We all know that I love a good love story! Every moment, every detail, every move that leads up to the moment of engagement and "I do" gives me clues and hints as to who my couple is, and what I can do to give them the most incredible experience possible. And so, I typically start the planning process by asking my couples to tell me a little bit about how they met, fell in love, and became engaged.
Now, I normally take the notes I collect and use them to craft a blog introducing readers and partners to my couples. But now, for the first time ever, I am publishing the words of my couple verbatim! No editing, no embellishment, no changes!
What's the best part? This was written by the GROOM! Who says romance is dead?
Rebecca & Ross will be married this fall at The Bellagio - an epically romantic space worthy of their epic and international love story!
Ross and Rebecca - A very modern love story.
From Ross -
19,000 km from his own family on Christmas Day 2011. The young cardiologist on-call, was living in a beach side community, south of Sydney.
Attracted to the sunny shores of Australia to finish his medical training, he had been forced to choose career over love. He had left a country of broken hearts behind and 6 years later found himself watching Christmas romantic movies and spending the afternoon reflecting on the irony of being able to understand everything about the human heart except how to capture one for himself. But his perfect christmas present was about to appear as he turned to his computer in search of a modern love story.
Sitting on Christmas Day afternoon around the dinner table with twenty party hat wearing family members. Amidst a sea of popped champagne, plates filled with turkey and cranberry sauce, her phone beeped. The conversation had suddenly just changed course and everyone was sharing their concerns about losers in love and being wary of love online. The phone beeped again. Ross’s photo and initial email had just arrived. Suddenly he was in view and passed around the table as an example of “normal”. Little did Rebecca realise that the next time she would wake up on a christmas morning, it would be the face of this “normal looking boy” 19000km away in a different hemisphere.
Emails followed emails and became texts. Texts followed texts and became calls. Calls became 1hr then 2hrs then 5hrs long…
A month and two life stories later, a very nervous boy flew 1000km to Melbourne and walked into a cocktail bar called 1806 (Ross’s birthday is June 18th so it seemed a good sign) and the electricity was palpable. And !8 months later as Ross got down on bended knee in Sinatra’s restaurant in Vegas, he felt that same pulse of electricity and channelling the essence of Frank, he nervously asked for her hand in marriage and she said Yes!