The rustic elegance and overall joy expressed through these photos by Ashley Davis Photography is going to leave me smiling all day. The beautiful, natural atmosphere of the Lyons Farmette, in Boulder Colorado is such a perfect place for an intimate wedding and by the looks of it Joey and Stephen thought so too! Joey radiates such charisma and joyfulness in these photos, even when it rained after the ceremony she looked like the happiest woman on earth! I am head over heels for the organic styled yellow and cream bouquet by Living Interiors and the little bits of energetic yellow here and there as a theme throughout the day. Read below for more details…
How They Met:
Joey has her MA in Counseling Psychology, and loves NY Times Crossword Puzzles, yoga, hiking, cooking, and meditation. Stephen is the CEO and founder of a 3D software company in Boulder, who loves to study history, to be active, hike with the dogs, and he makes a mean Margarita! Their relationship began when Joey was a hostess at The Kitchen Cafe in Boulder, CO, and Stephen was a regular patron. They slowly got to know each other, and over time (and one marathon conversation), found that they had many shared passions, similar worldviews, and both had the hope to start a family someday. “We share a deep love of our families and friends, and find that spending time with those we love enriches our relationship and gives us lots of support,” says Joey.
Details of the Day (from the Bride):
Food is a major shared passion of Stephen and mine, and we wanted the meal to play a big part of the night. Our caterer was fantastic and incorporated produce from The Farmette, as well as sourced all ingredients locally. Special touches were our Buddhist wedding vows, and the fact that it poured rain from our cocktail hour on into the night! It had been a notoriously dry summer in Colorado, so we like to think that our wedding rain helped out the land! The farmers had tears in their eyes because they were so grateful for the rain. Our guests said that the rain was actually their favorite part- so thank goodness we had rented a tent at the last minute, or else everyone would have been drenched!
Most Memorable Moment (from the Bride):
When I close my eyes and envision my favorite moment, I recall the feelings that I had when my father walked me down the aisle. It was such a pure, emotional moment, and I felt that my mother (who recently passed away)was there too. When I walked down the aisle and saw Stephen’s face smiling at me, I felt full of love and joy, and so happy that we had our closest friends and family there to witness us on that day. It was a profound experience of letting go and feeling so grounded during my transition to becoming a wife!
On the Location:
We chose the Lyons Farmette because we wanted to be outside and enjoy the natural beauty of Colorado, as well as giving our guests a unique experience. We loved the Farmette because of the precious animals, luscious vegetables and colorful flowers. But honestly, what made the location so special was the kindness of Betsy and Mike, who are the owners. Not only did they invite us in their house when we toured, we sat with them as they ate their pancakes and eggs, and then got a tour of their home, which is on the property. They were engaged and loving from the start, and we felt that we had such true supporters in them. They helped us so much, and we will forever be grateful to them!
Photography: Ashley Davis Photography / Venue: The Lyons Farmette / Florist: Living Interiors / Caterer: I Cook You Eat / Baker: Nathan Miller / Event Planner: DIY (Bride & Groom) / Music: Conjunto Colores / Makeup Artist: Randee Estes / Hair Stylist: Jacqui Jolly / Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier (from www.recycledbride.com ) / Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN / Shoes: Tory Burch (from Nordstrom) / Groom’s Suit: Brooks Brothers