Are You Fit Enough For This Colorado Wedding?

Believing that weddings ought not bring out the bridezilla in each of us, Stone Fox Bride — a high-fashion boutique in Manhattan — was founded on the principle that planning a wedding is also a process of self-discovery. Molly Guy, creative director at SFB, is our source for the nontraditional bride. This article was originally published September 20.
Scott and I were trail running buddies in Seattle for years before we ever started dating. He was super sweet and kind, but definitely not my type — too "hippie" for me! After eight years of friendship, he came down to visit me when I moved to SoCal, and basically never left. He's an amazing chef, which was a huge upgrade for me after dating jerks for years. He taught me a lot about food and nutrition. Cooking is an expression of love for him. I dated some really great guys, but my relationship with Scott was the first time dating ever felt like a partnership. He brought out the best in me, made my life easier, nurtured my health and wellness, inspired me to be a better version of myself. I knew I had to hold onto that one!
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I'm a tomboy, so a lot of my best friends are guys whom I love dearly and tell them so all the time. We were friends for a long time so the love was already there. Making the switch from friendly to romantic was not a big deal — it felt natural. We moved to Boulder, CO, and bought a house together, worked from home together, and traveled the world together. Our lives were already so intertwined that neither of us felt a need to get married. We've always talked about not getting married, like most of our Europeans friends, and just be life partners. But when it came down to it, I wanted an excuse to gather our friends and have a big-ass party in the mountains.
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"The morning of our wedding we went for a morning trail run up Flagstaff Mountain with a big group of friends, and went for another group run the morning after. Nothing like running in 100 degree heat at altitude to sweat out a hangover!"
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"We got married on a hillside in Sunshine Canyon, in the mountains outside of Boulder. Two weeks prior to our wedding day there was a huge fire in the Boulder foothills. We were in Africa working with The Nature Conservancy, totally out of cell range, so we had no idea if the wedding would actually happen. But thankfully the fires were out, rainstorms came and cleared the air, and we had a perfect day for our outdoor wedding!"
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"After we exchanged vows, our friend Brett played an acoustic version of his song, "She's Mine," it was incredible."
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"Dinner was a vegan Asian menu."
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Reception: Sunshine Canyon.
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"When I was climbing in Yosemite five years ago, I met a DJ at Camp 4 and I always knew he would be the DJ if I ever got married. He kept it going until 2:30 am when we got kicked out of the art museum where we had our reception."
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"Scott and some of our friends made 11 raw vegan cheesecakes the day before our wedding. It was a last minute idea, so there were coconut husks and spring-form pans all over our apartment!"
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"We delayed our honeymoon a year and we leave next month. We're going to Nepal to climb Ama Dablam and explore the Himalayas."

Catering & Day-Of Coordination: Heather Dwight of Calluna Events; String Lights: Jesse Huey of Mountain Lights ; Videographer: JB Benna of Journey Film; Invitation Artwork: Kasleberry Designs.