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Celebrate Love in the

MOUNTAINS

at the wedding of

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Lisa Wade
& Jim Summers

08.08.24

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Making date nights count...
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Each day is a new adventure...

Their Love Story...

Jim and Lisa grew up in the same hometown, went to the same high school, debated for the same speech coach, even had some of the same friends. But a five year age difference meant they met only briefly while he was in college and she was still in high school.  Through mutual respect and common interests a friendship was born, a seed was planted.  

They traveled two different paths to experience life. College. Marriages. Living in different parts of the country. Four daughters between them. Careers. Great times. Hard times. Proud moments. Not-so-proud moments. They packed a lot in while exploring and learning through their separate lives. 

More than three decades later, they reconnected over fajitas. Soon love bloomed. Their journey since has been a mix of joy and challenges, laughter and tears. Facing life's ups and downs together has made them stronger and more grateful.

Now, they invite you to share in their joy at the celebration of their marriage in the mountains on August 8, 2024. The chance to create new happy memories with family and friends would be the perfect gift as they embark on life's next chapter together.

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Just a couple of goofballs...
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Even Grace the Golden was all smiles at the Garden of the Gods.

Wedding ♥ Details

CELEBRATE LOVE in the MOUNTAINS:

at the Wedding of Jim Summers and Lisa Wade

Thursday, August 8, 2024 at 5 p.m.

at Craftwood Peak

in Manitou Springs, Colorado

Join us for the wedding and stay for dinner, drinks, dancing, and other fun activities afterward.  
 

FUN The wedding will begin at 5 p.m. with a cocktail hour and appetizers immediately following.  We'll enjoy a buffet dinner together then jump into fun on the dance floor, at the card table or the photo booth, or even outdoors with lawn games.  Festivities will continue until 10 p.m. We're hoping to make it fun enough that you want to stay!  Kids are absolutely welcome.

FOOD: Knowing that our friends and family have special dietary needs, we are working to make options available that will hopefully fit your preferences.  The buffet will feature chicken, beef, and salmon options, but also a variety of fresh salads, seasonal vegetables, and rice or potatoes.  However, if you prefer a vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or kids meal, please indicate that on the RSVP form and we'll fix you up! 

DRESS:  As far as dress is concerned, we want you to be happy and comfortable and love the photos taken of you throughout the evening.  The wedding will most likely take place outside, and it will be summer.  While this is certainly not a black tie event, if you want to fancy up, fantastic!  If your best jeans and boots are about as gussied as you get, also fantastic! While Jim and Lisa will spiff up for this occasion, don't be surprised if Lisa ditches her shoes once they hit the dance floor.   She can only do "fancy" for so long.

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Craftwood Peak    Wedding Venue

Both the wedding and reception will be held at Craftwood Peak in Manitou Springs, CO.  The location is half a mile from the Garden of the Gods park and walking distance to the charming downtown of Manitou Springs. 

PARKING:  On-site parking is available at the venue, or it's a short walk from many nearby lodging options. 

WEATHER:  With cooperative weather, the wedding will be held outside in the courtyard so we can enjoy the beautiful mountain views.  Craftwood Peak also has an indoor ceremony setting if the need arises.  Reception and dinner tables will be set up both outside and inside for your comfort and enjoyment. 

Craftwood Peak

404 El Paso Blvd.

Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Will You ♥ Join Us?

RSVP BY JULY 1, 2024

Please click below to let us know if you will Celebrate Love in the Mountains with us on Aug. 8.

 

You will be redirected to a Google Form to fill in your information. 

Music Playlist Recommendations

Help us create a reception playlist that will inspire a toe-tapping good time.

Click below to add your favorite songs on a Google Form. 

Transportation ♥ Options

Whether you choose to drive or fly, you have many options for traveling to the Colorado Springs area. With two nearby airports or incredible views for an epic road trip, come for the wedding and stay a while for all the fun and beauty the area has to offer. 

NEARBY AIRPORTS:

The Colorado Springs Airport (COS) is 16 miles from the wedding venue at Craftwood Peak in Manitou Springs.  Southwest, United, Delta, American, and SunCountry are among the major airlines that regularly fly into and out of the Colorado Springs Airport.

The Denver International Airport (DEN) is approximately 86 miles north of Manitou Springs.  It's a huge, busy airport with a many airline and flight schedule options.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION:

If you fly into either airport, many ground transportation options are available. 

  • Both airports offer a wide variety of car rental options.

  • Groome Transportation offers shuttle service from DEN to Colorado Springs for about $44 per person, one-way, if secured online. 

  • ​Uber and Lyft are also local options. Consult their apps for current availability and pricing.  

DRIVING:

If you choose to drive, please find a map of the area and address of the venue above.

Nearby ♥ Lodging

WHERE TO STAY

The Manitou Springs / Colorado Springs area offers a wide variety of lodging options to fit every taste and budget.  From world renowned The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs to the eclectic Blue Skies Inn right across the street from the venue,  you'll find a healthy mix of traditional hotels and motels, charming bed & breakfasts, and a huge variety of AirBNBs and VRBOs. 
 

Right now, we have not reserved a block of rooms at any particular location, but will be checking out options during our upcoming visit in April. If that changes, we will definitely let you know. In the past, we've stayed at the unique Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort and will be checking out the Villa Motel and The Cliff House at Pikes Peak during our upcoming visit.

While many lodging options in Manitou Springs may be walkable to the active, historic downtown and the wedding venue, the many options in Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City are also a quick drive or Uber ride away and may be more economical. 

One guest has already booked a 4-bedroom home in Colorado Springs through VRBO to share with other guests pitching in to offset the cost.  The options are plentiful.

MANITOU SPRINGS LODGING GUIDES:

COLORADO SPRINGS LODGING GUIDES:

We've also had great luck on AirBNB, VRBO, and Booking.com when reserving rooms, cabins, and entire homes in the area.

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Nearby ♥ Fun

WHAT TO DO WHILE VISITING

Manitou Springs is a charming mountain town right outside Colorado Springs, CO.

 

From enjoying the beautiful Garden of the Gods Park or catching magnificent views from the top of Pikes Peak, exploring the quaint shops of Manitou Springs or Old Colorado City, or visiting the U.S. Air Force Academy or the National Museum of WWII Aviation, the greater Colorado Springs area offers opportunities for adventure, learning, relaxation, and fun. 

VISITOR RESOURCES:

With so much to do and see in the Manitou Springs / Colorado Springs area, it's impossible to list all the attractions here. However, the links below provide information about area attractions that will undoubtedly rev up the fun and joy factor of your visit.  

We Cannot Wait to ♥ Share this Day with You!

Let's Celebrate LOVE Together

The best gift we can imagine is the honor of sharing our Wedding Day with you.