Married in a Colorado Garden

In a July 10 wedding held in the Lyons Farmette garden near Boulder, Colo., Perry Santanachote and Alistair Coy Wallace, a Manhattan couple who spend many weekends in East Hampton, were married.

Christina Knight, a friend of the bride’s, officiated at a ceremony that combined traditional vows and elements of her Thai heritage.

Two days before the ceremony, Ms. Santanachote and Mr. Wallace and their families went to a Thai Buddhist monastery to be blessed by the monks and participate in a ritual that included an offering of food prepared by the bride’s family. The monks blessed water to be used in the wedding itself and tied twine around the couple’s wrists as a symbol of their union, as well as of the incantations. The visit concluded with the two families having lunch after the monks partook of their offerings.

During the wedding, the guests poured the water that had been blessed by the monks and offered a prayer or good wish for the couple. Mr. Wallace’s 9-year-old son, John, was the best man, and Ms. Santanachote presented him with an inscribed silver circle on a chain bearing their names.

The bride wore a red lace strapless gown with a train designed by Anna Maier and carried a bouquet of white anthurium and amaryllis and green amaranth and monstera leaves. Mr. Wallace wore a white suit. Both wore garlands of jasmine blossoms, called pang malai in Thai, with white ropes tied around their heads to signify their new unity as a couple.

A reception with dinner and dancing followed in the garden. The couple spent five days in Colorado after the wedding and plan to take a longer trip later.

Ms. Santanachote is the daughter of Paul and Oranuch Santanachote of Denver. She is a recipe developer at the Barteca Restaurant Group in Stamford, Conn. She received an undergraduate degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver in Colorado.

Mr. Wallace’s parents are Jamie Coy Wallace of Mill Hill Lane in East Hampton and Edward B. Wallace Jr. of Kansas City. A 1999 New York University graduate, he is the assistant director of technology at the City University of New York’s School of Journalism, where the couple met while Ms. Santanachote was studying for a master’s degree.