Leslie and Scott were married just a few short weeks ago in a beautifully rustic ceremony at County Line Orchard. All of these weddings have led me to start thinking “How do you know if this person is ‘the one'”?? Is it a feeling….a moment….a memory that you replay over and over? I love asking brides and grooms when they knew their wife or husband to-be was “the one” because even though the answers are always so different, at their heart, they are the same: “I just knew.” Scott and Leslie have such a sweet story and I feel so lucky that they shared some of it with me….in the words of the bride, this is how Leslie knew Scott was the one.
“From the first date, everything just seemed so natural with Scott and I just had a gut feeling. He was always going above and beyond to make me happy, and it was so easy to feel his love, happiness, and ease of the relationship. It was mutual for him as well. I had dated guys in the past, but had never considered myself to be in love. This intense feeling just came over me about how much he meant to me and I cared for him, and I was like, “hmm I think this is what falling in love is.”
We started dating in mid October, and for Christmas that year one of my gifts was to go to The Rockets/ Christmas spectacular on Christmas Eve. It was my first year working as a nurse, I worked nights, and I was working Christmas as my holiday so I was bummed not to get to spend it with family for the first time ever. He knew that. We opened gifts with each other Christmas Eve morning, and then we got to go to the show that afternoon before I had to go into work. After the show, we were sitting back at my apartment and I wanted to say “I love you”. Coincidentally, he ended up saying it, and I said it back. That was when I thought “I am almost positive he is ‘the one’ and I really hopes he feels the same”.
My feelings were validated by how well he treated me, and how easy our relationship was. He was my best friend and family in the city, he loved my family/ friends and got along with him and vice versa. It was just easy, wonderful, and I was the happiest I had ever been!”
Thank you for sharing your sweet story, Leslie and Scott! I’m so happy that I got to be a small part of your happily ever after.
V E N D O R S
Venue: County Line Orchard (Hobart, IN)
Florist: Monarch (Schererville, IN)
Gown and Accessories: Gown from Bella Sposa (Tinley Park, IL)/Designer-Essence of Australia
Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Warehouse-Vera Wang line
Bridesmaid Attire: Leesburg Bridal and Tuxedo/Designer: Alexia (Leesburg, VA)
Cake: Cakes by Karen (Highland, IN)
Dj: Precision Sound/ DJ- Boris (Schererville, IN)
Videographer: Emily Sze (Chicago, IL)
Bridal Makeup: Krissy Vander Woude (Northwest Indiana)
Hair: Under the Veil (Hebron, IN)