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August 21, 2012
Do you ever pinch yourself to see if you are actually lucky enough to be doing the job you are doing…you know, just to make sure it’s not actually a dream? I think I’m about covered in bruises from pinching myself! I am seriously one lucky, lucky girl! I had the best day at Valerie & Dan’s wedding on July 14th in Springfield, Illinois. We had the HOTTEST July on record, but the temps were very bearable that day. It truly was a perfect, perfect day. I told Valerie that I was struggling when trying to choose which photos to put on the blog because there were so many incredible ones from the day. They are such a sweet, genuine couple that is crazy head over heels in love with each other. They made my job easy! I adored them, their families and their friends. They are truly surrounded by such a wonderful group of loved ones that care an awful lot about them. I laughed & I cried with them that day. I’m so grateful I was a part of it. I am so grateful that this gets to be the job that I do week after week. My cup runneth over.
How did the two of you meet?
We met our freshman year of college at Illinois State University in August 2005. We met at the AGR frat house through mutual friends. We remained acquaintances throughout school (basically just saying hi at parties or on the quad at ISU), and even lived on the same dorm room floor sophomore year! One night senior year, we bumped into each other at our favorite downtown spot Six Strings and danced the night away and FINALLY exchanged phone numbers. He then texted me, and the next night he came over to watch a movie with me and my roommates Amanda and Ali. Little did he know, it was High School Musical…Something must have felt right, though, because he came back over the next night to watch High School Musical 2, and the rest has been history 🙂
How did he propose…and what made you say yes?
We have always said our favorite and most memorable date was at The Melting Pot in Scottsdale, AZ when Dan was living there for an internship. So, on our 3 year anniversary, Dan wanted to treat me to The Melting Pot in Chesterfield, MO. Well, I ended up getting called into work and had to cancel our date. So we rescheduled for later that week. After an amazing and very filling dinner, we walked out to a beautiful fountain near the restaurant because Dan told me he wanted a photo of us since we were “dressed up and looking fancy.” As I was looking into the fountain, Dan had gotten down on one knee. When I turned around, he said “I know I am not good at words, but I know I love you and want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?” And how could I not say YES! The ring was gorgeous, and Dan was so nervous that it made me fall in love with him even more!! And if you know Dan, the way he asked, is so him!
What was your favorite memory from your wedding day?
I’d have to say those last few moments when I was sitting in the locker room, all dressed and ready to go, surrounded by my best girl friends, knowing that in a few short minutes I would be walking down the aisle to marry the man of my dreams. There is absolutely no feeling better than it and no words to describe it! And, of course, seeing Dan for the first time as I walked down the aisle. I’m sure our faces were priceless.
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Sandals Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica. HIGHLY recommend it to anyone!