Megan & Brad’s Wedding: Lyons Farmette – 8/18/2012
The Lyons Farmette was the site of Megan and Brad’s big day (and evening) as well as the starting point for the Hippie Limo‘s latest wedding adventure. Megan and Brad wanted a safe and special way to transport their guests (and the two of them) from their big celebration at the Lyons Farmette to the “after party” house on the banks of the St. Vrain river. What transport could be more special than the Hippie Limo?
I pulled up to the venue at 9:30 pm and found a party in full swing. The loud and surprisingly clear music from the DJ stand echoed down the bridge that connected the hillside above to the parking area below. I could immediately tell a lot about the bride and groom from their music selection – 80’s to early 90’s hits. My first impressions were confirmed when I found the bride, Megan, swaying in perfect rhythm to the bass line of The Knack’s My Sherona as she talked with some of her guests. She didn’t even skip a beat when I introduced myself and let her know that her ride was here. She continued to move to the music as she told me the plan for the evening. These were going to be some pretty cool clients!
I walked down the bridge away from the music and the romantic glow of vintage-looking Italian Christmas lights circling the hillside and prepared the Samba for my first passengers. Unknown to me, the groom and a few of his friends were following behind and quickly came up and introduced themselves. They were dressed in white shirts with purple paisley suspenders and bow ties. The groom, Brad, was wearing the additional adornment of what I can only describe as a cross between a “Little Dutch Boy hat” and a railroad Engineer’s cap (though I later learned it was a Pageboy hat, like the early 1900’s “newsies” pageboys wore). On him it looked both dapper and whimsical, an impression furthered by the classically wax-curled tips of his moustache.
Brad and his party chatted with me a bit about the Hippie Limo and its history while six happy-go-lucky guests lined up, ready for the first trip up Highway 36 on its climb to Estes Park. The destination was a bit hard to find, but luckily the landmark of Shelly’s Cottages made it possible to find the turn-off in the dark. A couple more round trips and it was time for the happy couple to make their getaway. Megan and Brad made a special request for The Beatles to be their soundtrack during their ascent up the canyon. As we cruised through Lyons we saw crowds just starting to make the long trudge to their cars from The Rocky Mountain Folk Festival at Planet Bluegrass Ranch. Smiles lit up everyone’s faces as we made our way through the departing spectators. Soon we were winding our way up to the house with the twilight outline of rocky cliffs and a blanket of beaming stars flowing in through the sunroof.
Megan and Brad stepped out of the Hippie Limo into the awaiting revels of their friends and family. After one more quick round trip I was off to home at the nearly unheard-of hour (for me) of 12:30. My eyes may have been a bit blurry but I could tell by watching Megan and Brad that the two of them were going to be great companions for one another during their life together.
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