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Groom dips bride and kisses her in front of Union Station in Denver at Christmas

Winter Wedding in the City was photographed by Tina of Tina Joiner Photography.

How they met

Bryan: Erin and I met at a housewarming party towards the end of December 2017. The new homeowner was a childhood friend of mine and a college friend of Erin’s. We had some fun conversations that night. When the party dissipated, I asked our mutual friend some “recon” questions, it turned out Erin was in a relationship. Since we weren’t formally acquainted, I swept the idea away and didn’t think anymore of it at all.

Fast forward six months later, at a Fourth of July party in 2018, we were reacquainted. Erin had actually moved into that house that our friend had purchased as her roommate and Erin and her roommates ended up coming to this 4th of July party together as a house. It had been about a month since Erin had ended her relationship, but I was not privy to this information, so I was polite and cordial but I gave her a pretty cold shoulder as Erin likes to say — but in my defense I am certainly not a home-wrecker! All in due time as I like to say when I tell our story!

Over the next several weeks, as she integrated into our friend group, and we were around each other more and more, I quickly found out that she was available and our friendship began. some might say I’m a bit of a slow mover, but after four weeks of texting and casual dating, I asked her to be my girlfriend. And that was just the start of our adventure! Camping, New York City at Christmas time, Boston, Los Angeles, we did a lot within our first six months of dating! We settled down a bit and didn’t travel as much in the second half of our first year — but that was because I quickly knew that a proposal would be due soon enough.

How did you propose?

Bryan: On our one year anniversary, I had secretly gathered all of our friends and family into a backyard. I had led her there under the ruse of having dinner with one of our closest couple friends. I had a photographer hiding, and proposed with a picture book that I wrote and illustrated that told the story of our relationship so far. At the end, all of our friends and family popped out as a surprise and we had a barbecue and engagement party right then and there!

Planning during Covid

Engagement in general was hard for us, we toured 10 different venues before we found THE perfect one. But then COVID happened — and not only did we not get to get married in our perfect venue, but we ended up re-planning three separate times which means the wedding we finally had was the fourth wedding we had planned. Ultimately though, we feel extremely blessed because even though this wasn’t the wedding that we had originally imagined, I wouldn’t have it any other way! We had so many people show up and give their time and money and effort to make that day as special as it possibly could have been!

Vendors

Venue | LifeGate Denver
Wedding Coordinator | Kyler Kregel
Photographer | Tina Joiner Photography
Dress | The Bridal Collection
Floral Arch | Alegre Weddings and Events
Bridesmaid Dresses | Revelry
Jewelry | Olive + Piper
Hair & Makeup | Krista Tarnowski
Rings | Shane Company
Cake | Martens Sweet Market

Macro image of wedding bands with holiday greenery
Winter wedding bride details and accessories
Bride and bridesmaids get ready and are wearing matching pajamas.
Erin gets dressed on her wedding day in her wedding dress with lace long sleeves decorated with rhinestone details.
Ladies pray over bride before her wedding ceremony
Groom and groomsmen getting ready.
Bride has a first look with her dad and both are very happy and emotional.
Bride and groom share a first touch where they hold hands but cannot see each other.
Erin walks down the aisle toward Bryan smiling.
Bride and groom pray and share vows during their holiday ceremony.
Bride and groom share vows at their wedding during Christmastime
At the end of the wedding ceremony, bride and groom kiss and groom dips bride, she laughs and kisses him again.
Bride and Groom smile as they exit their wedding ceremony.
Bride in her off the shoulder gown and a long veil at her indoor winter wedding.
Groom at his winter wedding during covid
Bride and groom with their bridal party in w inter with snow around.
Groom with groomsmen with snow on the ground at winter wedding
Bride with her bridesmaids at a December wedding.
Bridal party in winter with snow on the ground.
Bryan and Erin stand embracing with snow around them at their wedding during winter
Bride and groom stand looking at each other and holding hands with snow on the ground.
Bride and groom embrace during their wedding photos in winter
Groom leads bride by the hand in the snow during their winter wedding in Denver Colorado
Bride wears lace long sleeve wedding gown with fur wrap and long veil.
Groom wears grey and black tux jacket and black bowtie.
Bride and groom snuggle close in the cold winter air at their December wedding.
Bride and groom who got married in Denver.
Bride and groom embrace in front of fountains as brides veil flies in the air behind her.
Holiday reception details with macaroons and holiday ornaments
Bride and groom share their first dance.
Bride and groom share dances with their parents at their wedding ceremony with Christmas trees all around.
Bride and groom holding hands and kissing.
Bride and groom cut their wedding cake.
Sparkler exit at a winter wedding.
Bride and groom take photos outside at night in Denver.
Bride and Groom embrace at night in the city.
Bride and groom take indoor photos at Union Station in downtown Denver at Christmas time.
Groom dips bride and kisses her in front of Union Station in Denver at Christmas

Winter Wedding in the City was photographed by Tina of Tina Joiner Photography.

How they met

Bryan: Erin and I met at a housewarming party towards the end of December 2017. The new homeowner was a childhood friend of mine and a college friend of Erin’s. We had some fun conversations that night. When the party dissipated, I asked our mutual friend some “recon” questions, it turned out Erin was in a relationship. Since we weren’t formally acquainted, I swept the idea away and didn’t think anymore of it at all.

Fast forward six months later, at a Fourth of July party in 2018, we were reacquainted. Erin had actually moved into that house that our friend had purchased as her roommate and Erin and her roommates ended up coming to this 4th of July party together as a house. It had been about a month since Erin had ended her relationship, but I was not privy to this information, so I was polite and cordial but I gave her a pretty cold shoulder as Erin likes to say — but in my defense I am certainly not a home-wrecker! All in due time as I like to say when I tell our story!

Over the next several weeks, as she integrated into our friend group, and we were around each other more and more, I quickly found out that she was available and our friendship began. some might say I’m a bit of a slow mover, but after four weeks of texting and casual dating, I asked her to be my girlfriend. And that was just the start of our adventure! Camping, New York City at Christmas time, Boston, Los Angeles, we did a lot within our first six months of dating! We settled down a bit and didn’t travel as much in the second half of our first year — but that was because I quickly knew that a proposal would be due soon enough.

How did you propose?

Bryan: On our one year anniversary, I had secretly gathered all of our friends and family into a backyard. I had led her there under the ruse of having dinner with one of our closest couple friends. I had a photographer hiding, and proposed with a picture book that I wrote and illustrated that told the story of our relationship so far. At the end, all of our friends and family popped out as a surprise and we had a barbecue and engagement party right then and there!

Planning during Covid

Engagement in general was hard for us, we toured 10 different venues before we found THE perfect one. But then COVID happened — and not only did we not get to get married in our perfect venue, but we ended up re-planning three separate times which means the wedding we finally had was the fourth wedding we had planned. Ultimately though, we feel extremely blessed because even though this wasn’t the wedding that we had originally imagined, I wouldn’t have it any other way! We had so many people show up and give their time and money and effort to make that day as special as it possibly could have been!

Vendors

Venue | LifeGate Denver
Wedding Coordinator | Kyler Kregel
Photographer | Tina Joiner Photography
Dress | The Bridal Collection
Floral Arch | Alegre Weddings and Events
Bridesmaid Dresses | Revelry
Jewelry | Olive + Piper
Hair & Makeup | Krista Tarnowski
Rings | Shane Company
Cake | Martens Sweet Market

Macro image of wedding bands with holiday greenery
Winter wedding bride details and accessories
Bride and bridesmaids get ready and are wearing matching pajamas.
Erin gets dressed on her wedding day in her wedding dress with lace long sleeves decorated with rhinestone details.
Ladies pray over bride before her wedding ceremony
Groom and groomsmen getting ready.
Bride has a first look with her dad and both are very happy and emotional.
Bride and groom share a first touch where they hold hands but cannot see each other.
Erin walks down the aisle toward Bryan smiling.
Bride and groom pray and share vows during their holiday ceremony.
Bride and groom share vows at their wedding during Christmastime
At the end of the wedding ceremony, bride and groom kiss and groom dips bride, she laughs and kisses him again.
Bride and Groom smile as they exit their wedding ceremony.
Bride in her off the shoulder gown and a long veil at her indoor winter wedding.
Groom at his winter wedding during covid
Bride and groom with their bridal party in w inter with snow around.
Groom with groomsmen with snow on the ground at winter wedding
Bride with her bridesmaids at a December wedding.
Bridal party in winter with snow on the ground.
Bryan and Erin stand embracing with snow around them at their wedding during winter
Bride and groom stand looking at each other and holding hands with snow on the ground.
Bride and groom embrace during their wedding photos in winter
Groom leads bride by the hand in the snow during their winter wedding in Denver Colorado
Bride wears lace long sleeve wedding gown with fur wrap and long veil.
Groom wears grey and black tux jacket and black bowtie.
Bride and groom snuggle close in the cold winter air at their December wedding.
Bride and groom who got married in Denver.
Bride and groom embrace in front of fountains as brides veil flies in the air behind her.
Holiday reception details with macaroons and holiday ornaments
Bride and groom share their first dance.
Bride and groom share dances with their parents at their wedding ceremony with Christmas trees all around.
Bride and groom holding hands and kissing.
Bride and groom cut their wedding cake.
Sparkler exit at a winter wedding.
Bride and groom take photos outside at night in Denver.
Bride and Groom embrace at night in the city.
Bride and groom take indoor photos at Union Station in downtown Denver at Christmas time.
Groom dips bride and kisses her in front of Union Station in Denver at Christmas

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