I am so excited to share this Sunrise Mountain Colorado Proposal with you guys! So buckle up because it is a good one.
Mitch and I worked together at Auburn Community Church and we always bonded over photography things. When Mitch told me he was moving to Colorado I said “you best believe I am going to come visit!” Well… when Mitch came back to Auburn over thanksgiving break of 2018 he told me he was not only planning to propose to his girlfriend, but that he wanted to do it in the mountains of Boulder, CO. OF COURSE, my immediate answer was “I AM THERE.”
Mitch and Carli are such a sweet couple, and the best part is that they share a love for the Lord like no other! I cannot wait to see how God is going to use their marriage to glorify His Kingdom!
Instead of trying to tell you guys how beautiful their story is, just take a read from Mitch’s words:
“Where to begin?!? Surprisingly enough Carli and I grew up in the same town and even had tons of mutual friends, but never met until my senior year at Auburn University. I had noticed her two years prior at an ACC worship night but was too nervous to go talk to her. A couple years after that I started seeing her at Church and then at a coffee shop. After many missed hints I finally got a clue and asked her out shortly after I moved to Colorado to work for a church in the Boulder area. When she left after helping me move to Colorado I quickly realized that she is a woman who loves God more than anything else and I couldn’t stand to be apart from her. I am a huge planner, so I started to search Carli’s Pinterest/ask questions about proposals/etc.
Carli came out for many trips and fell in love with Colorado and especially Boulder. S I knew I had to propose at the most iconic place in Boulder, The Flatirons. I wanted every detail to be perfect! To surprise her, to get the perfect ring, and of course capture this special moment. I look up sunset/sunrise times for the perfect light at the flatirons. Then, I came up with a perfect fake itinerary for Carli so she wouldn’t catch on and also be dressed right for the pictures, etc. After much research, I found the perfect spot which included an easy place for Nathaly to hide for the pictures.
Despite all my planning one thing I couldn’t control was the weather to look great. I prayed for weeks very nervously about it. Even that morning when driving there a fog covered the mountains, but at the last second they cleared. I was so nervous and excited yet I had to keep it all in so Carli wouldn’t suspect it. In my panic of trying to not give it away I think I showed up 15 minutes before I had planned to get to the spot (sorry Nathaly). I immediately took Carli to the spot and asked her if she would be my wife. She said YES!! Still humble and giddy over this amazing woman saying yes! And I will never get over it!! Lots of planning all paid off! Now no more planning… for a day or so at least.”
After the proposal, we hiked the flatiron which Mitch said it would be an easy 20-30min hike hahaha. I am still laughing at that because it took us a solid hour! We had a blast though!! And to top it off we went to Rocky Mountain National Park afterwards and my oh my how beautiful that place is. I had never seen that much snow in my life before, and I felt like a 10 year old kid at Disney World!
Seriously couldn’t have asked for a better trip to Colorado! CONGRATULATIONS MITCH AND CARLI!! And if you want to see more from Colorado here is another stunning session with Sam and Mason.
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