Thursday, June 24, 2010

Meet Liz and Steve!

I can't believe it has already been a year since I booked with Liz and Steve of Virginia Beach, Virginia! There destination wedding is right around the corner and I can't wait!
When I say destination I mean from their home to the Beautiful Malibu California!!!

 I asked Steve for their "Love Story" as I do all my clients, and here is what he sent.....
Liz spent her childhood in Virginia Beach, VA, Riverside, CA, and Columbia, MD. She graduated from the University of Maryland with an undergraduate degree in 2003 and then received her Masters in Education in 2006. She currently teaches 5th grade in Fairfax County in Northern Virginia.

Steve spent most of his childhood growing up in Potomac, MD. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1999 and currently works in Arlington, VA for a business research company. 

The Sunday after Hurricane Isabel came through the DC area, many homes were still dealing with power outages. Desperate to watch NFL games, I went to a nearby sports bar/pool hall lounge with two friends. We stayed there nearly 12 hours watching football. Although the games were not all too fun, we did have this attractive server. There was something about her that caught my eye. Was it her cheery smile? Was it her eyes? Was it her genuine friendliness? Or was it how she made sure to bring out our pizza while it was extremely hot. Nevermind how I burned my mouth on it or almost died choking on the melted cheese – no joke. By the way, thanks Davin and Ki for not realizing I was suffocating to my last breath while sitting next to you two, but I digress.
So what was it about her? I had to know. So after about seven hours of eating wings, pizza and drinking diet Coke, I mustered up the courage to talk to her and eventually asked for her phone number. Don’t worry, I made sure my breath was freshened with gum first! I don’t remember what words mumbled out of my mouth but whatever it was, it worked. She said yes. And after six years, I’m even more grateful she said yes to another question I popped!
So what IS it about her? After all these years, I can answer that meaningfully. It's simple. It’s everything. And it goes much deeper than looks. It’s her unforgiving loyalty, her uncontrollable laughter (and loud), her comforting words, and most importantly, her honest love and angelic compassion.

So we got in a fight. Steve was coming home very late the past couple of weeks and finally one Friday night, I got pretty upset. I made dinner and waited until about 10:30. When he got home, I gave him a piece of my mind. Well, to make a long story short, he made up this story how he's been looking around for other prospective jobs in DC, and found one in particular that he was interested in. Since it was a Friday night, he wanted to take me there and get my opinion of it first before making any decisions. Wanting my opinion first, meant "let's go now". Steve, with his very cool way of smooth talking, finally persuaded me to take a drive with him to DC to show me his future job. When we got there, I was thinking 2 things: (1) I've always wanted to go back to the Lincoln Memorial! (2) Steve wants to work at the Lincoln Memorial?
It was almost midnight when we arrived, and surprisingly, there were a fair amount of people hanging out there. We walked around for a bit and sat down on the steps. He gave me this photo album and said it was for our anniversary. I totally forgot about that! He said he's been working on it for the past month, which explained why he was coming home late. In fact, when he came home late that night, he was actually at Amphora, literally down the street from our apartment, doing last minute adjustments to his project.
Anyway, he told me to open it and in it were collections of pictures, letters, and a variety of poems from one of my favorite movies.
I got to the 2nd to last page where he wrote something so special and heartwarming, that while I was reading, I began to feel bad about our fight and started crying. Oh wait...I haven't gotten to the proposal part yet.
He told me there was one more page left. When I turned to it, all it said was "yes" "no" "maybe" with a box next to each. I started laughing because I told him a long time ago about this boy named Billy, in 3rd grade who sat behind me and passed me this note with "Will you go out with me?" and the "yes,no,maybe" boxes next to it.
Then, he got down on one knee, said "Will you marry me" and put the ring on my right finger. I don't know if it was because I got really nervous all of a sudden, but my response was..."it's the wrong finger".
Well, I think he knew what I really meant...
All I can say or no wedding...I'm incredibly lucky to have found a man who has supported me and loved me unconditionally... through my good days, bad days, and even when I look really ugly days...through thick and thin. What a great man <33
**I am his #1 fan** :)
"Let us look forward to the coming anniversaries, with their age and gray hairs without fear and without depression, trusting and believing that the love we bear each other will be sufficient to make them blessed."
-Mark Twain

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