Maresa & Andrew

on December 30th, 2017

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a few weeks earlier

Andrew and I agreed to meet and discuss his proposal to Maresa. We sat in a cozy little corner of a juice bar in Pilsen and before any discussion of his plan, Andrew shared his love story. He had dated Maresa when they were teenagers. Due to unfortunate circumstances, they were forced to say goodbye. Years of separation took them on different paths, but their young love remained on the back of their minds.

Fast forward some years later, they finally found their way back into each other’s arms. This year, Andrew had no doubt that this was the woman he wanted to spend his life with. I sat quietly listening to him and the way he spoke of Maresa left me in awe. He spoke so highly of her – all her accomplishments, strength, good heart and beauty. I just could not wait to meet her. I jokingly told him I’d friend her. (Not kidding. She is an amazing lady!)

I knew this proposal was going to be very special. I asked Andrew to bring the ring he had picked out for his future bride. When Andrew handed me Maresa’s ring, my jaw dropped. It’s unbelievably unique. (Kristin Coffin‘s design is worth reading about)

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the proposal under the nature boardwalk arch

-12 degrees could not stop this man from asking this woman to spend the rest of her life with him. With frozen tears and fingers, she giggled to say, “Yes!”

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the very next day

I couldn’t get enough of these two. They were so full of life and love.

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Andrew – you were just kids when you fell in love. Glad you didn’t give her up this time. And for the record, you both cried. 🙂

over a decade later, their hearts made their way back to one another.