Stephen and Stefani

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How We Met

It was Fall 2002, and it was my Junior year at Courtland High School, in Fredericksburg, VA, and I had recently transferred from another high school due to re-zoning. I was walking across a mezzanine to my US History class when I noticed Stefani, walking with her friends. She was wearing her blue and white Courtland Cheerleading outfit, and I just remember how it felt like everything had stopped around me. I even felt my face go flush as I walked by and made eye contact with her. There is a scene in the Tim Burton film “Big Fish” just like this.

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How They Asked

Stefani and I share a love for the ocean and we have been frequently spending time around Santa Monica. I couldn’t have thought of a better spot to propose, with the pier as a backdrop.

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Special Thanks

Michelle Sobel
 | Photographer