My husband, David and I have a long history. We met in gym class my freshman year of high school; he was a sophomore. At the time, David was totally punk rock and I was a combination on punk and rockabilly (come on it WAS the 90's!). Anyhow, I asked him to go to winter formal with me and he said no because he was trying to get this blond girl to go with him instead! I only mildly resented him for it since I found another boyfriend to distract me really fast.
In gym class, I also met the girl that was one of my two best friends in high school, and they started dating. They actually dated until David went away to college! Throughout their relationship, we became really good friends. We always liked each other, but never gave dating any serious thought because of our situation. When David went to college, he broke up with my former best friend. She and I moved in together, but it didn't work out and we drifted apart. In the mean time, I stayed in touch with David.
A couple years later, after playing tag between respective relationships and studying abroad, we finally settled into a relationship. I was always wary to date him seriously because I knew I would never be single again, and it would risk one of my most valued friendships. Five years later, I am so happy that I took the risk. As it turns out, I gained a best friend rather than losing a good one.
Here are a few snapshots from City Hall, taken March 12. We are planning a larger family wedding on July 31st this year in California with our families, but I wanted to share a few pictures with you. Everything I am wearing is vintage, of course, except the shoes which are by Modern Vintage (they make great repros).