Christianna is one of my closest friends. She is my “laugh so hard it hurts”, “no subject off limits”, “let’s have an adventure”, “trust you with everything” kind of friend. Oxford University brought us together, as we were roommates while studying there for a semester. We bonded over rich chocolate, cheap wine, a crazy renovation project, procrastination, and sharing a feather duvet on cold English nights while watching Gilmore Girls.
We went back to England on holiday two years ago, and I began to see a side of Christy that I didn’t know existed. She mentioned this guy “Ryan”, and her smile seemed a little bigger and the corner of her eyes crinkled a little more when she spoke of him. I hadn’t met Ryan, but I knew he must be something special because he was making my “Miss independent”, world-traveling, career girl begin to melt. It was beautiful to hear her talk about her and Ryan as an “us” and watch as their love awakened. I couldn’t have been happier when I got the call to tell me that they were engaged.
Christianna and Ryan, your wedding was perfect. It was incredible to see your beautiful love story truly begin, and all against the beautiful backdrop of autumn on Prince Edward Island. Continue to get lost in each other’s eyes, to always take time to laugh, and to cling to each other when going through the real storms of life (not just when you are on a cliff by the ocean during hurricane winds: )
Christianna, I love you friend, and I am so happy for you and Ryan; it is obvious that you enrich each other’s lives. Thanks for letting me, Matt and baby Anna be a part of your day!