Real Wedding: Laine & Jay Schreib 21

Laine and Jay Schreib found love, fittingly, because of their first love—the arts. The couple met in the theater, and while they had worked together for a while and had grown close, something clicked while working on a ballet in China.

“Everything seemed right,” Laine says.

When they decided to get married, the couple was in Athens, Greece, making an opera. So, wedding planning was a bit of a challenge. Since they, and many of their family members, are from the Midwest, they wanted a central location for their July 4, 2015, wedding to make it easy for everyone to attend. Luckily, Laine’s mother, Robbie, lives in Boulder and was instrumental in planning everything from the big items to the smallest details.

“She really had her wonderful touch in everything.”

For the ceremony, they knew they wanted to be married outdoors with stunning Rocky Mountain views, so they picked The StarHouse, a beautiful spiritual property just outside of Boulder. And it’s no surprise that these two artists chose the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art to host their reception.

For Laine, the most memorable part of the wedding was spending time with her bridesmaids and bridesman, most of whom she’s known since she was a child.

“It was like showing up to a party with your favorite people and realizing everyone was there to see you,” she says.

Her bridesman, Randy Gibson, is a composer and created a very special piece of music for their wedding. Another personal touch was a Buddhist—the spirituality Laine was raised in—wedding offering. The wedding party carried six offerings that were placed on the altar before their officiants.

Their décor was inspired by nature. Centerpieces were made from large bunches of Aspen branches, and birch trees were scattered throughout the reception area to continue that sensation of being under a canopy of trees.

“We wanted to bring the outside in,” Laine says.

Mission accomplished. The BMoCA was transformed into a woodsy wonderland.

“As we’re both artists, it was sort of a dream to have our reception at BMoCA,” Jay says. “The fireworks made for an incredible end to the evening.”

Of course, in theater, the show must go on, and the couple—who was still in the middle of making the opera in Greece—had to fly back to Athens the morning after the wedding. But hey, there are worse places to take a honeymoon than Greece. They even managed to find time to visit the Greek islands.

“We meant to travel through more of them,” Laine says, “but we fell completely in love with the island Milos and stayed there for ten days.”

CREDITS:

Photographer: Manzanita by Rebecca Caridad

Wedding Planner: Leah Colby | La Dolce Events

Location: The StarHouse, BMoCA

Bride’s Gown: Designed by Oana Ban with Bride

Groom’s Attire: Prada

Bridesmaids Attire: The Reformation

Cake and Catering: Three Leaf

Makeup Artist: Ladies did their own with Dana Logan

Hairstylist: Kristina Grinbergs

Florist: Newberry Brothers