An Outdoor Mountain Wedding at the Lower Lake Ranch in Pine, Colorado
Megan, 27, a contracts coordinator, and Adam, 26, an investments specialist, met when they started working at the same bank. After dating for a few years, Adam surprised Megan with a weekend getaway to Disneyland. “As we were walking around the park, we walked by the caricature artists,” Megan says. “He mentioned that we should get ours drawn. It was pleasant as we chatted with the artist about our background and how Adam and I had met. The artist sat facing us, so neither Adam nor myself could see what she was drawing. After about an hour, I started getting a little bored, and noticed that a crowd had gathered around our picture, watching the artist draw. I remember thinking, ‘Why are all of these people watching us? She must be doing a really good job!’ The artist finally asked me if I was ready to see the drawing, and I excitedly replied yes. She slowly turned the drawing around and handed it to me, but instead of being a drawing of Adam and I simply sitting there, it was a drawing of Adam holding out a diamond ring to me with a talk bubble over his head asking, ‘Megan, will you marry me?’ My mind went into serious overdrive trying to comprehend what was happening. I turned to Adam and he was on one knee holding out the real ring with the biggest grin on his face. I started tearing up, of course, and said yes. It turns out Adam had planned the whole proposal out over phone and email with Disneyland and the caricature artist several weeks before we ever flew out to California.” Megan and Adam exchanged vows overlooking Colorado’s mountains at the Lower Lake Ranch. Their wedding was during the week of flooding, but the sun came through for their wedding. They followed with a rustic indoor reception. Using DIY details and vintage accents, the couple had a “them” wedding. “I opted to not limit myself by choosing colors or themes, and instead adopted the attitude, if we like it, then we'll do it, if we don't, then we won’t,” Megan says.