Sarah shared this wonderful story about how her and Billy met. Now I am sharing it with you. We had the pleasure of being their wedding photographers last Saturday. It was such a joy to see so much love. They truly are a beautiful and loving couple. Congrats to you both and we wish you a life time of joy, love and happiness!
I moved to Riverwest 3 years ago into an upper flat with two of my friends. Billy was living downstairs. (this is the same way my parents met! – neighbors in the same building!) The next summer we started spending a lot of time together in our shared back yard, many Sunday Fundays, many Beermosas.
At the end of that first year, it was time to find my own place, and I made sure to look only within a few blocks of where we lived because I wanted to be as close to Billy as possible. Turns out, it didn’t matter where I moved because the day I moved my stuff into my new apartment (2 months after we were “official” boyfriend and girlfriend, he came right with me and never left!
We both knew pretty much immediately that the other was “The One”.
Ultimately, we dated for about a year and a half before he proposed. It was Christmas Eve and he surprised me with a horse and carriage ride in Lake Geneva. It turns out that while he was proposing, there was a couple who took pictures of the whole thing (totally unplanned by Billy), and they waited for our whole carriage ride to end, and when we returned, they shared the pictures with us. It was perfect!
My favorite memories of us are all of our travel adventures:
For his 40th birthday, I surprised him with a trip to Door County where we camped in a yurt (something he’d always wanted to do).
We went on a week long road trip to our favorite cities: Asheville, NC, Charlotte, NC, and Savannah, GA – we knew that if we could spend a whole week together non-stop, driving for up to 18 hours at a time in the car, that we could probably hang out together forever!
We both got our passports together and took our first international trip together to Mexico
Another trip was a last minute weekend in Florida in January. It was so cold! But we had a blast.