Sean and I first met on my 26th birthday, October 28th 2014.
I remember thinking, this could be it as soon as I laid eyes on him. I know it may sound a bit cliché, but deep down I knew immediately that this was something completely different and life changing. I even told my closest girlfriend at the time that I could see myself marrying him. She rolled her eyes. We had just met that weekend in Nashville. Even though we had a lot to learn about each other, we immediately hit it off. Over the next few months of getting to know one another, I knew this was something special. He brought out the very best in me.
The first year of dating was long distance. It was only 3 hours and we saw each other as often as we could but I still remember feeling like something needed to change soon. I was in Memphis one weekend, down by the Mississippi river in Harbor Town. I was lying on the grass, looking up at the sky and I remember praying to God asking him to change my situation and bring me to Memphis (even though I was currently locked in a lease and tied to a job in Franklin). It seemed like an impossible request or at least one that would take a while. He answered my prayer within a month. I found a better job in Memphis and was able to break my lease. Moving here made our bond even stronger.
Sean and I just recently got back from a long trip in Europe. Instead of asking me while we were over there, he took me down to that same place I prayed for God to change my life and asked me to marry him. I know Sean didn't do this consciously, so it made it even more special. It's funny how things happen just the way they are supposed to. I couldn't love him more and we are ecstatic to spend the rest of our lives together!
Brother of the groom
Brother of the bride