I'm a romantic at heart. And this wedding doesn't just make my ticker happy, but every bone in my body. "I fell for you at the very first hello" is how it all began. Both in reality, several years ago on campus, and on paper, as the start of Holly's personal vows.
Fast forward through a series of birthdays, vacations, and family Christmases spent together + transport yourself from Wisconsin to Hawaii. The proposal. On a tropical hike with Holly and her family a few months ago, Anton got down on one knee. (And from the holiday snaps I've seen, Holly joined him seconds later on the ground, overcome with emotion and a jubilant YES.)
Now Hawaii to Minnesota. You keeping up? These lovebirds didn't want to wait. And with Anton scheduled to deploy to Egypt 10 days from today, they couldn't wait. A dress was secured. A date at the courthouse booked. &The invitations? Pffff. No need. Why not an intimate exchange of vows in the grand rotunda and an "engagement party" surprise for their crew afterwards?
Holly + Anton.
You crazy kids are the real deal.
And I'm so happy I got to take part in such an epic celebration of loooove.
Now grab some tissues, yo, and start the scrolling; that really can't wait much longer either. ;)