Addie and Eric’s Stonewall Farm wedding was laid back, romantic and personal. On a very warm fall day, these two said “I Do” at a small farm venue in the rolling foothills of Berthoud, CO. When you plan a fall wedding in Colorado, you can never know what to expect from the weather. It could be 40 degrees and raining or, like it was on that Saturday, it could be 90 degrees and sunny. Let me tell you, I’ll take 90 degrees and sunny in September ANY DAY. It was B. E. A. U. T. I. F. U. L.
Addie first met Eric at a friend’s birthday party. What she loved most about him from the second she saw Eric was how he bounced right into the bar without knowing anybody and immediately made friends with everybody. She loved his confidence, friendliness and ability to just make people laugh, including her. When they first met they lived in different states and were both in another relationship. But as those relationships ended and they dated around with other people, the moment that Eric knew Addie was the one for him was during a date. The entire time during that date, all Eric could think about was getting home so he could talk to Addie. As their relationship began, they still lived hundreds of miles away from each other. But over the several years they dated apart, they traveled over 23,000 miles to see each other as often as they could.
Finally Eric’s job in the military brought him to Colorado to live with Addie. On a random Friday night, Eric arranged for Addie’s sister to take her out to coffee. When Addie returned, Eric was waiting for her with a dozen roses, a ring and one question: Will you marry me? Which brings us to September 15th, 2018.
Stonewall Farm is a 20 acre horse estate turned private wedding venue. The back patio surrounded by walls of deep green ivy and a fireplace is the most romantic setting for cocktail hour and dancing under the stars. As you walk down the narrow road surrounded by white picket fences, the dust kicks up a bit as you get to the ceremony site – a country field with the Rocky Mountains framed in the wooden arch. All of the guests’ favorite thing about Stonewall Farm was the horses living on the property. While we were taking family pictures near the barn, the horses were poking their heads out the window just begging for someone to give them some green grass that grew on the other side.
After getting ready in the vintage ranch home, Addie and Eric decided to do a first look. Every couple has different reasons for doing or foregoing a first look, but for Addie and Eric it gave them a sense of calm to shake the jitters that inevitably come before walking down the aisle and saying your vows in front of all your family and friends. So Addie and Eric had a private moment out in a field, under a giant cottonwood tree whose leaves were giving a hint of fall’s yellows.
As the guests were seated and Eric stood tall beneath the arch next to his best man and groomsmen, Addie rode up the dirt rode in a carriage drawn by a single white horse. Her dad helped Addie out of the carriage and together with both her parents, Addie walked towards the guy who made her feel most alive.
Addie’s friend from high school officiated the ceremony. Can I just say that I stinkin’ LOVE that this is a trend in weddings these days! Gone are the days that you get a random dude you found on the internet or the pastor you haven’t seen since you were 8 to officiate THE most important moment in your life. Addie’s friend was able to bring in laughter, fun stories about these two and make it so much more meaningful.
Their reception was held outdoors along long farmhouse tables filled with their closest family and friends. And as the sun dipped behind the mountains, Marquee lights dangles above the tables giving a magical glow. To end the night, guests lined up along the driveway. They lit sparklers and cheered as Mr. and Mrs. Foster came running through – heading towards their next adventure in life.
The amazing wedding vendor team that made Addie + Eric’s Stonewall Farm wedding in Berthoud, Colorado possible:
Captured by: We, The Light Photography // Wedding Venue: Stonewall Farm // Florist: Sugar n’ Stems // Cake + Cupcakes: Andrea Binion // Wedding Dress Shop: a&be // Wedding Dress Designer: Anais Anette // Catering: Georgia Boys BBQ // DJ: A Music Plus
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