how did you meet?
We met in high school, yes high school sweethearts, when Sherif was wrestling at my high school. I thought he was cute and added him on Facebook. By chance, he ended up moving to my hometown a few months later and the rest is history.
I knew we were meant to be after I had our first son, and seeing him as a dad. It just all made sense as to why we found each other and I knew we would be together the rest of our lives, not because of being parents but because we meshed so well together.
Why did you choose to elope?
We chose to elope because Sherif’s mom passed away a couple years ago and my grandparents are the only family I am close to, and they are unable to travel. So we decided that, because our relationship has never been traditional, why should our wedding be? It was something special for us, and our kiddos.
We chose Breckenridge because it has always had a magical quality to it. We lived in Colorado for three years after our son was born and Breckenridge was our spot. It’s where we went skiing every winter, and spent cool fall days in downtown. It is also the last place we vacationed with my mother in law before she passed.
What was your favorite part of your wedding day? Was it different for each of you?
My favorite part of the wedding day was just the anticipation of finally tying the knot. You could say we had enough time to think it over, having *only* been together for 7 years! The ceremony was chilly and simple, but so beautiful. And of course the pictures were so fun! We have never had professional pictures done before, so the memories of everything will always be so vivid and beautiful.
Finish this sentence: "We're at our happiest when...."
...we are doing something outside with the kids.
What advice do you have for other couples who are considering an elopement?
If you want to avoid spending extreme amounts of money, and don’t want to deal with drama on your wedding day, DO IT!
I would have never considered an elopement until I realized that they can be just as beautiful as a big wedding. I used to think elopement meant a courthouse or Vegas, but just like a traditional wedding, it is whatever you make it.