Christi and Noah’s DIY Colorado wedding was a no-frills fête with plenty of local charm and fresh details. They held their backyard-style celebration at The Lyon’s Farmette , a working sustainable farm, where there is the most whimsical tree branch strung with little lights to get married under. Wood fired artisanal pizza by Pizzeria Basta, a chalk-board table as a guest book alternative, jars and pitchers of handpicked flowers, and Christi’s short and summery wedding dress created a beautiful day free of any wedding clichés.
Before the Ring:
Like many couples, Christi and Noah met at work. It was Christi’s second job out of college and Noah’s first. It was an advertising agency and they happened to sit directly across from each other in the office. While working together on a number of their clients, they developed a friendship outside of work and would have described themselves as “best friends.” They did absolutely everything together and lived only a few blocks away from each other in Culver City, CA. It wasn’t until Christi moved on to another job, however, that they started dating. Six years later they got married.
From the Bride
Details of the Day:
It was important to us that the wedding stayed small and simple. There was no theme, no real agenda, no professional decorations and no real structure. Having been to dozens of weddings over the years that follow the same cliché format (ceremony, sit down dinner, speeches, father/daughter dance, first dance, money dance, cheesy DJ music, etc.) we made a point of going the opposite direction. It was low budget and low on frills on purpose.
The wedding was a true group effort. Our aunts, uncles, brothers, best friends, moms and dads did everything from setup the tables to arrange the flowers to pickup up the hay bails buy to buy the table cloths. We had no outside help (i.e. wedding coordinator).
Location, Location, Location:
We knew we wanted to be outside to take advantage of the beautiful Colorado summers. But we also knew that we wanted something intimate versus sprawling. The Lyons Farmette was the perfect size and had the perfect mix of grass area, farm area, and creek area.
Most Memorable Moment:
Hard to pin down one “favorite” moment, but sharing a hug and the magnitude of the moment with our parents directly after the ceremony was incredibly emotional, gratifying.