30 November 2011

Our {love} Story

Our first photo together on our 2nd date

I've had a few people ask me how Mike and I met.
How does a South African end up with a Peruvian-American?
Well, our very first wedding anniversary is coming up (this Sunday to be exact) so I thought it was the perfect time to share our story.

We met just before Summer 2010.
A friend of mine was dating one of his friends and one night she dragged me out (literally!) because her date was bringing a friend.
I was not in the mood to go out after a long day of work, dirty hair and no time to make myself look presentable but at the last minute I decided to go, and ended up spending the whole night talking to this guy who, in just a few months, I would be calling "husband". 

To say that our romance was a whirlwind is an understatement.
We began dating in the Spring, became boyfriend-girlfriend in the Summer, got engaged in the Fall and were married by the Winter.
Some people are a little shocked when they hear that, but when you meet the right person and you just know that they are the right one for you, then why wait? ha ha.

The day I married the love of my life was the happiest day of my life and this past year has been the most amazing time of my life filled with so many adventures.
I feel so lucky to have found the man of my dreams. I love having someone to share my day with, someone who makes me laugh almost daily, and most importantly someone who supports and builds me up to become a better person. 

Mike, on our wedding day I vowed to love you more and more each day. I didn't know it was possible but my love for you has multiplied so many times over and I know it will keep on doing so until death do us part.

Our wedding day


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these photos and hearing your story! Then again... I'm a sucker for a good love story with a happy ending (or beginning as it really is with marriage).

  2. Awww so sweet! I had been wondering for some time how you guys met!

    And crazy to think that now baby's on its way!


  3. Awww <3 LOVE....hee hee <3 I'm proud to say that I took the first pic of you guys xxxx

  4. so sweet! I was engaged to my husband 13 months after meeting him and we were married 6 months later...... not quite as fast as you but still quick! but when you know, you KNOW! :)

    and now you have a little bundle of joy on the way!!yayay!

  5. What a sweet story. My hubby and I went from dating to married in a year, so I completely get the "why wait" thing!

  6. I love LOVE! This is such a gorgeous story!! <3
    Congrats on your one year together xxx
    Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

  7. Thanks for sharing...loved reading this!