by Simone Hill
Having a wedding website is practical, it's an easy way to let guests RSVP online, upload photos from your wedding hashtag and let guests know where you've booked a room block. But this is the place where all of your family and friends are going, so you should make it feel like, well, you! That's why we love that couples have added their “how we met" stories to their sites, so we rounded up a few of our favorites. Read these sweet stories below (then start your own wedding website and get writing!).
Ariel and Dan
Our story began in March 2008 at LaGuardia Airport in New York. We were both going back to school in Atlanta. After a mutual friend introduced us we realized our seats were very close to each other. Dan could tell that Ariel, a classic nervous flyer, could use some support. A pretty turbulent flight allowed us to get to know each other. Throughout the rest of the semester we became good friends. As summer approached, we learned that we would be interning across the street from each other. After having lunch together every day that summer we both knew it was only a matter of time. When we got back to school for fall semester the rest was history!
Monica and Jared
It was Fall 2011. Jared had recently moved to Tallahassee to begin his new job at Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic, and Monica had recently moved home after college. Jared and Monica met through mutual friends and became friends themselves; little did they know that Monica's sister Rachel was already devising a plan to make their match happen! Jared was working on Christmas Eve that year, and Rachel took full advantage of that situation by inviting him to their family dinner. It should be noted that Rachel did not inform Monica of this addition until Jared was already at the door–needless to say Monica was slightly surprised! That night, Jared met and mingled with Monica's entire family like he had known them for years (they all assumed he was the “new boyfriend") and she got her first glimpse into the incredible person he is. Even though it wasn't until several months later when Monica finally agreed to go out on a date with him, she can look back and know that Christmas Eve was the night she started falling in love with her future husband. Jared looks back and knows it was worth the wait!