The Accidental Meeting (time and time again)
Christina and Zac met through mutual friends only because they were at the same place at the same time. Friendly introductions were made and not many words beyond "Hello" were exchanged. (However for Zac it was "crush-at-first-sight!) Over the next several months, they continued to find themselves at the same place and time, meeting time and time again... at the College of Charleston Library or coincidently working at the same summertime job... Soon they began to intentionally spend more time together. (This made Zac happy!)
After spending six months collecting handprints of friends and family members from around the country, Zac was ready to pop the question...
It was an otherwise ordinary Monday night in September... Christina was at an event with her Occupational Therapy class and Zac was studying for exams. The first thing Christina noticed when walking into the house were the dogs meeting her, one dressed up with a pink flower and the other in his cardigan and dinosaur bow tie. She was commenting on how cute they looked when she noticed the mantel. Sitting upon it were the boards covered in handprints and a message "Christina will you marry me?" She was surprised but naturally, she said "Yes!"
Making the Wedding Rings
After the proposal, Christina had to move to Greenville, SC for six months of rotations to complete her Occupational Therapy schooling. That meant she had to be away from her new fiancé! They would drive 2-3 hours, meeting with each other every weekend. During Christina's last weekend in Greenville, the couple took my Wedding Ring Workshop. They spent all day making each other's rings and then happily drove back home to Charleston - together again!
The Wedding Day
The couple had a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony with their closest friends and family, and had the big celebration the following day.
The wedding ceremony took place on a small island connected via walking bridge to The Lake House at Bulow. The reception was held in the backyard dock, at the edge of the lake. It was a beautiful natural setting and all very laid back... It was the perfect "meeting" time and place for Christina and Zac!