Evergreen Wedding Professionals- Liz & Dave Carlson What Happens When You Have a Great Team
One of the many goals of EverWedd is to help promote one another locally and get to work together on a regular basis and hopefully stay closer to our homes here in the foothills. Well, Liz’s mom, who lives here in Evergreen, thought it was a brilliant idea! The Moyle/Carlson wedding used a record 11 EverWedd members! I can’t tell you how amazingly smooth it made the day. You see, I didn’t have to introduce myself to the DJ, he was already a friend! I gave Liz, the florist, a hug when I arrived, and I knew exactly who to ask about dinner on the catering team when I got a second to grab a bite to eat. It was so wonderful! It was like working with a big family who is all interested in the other’s success and the experience of our clients. Add in a super fun wedding party, a fabulous wedding planner, a Frank Sinatra impersonator, a beautiful location, and an adorable couple, and you pretty much get one of my favorite weddings ever.
Where to even start… what a beautiful, fun day! It seems as though every weekend I find myself in a different place. Downtown Denver, Winter Park, Aspen, etc. I love it! But there was something so special about starting my day at Liz’s parents house just up the street from my studio here in Evergreen. Not only did I spend the entire day less than 15 mins from home, but I got to share the day with wonderful people and other great vendors.
I have to tell a story though. Even the best laid plans, with wonderful people, still end up with hitches on their wedding days. The important thing is how you deal with it! Here’s our fun story for the day. Liz & Dave had arranged for a very large, 26 person Hummer Limo to pick them up at the church. There had been a few hours scheduled in between the ceremony and reception. Guests were headed to their hotels to freshen up, and the wedding party was headed out in the limo with the bride and groom to a beautiful location for great pictures. Everyone piled in the limo and the driver followed me us to the park just a few minutes away! Well all of the sudden I realize that the limo isn’t behind us any more. Huh. That’s strange. So Tyler and I pull over to wait… and still nothing. Hmm. So we turn around and head back down the road to see what’s up. We find the very large limousine headed BACKWARDS back down the street! As we pull up to the driver, he shouts out, “I think we lost the transmission!” We clear the road behind him and not too far back, we find a pull off large enough to accommodate the super-sized car. Sure enough, after emptying the limo’s passengers onto the side of the road, it’s confirmed. It will not go forward. It’s a goner. Being the amazing couple that Liz & Dave are, they didn’t sweat it all. And my thought… Guess we’re taking pictures here! Luckily we were within the parks’ boundaries, so everything was open and accessible. (If we had been just a bit further back we would have been stopped in someone’s front yard!) I called Emily, the wedding coordinator, and let her know what was going on. Because the schedule had so much time set aside for us to take photos, we weren’t in any hurry, and it gave her plenty of time to arrange a new ride for us. In the meantime, we had a party on the side of the road! (I’ve included it in a few pictures) We cranked up the music in the limo, opened the doors, brought out the champagne and had a grand old time. JUST as it started to sprinkle, our new shuttle arrived and we got to the lake house 5 minutes prior to our scheduled time! HA!
This just shows how important it is to have a team you can trust. I was on the phone with Emily right away, assured the bride and groom that things were taken care of and relayed all the important information to Emily. (this is one of the MANY reasons it’s great to have a coordinator! Can you even imagine if I would have had to call the mother of the bride to try and figure out how to get 26 people back to the reception?!) Emily kept me updated and I was ready to scrap the plan of the park and what I had scouted and go with the flow! And really, I think we’re pretty lucky we live where we live because the images are still beautiful! I don’t think it would have been nearly as easy if we were stranded on the side of the highway in Denver. But Bravo to Liz & Dave who didn’t get stressed about it one bit! We actually had so much fun that I can’t imagine their day any other way. Huge congrats to Liz & Dave! Thank you so much for asking me to be a part of your day!
Post by: Erin M. Cady- Art & Soul Photography
The amazing team of EverWedd vendors:
Photographer: Art & Soul Photography
Wedding Planner: Emily- Particulars Planning
Venue: Evergreen Lake House
DJ: Chris- Evergreen DJ
Florist: Liz- Fluer de Liz
Catering: Fresh Tracks
Transportation: A Charter Company
Invitations & Programs: The Watermark
Liquor: Evergreen Discount Liquors