You're Invited: Elyse Christine Roberts and Cameron FlintCOLLEGE SWEETHEARTS CHOOSE A RUSTIC WEDDING THAT FEELS BOTH ELEGANT AND CELEBRATORY
July 16, 2016
Crooked Willow Farms, Larkspur, Colorado
IF ANY COUPLE IS PROOF of the saying “opposites attract,” it’s Elyse Roberts and Cameron Flint.
The two met the first weekend of freshman year at the University of Denver, “hit it off” when they became study buddies for an econ class in the spring semester and then started dating. “I’m more outgoing, and he’s more reserved,” Elyse (now Flint) says, “and it balances us really well. It’s allowed him to feel like he can be more extroverted, and he brings a calmness to me that I don’t usually have. He makes me feel like I’m the best version of myself, and vice versa with him.”
The couple—she’s originally from Arizona, he from Canada—wanted to preserve that focus on each other throughout their wedding last summer at Crooked Willow Farms in Larkspur. Even though it was a big venue with about 180 guests, they set aside private time before the ceremony to quietly exchange letters. “Before I walked down the aisle,” Elyse says, “I just wanted to be able to have a moment together to calm my nerves and be able to feel connected right before we got married. We wanted to think about how the day was all about us and our love, and about how lucky we felt. I was so emotional, but I think we really wanted to honor this commitment we were making.”
The two carried that feeling throughout the event. “I really wanted him by my side, and that’s something we prioritized after the ceremony. It’s tempting to split up, and have the guy go one way to say hi to people and the bride go another, but we spent most of the night together, a lot of it on the dance floor.”
The décor fit the mood: “I wanted everything in the barn to feel light and almost whimsical, with multiple chandeliers and an enormous head table that could fit all of the bridesmaids and groomsmen and their dates, because I wanted it to feel as inclusive and celebratory as possible.”
Though Elyse, currently a graduate student at UC-Denver studying counseling, and Cameron, who works in commercial real estate, had been together for six or seven years and already owned a house in Virginia Village, she says, “There’s something truly magical about standing up in front of all your family and friends and committing yourself to that other person. It will always be one of our greatest memories.”
Crooked Willow Farms
Nicole Cruse at Ashley Nicole Events
Kara Pearson Photography
Catering by Design
The Makery Cake Co.
Romona Keveza at Felicé Bridal
BLACK by Vera Wang (gray satin-edged notch lapel) at Men’s Wearhouse