At the end of August, two Boulder Town locals Garin and Haylee Apperson tied the knot on BMGR grounds. It was a special wedding for everyone including BMGR staff because it was basically a big town party where everyone knew each other and we all got to know the bride and groom’s family a little bit more.
After much preparation, the day was finally ready to begin and we were graced with phenomenal mild summer weather. The large bright green lawn in front of the main lodge was decked out with huge dinner tents, a catering tent, a music stage and a small tent set up especially for all the little people attending. Every table in the dinner tent was decorated with gorgeous local flowers that Haylee got from gardens around town.
The reception was held on the other side of the ranch under the wedding trees, it was a beautiful ceremony accentuated by a sweet breeze and a special sermon by the bride and groom’s good friend. After it was all said and done, the lot of the crowd hiked or drove back to the main lodge and started picking at the appetizers and dipping into the open bar which was stocked with wine and craft beer from Colorado.
Soon enough the food was ready. Former executive chef of Sweetwater Kitchen Scott Ashley, came down from Salt Lake City to cater the wedding. Garin, the groom being a chef himself contributed with a smoked top sirloin and a lamb done over a fire spit, it was quite the spectacle and even more delicious.
After the food and wine settled in the bellies, everyone got a boost from Patrick Brigg’s band, another local who is well known for his bumping tunes. He got everyone grooving and basically wiped away the guilt from all the heaping plates that were devoured. The music and dancing went late on into the night. It sure was a perfect wedding. Much happiness, luck and love to the newly wed couple.