If all that existed was a pair in love, a picnic, and the open wilds, then the world could be counted in perfect bliss! Today’s feature is a tender exploration in simple love, and every bit the lovely romance. Who would have thought that college jobs at a pizzeria would lead to this beautiful forever?
A word from the photographer, Sarah Ingram:
“Laura & Eddie are light hearted both apart and together, which comes through in their playful engagement session. Kicking things off with tequila (mini Patron bottles anyone?) was the perfect way for them to let loose and enjoy some time in front of the camera. Running, laughing and dancing was non stop throughout their session—a great time for the bride and groom as well as photographer!”
Love notes from the couple, Laura & Eddie:
How did you two meet? What were your first impressions of one another?
Laura: “We met while we were both still in college at the University of Georgia. We worked at the same pizza restaurant in downtown Athens. Eddie was a shift manager and I was a new hire working my first game day. “
Eddie: “At first glance, Laura was beautiful but definitely not my type. She had blue hair and was seemingly a lot edgier than I was. I was so intrigued by her and wanted to get to know her better, so I attempted to strike up a conversation whenever I got the chance. She was a little standoffish at first so I assumed she wasn’t interested.”
Laura: “I immediately found him attractive but I was not going to make that known. I assumed he was like most college guys who aren’t looking for a relationship, so I did not take him very seriously and gave him a hard time. I think we both assumed that we would be too different to even consider pursuing a relationship. I could not have been more wrong!
At the end of the day, I realized that I didn’t have a ride home from work so I mentioned that I was looking for one. He offered and during the ride we realized we had so much in common other than mutual attraction. We really connected. When we arrived at my apartment, he asked for my number, two weeks later we went on our first date and the rest is history!”
Eddie: “Little did she know, I was driving as slow as possible the whole time just so I could spend as much time with her as possible.”
“In conclusion, pizza brought us together.”
What part of your wedding day was most important to you?
“The most important part our the wedding day to us was the first look. It was such a special moment that we got to share without having to deal with the stresses of the day. We had not seen each other much the whole weekend, and while spending time with our family and friends was special in itself, nothing beats finally having that moment with your person. It helped to calm both of our nerves, and was a wonderful reminder of what the day was about: our future together.”
What is your favorite thing about each other?
Eddie: “My favorite thing about Laura is her creativity, spontaneity, and passion for life. She is such a firecracker, which is such a great compliment to my life of plans and deadlines.”
Laura: “Eddie is genuine, endearing and incredibly dedicated. He has an energy that people draw to that makes them feel comfortable being themselves. He is the calm to my crazy. That being said, we are both huge goofballs with an adventurous side so we are constantly having fun together. He is my best friend. We do have a lot of difference but that makes us admire each other so much more.”
If you had one piece of advice for other couples, what would it be?
“Find a new hobby or activity that you enjoy doing together. It’s great to have individual hobbies as well, but doing something that you both enjoy together adds so much to a marriage.”
What is the most honest thing you can say about love?
“Love is not a test, it’s not something you can be good at or bad at. Love is an action, it’s working every day to ensure that the person you feel love for can feel the way that you think about them. It’s not easy, but it is the greatest joy that life can offer.”
photographer & styling: Sarah Ingram / venue: Private property – North Georgia / bride’s sweater & sandals: Madewell / blue dress: Lulus / groom’s blazer: J Crew / film lab: Goodman Film Lab