Hearing the story of one of David and Dionne’s most intense hikes had us smiling from ear to ear. We knew these two were going to be a great fit for us, and reading David’s version of this story only affirmed that these two are going to be an absolute dynamic duo in life together.
When Dionne and David started their hike at 6am in Zion National Park, they had no idea how mentally challenging and physically strenuous this hike was going to be for them. David explained that there were a ton of steep switchbacks and they moved quickly up them only tiring them as they moved up toward the summit. When they first stumbled upon the massive drop offs, David started to slow down.
Once they had just nearly reached the summit, David found a small tree to hold onto to catch his breath. In David’s words, after he had found his spot to rest, “Dionne charged to the top.“ After making it to the summit, she doubled back with a huge smile, shared some inspiring words, talked a bit of smack, and “got me to the summit for one of the most amazing viewpoints we’ve ever seen.
I love this story of Dionne and David because it not only speaks to their union, teamwork in life, and love for one another, but it also shows the side of them that we loved being able to capture on their wedding — their goofy and playful nature with one another.
Their wedding was so intentional and Dionne and David so thoughtfully curated to highlight and celebrate their family and friends being with them. This was a true celebration of family and friends, their marriage, and the beautiful life they’re creating on the Big Island. I can’t speak highly enough about these two, and we can’t wait to adventure with them again in the new year!