Telluride Local Morgan Metzger Weds Chris Matson

Morgan & Chris 1 Telluride Inside… and Out does not have a Sundays Styles section like the New York Times, but from time to time, we write about happy couples on their The Big Day, like the big boys. So let's all break from the retail steeplechase of the holiday season to raise a glass to (relatively speaking) newlyweds, Telluride local Morgan Metzger and her hubbie Chris Matson.

Morgan Metzger was born in Chicago, but grew up in Telluride, where she has lived since 1985. At the Telluride Academy, she joined the Mystery Drama Troupe known as the Mudd Butts, and at one point, thought to become an actress. But Morgan discovered she got stage fright and became an artist/interior designer instead.

There was, however, no stage fright, none whatsoever, when Morgan Metzger married Chris Matson on a beach at sunset on Anna Maria Island, Florida, Saturday, November 13. The couple were officially hitched by internationally renowned, Telluride-based artist Robert Weatherford, who is also an ordained minister.

Morgan met Chris (a California native) in 1999, while working in the film industry in Los Angeles. The couple returned to Telluride in 2002 to open Sawpit Mercantile.

Sawpit Mercantile is sort of Dean & DeLuca meets 7/11, a local success story. The store is a place to shop for anything and everything from bulk dog food to wheat- and gluten-free pancake and bread mixes, plus eco-friendly paper products. The Metzger/Matsons also support regional growers: there're Olathe eggs, Paonia mesclun, Nancy's organic yoghurt, Indian Ridge granola from Norwood, Tomboy Roasters coffee, Annie's fruit snacks, and tinctures from Shining Mountain Herbs, Ridgway.

Morgan and Chris run Sawpit Mercantile with Mother of the Bride, Suzanne Metzger, former owner of the Telluride Antique Market. The Maid of Honor at their wedding was former Telluride local, Sasadi Booth Odunsi, a graduate of Colorado Rocky Mountain School and Wesleyan College in Connecticut.

Follow the link to "The Best Wedding Duet Ever," featuring the bride and the groom.

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