Liz and Joe

in Aspen, CO

Videographer: Foster Creative
Venue: Maroon Bells
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Wedding Date on Jul 18, 2019

It was a warm summer’s evening when our eyes locked for the first time at our hometown fourth of July fair. We were just 17 years young. We attended rival high schools, but we were connected through mutual friends. The night we met, we only had a brief introduction and unfortunately, had to quickly part ways. A few months later, we reconnected when we both decided to go to Chicago with our friends, not knowing that we would be at the same place. That day we instantly hit it off.  We wandered through Chicago museums in our own little bubble, living in the moment and getting to know each other. It strangely felt as if we had known one another forever. Although we hit it off right away, we were friends for a few months before we began dating.  After a few months of being a couple, Liz went through some traumatic life events. She ended up moving in with Joe in the last few months of high school and his family took her under their wing. Our relationship grew into something we never knew was possible and continues to flourish beyond our imagination.  We helped each other get through college with many long nights of studying, writing papers, and taking frequent snack breaks. We also worked part-time jobs to help save and pay for college life, but somehow still made time for each other each and every day. Our relationship grew stronger with each passing year and we were beginning to feel it was time to take the next step. After awhile, the proposal was planned around the idea of recreating one of our first and most memorable dates of our relationship.  On this date, Joe took Liz out to dinner and ice skating at Millenium Park in downtown Chicago. Liz looked absolutely beautiful and smiled the entire time, even though she couldn’t let go of Joe’s hand for fear of “falling”. It was a night we will never forget. About four years ago, Liz was attending college at Northern Illinois University and on campus they had several ponds that students and community members would ice skate on in the winter.  One day, Joe surprised her at school—he brought ice skates, hockey jerseys, warm gloves, and hot cocoa so they could go for a skate after class. To our surprise, we had the entire pond to ourselves on the most beautiful, perfect winter evening. We watched the sun set as the stars appeared and we skated hand-in-hand just enjoying the moment together. When Joe found the perfect opportunity, he pulled her in close and explained how she meant the entire world to him and how he couldn’t imagine spending the rest of his life with anyone but her and then he asked her to be his one and only love.  For a while after our engagement, we were not exactly sure how we wanted to get married. After attending and being in numerous wedding parties, we ultimately decided a traditional wedding was not for us. We always knew that we wanted something small and intimate so we could enjoy the day just focusing on ourselves.  Our Colorado elopement was the best decision we ever made and we wouldn’t change a single aspect of our special day. Having the hiking trail and beautiful ceremony spot at Crater Lake in the iconic Maroon Bells all to ourselves during sunrise is something dreams are made of. Our photographer and videographer did a fantastic job helping us feel comfortable and produced some of the most beautiful wedding pieces we have ever seen.  We are over the moon with how our photos and video turned out because they not only captured the beauty of our ceremony, but also our natural connection and the intense love we have for each other.



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Liz and Joe

in Aspen, CO

Videographer: Foster Creative
Venue: Maroon Bells

Jul 18 2019

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It was a warm summer’s evening when our eyes locked for the first time at our hometown fourth of July fair. We were just 17 years young. We attended rival high schools, but we were connected through mutual friends. The night we met, we only had a brief introduction and unfortunately, had to quickly part ways. A few months later, we reconnected when we both decided to go to Chicago with our friends, not knowing that we would be at the same place. That day we instantly hit it off.  We wandered through Chicago museums in our own little bubble, living in the moment and getting to know each other. It strangely felt as if we had known one another forever. Although we hit it off right away, we were friends for a few months before we began dating.  After a few months of being a couple, Liz went through some traumatic life events. She ended up moving in with Joe in the last few months of high school and his family took her under their wing. Our relationship grew into something we never knew was possible and continues to flourish beyond our imagination.  We helped each other get through college with many long nights of studying, writing papers, and taking frequent snack breaks. We also worked part-time jobs to help save and pay for college life, but somehow still made time for each other each and every day. Our relationship grew stronger with each passing year and we were beginning to feel it was time to take the next step. After awhile, the proposal was planned around the idea of recreating one of our first and most memorable dates of our relationship.  On this date, Joe took Liz out to dinner and ice skating at Millenium Park in downtown Chicago. Liz looked absolutely beautiful and smiled the entire time, even though she couldn’t let go of Joe’s hand for fear of “falling”. It was a night we will never forget. About four years ago, Liz was attending college at Northern Illinois University and on campus they had several ponds that students and community members would ice skate on in the winter.  One day, Joe surprised her at school—he brought ice skates, hockey jerseys, warm gloves, and hot cocoa so they could go for a skate after class. To our surprise, we had the entire pond to ourselves on the most beautiful, perfect winter evening. We watched the sun set as the stars appeared and we skated hand-in-hand just enjoying the moment together. When Joe found the perfect opportunity, he pulled her in close and explained how she meant the entire world to him and how he couldn’t imagine spending the rest of his life with anyone but her and then he asked her to be his one and only love.  For a while after our engagement, we were not exactly sure how we wanted to get married. After attending and being in numerous wedding parties, we ultimately decided a traditional wedding was not for us. We always knew that we wanted something small and intimate so we could enjoy the day just focusing on ourselves.  Our Colorado elopement was the best decision we ever made and we wouldn’t change a single aspect of our special day. Having the hiking trail and beautiful ceremony spot at Crater Lake in the iconic Maroon Bells all to ourselves during sunrise is something dreams are made of. Our photographer and videographer did a fantastic job helping us feel comfortable and produced some of the most beautiful wedding pieces we have ever seen.  We are over the moon with how our photos and video turned out because they not only captured the beauty of our ceremony, but also our natural connection and the intense love we have for each other.


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