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Pear Bud

Pear Bud

Age: 25

Occupation: Financial Seminar Planner

Pear Bud

Wedding Details:

Engagement Date: 7.31.2011

Wedding Date: 9.15.2012

Wedding Location: The Botanic Gardens at Chatfield


Name: John

Age: 28

Occupation: Elementary Art Teacher

About Me:

I graduated from CSU in May 2010 with a Fine Arts degree in Photography. I had no idea how to head towards that goal, but I also wanted to be closer in distance to my then boyfriend, John. Our relationship while I was in college was long distance. I decided it would be best to find a job in the same city as John. I found one right across the street at Starbucks and after a year I went to a life insurance company where I began as an intern. I am now a financial seminar event planner and loving it! John proposed at the end of July, and unexpectedly so. Our wedding planning has been a huge series of ups and downs, from really being excited just being engaged to being stressed out because everyone else had grand ideas for our wedding and tough questions about what we were going to do. At first we were all for spending whatever money we felt was reasonable but not trying to hold back a ton. Then we felt a huge money crunch and we freaked out about how much we were spending. We have now changed our plans 3 times. Third times a charm, right?

How We Met:

John and I both went to CSU, and he was on his last semester before he started student teaching. We took an art history class together called "Women In Art." What a smart guy - in a class full of women, you're bound to meet someone! He sat right across from me, and I noticed that he was always drawing instead of taking notes in class. One day, he tried talking to me, but he had long hair at the time, glasses, and never took notes! I was not about to opt for a guy who didn't care about class and looked like an art nerd. :) But at the beginning of the next semester we saw each other again... and that's where it all began. My roommate and I were going to see a band that I had known for the last three years, and my roommate knew most of the guys in the band. We got out of the car, and were about to walk in, when we ran into the guys in the band. I instantly recognized one of them - John. We ended up hanging out for the rest of the night, and talked until three in the morning. It was so wonderful and I couldn't even believe he was the same guy I was in "Women In Art" with!

The Engagement Story:

Read my post at

My Wedding Vendors:

Caterer: Brothers BBQ

DJ: Hello, iPod

Florist: Our friends, Chrissie & Vickie, helped us design our flowers & purchased them wholesale! Lifesaver.

Invitations: We created the ourselves, printed using Vistaprint

Make Up Artist: Kristen van Houten

Officiant: Our great friend, Eric

Photographer: The Willinghams

Venue - Ceremony: The Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Venue - Reception: A beautiful and mysterious place we like to call...our backyard

Videographer: My cousin filmed the ceremony, for which we are so grateful

Wedding Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Wedding Dress: Waters from Anna Be Boutique

Wedding Planner: Ourselves :)

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