When the email inquiry came in from Marissa earlier this Summer, I had a HUGE grin on my face!
She explained that she had been dating her fiancé Rich for nearly NINE years and they were eager to start their lives together!
She went on to describe some of her gorgeous wedding colors and the vision she had for their Autumn wedding.
I can’t even tell you how excited I am to be the one that gets to tell their story to you all!
Rich and Marissa first locked eyes in Freshman year English class…but they didn’t lock hearts until it was time for Homecoming Dance invitations their Junior Year!
Rich asked Marissa to the dance with a sign that was posted on the front door of his house because she was the cheerleader that was assigned to tee-pee his house before a big game! Needless to say…she said “Yes”!
After nine years of being together, long distance dating, and all through beauty school (her) and Indiana University (him)…it was Memorial Day 2014 and Rich had carefully prepared and planned the proposal to be just perfect!
Well…it WAS perfect and there was even serenading involved! (This guy is creative!)
I met up with this sweet couple back where it all began…their high school!
They reminaced about that spot above being right where Rich first kissed Marissa (at the dance)!
Rich was a football player and Marissa was the one who always cheered the loudest at his games 🙂 (Those uniforms are vintage and original!)
We then headed out to a park, as the sun began to set. You guys…those eyes!!
One of my favorites!!
These two are so at ease with each other and so ready to start their lives together as husband and wife!