Elizabeth and Steven met on a dating site. Steven didn't even know he had an account at first as his friend set it up for him. Thanks, friend! And just when they almost gave up online dating they came across each other's profiles.Their first meeting was at a bowling alley, where they stayed all night talking about everything. It took that first evening together and they knew they found something special. On their first official date they went to Glenwood Springs for the day. They spent it all day relaxing at the Springs and hanging out in Glenwood Caverns. Then he took her to dinner at the Vaudeville Theater for dinner and a show. What a first date, huh?
Fast forward to their 1.5 year anniversary when they go back to Glenwood Springs to reminisce of their first date. They replayed the day almost exactly and ended the evening at the Vaudeville theater again. Only this time Steven had something a little different planned. The owner asked them up on the stage to be part of the entertainment for the evening. After a round of 20 questions he finally said "Steven has to ask you a question now." That's when he got down on one knee, and in front of everyone, asked her to marry him. She didn't hesitate for one second to say "Yes!" as she had known since their first time bowling together that he was her some kind of special.
They're getting married this Fall at the beautiful Deer Creek Valley Ranch venue in Bailey, CO. Elizabeth has always dreamed of a rustic barn wedding in the Rocky Mountains and this September, she is going to get it. They wanted to explore the grounds of the venue for their engagement shoot. I quickly agreed as it's great to get to explore mountain venues and I'd never been to this one before. As quickly as you pull up you're not disappointed. The gated road has open space to the left with a beautiful barn on the right. Behind it opens up to a beautiful pasture with breathtaking mountain views to the west. We chose sunrise for their engagement photos since the ceremony is during sunset. This ranch did not disappoint. It was a bit chilly since it was dawn in the mountains on the start of a beautiful December day. But Elizabeth, Steven, and Tikka (their pup) killed it! We wandered all over the pretty, including to their ceremony site, and enjoyed the peacefulness of the morning.
Check out their Colorado engagement session below and tell me what you think in the comments! Thanks for reading. ~Nat Moore
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