Elisha and Matthew

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How We Met

Matthew and I started dating our senior year of high school back in 2011. We met skiing when our friends went up to Breckenridge for the weekend. Once we had graduated high school May 2012 Matt went off to Colorado State University (CSU) and I attended Colorado University (CU). Although we went to different colleges our relationship remained strong and we continued to grow stronger feelings for each other. This summer he had proposed to me after almost five years of dating and we couldn’t be more happy or excited to spend forever with each other.

How He Asked

Matthew woke me up early Saturday morning and told me he had planned a trip to Disney World. Since I am not a fan of roller coasters or rides I was not excited. After getting ready he told me it was a joke, and that he wanted to hang out at the beach. Over this summer we had the opportunity to stay in California, because we are both from Colorado we explored multiple beaches and discovered Thousand Steps beach was our favorite. That morning right before I was about to get into the ocean Matt had told me he found something in the sand. Walking up to him I noticed a little bottle filled with sand. I had picked up the bottle to find a message inside along with little trinkets. Matt then pulled out the message and began to read it to me. Once he had finished expressing how much I meant to him and how we will be together for forever he got down on one knee and proposed.

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It was a day I will cherish and remember for the rest of my life.

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Special Thanks

John Thompson | 
Photography