Carissa and Zach opted for an intimate Pikes Peak Elopement in Colorado Springs in October. With their parents on either side, they said vows to one another with a gorgeous view of Pikes Peak. As a Colorado Springs elopement photographer, Carissa & Zach’s day was a dream to photograph!
Once we parked at the ceremony spot, Carissa’s mom put her veil in place. Then everyone went to stand in front of the view and the vows began. After completing their vows, Carissa and Zach took photos with their family members present. After family photos were done, the couple and their family celebrated with donuts from Hurts Donut Company! Then it was time for portraits of Carissa and Zach.
After the photos we still had a short amount of time to drive up to the top of Pikes Peak! There was a lot of construction at the top and we arrived near closing time, so there wasn’t much we were able to do aside from drive down. Carissa and Zach took their family to The Rabbit Hole for dinner.
October 10, is not only their now wedding anniversary, but it’s also the anniversary date of when they met in 2017. In January of 2019 Zach proposed with a sentimental video at home, followed by meet up with friends and tickets to a sold-out concert.
Carissa and Zach took a leap and moved from Iowa to Colorado Springs in March right when the Pandemic was starting. These two balance each other out. Zach is more analytical, stubborn, and funny. Carissa is more detail oriented, caring, and affectionate. They both are witty and constantly make each other laugh.
In their questionnaire I asked what they are most looking forward to in marriage. Carissa said, “I’ve said being married to your best friend is like having the best slumber party every night. I love our quiet moments together as well as the unending conversations. Having this feeling forever is what I’m looking forward to the most.”
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