The weather in Colorado this winter has not been kind, we’re looking at you -10 degree days! We compiled some of our favorite winter Colorado engagements that make us feel warm and cozy despite the freezing temperatures outside. Keep an eye out for our favorite tips and tricks to make the most of your snowy engagement session!
Crested Butte, Colorado
Logan and I met our freshman year at Texas A&M University through a mutual friend and dated all throughout college. Logan had been planning to propose on November 27, 2020 since that summer. He asked my dad and talked with both my mom and him together back in September. He then went through the ring-buying process and designed the most beautiful ring. The week leading up to the proposal Logan was in Arkansas hunting and I thought he was coming home on Wednesday. Instead, he drove back to Texas earlier in the week to build a bench and arch for the proposal. Logan built and stained a wooden bench and carved our names and the date in the bench for us to one day put in our home. I thought we were going out to his grandparents land to celebrate Thanksgiving with his family, but in reality Logan was waiting on the bench for me to arrive. When I saw Logan sitting on the bench under the arch, I immediately knew what was happening. Logan read me a letter that asked me to marry him and then he got down on one knee! Afterwards, we celebrated with our closest family and friends.
Logan and I love going to concerts together, it’s our thing! We are both big country music fans and love to two-step together while listening to our favorite bands play. I am confident that dancing is something that we will continue to do as we grow old together.
We are planning a June wedding near where we both grew up and cannot wait to celebrate with our family and friends!
– Bride, Kendall
Photographer: Lizzie Tilles
Photographers: Colby & Valerie Photography
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
In the summer of 2018 Adam and I volunteered at Camp Wapiyapi – a summer camp for kids and their siblings affected by pediatric cancers. At camp, some of the campers were actively receiving cancer treatments, therefore for every one camper there was one counsellor. Adam and I have never been to camp before, never been counsellors before, so it was very outside of our comfort zones to be counsellors at a sleep away camp for an entire week and with no cellphone service! Adam was on the purple team and caught my eye right away with how sweet he was with his camper, and how well he clicked with my camper. After camp had ended, all of the camp counsellors went and got food/beers in town where Adam and I talked for FOUR hours. We ended up being the last people in the restaurant before we went home and headed our separate ways- him back to Boulder, and me back to Denver. I fully thought I would never see Adam again and just thought he was a cool person… but it took all of two days before we made plans to go on our first date to Adam’s family cabin in Estes Park that following weekend. It was an instant connection, and we haven’t looked back since!
– Bride, Maddie
Photographer: Garner & Co. Photography
For this Snowmass proposal it had dumped snow all weekend and was now 7 degrees. We rode a snowmobile up to the spot I envisioned being perfect for Gus to propose to Tori. The wind bit at our exposed faces but the fresh, sparkly snow always makes these cold mornings worth it when scouting for my couples dream locations. This was it. Capitol showing off its 14,131 ft of beauty with the sun dropping into its’ snowy peaks Gus meticulously planned this special moment. I asked Tori a few weeks before if she and Gus wanted to do a shoot for my website. She had no idea this would actually be the day Gus proposed. Gus and I were in contact all week making sure each and every detail was seamless planned. With the help of a few friends, it couldn’t have gone any more perfectly! I alluded to the shoot being over when Gus expressed that he had one more photo he wanted. He positioned himself perfectly in front of Capitol Peak, turned to Tori, dropped to his knee, and asked her to marry him! Gus slipped the most stunning emerald cut ring onto her finger and her jaw dropped. The most joyful “oh my gosh” followed by the longest, sweetest hug translated into “YES!!”. The next 20 minutes were filled with shocked squeals of excitement, hugs, kisses, tears and the sweetest candid photos to make sure they would never forget these feelings of joy.
– Snowmass Photographer, Emily Mae Photography
Rocky Mountain National Park
That stars aligned and Matt + Lauren randomly met; it only took about two weeks for these two to melt into each other and to know that they wanted to spend forever together. A little while after that, they both made plans to propose to the other without knowing. One day, Lauren tried to ask questions about marriage and what Matt was thinking about it and, with his own plans in mind, he lied his way through the conversation. This led to the two of them discovering each other’s plans and then planning a trip to Telluride, where they both proposed to one another. Obviously, they both said “yes”! These two are soul mates if there ever was such a thing. What they share is such a mutual, unconditional, wild kind of love; it feels good to be around.
– Bride + Groom, Matt + Lauren
Photographer: Shallyn Michelle Photography
Liam and I met in Albuquerque, New Mexico which still feels surreal cause we were both born far far away from New Mexico and (believe it or not) on opposite sides of the world. While Liam’s a Philly boy, I’m your “not-so-stereotypical” Indian girl! We met at a hot yoga class where a mutual friend introduced us to each other. We both felt something instantly and continued going to yoga classes together for the rest of the week. One week and an incredible (all-day long!!) date at Meow Wolf, Santa Fe later we started “Officially” dating and the rest is history. Two years later, we’re now married and PAWrents to our cutest little shiba inu pup, Taz (you really won’t be able to get enough of him!).
– Bride, Bhavya
Photographer: Century Tree Co.
Morgan and I became friends working in an organic chemistry lab at Davidson College. Unlike the lab, we did NOT have instant chemistry (I couldn’t possibly tell our story without making a dumb chemistry pun). But as fate would have it, we DID start dating and later found out that our lab director had thought we’d be good together and had purposely put our work stations next to each other! After Morgan graduated, she was brave (if that’s what we want to call it!) enough to fly out to New York City and meet me on my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. We spent two months backpacking from New York to Maine. At the time, our families joked that if we could spend months living in a tent in the woods, we would make it through anything. Man were they right! Fast forward through two years of living in Colorado, we ended up moving to Nashville for med school where we now live with our mischievous cat Louie and sweet puppy Pascal (another chemistry reference). We got engaged in our home the weekend before COVID shut everything down. It was just the two of us. We had been to an amazing dinner and when we got back home, I asked Morgan to marry me with the ring her grandpa had proposed to her grandma with. We are so excited to be having our wedding back home in Colorado this summer!
– Groom, Evan
Photographer: Jess Leigh Photographer
Interested in more Colorado winter engagement inspiration? Take a peek at our Colorado Fall/Winter issue for more winter wonderland goodies!