#WeddingWednesday: Get to Know Us

#WeddingWednesday: Get to Know Us

#WeddingWednesday: Get to Know Us

Welcome to my second edition of #WeddingWednesday! You guys, the response on last week’s post was outrageous and I’m so thankful for all of you who are super interested in not only my wedding planning journey, but also who are just excited to learn more about Brandon and me!  This particular article is specifically for the latter category.  If you’ve been moseying around Instagram, you may have noticed lots of bloggers sharing “5 facts about me” on their story.  While I participated in that, and had such fun doing so, the most interesting fact – and the one I received the most DMs about – was how Brandon and I met!

So if you keep reading, what you’ll find is a little bit about each of us individually and as a couple.  I think during the wedding planning process, it’s super important to remember that while we are joining our lives together in marriage, we love what makes each of us unique and different, and we embrace that fully!  A little tip to all you other brides-to-be: don’t forget to make time as a couple, outside of wedding prep.  Have fun and go on dates without chatting about the big day.  It will make it all the more special when you sit down together and dedicate time to planning.

This booklet from WeddingWire was super helpful when getting started with the planning journey!

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Brandon

When I asked Brandon to tell me five things about himself, he gave some super short and sweet answers that may make you giggle.  This is what he told me, in his own words (with my thoughts in the parentheses):

  1. I hate cilantro (Okay, but for real guys, he really hates cilantro!)
  2. I’m really talented at using nunchucks.
  3. I used to rap and make music when I lived in Florida (He’s super good!)
  4. I’ve seen every episode of Friends ever.  Like ever.  Including bonus content and all the bloopers!
  5. When I was 10 years old, I got first place in my karate tournament and my elementary teacher let me bring the trophy to school the next day and I was on the morning announcements like a G (This is one of my favorite stories about B!)

Stephanie

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen some of my answers, but just in case you didn’t, here we go:

  1. I was homeschooled all the way through until my senior year of high school when I took college classes instead (since I had finished all the prerequisites).
  2. If I’m at a movie theater and need to pee during the movie, I can literally leave the theater, go pee, and be back in under a minute.  It totally freaks B out how fast I am!
  3. I only have one sibling – my sister – and she’s 12 1/2 years older than me (same parents).  While we couldn’t be more different, we also couldn’t be better friends!
  4. I’m a total “nerd.”  I love superhero movies and shows, I prefer fantasy books over anything, and I did 6 years of musical theatre along with 3 years of ballroom dancing!
  5. (This answer differs from the one on Insta, because I’ll be sharing the original answer in our “about us” bit). I know the lyrics to nearly every Jonas Brothers song that exists.  They were my obsession when they were “cool” and I’m currently listening to them as I type this up.  I’ll never get over that split, and I can guarantee I’ll be first in line if they choose to ever do a reunion tour.

Click here to read my first #WeddingWednesday post on how I asked my bridesmaids!

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Us

Brandon and I have had such a unique and wonderful relationship and we can’t wait to enter married life together.  Here’s a little bit about us:

  1. He was living in Florida, and I was living in Virginia, when we met at a wedding in Georgia and hit it off.  My totally sexy pick-up line was a tipsily-stated, “nice phone case” during the wedding reception.  Even though he’s upgraded his phone, he still has that case to remind him of how we met!
  2. My family was vacationing just 30 minutes from his home in Florida after the wedding, and so he asked me out.  I turned him down 😂  But not to worry, he persisted, and three months later, took a bus ride to Richmond to take me out on our first date!
  3. We are both super creative people and love being creative together. Brandon adores photography, videography, dance, and music.  I’m all about blogging, photography, music, and writing.  We mesh well and our favorite date days are going out and about taking photos and working together!
  4. Brandon proposed to me in a gym!  Some of you know this story, but if you don’t, go read about it here!
  5. Being goofy together is our favorite pastime.  We love to be sassy with one another and joke around.  There are frequent wrestling contests and tons of playful savagery – and I never laugh more than when we’re together.

I hope you all enjoyed learning a little bit about us and our relationship this week.  Stay tuned for some more fabulous #WeddingWednesday content coming soon!

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51 Comments

  • Reply
    lydia
    February 7, 2018 at 10:11 AM

    Loved reading all about you both! SO cute and loving all the photos!! Can’t wait until next #WeddingWednesday

    xo, Lydia

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 7, 2018 at 7:08 PM

      Aww thanks so much! It was such fun to write this up and share a little about us!

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    Rach
    February 7, 2018 at 10:18 AM

    Aww I love getting to know you guys!! I think it is so sweet of Brandon to keep that phone case.! Sounds like you both are lucky to have each other!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 7, 2018 at 7:09 PM

      We will seriously have to share a sneak peek into our keepsake boxes at some point. So many fun memories are in those – including the phone case!

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    Jessica
    February 7, 2018 at 10:37 AM

    This was so much fun! I loved getting to know you both better. I LOVED Friends too!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 7, 2018 at 7:09 PM

      I don’t know many people who don’t love Friends! And I’m not sure I’d ever be able to make friends with someone who didn’t haha!

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    Nataly
    February 7, 2018 at 10:38 AM

    I love this post so much and getting to know you both more! Y’all are too cute together!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 7, 2018 at 7:10 PM

      I always want people to know that there’s more to us behind the the blog hehe. It’s fun to share these kinds of posts!

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    Lacey
    February 7, 2018 at 10:57 AM

    This is so precious steph! Can’t wait to see your wedding photos! It’s going to be gorgeous!

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 7, 2018 at 7:10 PM

      You’re getting me excited to share them! I can’t wait until that big day!

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    Carolyn
    February 7, 2018 at 11:04 AM

    I was homeschooled too! And I think it’s funny/great you’re still listening to the Jonas Brothers! 😉

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 7, 2018 at 7:11 PM

      No way! I don’t meet many homeschoolers through the blogging networks! So cool! Hehe and the JoBros never get old in my opinion 😉

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    Arvin
    February 7, 2018 at 11:49 AM

    I remember him telling me the story of how you two meet when we worked together.

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 7, 2018 at 7:11 PM

      Omg we were literally just chatting about you and how that all happened! Hope you’re doing well 🙂

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    Laura Leigh
    February 7, 2018 at 12:03 PM

    Oh I love this! And I love how much y’all shared + showed your personalities. Thanks for sharing gal!!!

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 7, 2018 at 7:12 PM

      I think it’s so important to just be ourselves! I never want someone to meet me and be like, “wow she’s totally not like she is online” haha! Thanks for the encouragement!

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    Danielle
    February 7, 2018 at 1:56 PM

    You guys are too cute! Such a fun post; loved learning more about you both!

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

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    Shelby Back
    February 7, 2018 at 3:07 PM

    this is such a cute post idea! loved reading!

    xo!
    Shelby

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 7, 2018 at 7:13 PM

      I appreciate the love! Thanks so much for reading along!

  • Reply
    Ashley DTKAustin
    February 7, 2018 at 3:33 PM

    Awwww, I absolutely love this post!! Y’all are so dang cute!

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 7, 2018 at 7:13 PM

      Hehe well thank you, Ashley! He always brings out my extra goofy side 😉

  • Reply
    Annette Dattilo
    February 7, 2018 at 4:33 PM

    Fun post! It’s always fun to learn about how other couples got their start. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 7, 2018 at 7:14 PM

      I love reading those kinds of stories, so I could only hope people would enjoy reading mine! Thanks so much for being part of our journey 🙂

  • Reply
    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    February 7, 2018 at 9:04 PM

    This is such a fun post! I love learning different things about couples! You are so cute together and I can’t wait to hear more!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 8, 2018 at 9:28 AM

      I love those kinds of posts too. It’s just so fun to learn more about the couple and the individuals. Thanks for reading along!

  • Reply
    Kait Elizabeth
    February 7, 2018 at 9:12 PM

    What a sweet post! Love all the happy pics of you two. Hugs, Kait

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 8, 2018 at 9:29 AM

      This is what we call “tripod magic” haha! It was after I had taken some photos for Brandon and I just thought “let’s set up the tripod for a mini shoot of us” and TA-DA!

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    Anna English
    February 7, 2018 at 10:35 PM

    You all are simply too cute! What an exciting time for the two of you!

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 8, 2018 at 9:29 AM

      It really is an exciting time, that’s for sure! Fun, stressful, busy, and wonderful all wrapped into one!

  • Reply
    Helen
    February 8, 2018 at 12:05 AM

    Aww so sweet! You are both cute! And you really look good together. I also enjoyed reading your blog. 🙂

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 8, 2018 at 9:30 AM

      Aww thank you so much! It’s always such fun when I get to include B in my posts!

  • Reply
    Ashley
    February 8, 2018 at 12:11 AM

    Awwww! I love getting to know you two better! Such a sweet post! Excited for more of your Wedding Wednesdays!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 8, 2018 at 9:30 AM

      I’m already so into this series. I can’t wait to share more! 🙂

  • Reply
    Kileen
    February 8, 2018 at 1:52 AM

    Aw this is such a cute post girl! You guys are so cute together and loved reading more about you guys!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 8, 2018 at 9:31 AM

      Thank you so much, Kileen! Happy to have you reading along 🙂

  • Reply
    Emily Wilkinson
    February 8, 2018 at 10:43 AM

    Such a cute post idea! Loved reading it!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 9, 2018 at 8:37 AM

      I loved sharing it. I think it’s so much fun to express who we are behind just photos!

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    Kim
    February 8, 2018 at 3:08 PM

    This is such a cute post and the pictures are adorable! I loved learning about both of you!

    xoxo,
    Kim

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 9, 2018 at 8:37 AM

      Haha thank you! We just set up a tripod and went nuts with a mini photoshoot. I love how they turned out!

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    Kylie
    February 8, 2018 at 6:57 PM

    You two are the cutest and those pictures are precious!!

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 9, 2018 at 8:38 AM

      Photos like these are my favorites because most of them were pretty candid. We just goof off together and end up with cute results haha!

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    Denise Kokinis
    February 9, 2018 at 12:01 AM

    OMG y’all are sooo dang cute! I loved reading all these fun tidbits and facts about you both! What a fun way that you met, sounds like something I would totally say at a wedding, because I am sooo awkward! Cannot wait to hear and see more!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 9, 2018 at 8:39 AM

      Awww thank you so much! I’m glad to know I’m not alone in my awkwardness haha. That was certainly one funny “pick-up line” that’s for sure! Just glad it somehow managed to bring us together!

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    Angelle Marix
    February 9, 2018 at 10:42 AM

    Ahhh, this is the cutest post!! Loved getting to know each one of you better. Love, love how y’all met. So funny!!

    xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

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    Ruthie Ridley
    February 9, 2018 at 3:38 PM

    What a FUN post!!! Love all these fun facts!! Ben was home schooled through HS as well! I left HS in my JR and did College Courses! SO FUN!

  • Reply
    maggie
    February 9, 2018 at 4:28 PM

    You two are so cute!

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    Tanvi Rastogi
    February 9, 2018 at 4:38 PM

    You guys are both so cool and fun. I love the pictures here really show your personalities. My husband and I also love playful wrestling. We count it as our workout for that day … haha

    ❥ tanvii.com

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    roxy
    February 9, 2018 at 6:30 PM

    This is so fun! I love getting to know the people behind the screens. Playful wrestling is also one of our favorite activities!

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    Steph
    February 9, 2018 at 7:53 PM

    This post is absolutely adorable! Love getting to know more about both of you.

    xo,
    Steph
    @trendyinindy || trendyinindy.com

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    Cara Newhart
    February 14, 2018 at 2:28 PM

    What a fun post idea! Love this

    xo, Cara
    https://brighterbold.com

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