Fun fact: My own love story began with a blind date. So blind that neither one of us knew the other person was going to be there. We met at a State College (Pennsylvania) Spikes baseball game on a hot summer day with no effort to dress up or plan for how we looked. We had both just come out of serious relationships, too, so there were no plans for anything serious. (We actually had a discussion at that baseball game about how this wasn’t going to go anywhere). I *might* have still called a good friend on the drive home that night to tell her I met a guy I’d be lucky to marry.
Another fun fact: We made a business deal, haha! I agreed to be his date to a friend’s wedding the next month and he offered to help me move from one apartment to the next in a couple of weeks. (And that was going to be it!)
Guess what: It all worked out OK. And it became something pretty serious.
We just celebrated 13 years since that first date and now, Scott and I are celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary!
September 26, 2009 was rainy, chilly and completely warmed up with so much love. I wish I could bottle up the memories of that day and the sweet moments with so many people that were there, but luckily, some photos (albeit mostly lopsided scanned-in photos from the day) exist to keep those memories fresh and special.
We were married near our home at the time in south-central Pennsylvania. Our small-town church was perfect for our ceremony and The Casino at Lakemont Park (where I photographed a friend’s wedding last year!) was the home for our reception.
My favorite part of our ceremony was a moment we built into the day where we played a song that was really important to us and just took in each other and everyone that was there that day. At the reception, I remember dancing with Scott for our song and taking in all of those lovely faces staring back at us. We felt so loved and so supported.
Since then, we’ve each changed careers and we moved four times in five years. We dealt with diagnoses, two kiddos and a plethora of joyful memories since that first day at a baseball game.
Scott is my partner, my best friend, my teammate. He and I share my favorite love story.