Congratulations to Jennifer and David, our first contest winners of 2015!
For our first contest of the New Year, we asked our recent brides-to-be to share their sweet, romantic and sometimes even funny proposal stories. All were a joy to read, so we left the decision to the universe (also known as the Random Number Generator) to pick the winning story. This was our winner…
“In November 2014, on a beautiful sunny So Cal day my boyfriend & I set off on a snowboarding adventure to Breckenridge, Colorado, where the weather was anything but warm! We took the same trip in November of 2013 and had so much fun we decided it would become our annual tradition. Not only was it a wonderful place to visit, but this past trip was the trip of our lives. We got to Colorado during a snowstorm and we were about to cancel our drive out to Breck as they planned to shutdown the highways. Well, lucky us we made it out of there just before the storm reached its peak. About 30 minutes after we unpacked, the storm picked up with 40-50 mph winds and became a blizzard. That storm did not clear up until the day we left, but that didn’t stop Dave’s plan one bit. After a long day of snowboarding in a whiteout, Dave got me to go on a walk to our favorite bridge over a creek you couldn’t even see since it was covered in snow & frozen over. He went out in the storm and tied signed to the trees on the way with cute sayings. He finally got me to take my gloves off my hands in negative 11 degrees as he popped the question on one knee that sank into the snow. We were knee deep in snow in the middle of a massive storm yet happy as could be. It was a perfect day in our minds and nothing was going to change that. Even today we talk about how we are so glad everything went wrong but it still felt perfect to us.” -Jennifer
After contacting Jennifer to congratulate her, I asked her a small favor. I asked her to share with us their love story. We all ready how David popped the question, but how did it all begin? Who are Jennifer and David as a couple? Well this is what she wrote:
“Our story began two years ago. Before I even met David, in March 2013, I told my friends I had finally found my other half. In fact, after hearing about him, my sister started to refer to him as my man twin…”Loves traveling, family, kids, sports, learning new things, & DIY projects!” That last one was the icing on the cake! Since then we have built a table, a pipe shelf, & have many big plans for our future home. The past year & a half we have traveled to Switzerland, London, Alaska, & twice to our favorite place in the world Breckenridge, CO where David asked me to marry him in a -11 degree snow storm! Over the years I have traveled the world, but my real adventures are just beginning, as I have finally found my best friend & life long soul mate. When we are not traveling or building things, David & I are always looking to better our health and take on new fitness challenges, last year we ran 3 half marathons & in 2015 we plan to complete a century ride. We start & finish every race together, it’s not about the time or the medal, and it’s about the experience we get to share through the training, race day, & week of soreness after the race. Life is about finding someone who shares your passions & who wants to grow & experience new things together. This year on 7.11 I will marry my best friend & although it took longer than we planned to find each other, we wouldn’t change a thing!” – Jennifer
Congratulation again to Jennifer and David from all of us here at Invitations by Ajalon. We are thrilled to be able to help in making your wedding day as spacial and memorable as you engagement.
If you entered our recent Winter Proposal Contest and didn’t walk away with free letterpress, don’t be deterred. Keep up with our blog and maybe you can be our next grand prize winner. In fact, if you got engaged on or around Valentines Day, you qualify for our newest contest to win 100 letterpress wedding invitations. Check it out!