Friday, May 28, 2010

Calling all love stories: from Red Vines

What a doll Red Vines for Breakfast is and what a cute name! She contacted me with lovely things to say and wanted to share her love story with us. I love learning about how people met and find their mate and on today the day of Honey and my wedding, I thought this post to be perfect! Enjoy sweeties...
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Take it away Red Vines for Breakfast: I was 20 years old and a college junior on Spring break in Cabo San Lucas Mexico with all my girlfriends. A few of us split up for the day and some of my girlfriends met some guys from Colorado at the beach while I was spending the day walking around town. Well, one of my girlfriends was interested in one of these CO guys and we decided to meet up with them later that night for a drink. We walked into the restaurant and I was immediately drawn to one of them and chatted with him all evening. We had so much in common and I remember laughing until my stomach hurt from his infectious sense of humor. His smile lit up the room and we had so much fun together.

He called my hotel room the next day and wanted to hang out again. So for the rest of our trip, my friends and his friends continued to spend time together- on the beach, getting happy hour drinks, lunches at The Office, etc. Before leaving to return to Los Angeles, I said my goodbyes thinking I'd never see him again. I mean, he lived in Colorado and was 26 (what I thought was too old for me at the time). He did ask for my home phone number before leaving and when I returned home he called all the time! I really liked him but I didn't understand what he wanted to come of this. Soon after, he came to visit LA to interview for a job and we had our first real date. It was perfect, but I got the distinct feeling that he was interested in getting married and having kids soon (although I realize I was way off on that) and I officially decided he was too old for me and we lost touch for a while. I moved to San Francisco after graduating and he moved to Los Angeles to take the job for which he had been interviewing. I thought of him fondly from time to time, but never expected to see him again.

More time passed and I eventually moved back to LA. Five years after our initial meeting on Spring break, I ran into him at a happy hour in Venice Beach! We were both single at the time and things just progressed smoothly from there. Now we've been together for 5 years and married for 2 and things couldn't be more wonderful. Sometimes we still cannot believe that we met on Spring Break in Cabo and 10 years later we're happily married.
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Lovelies here is my fav wedding day movie quote, "And he's this completely wonderful, wonderful, amazing man, and...well, we starting seeing each other, a lot...and, um...we fell in love. Ha! Ha! It actually happened! And, uh, we've decided to get married...which means that, I'm engaged! Ha! I'm engaged! I'm getting married!" (Father of the Bride) ~Laura

12 comments:

g e o r g i a said...

Oh, this gave me goosebumps! Lovely Love story!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Awww, love this romantic story. I've got a hunch he never really gave up on you.

Marcie said...

What an amazing story! This really shows what fate is all about. What are the odds that they would meet up randomly in LA all those years later? Love it!

:) Marcie

Pink Peony said...

Sooo sweet!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Awww...this is just perfection. The ideal example that you can find true love on Spring Break - love it! :)

The Zhush said...

Love stories like this...warms my heart!

Chelsea Gwynne said...

ha! Great story! Isn't ms. red vines the best!? I love that quote from the father.

Trish said...

What a fabulous story and a lovely guest post, well done Miss Valerie! Tres romantic love story, and wishing you a lifetime of happiness together!

annelise said...

Such a lovely tory!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Sweet and wonderful! Thank you for sharing your story!

Suzanne said...

Such a wonderfully romantic story!

Joanie M said...

It was simply fate. You were meant to be together! I love this one!