It was the second week of Grade 9, when I was grabbing something from my locker. There he was, standing facing his locker, probably getting his books for his next class. I saw the back of his head. His hair was brown and short, just like every other guys at the time, but I thought he was cute(ya know…from the back of his head, I could tell?!) so I decided to go up to him and introduce myself, so I did. He told me his name was Andrew. And just like that, we became school friends. We started hanging out in a group, but never getting that close until second semester Geography class, when we finally were in the same class. We hung out and talked a lot, and our friendship grew but then summer finally arrived and we went our separate ways.
The summer went by quickly and we were in Grade 10. We went back to our friendship, just like no time had even passed. We were hanging out at lunchtime, and at school events A LOT. I wasn’t sure I like, liked him but when a mutual friend called me up and told me he was talking about me nonstop and wanted to know if I would go out with him, I hesitantly said yes, and we’ve been together ever since.
Andrew and I had talked, talked and talked some more about marriage. We knew we would be together, but I was getting pretty anxious when it seemed like everyone else was getting married. So, a week before our BC trip to witness friends get married(and ya know, like 11.5 years of dating) I laid it out on the table. He proposes within the next year, or I propose to him. I had no idea, that while we were having this conversation, he HAD the ring.
On July 12, 2013, the day after watching our friends get married in BC, we took a drive to the nearby town of Chase, we were driving and driving until we hit this dead end and Andrew stops the car. At this point, I’m thinking he’s either going to murder me or propose to me and I was really, really hoping for the second one. And out pops, the ring. He doesn’t say anything. He didn’t have to.
We were married on October 4, 2014 in a beautiful ceremony followed by a fun-filled reception. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves:
*All professional wedding photos are courtesy of Rachael Joy Photography. She’s awesome!