Colorado is home to some of the most beautiful terrain, and to stand among its greatness committing to a life together is extraordinary.
Here I love you and the horizon hides you in vain.
I love you still among these cold things.
The biggest stars look at me with your eyes.
And as I love you, the pines in the wind
want to sing your name.
We began the day trip from Denver to Estes Park expecting a fairly easy hike to our destination. We knew it would be on the chilly side for an early spring day, but we didn't consider the 50" of snow that blew through just days before. Luckily the Rocky Mountain National Park ranger recommended us renting snow boots and spikes from a sporting goods shop in town. Incredibly thankful for the advice because it was a slip and slide even with proper footing. After a wrong turn that took us to the other end of the park (blame it on deep conversations about John Mayer and the deep connection to his music), we made it to the trailhead. Ascending to a near 10,000 ft elevation with absolutely breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains, Jay helped Kaila get changed into her dress and prepare for their intimate vows.
Holy Mother Nature, this place and their passionate love is enough to bring tears to your eyes.
As the sun began to set, we had one more stop before we said goodbye to our adventure. Jay sang his Kaila a heartfelt song with poetic lyrics he wrote just for her about their love story. To say the least, my emotions got the best of me.