There’s a little romance and enchantment associated with winter in my book. The winter here embodies this sense of togetherness and small adventures that make winter so fun. The cozy nights by a fireplace, the red rosy cheeks, sleigh rides, snow falling, and moonlight on a white night. The romance of winter is quite possibly endless, but more than that, in Jackson, it’s contagious.
It’s no secret that summer in Jackson is Mecca for couples to be betrothed. The limitless beautiful views and a quaint town make a lovely place to get married. But, I would like to highlight what I think is the most romantic thing of all… mountains in the winter.
We spend our days entrenched by those cold mountains, wrapped in bitter winds, see the sun barely kiss the mountain at the days end, see the stars twinkle even brighter through the cold air. There’s a little something we can pick up from nature this season, and really it’s just the love.
Meet Merritt Schneider and unassuming bride to be, Brittany Sequeira. They’d been to Jackson before in the summer months together, but never in winter. Merritt usually does his annual ski trip here with his brother, but this year his brother was hurt, and he could think of the perfect gal to take his place. Merritt and Brittany met in High School, (in Spanish class no less) and have been dating since then. They ski together quite a bit on the east coast, but she had never skied Jackson Hole before. And boy, was her first ski trip here memorable!
In preparation for the engagement, Merritt’s uncle made reservations at all the fancy restaurants around town, so he would have his pick of places. Merritt chose the Couloir Resturant at the top of the gondola, so he could have an amazing private moment to propose (in the gondola no less), then celebrate and enjoy his meal. Here’s the couple exiting the gondola after the engagement.
These two have seriously captured the essence of love and romance, and lucky for them, they became engaged on a mountain top, with the pictures to prove it. Below is a picture of them in Couloir restaurant, toasting to their future.
If you’ve never seen the Couloir Restaurant before, here’s a little eye candy for you. This place boasts stunning views (when the sun or moon is shining), with food and wines that are at top of the charts. Think: decadent French Chalet meets Wyoming mountain side.
For all of you out there who are looking for love and for all of you who are 10 years deep, I want to remind you… Winter has a special way of making even the coldest of nights feel warm. For each blanket of fresh snow, may we all find another chance to see love, to feel love, and if we’re lucky, to never lose it. Now, go find your other half and seek adventure, seek love.