Ginger Brice and Ernest Bruni were long time friends, growing up down the street from one another, before they began dating. At the young age of 14, “our sisters would tease us that they would love for us to get married one day so they could be sisters,” says Ginger. After 13 years together, their wish came true and the couple decided to tie the knot.
In a warehouse full of tires, Ernest proposed on Ginger’s birthday stringing the ring around their dog Lyndon’s neck with a sign saying: “Will You Marry Me?” Afterwards they celebrated with a crawfish boil at Texas’s Lake Casa Blanca International State Park surrounded by their family and friends.
“OUR SISTERS WOULD TEASE US THAT THEY WOULD LOVE FOR US TO GET MARRIED ONE DAY SO THEY COULD BE SISTERS,” GINGER BRICE
The June wedding was full of nonstop energy and freshly plowed snow at Aspen’s renowned Little Nell. Baring the cold weather, Ginger walked down the aisle to The Rolling Stone’s “Wild Horses.” “We both love music,” Ginger explains. The ceremony closed with the Beach Boys’ “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” before guests made their way up to the top of Aspen Mountain via a three-mile gondola ride.
A pink champagne fountain and French 75 cocktails flowed all night, while guests danced to big-band style music. At 1 a.m., the band transformed into a New Orleans style marching band and followed everyone out.
Coinciding with the Film Festival, the couple’s honeymoon at the Four Seasons Resort Maui was filled with plenty of celebrity spotting, ample time at the spa, water sports at Wailea Beach and “the best piña coladas and blueberry mojitos,” smiles Ginger.
Location and Caterer: The Little Nell, Aspen, CO; Cake: Icing Cakes & Confections, Aspen, CO; Event Planner and Design: Jane Floyd & Associates, Snowmass Village, CO; Floral and Event Design: The Aspen Branch, Aspen, CO; Rentals: Bethel Party Rentals Glenwood, Springs, CO; Wedding Gown: Monique Lhuillier
Photography: Thisbe Grace Photography, Dallas, TX