When Loran made up his mind that the time was right to ask for his love’s hand in marriage, no snowstorm, no government shut-down, and no lack of an epic sunrise was going to stop him from his mission that day. Especially since he had been planning for months! Now I’m all for daydreams, and they can come true. But sometimes, the reality of life even with all it’s rawness and imperfection, is much sweeter than any perfect dream. Because in reality, most dreams disappear once we wake up.
And so in front of the Grand Teton National Park in the Jackson, Wyoming area, a place near and dear to their hearts, Loran asked Janelle to marry him. And he made a promise to love her through the snowstorms, and government shut-downs, and the days that were dark and a little dreary from time to time. And she said yes and promised the same in return. I find it to be poetic foreshadowing that these two will have a marriage that endures no matter what curve balls this life throws them (and trust me, she can throw them like a pro).
They celebrated their new life, love of craftsman beer, and appreciation of the outdoors with an exquisite wedding at the Lodge at Tahoe Donner in Truckee. It was a day full of joy, happiness, and the ability to see the brightest and loveliest side of life.