Remember last year I photographed a gorgeous wedding where the couple met and fell in love in Paris? Well hold on because I got you yet again, and this time its the sister’s turn!! 🙂
“Paris is the city of love and we found love in Paris! Back in 2012, a group of Romanian’s traveled on tour to Europe for a musical performance and missions trip. I sang in the choir and Ron played in the orchestra. We traveled to multiple cities: Madrid, Vienna, Barcelona, Salzburg, and Paris. Our very first stop was Paris, where we first met! During the trip, we had small talk from time to time, made awkward eye contact, and purposefully bumped into each other just to grab one another’s attention. I had my eyes on Ron the entire trip, but of course he played the “big tough guy” role. As the trip came to an end, we said our goodbyes and went our separate ways. I flew to Arizona while Ron flew back home to Chicago. Thinking this was only a summer fling, I got back to my normal routine at home with school, work and life. My older sister, Laura, found love on the same trip with Calin, her now husband. It so happens to be that Ron and Calin are from the same city! My sister would fly out to Chicago to visit her boyfriend, and of course, I would tag along. From time to time, I would run into Ron at church and around town. Overtime, Ron and I became good friends. To my surprise, our relationship was more than just a summer fling. On May 18th, Ron popped a special question and asked if I would have the honor to become his girlfriend! From that day on – our love story began.” – Miriam
I’ve known Miriam for over 10 years now. We’ve seen each other at the highest of our game, but also at our lower points. We laughed till we peed our pants (literally), and cried with each other during tough times. We stayed up late prank calling people, and had deep conversations about what we wanted our husbands to be like. Miriam wanted someone to take care of her, but also let her be independent in her career, someone who would make her laugh and someone who would also laugh with her at her jokes. In comes Roni. In Paris, modern day prince charming. And she was smitten. They both played hard to get, but in the end they were exactly what the other one needed and exactly the one God created for each other. They survived the long distance relationship, nursing school for Miriam and Roni’s doctorate program, lots of airplane rides to see each other, and endless FaceTime dates. But it finally came to an end and on May 6; they tied the knot and together began a life together in Chicago! Miriam, we Arizonians miss your laughs, your hugs and your always happy personality, and we know you definitely miss us, just not the crazy heat!