Rachel's POV: We met when we were both home from school for summer break. Rick was his typical young, wild and carefree self throwing a house party in his parent's basement. I was looking for something to pass the time so I decided to go over to spend time with my girl friend (bridesmaid), Alex Luebcke, who was attending Rick's party. Rick had a few too many and that was the first of 3 nights that he met me and kept re-introducing himself. On the 4th time he met me, he FINALLY remembered my name. I felt like Adam Sandler in 50 first dates. Once he remembered my name, he took me on 2 first dates (yes, you heard that right). The 1st date was at a sushi bar, a year and a half after we met. The date went great! We chatted and dined over fine rolls. Shortly after, he went back to Tampa for his final semester and I went back to JMU. We kept in touch and when we came back home after 5 months of not seeing each other, had our 2nd date at Tim's River Shore. And the rest was history!
I'd never had a girlfriend before Rachel. Reason being: I couldn't find the one. While I didn't technically meet her until he 4th run-in, I was certainly enamored during the first three; just without a fully functioning hippocampus or motor skills. I recall a moment on my parent's couch in the basement when she asked my favorite number (telling herself that if I said '7' then I was the one).... and I said 7! Yes, a poor, lone metric to base a decision quite as heavy as your future husband (still judging you for this, Rachel) but my answer was the first of many that would help me reel her in and achieve ultimate victory. The fun and butterfly-filled dates followed, along with a beautiful 5 year relationship (that everyone including Rachel's mother thinks was too long), until I finally asked this woman of my dreams to be mine forever. As they say, the rest is history and tomorrow is a mystery but every day with her is a gift - that's why they call it the present.
Dear family and friends, We hope you and yours are healthy and safe during this time. We appreciate all the love and support we’ve received from each of you. Although the COVID-19 crisis has created much uncertainty, as of now, we will be proceeding with our wedding on June 5, 2021. We understand that the situation is in constant flux, but based on the current CDC guidelines and the recommendations of our state, we feel that by next summer, it will be safe to gather and celebrate. We will keep you informed if that should change so please continue to check out our website for updates. To our international guests, we understand it may be difficult or even impossible to travel by summer 2021. Still, we hope you will be able to join us virtually on Zoom. Please also feel free to reach out to us directly with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we cannot wait to be together with you in person again come summer! xoxo, The (future) Robinsons