There are couples who laugh together.
And then there are couples who constantly laugh together.
“Jokingly I asked, “Man, does he have
any single sons?!…”
Meet Taryn & Andrew.
A couple who’s love story is as adorable as it is hopeful.
And their adventurous engagement session at Klondike State Park was the perfect mix of sun-kissed romance & uproarious humor.
“It’s what everyone says when you’re feeling hopeless:
“Taryn – when you least expect it, you’ll meet the ONE.”
But life just felt like I was never going to find my prince charming.
“Two and half years ago one of my best friends invited me to her family lake house for a girl’s weekend in celebration of her birthday. Of course I said yes!
Once we arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to see a friend of the family I hadn’t seen in a long time. We started catching up. What was new and good in our lives and she just had this glow about her. She mentioned she just started dating a guy and things were going really well and had nothing but great things to say about him.
Jokingly my response was “Man, does he have any single sons?”
She looked at me with really big eyes and said, “…Actually, yes!”
As the weekend went on, we couldn’t stop talking about how cool it would be if this actually worked out?!”
“It had been a while since I had a girlfriend. I had been on a couple of terrible dates here and there and one night I told my dad and his girlfriend that, “I just want to find someone…”
Not even a week later, my dad called. Someone had come mind…”
About a week later I was out with some friends when my phone rang with an unfamiliar number.
Instantly I had a feeling – this might be Andrew.
My gut was right and there I was at a winery in Wentzville, Missouri, saying hello for the first time to the person I would eventually be calling my husband. We chatted for a few minutes and I asked him if I could call him back once I got home.
I couldn’t get home fast enough – as soon as my feet stepped through the door, I called him back.
“We had one of those long conversations (2-3 hours I believe) where we talked about anything and everything: our crazy love for St. Louis Blues hockey, how we’re both super fans of Dave Matthews Band music and finally how we both were tired of being the “3rd wheel” whenever we went out with friends. We both have a sense of humor about third-wheeling though.
I found myself thinking about how easy talking to him was.
You know it’s a good conversation when you get off the phone and your face hurts from smiling so much…”
“I knew Taryn was special when she knew enough about Blues hockey to discuss off seasons trades, favorite players, and our lack of a solid goalie…. a gorgeous girl that knew hockey is my perfect woman/unicorn/Great white buffalo…. the impossible to find.
The first time I saw her I was instantly blown away by that huge smile, adorable dimples, and obviously…that booty.
Since our first date she’s been my perfect fit. When she gets down, I get her laughing. When I want to be lazy, she gets me off the couch. She keeps me organized while I keep her spontaneous.”
“Andrew and I had our first date a few days after that initial phone call. And, as they say, the rest is history. He was the first to say I love you but I absolutely knew he was the ONE after that first date.
Andrew’s smile (and dimples) are contagious and can light up a room. His selfless and giving personality is something I admire more than anything. He makes me want to be a better person every day.
“To this day, I still look back and think how one innocent girl’s weekend completely changed my life in the BEST possible way.
…and yes, when I was least expecting it.”
Taryn & Andrew —
Spending the evening together hearing even more about your love story, jamming out to Dave Mathews, and just hanging out couple-to-couple was awesome! We’re big fans of you two and can’t wait to celebrate with you, this time next year! Let the adventures continue!
–Tara & Stephen
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Happy Friday, everyone!