Teghan & Greg: Bear Witness

It’s a common piece of advice never to date your co-workers. It’s also the first piece of advice that Teghan and Greg ignored. When they met in Los Angeles four years ago, Greg was immediately smitten by Teghan, and though they were only two cubicles away, he chose to woo her through the timeless art of instant messaging. Once Teghan realized Greg wasn’t an intern, this strategy began to pay off. Gradually they began to spend time together outside of work, exploring the west side of LA and going on as many adventures as possible. And yes, falling in love. By the time I met this pair, they were living in San Francisco and were just one month away from their September wedding in Vail. Teghan and I connected over the greatness of Colorado (she’s a native, and I’m a transplant who’s smitten with this state) and being Buffs. Greg and I connected over our East Coast roots. And after we each shared our detailed google planning docs, our love for all things organized and online made evident, we knew our working relationship would be a great one too. I sprang into action tying up the loose ends that remained and putting the finishing touches on the day’s plans. Teghan and Greg were incredibly thoughtful about their ceremony which turned out to be one of the most unusual, touching and personal ones I have ever witnessed. They began the ceremony by having each person from the wedding party and their parents (who all walked down the aisle) put a meaningful object into their ‘wedding box’ and tell the story associated with it before taking their seat. There was laughter and tears and the level of intimacy was elevated. Once there was only Teghan and Greg standing at the head of the aisle, surrounded by the magnificent Gore Range, the ceremony continued with their beautiful vows. Cue more laughter, tears and intimacy.  

It’s a common piece of advice never to date your co-workers. It’s also the first piece of advice that Teghan and Greg ignored.

When they met in Los Angeles four years ago, Greg was immediately smitten by Teghan, and though they were only two cubicles away, he chose to woo her through the timeless art of instant messaging. Once Teghan realized Greg wasn’t an intern, this strategy began to pay off. Gradually they began to spend time together outside of work, exploring the west side of LA and going on as many adventures as possible. And yes, falling in love.

By the time I met this pair, they were living in San Francisco and were just one month away from their September wedding in Vail. Teghan and I connected over the greatness of Colorado (she’s a native, and I’m a transplant who’s smitten with this state) and being Buffs. Greg and I connected over our East Coast roots. And after we each shared our detailed google planning docs, our love for all things organized and online made evident, we knew our working relationship would be a great one too. I sprang into action tying up the loose ends that remained and putting the finishing touches on the day’s plans. Teghan and Greg were incredibly thoughtful about their ceremony which turned out to be one of the most unusual, touching and personal ones I have ever witnessed. They began the ceremony by having each person from the wedding party and their parents (who all walked down the aisle) put a meaningful object into their ‘wedding box’ and tell the story associated with it before taking their seat. There was laughter and tears and the level of intimacy was elevated. Once there was only Teghan and Greg standing at the head of the aisle, surrounded by the magnificent Gore Range, the ceremony continued with their beautiful vows. Cue more laughter, tears and intimacy.

 

The event was peppered with nods to Teghan's favorite animal, the bear.

They were married on the lawn at the base of Vail mountain on an unusually warm September day. The cocktail hour was just a few steps away on the patio of the Larkspur Restaurant where guests enjoyed the views and games of cornhole. Rose at Rose Petals Floral had warmly and elegantly arranged the main dining room with candles and blooms and instead of table numbers, guests sat at table animals that were handmade by a close friend of the couple. A truly fine and delicious dinner was served by Larkspur, followed by a serious dance party with the Denver-based, live band, Play’n Dirty. All of this was perfectly captured by the talented Jenny from Nate & Jenny Weddings.

Vendor love all in one place: Venue Larkspur Restaurant, Floral Rose Petals, Band Play’n Dirty, Photography Nate & Jenny WeddingsDress Truvelle from Bride Boutique, Hair & Makeup Side Door Salon, Lodging Tivoli Lodge and Manor Vail

To see more of this wedding, it was published on Borrowed & Blue.

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