Tuesday, April 18, 2006

At Last!

They really did it! Finally the day has come....let me backtrack a bit...for historical purposes. :)

The first time I ever saw James, he and Bek were both juniors in highschool. It was a powderpuff football game where the girls play flag football and the boys act as, yeah.....cheerleaders. :) James, along with several other boys, was dressed to the hilt, complete with Dolly Parton wig, makeup, short skirt and .....Dolly Parton sized bra filled with water balloons. LOL All the boys were funny but James was the star of the show, hamming it up big....very entertaining and absolutely hysterical! Not a shy bone in this boy's body. I took pictures of him and remember thinking..."he's really cute, I wonder if Bek knows him"...:) Turns out, Bek did know him.....
They had already met earlier that year and soon became fast friends...both shared a love of theater... both served as drama club officers and they spent long hours together, along with other friends (several who were at the wedding), rehearsing for school plays, traveling to competitions and just hanging out. They had the opportunity to see each other in many situations.....silly, irritated, tired, unshowered, dressed for prom etc. long before they thought of dating and were very relaxed together. I think they probably even asked advice of one another about their current loves as both were seeing other people at the time. After highschool they began dating as a fun diversion before college...but when fall came they decided to give the long distance thing a try as he would be at Univ of FL and she would be at FSU.....4 years later they graduated and last May became engaged. James moved away for his Naval flight training and Bek move to Atlanta with us to plan the wedding. By wedding date they had been seriously seeing each other, but living in seperate cities for almost 5 years. They could hardly believe the time had finally come when they could actually BE together.... These two kids have waited a very long time for this day.
and here they are...Ladies and Gentlemen....for the very first time.....

Mr and Mrs. At Last!!

4 comments:

Bek said...

awwwwwww, what a great story. and boy do they look happy. how fun!!!

Tammy said...

What a happy loking couple...and a beautiful love story!

Hattigrace said...

How beautiful!

Kimber said...

GREAT PICTURE!!! Love their "love" story too...

Okay, seriously teary eyed over here!!!!