How did you meet?
“We met when we both lived in Chicago, while working for the same company. After asking Jaimielee out on a date, which she totally thought of as just friends, she quickly learned I did not mean a friend date. Fast forward 6 months, we decided to trade living in the city for mountains so we moved to Salt Lake City. We have been here a few years and love the West.”
Why did you choose to elope?
“I always grew up thinking I had to have a traditional wedding but the pandemic completely turned our lives upside down. I began to think about what really mattered and realized I didn’t need a traditional wedding at all. It wouldn’t be for us, but for everyone else. I only needed my partner — plus a good photographer and officiant which you guys helped provide 🙂 I couldn’t be happier that I changed my mind about what I needed to get married. Eloping ended up being more intimate and really did bring me and my partner closer together by deciding we only needed each other.”
How did you choose your elopement location?
“Since I decided to forgo the traditional wedding I thought it would be great (and funny) to at least elope in the most traditional place you could… Las Vegas. We are both hikers and spend most of our time outdoors so once we saw that Valley of Fire was an option there was no turning back. It ended up being the most perfect place to do it!”