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A True Love Story {Carly & Kevin}

I am so excited to share another true love story. Today is Carly & Kevin’s proposal story as told by Kevin:

“In August of 2014, Carly and I planned a nice trip to our dream destination, Avalanche Ranch. While Carly thought it would be a nice chance to relax for the weekend, I had other plans. The first night we spent in Glenwood Springs, Carly and I got on the topic of marriage. At many points in this conversation I felt it would be easier to reach into my bag and pull out the ring, but I had other plans, and frustrated as she was, she would have to wait.

The next day, we packed up and continued on our way to Avalanche Ranch. I knew that once we arrived, she would be expecting a proposal. But of course, being the good boyfriend that I am, I did not propose to her once we arrived. Later that evening we drove to Aspen for a fancy sushi dinner, and I knew that Carly would once again suspect a proposal; Aspen is an obvious choice for a proposal, as is a fancy restaurant. And so, me being the good boyfriend that I am, did not propose.

The forty minute car ride from Aspen back to Avalanche Ranch was the longest and quietest car ride of my life, but I knew that I was in the final stretch. When we finally returned to our cabin, I used one hand to reach for the keys to the door, and the other to reach for the ring in my pocket. When I opened the door there were candles and champagne, a beautiful bouquet of flowers, and rose petals on the floor. I dropped to my knee, and well, the rest is history.”

I had the great honor of photograph their wedding this winter and it was such a joy to be a part of such a beautiful union.


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Hey, I’m Lumalia, the main voice behind Celebrate Again. I call myself a connection architect because I have a deep passion for guiding us all to fall back in love with life through states of beauty, but many of us are far from feeling at home in our own bodies, so we seek to find safety in others. 

Yikes, that’s scary, I know; I did that for three decades, too, until I returned home to myself.

I’m so excited to share with you all I’ve learned and this beautiful journey back home to what makes you absolutely stunning just because you are alive today.


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