I had the pleasure of doing a post-wedding shoot with this fabulous couple in December. Their love for each other was evident the moment I saw them! I took the opportunity to ask Courtney a few questions for the blog and I'm so glad I did because they have such a romantic love story.
1.) How did you meet Jacob?
"We went to high school together, and even had classes together, but didn't know each other. Had never even talked! So we officially met at church. I started going to Hope Community Church and he approached me and invited me to a small group for people our age, but I didn't go. I was too shy. So when I didn't, he asked if I could cut his hair. He came to the beauty shop (even though his mother was a hairdresser) and that was our first official one on one time. I was hooked!"
2.) How did Jacob propose to you?
"We went to the beach with his family in July. A few days before we left he was wearing a band-aid on his left hand ring finger, saying he had cut it at work. The day we left, he was still wearing it. That whole day he was really quiet and to himself. I was afraid something was wrong. So when we got there I asked if I had done something. He just smiled and asked me to go for a walk with him. When we got down to the water he said he needed to talk to me. He said "I wanted to tell you that I love you." We had been together 6 months and had never exchanged "I love yous". But then he said that that was just part 1. That's when he took the band-aid off and showed me that there was no cut on his finger. There was a brand new tattoo of my intitials, with the last initial being the same as his! He pulled out his great grandmother's ring and asked me if he could share his life and last name with me forever. I still don't know how I got so lucky."
3.) How would you say you have grown as a couple?
"We have grown individually as well as a couple. Jacob wasn't really sold on the idea of full blown commitment until I came along. And I had always struggled with insecurity until his love revealed in me a confidence I had looked for my whole life. We want our relationship to always bring out the best in each other so that we can always be a reflection of God's love. It's important to be friends with your spouse and he makes me laugh everyday. He is the best friend I've ever had. My life is abundantly rich to be on this life long journey with him."
4.) What are some of your favorite things to do together?
"We love the small things. We live in an old house that has been in my family for years, and we love being at home just hanging out. Watching old movies, drinking coffee and just being in each other's company. We also share a love for music. He is a great guitar player and I love to sing. We love being involved at church and serving God together."
I'm sure just by looking at these images you can see the love they have for each other. Thank you, Jacob and Courtney for letting me capture this special time you shared!