From the venue, the group headed to two different bars, then to a local steakhouse for dinner. Afterward, Mr. Brady, a 38-year-old digital marketing specialist, and Ms. Brady, a 38-year-old corporate finance manager, got back on the trolley with their guests for an hour-long tour of the park, stopping at several scenic overlooks. “We made it past 14,000 feet” in elevation, Mr. Brady said. The ride ended back at the Aspen Winds resort, where their group was staying. “It was a magical day,” he added.
Then living in Broomfield, Colo., the couple chose an action-packed itinerary in part because all of their guests traveled from the East Coast to attend. “We really wanted to make it a full-day experience and give them a really good time,” Mr. Brady said.
A party bus is what Ryan and Lynnelle Wilson boarded with 20 friends and family members following their 2 p.m. ceremony on July 23, 2021, at Mr. Wilson’s family farm in Fenwick, Mich., where the couple lives. To rent it for four hours, they paid $650.
Mr. Wilson, 36, the executive director of an economic development agency, and Ms. Wilson, 38, a salon owner, grew up 10 miles apart; he in Fenwick, and she in Greenville, Mich. They had arranged for the bus to stop at places important to them and their relationship.
On the agenda were drinks at Langston Bar, a dive bar, in Stanton, Mich.; more drinks at the Winter Inn, the Greenville restaurant where the couple had their first date; and a stop for a group photo on Lafayette Street in downtown Greenville, where they shared a first kiss. Also on the itinerary was a visit to the softball fields at Greenville’s Alan G. Davis Park, where everyone raised a shot glass in honor of Ms. Wilson’s father, who died in 2019.