Ashley, 28 and Chris, 32, met one night in 2007 while out with friends. They ran into each other again a week later and ended up exchanging numbers. The couple married May 14, 2011, and live in Charlotte. Chris tells their story.
You again: The first time I met Ashley I was at Cosmo’s with a friend. Ashley and her girlfriends asked us to watch their coats as they mingled. We spoke briefly but parted ways with a “nice to meet you.” One week later, I saw her again at Can’s and this time I was persistent in talking with her.
Sure, come along: Ashley and I talked for a few weeks before our first date. I made the ultimate sacrifice by giving up watching basketball during March Madness and we ended up have a great time. Her best friend dropped in at the last minute that weekend from Greensboro, so she came along, too. The following night, Ashley invited me to a lake house for a St. Patrick’s Day party. From then, we spent the summer getting to know each other more and taking many weekend trips to the beach. By summer’s end, we had fallen in love.
Perfect day: We had a fairy tale wedding in Charleston, S.C., at the William Aiken House. It was a fun, relaxing time with beautiful weather, a great location and of course, the perfect person to share it with. It was exactly how I wanted our wedding to be.
Truly blessed: I love Ashley for who she is and what she gives me. She is a deeply caring, kindhearted person who loves me for exactly who I am. She has shown me how to have fun in all situations and she gives her all in our relationship. I count myself blessed to know and be married to her. Hilary Trenda
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