Photos: Paige Eden Photography, Denver, CO | Event Planning: Christian Wilkins, Bella Dia Events, Colorado Springs
Kiera & Lee in Colorado Springs, CO
It all started with a dance. Lee couldn't resist asking Kiera to take a spin across the floor at a Colorado bar. She accepted and they had their first dinner date later that week. Kiera and Lee spent the next two-and-a-half years dancing and dining.
The Bride Kiera Hughes, 26, a sales executive
The GroomLee Zink, 28, an oil and gas landman
The Date October 3
Then one evening, Lee came home with a case full of wine and a dozen red roses. Lee told Kiera that the wine store next to the florist had a sale and he decided to stock up on her favorites. As Kiera was looking through the bottles she pulled out one that read "Kiera, will you marry me?" on the label. Then he got down on one knee, opened the ring box and asked her in person. "I was in shock because I wasn’t expecting it to happen that way on a Friday at 5 o'clock!" says Kiera. She said yes, and the couple married a year later in an outdoor fall ceremony.
- Carrie Chambers