Who knew that a couple who met in Las Vegas, dancing the night away, would be getting married 5 years later?
I love these two so much. I have known Justin for over 10 years. He is one of my brother’s closest friends and an incredible professional golfer. He sat in the seats at my wedding, so it was an honor to be able to capture their engagement! Becky is one of a kind. She has personality for days and is a super solid person, so goofy and with an amazing heart for people. These two are such a great (and beautiful!) couple.
For some background, here are Becky’s words regarding their journey the last five years:
From our first date in Pasadena the chemistry was electric. Everything was too good to be true. We couldn’t wipe the smiles from our faces. We definitely were falling for one another. Then suddenly, on our third date, I received a call that my father was in the ER. A few days later he passed away. Throughout the entire process of grief, loss, and stress, Justin was more supportive and incredible than anyone could have asked. He would drive an hour just to give me a hug. He barely knew me and yet showed endless concern, gumption and commitment. I knew this could ben the man I marry. The success of relationships is not dictated by the happy times, but rather, the trying and stressful times that test who we are as people and the relationships that we hold close.
The next few years we spent bonding, communicating, laughing, and being ridiculous. After I landed in the ER with a perforated appendix (the Doctor warned me that I would have died if I had waited come in a few hours later…which I was planning on doing but Justin forced me to go earlier…) I took time off work to travel with Justin while he competed on various tours.
We have definitely had our share of challenges and major life stressors during the past 5 years, and have used each instance and to grow closer & learn more about ourselves and each other. We love hiking, cooking, exercising, the beach, going new places and helping others. Just like characters in a Kundera novel, we balance each other out quite nicely. I help Justin stay grounded and he perpetually reminds me that life is not that serious, and anything is possible with faith. I couldn’t be more excited to marry my best friend.
Here are a few photos from our afternoon cruising around some of the historic areas of San Juan Capistrano.