It was only four years ago, that Sophie Dixon and Finn Goodwin were complete strangers, classmates sitting in a college lecture room next to each other. They were both pursuing a degree in Education at The University of Colorado. Sophie was a junior aspiring to become a middle school Literature Teacher and Finn was a senior hoping to become a High School Physical Education teacher. Little did they know, how much they had in common, and how deeply in love they would fall for each other.
On the afternoon that Finn and Sophie first met, Finn was late to class. He spotted an open seat next to Sophie, and quickly took up the chair. He scratched his head, wondering why no one had already snatched up the spot – She is gorgeous he thought. It suddenly struck him that he had seen her the weekend before, on her bright coral snowboard, tearing up the slopes. To his dismay, he lost sight of her when she took the chair lift up to one of the most difficult runs on the mountain. Impressed by Sophie’s sense of adventure and her skill on the fresh Colorado powder, he knew he had to meet her.
It was hard to ever find Finn indoors. He LIVED to be out in the fresh air, exploring the terrain by means of snowboarding, hiking, camping, biking, rafting, rock climbing… You name it, Finn was out there, enjoying the Great Outdoors, rain or shine. In fact, the reason Finn was fifteen minutes late to class on this particular day because he was mountain biking that morning. He was having such a good day out on the trails that he lost track of time.
Annoyed by the class interruption, Sophie rolled her green eyes and flicked her copper hair, like a bothered cat flicks its tail. Her stern reaction only sparked feelings of interest in Finn. Reaching into his bag for his notebook and pen, he realized that this was his perfect opportunity to talk to her. He pulled out his notebook, feigned a moment of panic…and did not retrieve his favorite pen. Instead he leaned over, and whispered in her ear,
“Do you happen to have an extra pen? I’ve lost mine somehow. ”
“No.” She curtly whispered back, then looking at Finn’s bright and sunny grin, she kicked herself for answering that way. Alright – he’s disorganized, but wow! Is he cute! She tried not to smile back at him, knowing she did in fact have a spare pencil in her bag. She always had extra writing utensils – she loved to write short stories and poetry. Gulp. Well, too late to go back now, she thought.
“Uh. Ok.” Finn didn’t expect her answer, she seemed like the type that would certainly have back-ups. Slightly deflated, Finn decided to not take notes that lecture, even though the topic was going to be on the final exam.
Feeling guilty for not extending her extra pencil to him, Sophie offered to send him her notes. He graciously accepted with a flash of his white smile, glad to see her irritation had dissipated.
Every class after that, Finn would sit next to Sophie. He would find ways to strike up a conversation, even if it meant talking about the lecture that day. Sophie started looking forward to their after class discussions. One fateful Friday during their usual post-lecture visit, Finn asked Sophie to go snowboarding with him. She was elated! On the car ride to Colorado Springs, Sophie told Finn about her dream: starting and owning an Outdoors Adventure company, where she could combine her love of teaching and her love of the Great Outdoors! While Sophie fervently described her vision, Finn realized that he was falling deep in love with her and her dream. On their first chairlift ride up the mountain, Finn and Sophie kissed for the first time.
Fast forward to Sophie and Finn’s third Valentines Day together. Finn surprised Sophie with a Snowboarding Weekend away. On their first ride up the mountain, Finn chattered nervously, though Sophie thought he was just excited about this new resort. At the top of the mountain, Finn fidgeted as if he was fixing his binding on his snowboard and assumed the position. He looked up to Sophie on one knee, flashing the most beautiful emerald ring, to match her eyes. He popped the question.
“Of course!” she squealed with delight.
First, the wedding planning started by choosing the most perfect venue in Colorado Springs, where they went on their first date. Next, Sophie and Finn decided on their wedding invitations. They wanted their invitations to be playful and fun, so they chose a modern brush script printed in copper foil. The coral punch floral motif was inspired by Sophie’s favorite snowboard – the one that Finn first spotted her riding years ago.
At Sophie’s Bridal Shower, Sophie’s grandmother brought a sentimental keepsake of Letterpress Wishes Cards. Each guests was asked to fill in a card with their sweet wishes for the couple, and Sophie’s grandmother read them out at the party. The cards even came with a pocket for Sophie to save them safely.
At her Bridal Shower, Sophie’s mother gave her the most perfect Foil Monogram Note set. Sophie, always loving a monogram, promptly wrote her thank yous to all the attendees of her shower, and also to her family members for all their help in their wedding planning.
As the big day neared, Sophie’s bridesmaids organized the Sophie’s ideal bachelorette party – a spring camping trip with the girls! Sophie’s maid of honor, Jen, invited all of Sophie’s best friends by creating a design on a Pink Party Imprintable. Sophie’s whole squad arrived early to the campsite and decorated with pink bunting, beads and cutesy Team Bride flags!
While on the Bachelorette Party, Sophie gifted her bridesmaids with cute and colorful pattern journals – just perfect to keep on top of the bridesmaid to-do list.
On the big day, all of Sophie and Finn’s visions of a fun, outdoor wedding were realized! The bride wore a modern beaded dress, with a white flower in her hair. The groom sported a cool cap and suspenders.
For their honeymoon, Sophie and Finn went on a hiking and camping adventure in Colorado. They are currently working on starting their Outdoor Adventure company.