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Ryan, Hamilton exchange wedding vows

Greg Hamilton dips his wife, Kim Ryan, for their first kiss as a married couple as maid of honor Kerry Murphy, a retired Steamboat teacher; officiant Nina Darlington; and best man Steve Hamilton, the groom's brother, look on.

Steamboat Springs residents Kim Ryan and Greg Hamilton were married Saturday, July 15, 2017, on Whidbey Island in Washington State. A post-wedding celebration is planned for Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the couple’s Pamela Lane home to share the festivities with Steamboat friends.

Kim is a special education teacher at Soda Creek Elementary. Her son, Kelly Ryan, graduated from Steamboat Springs High School in June and plans to take a gap year to travel and work before college.

The bride’s parents, Bill and Eileen Luther, reside on the Front Range. Though Bill and Eileen could not attend the wedding, they shared a post-wedding celebration with the bride, groom and groom’s parents at School House Kitchen and Libations in Arvada.

Greg is a documentary filmmaker, known for “The Movement,” inspired by the work of Steamboat STARS, and “Power of the River,” which featured a river trek in Bhutan.

The groom’s parents, Jack and Pat Hamilton, live in Coupeville, Washington, and hosted the wedding ceremony at their home overlooking Penn Cove. The couple chose their former yoga instructor, Steamboat’s Nina Darlington, to officiate.

The small ceremony featured maid of honor Kerry Murphy, a retired Steamboat educator now teaching in Hong Kong, and matron of honor Joanne Greene, a longtime friend of the bride from Boulder.

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The best man was the groom’s brother, Steve Hamilton, of Mercer Island, Washington. The groomsman was Kim’s brother, Kevin Luther, of Morrisville, New York.

Kim and Greg met on the dance floor at the Ghost Ranch Saloon in March 2013, when Fort Collins band Euforquestra was performing an Afrobeat show. Greg proposed in October, 2016, in Manitou Springs after the couple visited his alma mater of Colorado College.

Kim graduated from SUNY-Oswego and went on to earn her master’s degree from CU-Boulder.

The couple honeymooned in Hawaii thanks to their own saved airline miles and a lodging gift from the groom’s parents that allowed them to spend 12 nights on Oahu and the Big Island.

Greg and Kim are thankful to all the family, friends and neighbors who made possible the wedding on Whidbey Island and their party in Steamboat.