From The Bride:
Ben and I met for the first time in college and always had a “thing” for each other from afar. Ben was a drummer in a band and I would always go see them play and thought he was super cool. We reconnected about 3 years after college while both living in Atlanta, GA. The rest was history.. but we had some challenges. I had already planned to move to New York for a job, which caused an unfortunate interruption but by the time a year had gone by, I knew it was time to come home and be with the man I loved. To mix it up a bit, before settling back in Georgia, Ben and I planned a crazy escape and somehow convinced our families and work that we should take off for 6 months to backpack across Central America and Europe! We had the most amazing adventure and got closer than ever. Ben proposed about 2 months after our return while camping on the Tallulah River.