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After the ring is made and the question is popped, we sit down with real ASJ couples to find out what sparked their love…

“Our first time meeting in person

was a dirtbiking date at the local racetrack

where it was love at first throttle twist.”

Holley and Nick met, as many contemporary couples do, on Tinder, after Holley had moved from Nebraska to Colorado. They bonded instantly over their shared sense of adventure.

“We met on good ol’ Tinder! However, our first time meeting in person was a dirtbiking date at the local racetrack where it was love at first throttle twist.”

Nick is a photographer who photographs the night sky and the stars, while Holley is a painter. They are not your average couple. Nick lovingly calls Holley his unicorn, because she is so special to him and different from anybody else.

“Instead of a wedding dress,

I sported an old sweatshirt, Birkenstocks,

and a sunburn.”

When is came to marriage, they didn’t really have that uber traditional, surprise moment. It was much more of a team decision one day, that they wanted to get married and elope. Something that, for anyone who knows the two well, did not surprise them in the least.

“We never had an engagement period because we spontaneously decided to elope!” Holley announces, “We are both very adventurous, impulsive people, so it worked for us and our families weren’t surprised in the slightest.”

“Our wedding was actually a camping trip out in the wilderness near Marble, Colorado! We chose to seal the deal and sign our wedding certificate on top of a mountain; just the two of us and our two dogs. Instead of a wedding dress, I sported an old sweatshirt, Birkenstocks, and a sunburn. We celebrated our love miles away from civilization, with no witnesses other than the wildlife. It was pure magic.”

“Thank you, Marble, Colorado, for being so dang beautiful and making our wedding UNREAL. And thank you, Nick, for being the photographer AND the groom (gotta love the self-timer option on cameras, ha)”

The two plan on going back to Marble every year, on the anniversary of their wedding and camping in the same spot they were married. It will be the first of many traditions they plan to create together in married life.

“I would go back

and do it all over again in a heartbeat.”

When asked what advice they had to give to other couples going through this whole engagement and marriage process, Holley said: “Your ring can be anything that YOU want. Don’t feel like you have to pick something that fits society’s engagement ring standards. Whether it’s funky and totally unique, or simple and classic, your ring is for you. Choose what makes you happy.”

Congratulations to Holley and Nick, who were recently married with this custom diamond mountain range ring. Both mountain and adventure lovers, they designed Holley’s ring with an abstract mountain range engraving and heirloom diamonds. ASJ Clients: Would you like to be featured on Sparks stories? Please email kelsey@abbysparks.com.