Rebecca Timmerman & Greg Brill

Saturday, August 11, 2018

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – Last summer, a Steamboat Springs local made her dream hometown wedding a reality.

Rebecca Timmerman and Greg Brill met through a mutual friend while attending the University of Denver in 2013. During a New Years trip to New York City, the couple took a cab to Central Park under the pretense of grabbing a hot chocolate and, in front of the Plaza Hotel, Greg dropped to one knee and proposed. Back at the hotel, Rebecca was surprised to see that her whole family had secretly flown in to celebrate.

The couple decided on a hometown wedding in Steamboat, and began the planning process with Alex Mathisen of SoulSpark Events. “Alex was a dream wedding planner,” Rebecca says. “I’m very hands-off, so she took care of everything. I had ‘Mountain Rustic Chic’ in mind, a fairytale vibe with classic, rustic undertones, and she made that happen.”

In the days leading up to the wedding, guests took full advantage of the Yampa Valley outdoors, fly fishing, golfing and hiking in perfect weather. The couple held their rehearsal dinner at Lake Catamount, followed by a cocktail hour to which all out-of-town guests were invited.

Rebecca and Greg's wedding ceremony was held at Holy Name Catholic Church, presided over by Reverend Ernest Bayer and minister Rob Ryg. Christel Houston, who was Rebecca’s music teacher at one time, coordinated music for the ceremony, playing Van Morrison’s “Into the Mystic” as the bride walked down the aisle in a long-sleeved dress and veil. “Greg is definitely a cryer,” Rebecca says. “When he saw me in the back of the church, he just lost it.”

As the couple exited the church, guests threw lavender. “We knew our group would be ridiculous with whatever was thrown,” Rebecca laughs. “Everyone was just chucking this lavender at us.”

Following the ceremony, festivities moved to Priest Creek Chapel at Orton Ranch. Kel Elwood and Hillary Spillane of Seedhouse Photography took photos of the wedding party took guests mingled in the reception tent, and dinner followed, with food from Steambaot Meat & Seafood. “The food was a huge hit,” Rebecca says. “People say you don’t eat at your own wedding, but I ate – A LOT.” The RBar2U whiskey bartender served drinks from a modified horse trailer outside the tent as Willie Samuelson’s three-piece string band played music. Both Rebecca and Greg are big fans of sweets, so they made sure to include a bar of goodies, including jars of each of their favorite candies. Following dinner, the dancing kicked off – Downtown Band by Mannequin kept the party going late into the night, and at one point even covered Rebecca’s favorite childhood band, The Backstreet Boys. The bride changed into a two-piece camo crop top to cut a rug to the music.

For their honeymoon, Rebecca and Greg traveled to Paris for four days over Christmas, then skied in France, Italy and Switzerland. “It was good to have something to look forward to – there’s so much build-up to the wedding that we wouldn’t have been able to enjoy ourselves on our honeymoon if it was right after,” Rebecca says.

Rebecca and Greg live in Baker, but they hope to one day move back to Rebecca’s hometown, Steamboat Springs.

Featured Vendors:
Photographer: Seedhouse Photography
Reception: Priest Creek Chapel at Orton Ranch
Planner: SoulSpark Events
Catering: Steamboat Meat & Seafood Co.
Cake: Steamboat Baker
Rentals: Colorado Event Rentals