HOW THEY MET
April and Chris both moved to the Richmond, Virgina area in the fall of 2014. Chris moved back home from South Carolina in September of 2014 and April moved down with her family in November of 2014. Just four weeks after April arrived in Virginia, she interviewed for a job at the Primrose School of Midlothian Village and little did she know that it was going to be a life changing experience! Chris's sister Brittany was the first person that April met on the day of her interview. April was delighted to know that she got the job and started working at Primrose in December. About six months had passed when several co-workers started asking April questions about how she felt about guys with beards and if she was dating anyone. They all started telling April about Brittany's brother and how he liked kids as much as she did and how he worked out and loved going to the gym. April thought for a moment about it, but soon forgot about it.
A few months went by and Chris came up to the school a few times and the office staff would try to help her get a glimpse of him. She started to know of him more and more but never actually met him. Brittany started talking about meeting up outside of the school for dinner and bowling so that April could meet Chris casually even if it was just to meet a new friend in a new place since she was new to the area, but it never seemed to happen. Finally, a week before April's birthday as they were all talking about getting them together, April gave in and handed her phone number to Brittany and thought that she was not getting any younger so why not?
April got a text message soon after from Chris, asking her if she would like to meet him and that he would love to show her some of the sights in Richmond. April agreed and they chose a local park to meet. When they arrived at the park they both ended up at different entrances! They soon met each other and decided just to enjoy the beauty of the park and the outdoors. They spent the next few hours just walking and talking as if they had known each other forever. After the park, they drove to a local restaurant where they sat overlooking the water and had a drink and talked for hours. After that first day, they have been inseparable!
The last weekend in July, 2017 Chris and April had made plans to go to Lake Michigan to spend some time at the beach. After an enjoyable day, they made plans to go out to dinner with some friends. As they were getting ready to go, their friend Frank asked April if she could take some family photos of them at a local park after dinner. April was happy to do so!
After dinner they all headed to Battell Park. Once they got to the park, they walked for a few minutes to a beautiful set of stairs that overlooked the river. Frank told them to go down to the river and he would meet them there. As they got down to the bottom of the stairs, they walked along the river for about a minute and then Chris stopped and asked April to sit and wait for their friends. They had not been sitting more than 30 seconds before she looked up and Chris was down on one knee in front of her holding a beautiful ring in his hand. He looked at April and asked her to be his wife and all she could do was cry! As she reached up to hug him he whispered in the sweetest voice "Can you take the ring so that I know its a yes!" Once she let go of him, she said yes and he placed the most gorgeous, stunning ring on her finger and she said yes!!!
They spent the rest of the evening celebrating with friends and champagne!!
Their beautiful southern wedding will be in May, 2018 and I am so delighted I will be a part of this beautiful couple's amazing wedding!