I met Shira and David on a warm September evening at Red Rocks to celebrate their engagement.
Shira shares, “David and I met in northern Colorado, on the dating app Bumble. I was in training to be a veterinarian and have been a lifelong animal lover. Logically, my profile stated “swipe left if you’re allergic to dogs, cats, or horses.” David is allergic to all three, and still swiped right. I can’t quite remember when the truth came out, but it was already too late.
Our first date was at New Belgium in Fort Collins… then Tasty Harmony… then Union. We were having way too much fun to end the date! After eventually parting ways, we met back up the next day to go hiking at Gray Rock, and David brought along his pup Niko. I was hooked.
David and I cultivated our relationship slowly through my challenging years in veterinary school and his demanding years of family medicine residency. After three years together, I headed off to an internship in Washington, DC, and David moved to Montana to start his career in rural family medicine.
I came to Montana to visit David over the new year where he proposed on horseback on the top of a snowy mountain. It was beautiful! I just about froze my left hand off on the way down – I didn’t want to put my glove back on!
Since then, I’ve finished my internship and moved out to Montana to join David. We’re settling into a small cabin at the base of the gorgeous Mission mountains, and have continued acquiring animals. Right now we have three dogs, a snake, and a horse!
Our relationship formed and grew in Colorado, a state that is not only David’s childhood home, but now is a very special place to us. We took our engagement photos at Red Rocks, the site of one of our early dates to see Lake Street Dive, and we’re so excited to marry in the mountains of Colorado in 2023!”
The couple is getting married next September in Colorado. Congratulations Shira and David!