A jousting tournament captured by Annabelle Denmark Photography in the tiny town of Wellington, Colorado begins our tale of one lucky knight who won more than any purse but the heart of his maiden.
From the photographer, Annabelle Denmark Photography:
“Courtney and Tony have know each other for two years and are the most unique couple I have ever met. Courtney is a permanent make up artist while Tony is a motorcycle riding, comic book loving electrician. When Tony decided that he was going to propose to Courtney, he poured his heart in it and it took him 6 months of secret planning to finally pop the question ( and the black diamond ring).”
“For six months Tony learned how to ride a horse and joust, sword fight in a heavy armor and play the part of the “Black Night”. Under the cover of helping his friend with dance lessons for his wedding (this friend was not going to get married, it was all pretend!), Tony spend every week end practicing and had to show Courtney his new (made up) dance moves after long days of rolling in the dirt.”
“Then the big day came and in the tiny town of Wellington a group of performers gathered for a jousting tournament. Courtney and Tony showed up along with 100 other friends and family members (Courtney was quite perplexed to see so many people she knew!!). As the fighting and jousting took place, Tony stayed in the audience until Courtney was selected to hold a box that would be the grand jousting prize. She was given the key to the box and was instructed to keep it locked until the remittance of the prize to the winner.”
“Courtney sat with her box as a black knight walked right past her and proceeded to win the tournament. The knight had a very tough time winning as tears (of joy) started to stream down his face as soon as he put his helmet on! At the end, Courtney was led to the podium and opened the box while Tony took of his helmet. There were many more tears shed, both on Courtney’s side and the audience. The rest, as we say, is history and Tony and Courtney are now happily engaged.”
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