The groom tells us more about how he met his bride and why they decided to elope!
“It all started in the early days of the pandemic maybe May or June. I was newly single and Facebook sent me a friend suggestion of this beautiful woman. I was nervous and hesitant when I sent her friend request. Totally out of her character as well, she took a chance and accepted a friend request from a total stranger. I think what made us feel comfortable at the time is we both lived in the same small town and had quite a few friends in common. So during the pandemic I had some free time and was doing some home renovations. I posted a picture of a fireplace I white washed. She commented on it and we began talking everyday and have been inseparable since we met July 30, 2020.”
We decided to elope because, we were both married previously and we wanted to do something just the two of us. We wanted it stress free and full of fun and adventure!
We wanted a location that offered an awesome back drop for our wedding and plenty of adventure and fun for our honeymoon! Well Hawaii was at the top of the list but quickly scared us with their crazy covid protocols and we began to focus on mountain scapes. We google searched a lot of places, Moab, Sedona, Grand Tetons… we were immediately drawn to the red rock areas which was conducive to Laurel’s boho vibe. We looked at Moab and Sedona real hard. Though both offered beautiful back drops we felt they were pretty remote and were worried about our honeymoon adventures. Then we saw pictures of the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. It offered that amazing red rock and southwest look of Moab or Sedona, and being close to a big city made us feel more comfortable. We could be remote, hike and and get lost when we wanted and return to civilization for a nice dinner! Colorado had all we wanted! In all we did 5 days in Colorado Springs, Jeeping, horseback riding, and touring Pikes Peak and 4 days in Estes Park exploring the Rocky Mountain National Park! We had a beautiful wedding and a truly incredible and adventurous honeymoon.”