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October 9, 2021
Richmond, VA
#WesandEm

Emily & Wes

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Wes McLaughlin

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Emily Martin

#WesandEm

October 9, 2021

Richmond, VA

The Early Days

We've known each other since the 6th grade but never thought we'd end up falling in love. We ran in separate social circles in middle and high school so by the time college rolled around, we lost touch and for years never crossed each other's minds. In 2014, a mutual friend from high school, Mariea, was celebrating her birthday at Wes's house. After picking Mariea up, and with no clue where she was going, Em was shocked when Wes opened his front door. We never thought we'd cross paths again, let alone hit it off like we did. We quickly forged a strong connection over our love of food, nature and adventure, so we decided to be each other's 'adventure buddy.' After a few travel and laughter-filled years, Emily pursued her dream of graduate school in New Zealand. The distance made our relationship even stronger....

The Proposal

Wes visited Em in NZ a handful of times (dedication!) and on his last trip down under, we visited the epic Milford Sound. It was a dreadful, dreary day and not a single mountain could be seen through the fog. But with 30 mins left of our trip, the sun came out of hiding and so did the mountains. Wes wanted to grab just one more picture - Em begrudgingly said yes. Little did Em know, the picture was actually a video. As she made faces at the camera, Wes got down one on knee and proposed. We spent the rest of our trip in utter happiness then traveled back to the states to start our life in our new home in Richmond, VA. We happily share our home with 2 goofy cats and 2 very good dogs. Now we can't wait to share our home with you for our wedding celebration.

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