Thank you Maloman Photography! Not only did they capture beautiful images of our designs from Danielle and JT's wedding day (it's like looking through a window), but they also wrote a cute little story about how the couple met that I had to share.
"The story: Every weekend thousands of Chicagoans converge on the street festivals of Chicago, on the prowl for music, food and beer. That last thing you’d expect would be to meet the one special person who is destined to change your life forever. It all began at a small Mexican restaurant situated in the middle of the street festival. The story is best told from both perspectives:
JT and his group of friends had been enjoying some food and drinks (emphasis on the drinks) for a couple of hours when a group of attractive young ladies walked in the restaurant and sat at the table next to them. Although noticed by all the single guys at JT’s table no one had the courage to go and strike up a conversation. Unbeknownst to JT, one of his friends had dared his girlfriend to go and make the introduction on his behalf. The next thing he knew, he was being summoned over to the next table.
Danielle and her two friends had been wandering around the festival for a couple of hours and stopped into Fernando’s for a quick bite to eat and a couple drinks. Soon after they arrived, a young lady approached Danielle and said that one of her “shy” friends thought she was attractive and politely asked if he could come over and say hi. Danielle felt flattered because he had “picked” her out of the other two and thought, ‘Sure- why not?’ Her second reaction was, ‘What kind of loser can’t come and say hi by himself?’ A couple seconds later she turned around and was actually “pleasantly surprised”.
JT and Danielle talked for a little under an hour when JT’s friends invited them on his boat the following day. Danielle exclaimed “You have a boat? Why didn’t you say anything?” to which JT replied, “I didn’t want to be THAT guy.” Danielle knew at that moment JT was something special he was not only modest but he actually had a boat (Danielle has a special affinity for boats). The next day, they rendezvoused on Lake Michigan and the rest is history.
We’ve been together ever since that fateful day July 15th, 2007. Exactly two years later, we went on another momentous boat ride. Only this time, JT got down on one knee and proposed."