Juliana and Devon

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How We Met

Devon is the absolute love of my life, the apple of my eye, & the man of my dreams. I could seriously write a novel about him! It all started because of a mutual friend- Devon saw a picture of me on my friend’s Snapchat story and dropped what he was doing to come meet me on campus ( we were in college together at the time) because he thought I was so beautiful. (i didn’t even look cute that day…help) So he came to the baseball game I was at and I thought absolutely nothing of it!! I thought he was such an awesome guy but had no idea he had a massive crush on me. So he started coming around my friend group more often, asking to hang out ALL THE TIME. I never picked up on anything, and I actually thought my friend liked him the whole time, which allowed us to form a really genuine friendship since I thought I had NO chance with him!

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But as it turns out, we became such good friends that we couldn’t stop talking, every single day! Summer came around and we would talk on the phone for 4 hours at a time!!! What started out as a quiet friendship blossomed into undeniable affection for each other, but we hadn’t made anything official yet. The next year of college started, and one night we had a serious conversation sitting on the front steps of my apartment on campus. I told him that I had been praying for him every single day, and had been keeping a journal of my prayers for the past month. To my complete surprise, it turns out that he had been doing the same exact thing!!!

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On that day when we exchanged journals, I knew for certain that this was the man I would spend my whole life with. We are best friends, adventure buddies, and we push each other to be better every day. We hold each other accountable to our goals, uplift each other, and build each other up with love and support. We fit together so well, and the way we communicate is the most effortless thing in the world. We make a great team, and he makes me better in every way. He makes me feel like the most beautiful person in the whole world. He has taught me SO much about love!! No matter how much time I get to spend with him, it’s never enough. I will always love him!

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how they asked

On Tuesday morning, I woke up at 6:15 am and got ready for work. I walked out of my house in a rush and practically flew backwards when I saw him standing there in front of his car!! He lives 30 minutes away from me, so it’s not normal for me to see him in the morning!! I ran to give him a hug & a kiss, & asked what the heck he was doing! I genuinely had no idea. He replied with, “I called your boss… you’re not working right now! Today, we’re going on an adventure!! Here’s a list of what you need to pack…” & handed me a little note. After I got all packed up, we walked outside & an uber was waiting for us!! At this point, I knew he was proposing, but I had NO clue where we could be going! Turns out, the uber took us to the AIRPORT!! We flew me to where we had our very first date- San Francisco! Devon recreated every single detail from our first date, and took me to all the places we went, like the Japanese Tea Garden, a restaurant in Little Italy, the Conservatory of Flowers, and the exact spot of our first kiss.

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After we had gone to all these places, I was getting more and more nervous!! On our way to one of the last places we went on our first date, he bought me a dozen long-stem roses. Then, we went to Pier 39, where we had spent hours talking on that first date almost 2 years ago.

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He read ten different Bible verses to me that he had picked out about marriage, and made promises to me about how he would love me, and how our marriage would be. When he got down on one knee, he was too choked up to actually ask me the question!! We were both crying so much! It was the most amazing feeling in the world. I can’t wait to be married to the love of my life!!

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Special Thanks

Alex McLaren
 | Photographer