Samantha + John
How did you meet?
My husband and I met our sophomore year of college, about 10 years ago! While we ran in similar circles, we met on a dating app and from that first date have been together, moved across the country, and planned our dream wedding ever since.
When did you know they were the one?
After our first date, John told one of his best friends (who was one of our groomsmen) that he knew I was the girl he was going to marry. I knew very early on in the relationship that he was the one for me and that I didn’t want to spend any day going forward without him in it.
What are your three favourite attributes of your partner?
John is kind, giving with his time, and always knows how to support me when I face difficulties.
Who proposed and how?
He proposed at a beautiful, old horse farm in Franklin, Tennessee, USA. I always though he would propose near the ocean or on the beach since we grew up in coastal New England, but we moved away from family to Tennessee for work, and he actually surprised me by proposing at our favorite park there! Every Sunday we pack a picnic lunch and go for a walk at the farm, and so having him propose there, just the two of us =, was really special.
Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?
I stumbled across Archie online years ago and knew when it was finally my turn to get married that I had to try it on. I seeked out a shop that sold MWL… It was the first dress I tired on and fell in love immediately. I knew it was the dress for me– simple yet elegant, form fitting, and a dreamy back.
What was the best moment for you at your wedding?
Seeing John for the first time, walking down the aisle, feeling like the only two in the world in that moment was my favorite. I was so excited to marry him in front of our family and friends and read my vows to him.
What were your favourite details?
I dreamed of having our wedding near the ocean and I love the atmosphere of a candle lit tent, so that’s exactly what we had. Lots of candles, greenery, and muted tones! We strayed from a traditional cake, and did a pizza cutting (pizza is his fav food :)), and had an ice cream sundae bar for guests. We also passed around late night coffee milk shakes and donuts, and the party was fun because we incorporated little bit of Tennessee into our New England wedding with light up cowboy hats!
What advice would you tell other brides?
As cliche as it sounds, just soak it all in. It truly goes by so fast. And if you have the energy and means to go on a honeymoon right after, do it! I faced the post wedding blues the next day since our friends were traveling back home across the country so going on our honeymoon right after really helped with keeping me occupied and happy after the high of the wedding day/night was over!
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