Kate + Chandler: Post Wedding Tour Event

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The Final Stop: Boulder

What do you do when your friends live around the country and you don’t want to burden them with the expense of traveling to your wedding?

For Kate and Chandler, that meant having a small, intimate family wedding in their home town, Chicago. Then, over the next year, they made stops at key locations to celebrate with friends. Hence, the wedding tour was born.

The final stop in the country-wide wedding tour took place in September at a backyard celebration in Boulder. Friends of the couple put together a casual, but elegant post-wedding event.

Wedding Tour Details

Many touches contributed to the wedding theme without looking or feeling overly bridal. The bride wore flowers in her hair from her mother’s wedding gown. Decor included an album of the ceremony and reception held back in Chicago. Also, a sign welcomed guests to take an instant photo or leave sage advice for the couple on floral-decorated paper. A printed copy of the wedding vows also helped friends feel connected to the main event.

The evening sparkled with twinkle lights wrapped around trees and the post of the historic chair lift in the back yard. Speaking of, the chair lift holds memories for the hosts and has even been the site of an engagement proposal or two of their friends.

Cheers and Eats

After snacking on appetizers and socializing, the hostess gathered everyone for a few emotional words and a celebratory toast addressed to the wedding couple.

Following the toast, the chef (a good friend of the bride) reviewed the buffet menu for the evening. She managed to cook the entire meal at a nearby AirBNB throughout the day and brought everything over to the party.

Everyone enjoyed dining on the amazing fare and taking time out for a photo or two on the chair lift to commemorate the evening.

Best wishes Kate and Chandler on your new life together! May your celebration of marriage continue for many years to come.

Wedding Tour Photo Highlights

Elegant table flowers
Wedding tour guests assemble at a friend's house in Boulder, Colorado for a back yard party.
Backyard view of guests
An appetizer plate featuring assorted cheeses, grapes and nuts.
Charcuterie plate with blackberries and fig jam.
Lively conversation among guests
Display table showcases wedding album
Guests are encouraged to leave advice on beautiful sheets of paper with a floral border.
Camera for the guests to take photographs
The family dog camps out at the appetizer table waiting for any crumbs to fall.
The bride engages in conversation
Hostess and her son
Greeting guests upon arrival
Paging through the wedding album
A guest pages through the bride and grooms wedding photo album.
More amazing appetizers
The hostess restocks the appetizer table.
Party conversation
Engaging discussion among the guests
Smiles after preparing food
The bride wore flowers in her hair from her mother's own wedding dress.
Making a point in the discussion
Great friends
Votive candles and twinkle lights create a beautiful ambiance for the back yard party.
Group photo on ski chair
The hostess begins the toasts
Hostess says a few words
Sharing laughter with friends
Wide view of guests toasting
Bride and groom laughing
Everyone raises a glass of cheer
The bride hugs the hostess
The food was prepared by the bride's best friend
Serving up green salad
Everything is better with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese
Platters heaping with food
The most elegant chef
Delectable food buffet
TIme to eat
Besties on the ski chair
Group photo on the historic chair lift

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