*see above. Some find adventure anywhere, any time. Case in point: This is how Jake spent his time waiting to see Joanne for the first time.
Below is the original post from their wedding, as written by Katie from Jenna Walker Photography. Enjoy the reminiscing!
‘There are no friends on a powder day.’ Or so the saying goes among skiers. It’s inevitable. The snow begins to envelope the hills in its sweet tastiness and otherwise great plans give way to the quest for face shots and long days of knee-deep powder.
Only such a power couple – so full of life – could draw up plans for a wedding that would trump this powder-day rule…and bring in a guest list chalk full of outdoor aficionados, Skiing Magazine adventurers, and do I say it – Canadians. On Sunday, the Canadians brought the weather with them. And the fun too.
Joanne & Jake are the type of people you can’t help but admire. They are the creative types. Adventurers. Authentic, no holds barred. All with the sort of humility that many aspire to but few attain. Joanne is a well-traveled, sharp-shooting architect. Jake – the Editor-in-Chief of Skiing Magazine: see also witty journalist disguised as a ski bum. Put the two together, give them a map – and you’ve got a story worth listening to. Sit down. Grab a beer. They will make you laugh.
Given this combination, it was with deep respect that the task of shooting their wedding would become. They know photography. They know clean lines and soft light and composition. But more than that, they understand what is real, what is true, what is them. Thank you, Jake & Joanne, for the honor and trust of having Katie from Jenna Walker Photographers document and the rest of us witness your special day – and more than that, for a glimpse into your lives and the people you choose to share it with.
A family full of writers makes for a series of toasts worthy of publishing. Everyone had a go at the mic – even the littlest lady of the family put in her two cents. As a finale to a series of 4 or 5 speeches, Jake toasted Joanne in a laugh-till-you-cry speech. It was probably one of the best speeches I’ve ever heard in all the weddings I’ve planned!
Loved their cupcakes by Tee and Cakes – the unique cupcake flags courtesy of the exquisite Alli at Bird Dog Press. Music at the reception was provided by Soul X and lighting by Starkey Productions.
Congrats Joanne and Jake! You truly set the bar high for what it means to live with joy, intensity and spontaneity. A big thank you to Colby Brown for joining to shoot with Katie from Jenna Walker Photographers. A huge and special thanks to Katie at Jenna Walker Photographers for letting me use her text for this blog (with minor additions)! Thanks Katie! You’re the best! How did you get to be so talented, great writer and great photographer all in one. Such an artist!
As lucky as we are at Calluna Events to help plan weddings with our clients, we are even more fortunate to work with such amazing and talented vendors.
The work of a wedding planner on the day of a wedding is multi-faceted. It entails making sure the bride and groom, their wedding party and families are happy, stress-free and in the right place at the right time. We execute the schedule we have developed over the past few months with each and every vendor in attendance. The help and coordination from the vendors is critical in ensuring the success and flow of the schedule and makes our job that much easier. For Joanne and Jake’s 2009 wedding we were lucky to have a team of some of the best wedding vendors in Colorado.
Happy anniversary Joanne and Jake!