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Marriage in the Mountains: Demeri + Tyler 1

During their engagement and the first few months of marriage, Demeri + Tyler have learned this if nothing else: Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered. It keeps no record of wrongs, love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres, love never fails.

Keep scrolling down to hear more of their story and to see gorgeous images from their wedding day captured by Jordan Voth Photography.

Tell us about the proposal.

On the night that Tyler proposed, I was supposed to have dinner with my boyfriend and his family. That morning we got stuck in one of the most horrific hail storms Tahoe has ever had and I thought about changing plans about 100 times. I was wet, in gym clothes, and the day seemed to be going in any unexpected direction it could. But, I decided to go anyway. When I got to the house, Tyler met me outside and walked me up to the front door and told me to close my eyes, and took everything I had in my hands. I thought immediately.. PUPPY. So as we walked inside we started to whisper and it seemed unusually dark, even with my eyes closed. I waited for little paws to come racing across the wood floors but it took about 3 minutes with my eyes closed for me to start wondering if I should peek ( I usually always do). But this time, I wanted to be surprised. A Tim McGraw song was turned up on a speaker (the first time I told Tyler I loved him was to that song at a Tim McGraw concert) and I saw some lights start to turn on. I was surprised he even remembered the song that had played! I was finally able to open my eyes and there were lights all around the room, roses on the table and leading outside. I walked onto the outside porch with a ring of roses and lights and he got down onto one knee. On the top of the hill, with just the right amount light, spelled, ‘Demeri will you marry me?’. I stared at the beautiful lights on the hill while he poured his heart out — and I of course was balling my eyes out. Tyler had built a fence on the hill side so that he could weave the Christmas lights to spell out his proposal message. Once it was dark, you could see the lights on the hill. It was the biggest, brightest message I’ve ever seen. I said yes.

How did you know your partner was the one? 

Demeri: He’s home to me. When I thought about life with him, I knew. My days are spent with endless love, bellyaching laughter, Celine Dion sing alongs, and pure child-driven adventure. It’s like going on a long hike and in the end you get to stand on top of the mountains and oversee everything you had just overcome, but with your favourite person standing next to you to keep leading towards higher mountains, with better views. Who would ever want to not live everyday with someone like that by their side?

What do you love most about your partner?

Demeri: His passion. His passion for any one thing. His eyes and heart light up, dancing around. It’s like he sees something no one else can see. And he looks at me this way. That’s what I love most.

Tyler: I love her sweet nature. I love her kind and her genuine heart.

What was your favorite part of your wedding day?

On what seemed to be one of the most stress-filled days I’ve ever had, we both would have to say, the isle. The second I started to walk, and the second he saw me. Everything that day changed. It was the most beautiful moment I’ve ever encountered.

What is marriage to you?

Marriage is an ongoing, vivid illustration of what it costs to love an imperfect person unconditionally. If these things are present in life and in love, then like love, it will never fail.

 

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Carly Tia

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