These sweethearts have built a beautifully strong relationship on a foundation of friendship. They met in the 5th grade and were friends throughout elementary, middle, and high school. After high school, their paths led them in different directions for a while, but they reconnected and went on their first date in November 2013.
With the beautiful Pacific Northwest as their backdrop, their day could not have been more lovely. The rain let up just before we gathered, and the cool November air was refreshing. We were surrounded on that day by the peaceful sound of nearby waterfalls which seemed to be flowing even more beautifully than usual, probably thanks to the recent heavy rainfall.