When Hascal’s mother and sister-in-law reached out to Lucky Penny with intentions of planning an amazing proposal, the LP team had no idea just how extravagant this proposal was going to be. When it came to the execution, Tim knew that he wanted to propose during their first visit to Crested Butte. Because Hascal grew up on a ranch where she enjoyed riding horses, a horseback ride at Fantasy Ranch seemed like the perfect setting to pop the question. Wait until see all of these amazing images from this Crested Butte horseback ride wedding proposal.
The morning of the proposal day was rainy, but when Ciera touched base with Tim two hours before the proposal he was set on sticking to the plans they had laid out (despite not being fond of horseback rides himself). The couple arrived at Fantasy Ranch for their horseback ride, joined by a photographer and his girlfriend who conveniently captured the entire thing. Planned? Maybe. Their cover-up for capturing images throughout the ride was that the ranch was for sale, but Hascal seemed to see right through this with ease.
Near the end of the ride, Ciera had hung images of the couple from their middle school days on Aspen trees along the trail. Also included were large cutouts of their dogs, since they couldn’t join them for the occasion. After the proposal, Hascal couldn’t wait to tell her family and was disappointed when no one answered her FaceTime calls. Little did she know, her entire family from Louisiana was waiting inside the tent that had been set up at the top of the Red Lady chairlift on Mt. Crested Butte.
The original plan had the couple taking a chairlift ride to the tent. Due to lightning, they instead caught a ride up the mountain with ski patrol. As Hascal walked around the corner, she was surprised by her father outside smoking a cigar. The family surprise was even complete with weiner dog cocktail napkins, as to ensure the dogs were included from afar. This was just the beginning of the celebration!
Back at the house that Hascal’s family was renting, dinner tables had been decked out with navy velvet tablecloths. Sitting atop the tables were escort cards with golden weiner dogs on them as well as personalized sugar cookies in the shapes of weiner dogs and hearts! No personal detail was overlooked throughout this epic proposal.
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Photography | Joel Mautszczak
Design and Planning | Lucky Penny Event Planning
Flowers | From the Ground Up
Horse Ranch | Fantasy Ranch
Cocktail Hour Venue | Red Lady Crested Butte Ski Resort
Reception Venue | VRBO Rental Home