November 15, 2018
The drive up Provo canyon to Squaw peak was just beautiful. I watched as my windows started to get frosty the higher up the mountain I went. Beautiful Fall colors surrounded the winding road and the snow capped the mountain across glimmered as the clouds rolled past the sun in waves. I parked at the top and sat for a few minutes admiring the amazing view of the city from 2600 feet in the sky. I walked around to find the perfect spots for Shantel and Matt. As soon as they arrived, I could tell how much they loved each other!
Here is their love story as told by Shantel:
We met when I first started dating my ex husband when I was 17.. We started out as super good friends and as the years went by and I got engaged to my ex. Matt kept telling me not to do it, I’d regret it.. We got super close the next few months than stopped talking when I got married. After 2 months of marriage i couldn’t do it. I was always thinking of Matt. We started talking again. I left my ex and we’ve been together ever since 🙂
The engagement… I was completely shocked.. We always talked about there wasn’t really a reason to get married. We might as well be married because it wouldn’t change much. Im excited to just make the jump. Start our forever together as a family and have that for all eternity 🙂
My favorite part was the dancing.. I don’t get to see that side of Matt anymore because he’s always at work 🙁 It was awesome to see him come out of his comfort zone. Just be himself and have fun. His favorite part was the location.. He loves the outdoors and mountains.
Thank you so much for trekking around with me in the cold you two! It was pretty magical to have some snowflakes falling here and there. My favorite part was teaching you how to dance together because you are just too cute. I wish you the most happiness in your marriage!