Rocky Moun­tain High

LIZ TRIN­N­EAR, RE­PORTER FOR CTV’S ETALK, AND NATHANIEL MOTTE, MU­SI­CIAN IN THE BAND 3OH!3, TIED THE KNOT IN A BREATH­TAK­ING MOUN­TAIN­TOP CER­E­MONY IN BOUL­DER, COLORADO.

Weddingbells (Toronto) - - Details - BY KIM­BERLY AGLI­PAY. PHO­TOG­RA­PHY RE­BECCA AM­BER PHO­TOG­RA­PHY.

On a spring morn­ing in May of 2010, Liz Trin­n­ear met Nathaniel Motte in the hall­way of the CTV build­ing in down­town Toronto. Nathaniel and Sean Fore­man, who com­prise the elec­tronic mu­sic duo 3OH!3, were on tour and do­ing press. “I saw a tall man with a pony­tail wear­ing a pon­cho, and he saw what he says was ‘a beau­ti­ful girl,’” Liz re­calls. “It’s a long story, but af­ter in­ter­view­ing them on the roof of the build­ing, I gave them flow­ers as a peace of­fer­ing, and Nathaniel kept the flow­ers.”

Seven years later the pair ex­changed vows in Nathaniel’s home­town of Boul­der, Colorado, in an out­door cer­e­mony fea­tur­ing a mil­lion-dol­lar view of the Rocky Moun­tains. “I vis­ited the Flagstaff Moun­tain sum­mit on one of my first vis­its to Boul­der,” says Liz. “We were so ex­cited to share the view with friends and fam­ily from around the world; de­cid­ing to get mar­ried in Boul­der meant an out­door cer­e­mony, and the moun­tain­top view took it to the next level.”

Liz in­sisted on in­cor­po­rat­ing Cana­dian touches into the wed­ding, so she chose a dress from the Mikaella Bridal line of Cana­dian la­bel Paloma Blanca, with the help of her bridal stylist Jes­sica Mul­roney work­ing with Kle­in­feld Canada. “I knew I wanted some­thing Cana­dian, chic and time­less,” Liz ex­plains. “I’m a sucker for trendy things, but I wanted my dress to stay clas­sic for­ever.” She also opted for Cana­dian con­tent with the rings—the pair chose Birks for their match­ing plat­inum wed­ding bands, which they ex­changed dur­ing the un­ex­pect­edly rainy cer­e­mony.

“It hadn’t rained in five weeks in Boul­der, and our wed­ding day called for 27 de­grees with clear skies,” Liz says. “I thought it was go­ing to hold out when the first cou­ple of drops fell be­fore the cer­e­mony, but then it poured dur­ing the vows!” De­spite this, the rain ta­pered off post-cer­e­mony and the cou­ple de­scended the moun­tain in a 1967 Tri­umph TR6 car, lent to them for the event by good friend Peter Roun­tree. “It was so much fun and such a spe­cial mo­ment to share with each other,” Liz says with a smile. “The car was a beaut and when we rolled up to all the guests en­joy­ing cock­tail hour on the pa­tio, we got a solid, rowdy cheer!”

Af­ter chang­ing into cus­tom his-and-hers sneak­ers for the re­cep­tion, the cou­ple shared their first dance to “Lights Down Low” by MAX, cov­ered by friends Mar­shall Gal­lagher and Liam O’Don­nell. “The song was writ­ten and pro­duced by my hus­band and Liam a few years ago, and it is one of the most beau­ti­ful songs I’ve ever heard,” says Liz. “We are both mu­sic lovers, so there was a bit of dis­cus­sion as to what that first dance tune would be, but once this song came into play it was a no-brainer.”

Their wed­ding cake was a de­tail Liz ini­tially wasn’t too fussed about, but it ended up be­ing one of her favourite el­e­ments of the day. Af­ter a taste-test­ing at Piece, Love & Choco­late in Boul­der, the cou­ple was blown away. In­stead of a tra­di­tional white cake, they opted for tiers of choco­late cake, each filled with a dif­fer­ent flavour: salted caramel cream, cream cheese or rasp­berry. “It was di­vine!” Liz ex­claims. “Be­yond the cut­ting of the cake and the first bite, we didn’t have any of the rest and I’m still sad about it!”

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