The way this Bride talks about her beau (now husband), is terribly sweet and melts my heart. From the moment they met at summer camp to building a strong friendship to the perfectly planned proposal and a blossoming love, which is so apparent in the stunning imagery from B. Schwartz Photography. You’ll want to carve out a good chunk of you afternoon for this lovely my dears.
From the beautiful Bride…Kyle and I met when I was just about to begin my sophmore year of high school, and he was about to begin his junior year. We met at summer camp, Hume Lake Christian camp, to be specific! I remember being out in the middle of the lake with some girls in my cabin when we met. I even remember the exact shirt he was wearing. Haha. After camp, we found each other on MySpace and begin building a friendship from that point on. He quickly became my best friend. I was so impressed by how easy he was to talk to, how much he made me laugh, and how absolutely different he was to me than any other guy I had met. Living 6 hours away at the time, we would stay up late nights skyping and talking on the phone. We could talk for hours and hours. It was hard to ever say goodbye or goodnight. After a couple years of building a solid friendship, we always knew we had feelings for each other but didn’t know how the long distance would work. We decided in February of 2011 to give it a shot and “officially” date. We remained long distance for about 10 months, taking multiple trips back and forth to see each other. In January of 2012, Kyle moved up by me to join the local Fire Academy. He ended up living with my brother and his wife for about 6 months during academy, then got his own place. He stayed up here ever since! The rest is history. I married my best friend, my complete answer to prayer.
Kyle took me to the place where we had our first date, up on a hill top overlooking beautiful Laguna Niguel. The view was breathtaking and brought back memories of the first date we spent together 3 years prior. To my knowledge, I thought we were just going on a walk like we had done the first time, little did I know he had much more planned. When we reached the peek, he got down on one knee and popped the question! The ring was stunning, I couldn’t believe it was mine! I remember asking him… ‘this is mine?!’ His brother was hiding in the bushes capturing the whole moment! It gets even better… Our families live 6 hours apart, so I was a little bummed knowing I would have to wait a few days to see my mom and sisters. The first chance I got, I called my mom to share in the excitement! Kyle told me that we would be going to dinner with his parents but we needed to stop by his house first. When we arrived, I was surprised by so many of his friends and family all cheering for us when we walked in. I still tear up thinking about it. As I walk further in the house admiring the beautiful decorations that his mom and my sister-in-law, Whitney put together, I hear my dad’s voice! I turn around and see my dad, mom and sister standing there. I immediately dropped to the ground. I was so overwhelmed with joy, something I have never in my life felt. Before we got engaged Kyle knew the only 2 things I really wanted was pictures of the moment and to share in the excitement afterward with family and friends. He definitely went above and beyond what I could of ever imagined!
Our first look was our favorite wedding moment. Definitely. Seeing each other for the first time, spending those first moments together, knowing what was about to happen, was indescribable. It was a crazy feeling knowing it was REALLY happening. Not to mention he looked so handsome.
Photography: B. Schwartz Photography | Floral Design: Lori Boe Floral Design | Cake: TOS Events | Invitations: Minted | Brides Shoes: Steve Madden | Catering: Upper Crust Trattoria | Calligraphy: Rachelle Davis | Coordination: TOS Events | DJ/Lighting: Kramer Events | Make-Up/Hair: Kristin Cipponeri | Rentals: Kramer Events | Wedding Venue: Cellar 360