Photos: Gaston Photography, Castle Rock | Location: Willow Ridge Manor, Morrison, CO
Elizabeth & Michael in Morrison, CO
Elizabeth had no idea she was attending the same university as the man of her dreams. Elizabeth and Michael both went to Denison University in Ohio, but didn't meet until two years after graduation. Elizabeth was living in Denver when a mutual friend introduced her to Michael. Soon after, Michael invited her to a 4th of July party and five years later, they got engaged.
The Bride Elizabeth Johnston, 30, a director of sales & marketing
The Groom Michael Harty, 30, a geotechnical engineer
The Date August 14
The couple took a trip to Oregon to visit a friend. While visiting the Portland Classical Chinese Garden, Michael popped the question, but Elizabeth was too shocked to respond. "Then he spun me around and got down on one knee and repeated, 'Elizabeth, will you marry me?'" she says. Elizabeth replied with a teary "Yes!"
- Carrie Chambers