Hello all! We were very sorry to hear that our tuesday blogger Emily has been under the weather this past week. We decided to reschedule to thursday this week so that she could get some well deserved rest and time to recouperate. Are we ever thankful we did! This is a wonderful post with some of the best photo’s of Emily & Matts Engagement and we couldn’t be happier to share it with you!
I always knew the day I’d meet my future husband would be a complete surprise. I’d be walking down some city street and the wind would blow an important paper out of my hands and there he’d be, picking it up with ease and bringing it back to me with a smile on his face. Or I’d be standing in line ordering a coffee and he’d be right behind me; then he’d offer to pay if only I’d sit down and drink it with him. I met my future husband in college. That wasn’t a surprise; somehow I knew I’d meet him there. Nevertheless, when I finally met him, it came as more of a surprise than I would have thought.
Matt Richardson. I knew his name. I’d seen him around campus probably every single day. We went to a small school; Cincinnati Christian University. With only about 80 students in our graduating class, it wasn’t hard to know everyone by name. But even with the small size of the school, Matt and I had never said as much as a “hello” to one another, until one night when he sat down at a table with me and a couple mutual friends. It was odd at first, finally being introduced to this guy that I’d seen a million times. I felt myself blush; he was really cute and, let’s be honest, pretty popular. We kept making eye contact. Then he’d smile and I’d look down at my papers and try to distract myself by talking to my friend. Within a few minutes, though, I noticed the two mutual friends we were sitting with were texting each other under the table. They kept giggling and saying things like “I could totally see that!” and “it’d be so cute!” It wasn’t hard to catch on that they were probably talking about a potential couple. Matt and me.
We finally got them to go public with the news and found out my assumption was spot on. They thought Matt and I would be a cute couple. Of course.
I distinctly remember looking up at Matt, knowing we were thinking the same thing. Hmm. What would it be like to date you?
I felt like I was on a dating show.
We both laughed that awkward “what do we do in this really weird situation” kind of laugh. But I think we both knew our friends might actually be right. Maybe we’d be cute together.
Well, he ended up asking for my number the next night. We went out on our first date a week later, and we just passed our two year anniversary this last weekend.
Funny how life works like that. We also got our engagement pictures done a few weeks ago. That’s kinda where I became inspired to write about how we met, because when I look at the first picture we ever took together, compared to our engagement pictures, I can’t help but laugh at how much we’ve changed together. I mean, check it out:
I laughed for a good five minutes at the difference..we look like total babies in our first picture.
We had our engagement pictures taken by d.i.a. images and I couldn’t be more excited about them. They completely capture the joy we’ve found in the last two years of being together, and our excitement about getting married in four months. Something to alwaysalways splurge on for your wedding is a photographer. We’re already so thankful we did. These engagement pictures (and I’m sure our wedding pictures in the future as well) will be all over our home as a keepsake; something you can’t have with the caterer or the wedding rentals. I’m sure you’re dying to see more pictures of us, so I’ll let you ooh and ahh over a few more. 🙂