Anna and Jacob had their elopement adventure at Telluride, Ridgway, and Ouray in Colorado. The destination features grand mountainscapes with frosted green spruces trees, aspens that are about to turn golden, stunning red rocks, blue cliffside, rocky peaks, and waterfalls. A destination that brings comfort and peace, which is exactly what the couple wanted for their elopement. The couple wanted scenery that depicted the glory of God’s handiwork, which celebrates their shared faith and strong foundation as a couple. See more from this elopement in southwest colorado below! Here’s their story:
“This is both of our second marriages. In short, in our first marriages, we both got married for the wrong purpose and without the maturity, foundation, and real love needed to build a life with another person. The first go-round was more of a “this is probably what we should do,” “this is what is expected of us” sort of deal. Neither of us was focused on living the life God designed at that time as well.
So what resulted was broken people, broken hearts, and shattered expectations. But what it also left was two people who were now destined to grow, driven to learn, and fully ready to focus on faith and the life God had prepared for them to live since the beginning; He was just waiting on both of us to really be ready to give up our own desires, our own plans, and our own stubbornness, and let him lead the way into His epic adventure.
In finding these things with each other, we made a promise to always be honest, real, intentional, purposeful, and fearless with one another. To pursue and push one another with a love that was true, raw, authentic, and simply ours. Loving each other so fiercely and so fully because God designed it that way and it should be honored, respected, but fully enjoyed. It’s not all about adventures, but it’s about finding adventure within ourselves. I’ve never felt more love than I do from Jacob and for Jacob.”
Anna and Jacob said: “We wanted to look up into the galaxy above and the world around us and know that now, we get to face this life together; that our love is the only thing that matters. Our goal in our marriage is to always be intentional, so starting out with such an intimate, purposeful, pure manner was the perfect way for us to begin our life together. When we started our relationship we both agreed to be fully present, and in doing so we both agreed to be full of life and adventure together.
We put fear and doubt aside and look to each other for not a safe place, but a person to tackle it all with and encourage and push along the way, never holding one another back from all the things of life. No limits. No impossibilities. Elopement was always the idea for both of us. Elopements are for the brave people who care so, so deeply for the person, they love that they’re willing to take a bold leap away from the norm and choose something different, meaningful, and wholly intentional.
We wanted to take our hands, hold on, and jump into a huge adventure. Loving each other so fiercely and so fully because God designed it that way and it should be honored, respected, but fully enjoyed. It’s not all about adventures, but it’s about finding adventure within ourselves.”
“The entire experience is something we will never forget. I truly feel like traditional wedding days go by in such
a blur because they are so busy with timelines and expectations. We will never forget our wedding day because every single part of it was completely ours and fully intentional.
I do believe our favorite part of the elopement day was standing in the middle of gorgeous mountains, in front of the most beautiful waterfall, in the presence of God and each other, promising to love one another for the rest of our lives. Making those vows felt so much more real and so much more intimate to us at that moment.”