Denver man surprises girlfriend with proposal and wedding in the same day

VAIL, Colo. — Marriage proposals are typically followed by months of planning, but one Denver couple skipped that all together and got married the same day he proposed.

Catie Bossard, 25, and Zach Baldwin, 24, exchanged vows atop a mountain near Vail just hours after Baldwin popped the question.

"That was when it kind of hit me," Bossard told ABC News. "I'm like, 'Yes! Yes! Let's do it.'"

Baldwin said he was planning the surprise wedding two months leading up to the Sep. 16 ceremony

"He was joking about having our family all in town and knocking it all out in one day," Bossard said. "When I thought about it more and more. It just seemed too perfect.”

After the bride-to-be was on board with the whirlwind plan, the two popped open a bottle of champagne and returned to their hotel to prepare for the wedding set for four hours later.

Bossard was thrilled when she found out that her best friends along with her sister and mother had thought of everything -- from her wedding dress and undergarments to her makeup and hair accessories.

Her mother had even brought her great-grandmother's handkerchief, which she tied around the bouquet. She also wore her grandmother's pearls.

As far as decorations, well Mother Nature took care of that.

"It was simple but beautiful," Bossard said. "With the scenery, you don't need much up there. There's no need for any flowers. The entire view of the mountains behind you: that alone takes your breath away."d

The couple is now looking forward to their honeymoon. Bossard said they plan to backpack through Costa Rica in November.

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