Holly and John

How We Met: September 2013 I started working at a gorgeous hair salon in Texas after graduating cosmetology school. From the staff, to the decor and the cute clothes in the boutique, everything just felt so right about this new place. After a few months working and warming up to some of the girls I became very close to one stylist in particular Maribel and Maribel is how I met my now fiancé and love of my life John. Every so often this handsome guy would come in to get his haircut by her and I would always gawk at him from a distance. Finally, one day, she asked me to come in and “help” cut his hair(kind of silly) but that was all it took. We went out a few dates after that and have been inseparable since. Our birthdays are four days apart and we are so similar. Our families get along amazingly well and I couldn’t have found a better person to spend my life with. John works on an oil rig one month on, one month off, but the love I have for him helps me get through the times he’s away. He’s the most perfect man and I can’t wait for the “I dos”.

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How He Asked: John couldn’t have asked me to marry him in the more perfect and special way. Every year my family takes a beach vacation. This year there were 13 of us and we decided to get a big beach house in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Each vacation I organize the family portraits and send everyone a color theme to base our outfits on, “ocean colors” was the winner for 2015. On the fourth day, Right after a huge storm passed, we rushed out to set up. Several pictures of the family were taken and finally it was our turn for “couples pic”. We took about 10 photos because john kept saying ok one more, one more. Finally as I was getting tired of standing there smiling for the camera john said “ONE MORE” and really put emphasis on it and that apparently was cue for my brother to start filming. After getting down on one knee and telling me how much he loved me, he asked me to marry him in front of all my family. It couldn’t have been more perfect setup because he knows how important family is to me .I feel so fortunate to have the whole thing on camera to look back on and can’t wait to start the next chapter of our lives together.

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