Betsy & Tony in Estes Park, CO
Betsy got the surprise of her life one morning when she, Tony, and their dog, Rocco, set out on hike. About a mile in, they stumbled upon a stone cottage with a fire burning in its fireplace -- Tony suggested they check it out. Betsy walked in to discover candles everywhere, a blanket and picnic basket, champagne, mistletoe, and ornaments tied to the wood rafters. "I immediately thought, We have to get out of here now," says Betsy. "I thought we'd walked in on someone else's surprise!" When Tony got down on one knee, she realized it was all for her.
The Bride Betsy Lane, 27, immigration adviser
The Groom Tony Vachino, 30, information architect
The Date August 9
The couple planned to tie the knot eight months later. Since Betsy is from St. Louis and Tony is from Baltimore, they thought it’d be unfair to make one family travel, so they decided to host a destination wedding in Colorado. The outdoorsy duo felt that the mountain locale really suited their comfortable, modern style.
- Jenna Joyce