Andria & Tim

Guerrilla Wedding in the Denver Natural History Museam

* Andria, Creative Director at the University of Minnesota & Tim, Technical Service Specialist at Wells Fargo * Photographer: Moodeous Photography * Soundtrack for reading: “Baby I Love You” by The Ramones*

One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: It was quirky, fun, and happy; we excitedly started our future in a natural history museum.

The Info—Photography: Moodeous Photography / Venue: Denver Museum of Nature and Science; not an event space in the museum, just the museum. (Not only is it an incredible place, but the staff, especially the librarians, were so great. We just walked in, took pictures, and got married. Nothing was arranged, but everyone was welcoming and open to us being there.) / Aria’s Dress: Vintage-inspired tea-length dress, designer unknown / Tim’s Suit: From his closet

Other cool stuff we should know about: We eloped! We originally were going to elope elope (i.e. just us), but my parents and sister wanted to attend. Then my aunt surprised us the day of! Tim’s family couldn’t come because of health reasons. (But we’ve met and like each other, I promise!)

The elopement strategy was part of the reason we chose Denver (the other part being that my parents were married in Denver). What’s awesome about Colorado is that you can be your own officiants. We were able to say what we wanted to say to each other, in our own way. The day was easy, stress-free, and we remember everything—that’s what we are most thankful for. It wasn’t a whirlwind, exhausting affair. Not that other types of weddings are bad, this way just worked for the kind of people we are. Also, we had fun and got amazing pictures thanks to Kristy!

Favorite thing about the wedding: Finding an awesome book. I Married Adventure, by Osa Johnson. I put the whole story about the find up on our site, but it’s definitely my favorite memory/memento.

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