Wow. 8 years. And our last anniversary as an unmarried - yet fabulously committed - couple! So weird!
I figured that I would share the story of how we met, that will be posted on our wedding website to commemorate the occasion, as well as some of our favorite nostalgic photos. Enjoy!
How We Met:
as recounted by the bride:
One day, a few years ago, a striking young woman was asked to join her high school's musical production of Guys and Dolls stage crew team. Though she knew nothing about constructing or moving sets, or for that matter anything about musicals, she agreed.
Upon arrival at her first after school meeting, she realized that she knew even less than she thought that she did about stage crew. She was quickly sent to dry brush more than a thousand tiny window panes for the cityscape backdrop and was heartily ignored by the rest of the crew, save one young man.
That young man thought to himself "Wow, that young lady is so amazing. She dry brushes like nobody's business. I must get to know her better."
And so he did. And so they fell in love.
as recounted by the groom:
I remember it vividly - a beautiful girl in the corner of the stage working tirelessly on a backdrop for the school musical. She seemed to always be dry brushing (a technique used to add depth).
I am not good at this effect, however I searched for any reason to be near her.
After, I'm sure, a few awkward attempts, I finally got my chance. During a nightly performance, the girl who will be my wife and I pushed a flat out onto the stage. As we were rushing back to the wings, the lights went up early and she was about to step out on center stage.
I reached out and grabbed her hand.
We spent the next forty five minutes trapped behind the flat in whispered conversation. Under those lights I found my love.