This is the sort of wedding where every last detail is almost too pretty to believe. From the stunning florals from Designs By Marina to the breathtaking candlelit ceremony. But peel back the layers of gorgeous and this is a story of two high school sweeties; a duo soooooo seriously adorable, you can’t help but love every last second of their day captured by AndySeo Studio. See it here.
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From the Groom… Some would call it chance, others fate. Either way, I was one of the lucky few who would find the person I would spend the rest of my life with at a very early age. I first met Nancy at a cross town rival high school’s club event. We had mutual friends who introduced us briefly; I don’t think I said more than two words to her that first night. It wouldn’t be until months later that I mustered up the courage to say “hi” to her again. I fell in love with her personality way before I fell in love with her gorgeous features, and that’s how I knew that the connection we had was something real. She was witty, charming, goofy, and above all else, surprising; constantly keeping me on my toes. I had never met anyone like her before in my life (or since then for that matter).
Throughout the course of those first couple of months, I must have asked her to be my girlfriend at least three or four times, and she mercilessly shot me down each time. I knew she wasn’t quite ready for a relationship just yet, but that wouldn’t stop me from trying nonetheless. Ironically, it was she who finally asked me out one cold night in December. Like a mastermind, she had orchestrated an elaborate scenario at the beach filled with heart shaped candles in the sand, and balloons that symbolized our soon to be relationship. Suffice it to say, we’ve been together ever since.
I’ve been with my then girlfriend, and now wife, for 12 amazing years. In that time, we’ve made countless memories together, from our high school prom to our college graduations. She’s even cracked my shell enough to show me how amazing it can be to travel around the world, experiencing new adventures together every step of the way. Because of her, I’ve had dinner on the beach in Fiji, jumped out of an airplane at 14,500 feet in Hawaii, watched the cherry blossoms fall in Japan, and ate the best pizza of my life in New York. She is my better half, constantly challenging me to live my life purposefully; making me look forward to each new day.
Last November, I made the decision to ask my high school sweetheart to be the woman I spend the rest of my life with. I wanted to surprise her in all the ways that she had done for me over the years. What she thought was a celebratory reunion for my birthday was in fact just an excuse to gather all of our friends together so that I could pop the big question. As everyone gathered around for what she assumed was the surprise birthday cake, I instead dropped down to one knee and asked the most important question of my life. What followed was a tumultuous chorus of tears, laughter, cheers, and congratulations; it is a night I will never forget.
The rest, as they say, is history. We were married about a year after our engagement on our 12th anniversary. The celebration was as much for us as it was for all the family and friends who have supported us along the way. These past 12 years have been a blessing. And yet, I know that the best is yet to come.
Photography: AndySeo Studio | Videography: Scenemotion | Floral Design: Designs By Marina | Hair & Makeup: Kelly Zhang | Wedding Venue: The Loft On Pine