Keeping up with the Joneses

May Selby
Presenting Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Paul Jones, Jr.

Last Saturday afternoon in the mountain village of Evergreen, Jeffrey Paul Jones Jr. took Erin Marie Forsey to be his wife. The happy couple from Basalt shared their special day with friends and family members from near and far.

Following the garden ceremony, a bagpiper led guests a up the driveway to Erin’s parents’ house for the reception.

The bride’s stylish touches were present in every detail. She and her sister Amy own and operate Express Yourself, a boutique in downtown Basalt that specializes in invitations and gifts as well as rents tuxedos and sells supplies for events.”Every day we help plan other people’s celebrations, so it was really special to plan our wedding and apply my skills to something so personal,” the bride noted.

For her signature colors, Erin chose a bright green and deep purple, which she wove into various features of the celebration from the save the date cards to the wedding programs to the bridesmaids’ dresses to the floral arrangements gracing the tables. She also attributed many of the unique ideas, such as the ribbon-wrapped board holding guests’ place cards, to her mother’s creativity.

A Georgia native, Jeff’s Southern roots surfaced in details from the bluegrass band that played for the first few hours of the reception to the selection of bourbon served at the bar throughout the night.

After the wedding weekend, the Joneses spent a couple of days in Evergreen to unwind and savor the moment. Next spring, they will be honeymooning in the South Pacific.To contact May to send info, insights or invites, e-mail