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You’re Invited to the Sylvan Wedding

Four years ago today the hubs and I got married high atop a mountain on Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.

We essentially eloped—my sister, Zack’s brother and sister in law, and her cousins were the only guests. Peaceful, stress-free, and 100% us.

Because I’m sure that almost everyone reading this hasn’t known us that long but are friends that would come celebrate with us, why don’t you put on your wedding best and come to the Sylvan wedding:

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As is our style, we took a #sylvanroadtrip from Jersey to Omaha to Boulder – and celebrated our arrival at a speakeasy
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We hiked to Bear Lake (almost 10,000 ft) to get the best views
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Zack had never been to Colorado – the boy trusted me to plan the entire wedding
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Snow-capped mountains were a must at the ceremony
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Our invited guests – we had dozens more all around the lake that stopped their hikes and watched the wedding
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Maid of Honor and best sister ever
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Family shot
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Stylin’ Sylvan men
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#1 goal of the wedding – no stress. Check!
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Best day of my life
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Paparazzi – people actually stopped us to take our picture
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Is anyone surprised that I would pick a wedding location where I’d get all dirty?
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The girls and I walked to Whole Foods in downtown Boulder that morning to make our own bouquet out of Colorado wildflowers
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Again, is anyone surprised that we also had a dog at the wedding?
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Aw
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Best spot for a wedding
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Team Sylvan
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After a picnic lunch we did a quick wardrobe change and went for a hike to a lake at 12,000 ft
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Where we had snowball fights
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And had views that took our breath away
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And were way overdressed
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The next day we did more hikes around Boulder with the family
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And we spent the next two weeks honeymooning and camping in Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Jackson Hole, WY
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And it was awesome
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Cheers!

Thanks for coming! Don’t forget to take a favor and sign the guest book!

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