About The Bride & Groom
Joe grew up in a small town in North Dakota. After high school graduation he joined the Coast Guard and traveled the world. Once his service in the Coast Guard was over, he started college at North Dakota State University. Now, he works in law enforcement. He enjoys a good cigar and strumming his guitar.
Bridget grew up on a farm and ranch in rural Montana. After high school graduation she went to college at North Dakota State University where she met Joe in their Forensic Psychology Class. She enjoys a good glass of wine and antique shopping.
Joe and Bridget went their separate ways after getting their Bachelor’s degrees from NDSU. Bridget moved around, eventually landing in Florida where she went to law school. Joe landed his dream job in Denver. In 2013, six years after meeting, Joe and Bridget rekindled that old flame and started dating. After Bridget graduated from law school in 2014 they hauled everything she owned in her old busted car to Denver and they’ve lived happily ever after. Their story is proof that True Love always finds a way.
How He Asked
Joe and Bridget have always loved the mountains. There’s this one particular scenic area right outside of Estes Park that she always raves about, declaring it the most beautiful place in the world. Every time they went to visit, the doors at Saint Malo’s Chapel on the Rock were closed, so they just admired it from the outside. One memorable Sunday afternoon, the two went for a drive through the mountains and ended up at the chapel. Joe popped the question, and of course Bridget said yes! As if the day wasn’t already perfect enough, the chapel keeper, who happened to be there, let them into treasure the historic Saint Malo. It was a day of love and adventure that they will never forget.
The Perfect Dress
Bridget has a close relationship with all of her sisters, so when one of them got engaged shortly after she did, it was a no-brainer to go wedding dress shopping together. They grew up stealing each other’s clothes, so it just made sense. Her sister flew down from North Dakota and they began the search for Two Dream Dresses!
When they arrived at The Bridal Collection, their consultant greeted them and talked about each of their wedding day visions. They began trying on wedding dress after wedding dress. Bridget caught a glimpse of “Tabina” by Pronovias, and she was blown away by the sleek, classic cut and beautiful construction. Once she tried it on, she fell in love. After a few more dresses, Bridget had to try on “Tabina” one more time, and at that moment she knew this would be her dress. She couldn’t imagine walking down the aisle in anything else. It was made for her, so much so that when Joe first saw her, he smiled, shook his head, and said “Yep, that is a Bridget dress!”
Photography: Missy Short Photography
Hair: Carrie Ahmann at Urban Edge Salon