ROCKY MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT IN COLORADO
“You should really try online dating” easy for everyone else to say. Well thank goodness we did. We met August 24, 2015, after a 3+ hour first date and having our friends worried about our whereabouts. The rest is history. Never did we ever think we’d find someone to enjoy life with as much as we do.
From fishing, golfing, hiking, camping, traveling, and making wine to just relaxing at home playing board games, there’s never a dull moment. We found out that we both had always wanted to go to Alaska, so shortly after we started dating, we planned our trip and spent our first year anniversary (8/24/16) exploring Alaska. By that point, we made it our mission to each get to the 50 states.
When we first met, Nick wasn’t sure about me having a dog and how that may play a role in our relationship… fast forward a couple years and sometimes I think he loves Ollie more than me. Haha! One night, after a long day of work, he had Ollie out in the yard and there was something fastened to his back, come to find out it was a Go Pro (which I thought was weird).
It took some pleading but he convinced me to go for a walk with him and Ollie dog, little did I know what was about to happen. While we were on our walk, Nick started running ahead (as he usually does to exercise the pup). Once I caught up, he was down on one knee and Ollie had a collar on that said “Will You Marry My Daddy”. Now the GoPro made sense, because we will always have that memory, thanks to our fur baby he wasn’t so sure about at first.
We got to celebrate our Engagement in Cancun then went on to travel to Washington to visit my sister. As we were hiking Mt. Eleanor, Nick told me he originally planned on proposing at the summit- good thing he didn’t, Mt. Eleanor was covered in snow still in June and I definitely didn’t make it to the top. Once we got back from Washington, we started looking for our forever home.
What a fun adventure that was! We finally found “The One” and put an offer in on our dream home. A couple weeks later we were at dinner for our 2nd year anniversary (8/24/17) at the restaurant where we had our first date…Sure enough we got our acceptance call as we were having dinner. It was the best anniversary gift ever! We may have even cried at the table.
When deciding on our “wedding date” after looking back on our story, we decided that it had to be August 24th. The day we met and went on our first date, the day we checked Alaska off our list and the day our offer was accepted, only three years later. Then we got to thinking how we still have a few more states to explore and neither of us have been to Colorado. After doing our research we made our plan reality and can’t wait to continue our adventure and story together! Here’s to the best August 24th yet!
After we decided on the when and where we started researching photographers to make sure we had amazing photos to always remind us of our big day. After scrolling through a lot of websites we came across Justyna’s and instantly knew she was the one! Nick had a vision and Justyna’s photos were it.
We were a little nervous at first because neither of us have been to Colorado but after talking with Justyna, she made us feel completely comfortable and reassured us that the location and day will be absolutely perfect. She’s also been a huge help with recommendations for places to stay and things to do while were there.
She’s very lively and passionate about her work we can’t wait to share our day and memories with her for years to come!
The Adventure’s Experience
Here’s our experience of our amazing day! Couldn’t have done it without you! Thanks so much again!