A Renaissance Wedding

Sept. 26, 2015

Beneath the burgeoning supermoon, Amy Smith and Michael Cotsworth exchanged vows in a Renaissance-style wedding celebration, surrounded by nearly 100 guests, including Parker Town Council members, journalists and former mayors from across Colorado, many also dressed in the evening’s theme.

Amy’s matron of honor, Beth Telford, is the 9-year reigning queen of the annual Renaissance Festival in Larkspur. Beth’s husband, Bruce Telford, was one of two officiants who performed the traditional Celtic ceremony, alongside the groom’s sister, Christy Richards. Amy’s daughter and Michael’s two daughters were also in the wedding party.

Michael and Amy met in 2012 through their involvement in the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce. Both are avid auto enthusiasts, and Amy writes the Driver’s Notebook feature for Parker Lifestyle as Automotive Amy: Lady in the Fast Lane.

Michael’s telling of their path together is one of Amy’s favorite stories. While meeting about a Parker Chamber program, he saw in Amy something he found singularly intriguing: an enthusiastic, fiery redhead with wit and charm. The couple first truly connected at Nomelie Cupcakes during the Parker Wine Walk on Sept. 26, 2012. (Note the date!) In the words of the bride, they “went on from there together.”

The couple is now happily living in Parker as husband and wife, as well as partners in business, parents and grandparents. They are active members of the Douglas County community, involved together with many local endeavors and organizations, and both are extremely excited to share the years ahead.