Sara Kekula and Jake Fleming’s love story was all thanks to a “chance meeting” at an after-work happy hour. But this was no accident: they later learned that a co-worker and mutual friend planned the set-up.
After blissfully dating for five months, Jake and his puppy, Prince, moved in with Sara. Two years later, the couple was on a snowy mountain hike during a ski trip in Colorado when Jake proposed. Sara suspected something was up, because he kept toying with his jacket pocket. “Turns out, while hiking in 21⁄2 feet of snow, Jake kept the wedding ring in his zipper pocket—it wasn’t in a box. Thank goodness we didn’t lose that ring in the snow!” she says.
The wedding represented the couple perfectly. Guests were greeted by a “Bubbles & Buds” entrance wall, where guests could select champagne (Sara’s drink of choice), or Jake’s go-to, Bud Light. Channeling a cozy “up north” vibe, seasonal greenery, pendant lighting and Edison bulbs were blended into the neutral color palette. The exposed brick, walls of windows and warm wood tones added to the charm.
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