18th wedding anniversary the day of Sita & Kate’s wedding adding a fun detail to the day.
The Coolest Toast from their wedding was from Kate’s dad. It was very simple yet profound, “It is my wish for you that years from now, you are able to look back on this day and realize it was the day you loved each other the least.”