Emily and Chris’s Colorado Blue Lakes elopement is wildly amazing! In Colorado (and at higher altitudes), wildflowers bloom in early summer, rather than springtime. So for this early July elopement, the wildflowers really begin to peak. Speaking of wildflowers, that is exactly what Emily and Chris are. They are beautiful, eccentric, and colorful creatures who are just absolutely crazy about one another. They embody this notion of growing into the spaces where they fit. Like a lock and key, they form the most perfect combination of two separate entities. There is a completeness that one senses around them.
Throughout their elopement, they are hospitable and comforting to everyone involved. Just like wildflowers, they bloom naturally and stretch where the sun leads. The spark between them is so electric, and they thrive off of one another. The way they interact with each other is real, hypnotic, and hysterical. Their sense of humor never diminishes, and once you understand, you don’t have to wait long for a smile.
‘Tis the season for the perfection of being imperfect. It seems to be the theme of 2020. Embracing this notion will only make the uncertainty easier. Not only will 2020 throw an obstacle or two your way, but any event will typically have its flaws. In this situation, there are multiple mistakes, starting with Kevin leaving his book behind. Meg is able to screen grab a copy of the ceremony on her phone, and Chris’s yellow notebook pulls it all together. Emily and Chris write their vows on biodegradable paper so that they can plant them during the ceremony. The potting soil and pot needed for this to happen is left behind and not noticed until – you guessed it – it is time for them to plant their vow cards. Luckily for all, they have the best of friends who sprints up a steep hill (at altitude, no less) to gather what is needed without much delay. You just have to roll with the punches these days, accept what happens, and find a way to smile 🙂
Emily and Chris, thank you for making us laugh and accepting us into your Colorado Blue Lakes elopement. Thank you for hosting us and breaking bread with us. You are a bright spark in a world that needs light, so thank you for being you!