Ellen and I have worked together at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science for the past two years. We’ve bonded over our shared love for the Bachelor/ Bachelorette and we’ve made each other birthday bakery treats (Ellen makes them for everyone else in the office too).
I’ve followed along with the tail end of Ellen and John’s relationship, as it progressed from living together, to engagement, to marriage and let me tell you, the level of love and support between these two is nothing short of amazing. You only have to hear Ellen talk with pride about John’s job as an EMT or see John post photos of Ellen with the shelter animals she volunteers with to know that their relationship is deep and thoughtful and full of the little things that make a relationship last.
When the two of them starting thinking about what they wanted their wedding day to feel like, they quickly realized that they wanted something that they could claim and celebrate as their own. While they wanted to celebrate their marriage with their family and friends (and would plan a Chatfield Botanic Gardens wedding, too), they really wanted to say their vows at one of their favorite places as the sun set gently behind them.
So the planning started for their intimate Mt. Evans Elopement.
Six days before their larger wedding, we drove up to the summit of Mt. Evans, stopping to explore Summit Lake along the way. We wandered, chased the sunlight, and hopped out of the car whenever we spotted mountain goats.
Finally, John and Ellen said their tear-filled vows on the rocky outcrop near the summit of Mt. Evans, just as the sun set behind the peaks. The soft, pink light perfectly punctuated the quiet beauty of their moment in a scene that was everything they wanted from this day.
Congratulations, and so much love to you both!