Thursday, February 12, 2015

"I Belong With You, You Belong With Me, You're My Sweetheart!"

Obviously it has been a while since I've done much blogging. There are REASONS. Really. I'm here to tell you a story.

About 6-7ish years ago, a boy from Wyoming moved to Utah. He was living in his brother's basement while he searched for a job. He finally found a good job, then bought his brother's home from him when they moved. He settled in to live where he “would never ever live”, good Ol' Utah.

Around this same time, the boy met a girl while at a park with a group of friends. He's immediately attracted to this absolutely amazing girl. He was also, strangely, doing the repair work on the girl's aunt's basement.

Sounds like a destined meeting, right? The meet cute. They meet, date, fall in love and get married. (And if you do it in Utah *cough Provo Valley cough* fashion, you do it all in less than six months.

Not quite.

Girl secretly likes him. Boy secretly likes her.

Nothing happens.

Fast forward five years.

The girl's best friend is dating the boy's best friend. Same group of friends, multiple interactions. Multiple (failed) hints from the girl.


Girl's best friend attempts to set her up with the boy's younger brother.

Movement begins.

Then, one fateful movie night in July of 2013 the girls best friend takes cold medicine. It quickly becomes apparent that it's a good thing she doesn't drink, as she proves to be a lightweight. After literally carrying her friend to bed, the girl comes back upstairs and the boy is waiting for the girl so he can walk her out to her car.


He asks for her number, which the girl gives to him in a completely calm manner. She then gets into her car and drives away, once she turns the corner, she begins giggling like a maniac.

From there on things work out well, he proceeds to sweep the girl off her feet by coming and helping out with the show she's stage managing. They discover their mutual love of sushi, animated movies (Miyazaki) and geeky BBC shows. She introduces the boy to the world of theatre, he helps her keep her sanity during her final semester of her undergrad.

Finally, the girl gets that long awaited degree and the boy is there in the audience cheering and clapping for her alongside her family.

The two continued to spend time teasing, making each other laugh, going on hikes, meeting each other's families and falling in love.

November 2013, the boy's best friend marries the girl's best friend. He's a groomsman, she's a bridesmaid.

December 24th, 2013 The first “I Love You”.

January-June (family of both the boy and girl wait and plot)

Fast forward to July 5th 2014. The girl goes camping with her entire family up near Mirror Lake, the boy, like always, comes with. This time joined by the two best friends, and kayaks.

Before heading out on the kayaks, the group takes a walk around the beautiful Mirror Lake. At one point, the boy stops to take pictures then hands his phone to his friend and asks him to take a picture. The girl does the same. After a few pictures, the boy stops, and turns around to get something from his pack. When the boy turns back around he has a small box. Inside is a ring. THE ring.

He goes down on one knee and, in his nervous state skips the fancy words and gets to the important part. “Will you marry me?” He asks?

The girl laughs, “Yes, of course I will!”

Lots of hugs and giggles follow, all recorded by sneaky best friends. (Who KNEW the whole time!)

The boy and girl return to the family camp where sight of the ring provokes a range of emotions and reactions from her relatives.

From a hysterically excited aunt who can't stop crying and hugging the girl, to the uncles who were “definitely NOT teary-eyed”, the delighted cousin who responds with “SHUT UP!” and the ever so classic response of “It's about time!” from her grandfather.

Four and a half months later, laughing and smiling as always, the boy and girl are married with their friends and family surrounding them. Smiles and sniffles all around. Smiles from the moms, and sniffles from the father of the bride.


The name of this post are some of the lyrics from The Lumineers "Ho Hey". It was our "First Dance" song. :)


  1. Holy wow, dude, kudos for planning a wedding in four and a half months! We were engaged for almost a year and a half and I still felt like I was going out of my mind with planning things. Adorable story :)

    1. haha, thanks! A family friend is a wedding decorator/ florist. She took my ideas and made them look amazing! Plus, the venue for the reception was more than helpful. It's a historic train station, it was beautiful to begin with. Everything else fell together perfectly, I had awesome people helping me.
      And thanks! I think it's a pretty good story. ;)

  2. I LOVE this post and all the pictures and I'm just really happy for you :)


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