Over the course of the last couple years we've definitely had our share of difficulties to overcome.
After meeting eachother in an online strategy-war game called Lords Mobile in opposing guilds, we quickly fell in love with eachother's quirky personalities and ability to challenge eachother intellectually. We got to know eachother's likes and dislikes, past achievements, triumphs, sorrows and dreams for the future... a future we both knew we wanted to share. We shared each others hardships and take great joy in eachother's strengths and recoveries. The only thing keeping us apart was...well the fact that we were on opposite ends of separate continents an ocean apart, but we weren't going to let that stop us! After uprooting an entire life in California, we moved in together in the Netherlands to start our happily ever after!
Piles of paperwork and government sponsered red-tape later, we are finally getting married in September 2019, but the process of starting a new life together in the Netherlands has been both stressful and expensive. Even though we are finally together and ready to embark on our next adventure, it has left us without the funds to celebrate our marriage and go on a much needed holiday for a honeymoon, or get some of the furnishings we need for our home.
Sadly, we wont be able to have all the friends and family we might want to be here for our happy day due to distance, expense, and limited space for guests at the ceremony. Instead of asking for gifts, we are asking if our friends and family could help us with a bit of the expenses for our honeymoon or towards helping to furnish our home together.
We have not been able, as of yet, to purchase a comfortable bed to share, a new couch for our livingroom, and a bookshelf to hold our combined library of books and movies. For our honeymoon, we dream of a weekend in Paris to see Disneyland Paris, as well as take in some of the sights scents, sounds and flavors of the city of light.
From opposing teams and debating strategy games- to a life changing move overseas to start a new life, things can take strange turns you would never expect. Our love and finally our marriage shows that you never know where life will lead you. It's important to celebrate the happiness we get in life, regardless how big or small. Please help us to celebrate the amazing twist of fate our marriage is.