Mary and Anton

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How We Met

I recently came back from studying aboard in Australia, I was about a month back in town, when I met the love of my life! My home church was putting on a summer camp for young adults, & I decided to give it a go & attend! I recall so vividly seeing him walking down the road into the main building & I couldn’t take my eyes off him. My heart pounded as he got closer & closer. We kept making eye contact through out the rest of the evening, and finally when we got the chance we were able to meet & introduce ourselves, it was love at first sight. Through the remainder of the weekend camp, we spent almost every minute together, getting to know each other, laughing, playing sports, staying up way too late! From there forward our friendship started growing, we started to talk on a regular basis & from that our friendship turned into a relationship!!

How He Asked

imageWe had spent the afternoon brunching  and hanging out! He typically didn’t have mornings off because of work, but today was different! I had absolutely no idea what was going to happen, the reason being was, I had asked him of one thing, that my nails be done when he proposed!! To throw me off…my nails were not done. That evening I had made plans to have a dress fitting with my girlfriends, a fitting that was planned months in advance. For some odd reason he wasn’t taking me to this dress fitting & I started to freak out, because I was going to miss my appointment. After much hustle & bustle I asked him to pull over so that I can drive because I would speed to make sure I didn’t miss my appointment. He said ok, so he pulled over in a park that we had gone on so many dates before, a place we loved! He asked me to get out of the car & walked me down the dock, once again I had no idea what was going to happen because my nails weren’t done! As we turned the corner I saw the set up of will you “Mary me” pun intended with the Mary me because of my name :-) I was so overwhelmed with so many emotions I started to cry. The only thing I can remember from the proposal was me saying, “‘My nails aren’t done”! Haha! Of course I said yes & here we are months away from our wedding!

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Special Thanks

Marina Dekhtyar
Photography