Rocky Mountain Bride Regional Volume 4

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real wedding

Alexandra + Mark denver

amy caroline photography

Alex and Mark found young love on their co-ed dorm floor at University of Colorado at Boulder nearly ten years ago. The couple dated their freshman year, yet parted ways to follow their own adventures. Alex traveled abroad while Mark completed engineering school. Four years later, Mark’s younger sister in Los Angeles, Nina, brought the two back together. They like to joke that Nina “parent trapped” them! Long distance dating led to a shared city, a dog and eventually a ring. In 2016 Alex, Mark and his family traveled to their cabin on Lake Bertha in Minnesota to celebrate his grandparents’ 60th anniversary. The morning of, Alex couldn’t help but notice that Mark was not eating his breakfast and seemed nervous. However, she didn’t think much of it as she is a “type a person” and not many secrets sneak past her! Sure enough, Mark asked Alex to be his wife on an intimate paddle boarding trip around the lake. Although neither of them remember what was said in the moment and Mark almost dropped the ring, Alex said, “Yes!” They planned an urban, fall celebration in the Mile High City for October 14th.


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