I met Emilee and Dakota at Barr Lake for their engagement session. Emilee loves sunflowers and we were able to find huge patches of them growing wild throughout the park.
Emilee shares, “We met while we were both working at Starbucks. We would change our schedules around in hopes of crossing paths with one another and when we did work together, he would flirt by sneaking up behind me to untie my apron. After two months of these games, he finally asked me out on a date and we’ve been together ever since. After only three months of dating, we moved in together. While some people would say it’s fast, we just knew that we had found the person we were meant to be with.
One thing about me is that I am obsessed with giraffes. They have always been my favorite animals and one of my favorite things to do is go to the Denver Zoo Lights around Christmas time. After three years of dating, we decided to go on a double date with our close friends to the zoo lights on December 19th, 2020. After an awful covid filled year, we wanted at least one good memory. We saved the giraffe exhibit for last and I remember practically jumping for joy when we arrived. While looking at the giraffes, Dak was behind me asking me to turn around. Once I turned around, he was down on one knee and our friends had their cameras out. It was a memorable experience to say the least and honestly the best way he could’ve proposed to me.
For our wedding, we decided to get married in Estes Park. Throughout our four years of being together, it has always been our safe space and our peace. Whenever we have a hard week or need to get away from the world, we go to Estes park. Something about the small town in the mountains is refreshing. It is also where we had our first trip together. We stayed in a beautiful cabin right next to Rocky Mountain National Park and overlooked a river for a weekend. We are so excited to get to say “I Do” in the place that has become so special to us.”
Congratulations Emilee and Dakota!