It is said that “the couple that plays together stays together,” and the adage has never been more true than with Lindsey and Zack. They met through mutual friends in 2008, and have since been inseparable. Both avid travelers and lovers of the outdoors, their relationship blossomed through shared experiences and adventures. Lindsey taught Zack how to ride motorcycles and Zack taught her to ski. Together, they run and rock climb, and enjoy the arts and photography. The pair also enjoys good food. “Many dates revolved around amazing food and too much wine,” Lindsey admits. The couple genuinely enjoys each other’s company and they exude a simple adoration that is truly admirable. Lindsey describes Zack as “amazing, handsome and generous,” and of Lindsey, Zack says, “She is hilarious, beautiful and giving.”
After years of dating, they knew that their destinies were to be with each other, so the natural next step was to become husband and wife. Having studied art in college, Lindsey had very specific ideas of what she wanted for their wedding. Creativity ran wild and even the groom-to-be enjoyed the planning. “Helping Lindsey create her vision was the best part of wedding planning. She is so creative and there were so many small details that needed her attention.” Of the planning, Lindsey shares, “I loved being able to create something tailored to our visions and not having it distilled or compromised.” She also praises vendors that truly embraced their idea and helped bring them to life.
The couple chose the Empire Mine State Historical Park grounds as their wedding locale. The venue, with its beautiful landscape of gardens, lush greenery and stone paths helped establish the wedding’s tone. Lindsey and Zack describe the ceremony as “personal, touching and light.” Guests walked to the ceremony site through an English-style rose garden, passing antique furniture where photos of the bride and groom had been placed. The wedding party wore shades of aqua and cream complemented by subtle pops of red in the bouquets and boutonnieres. The couple walked down the aisle to “Ho, Hey” by the Lumineers and exchanged handwritten vows. In a custom lace gown Lindsey said “I do” to Zack before an eclectic crowd of friends and family.
In a funny and touching moment, Lindsey recalls, “When it came time for Zack to say his vows, he said ‘sorry I wrote a lot’ and pulled a spool of receipt paper from his jacket and let it unwind halfway down the aisle.”
Then, the couple exchanged beautifully unique rings—Lindsey’s a family heirloom that had been passed down since the 1920s, and Zach’s a custom band with wooden inlays.
At the reception, Lindsey and Zack sat at a private table where they dined on delicious farm-to-table fare by caterer In The Kitchen. Set apart from the main dining area, they were able to share intimate conversation and savor the moment. “After the ceremony and pictures, walking into the reception as man and wife, and seeing everyone you care about, that’s special,” Lindsey recalls. Following dinner, the couple enjoyed hours of dancing with friends and family.
The couple reminisces on the entire day and the flawless execution of their perfect wedding, which they credit to wedding coordinator, Kirsten Kakarigi of KMK Design. Lindsey offers advice to future brides, “Talk everything through. If you have an opportunity to make something yours, do it. There will be disagreements, but don’t let disagreements become fights.” Wise words from a happy bride.