Tell me about your love story!
To begin our love story, Daniel and I met on a dating app. We realized after we met that we had grown up in the same town, went to the same high school, college, and church, but we never crossed paths. After a couple of dates, I thought we should just be friends. However, once our friendship began to grow, I began to see what incredible character Daniel has and I realized what I would be missing!
We began dating (officially) in April, and the more that we hung out the more we could see how clearly the Lord had orchestrated our relationship. I think we both knew very early on that the other had the qualities we wanted in a future spouse. We spend a lot of time at White Rock Lake and have a bench that we will always go to on nice days. Some of our biggest conversations have happened on that bench. That is where we told each other our testimonies, where we talked about the possibility of a future together, and where we were driving away from when he told me he loved me for the first time.
How did he propose?
In December, there was a beautiful Sunday afternoon amidst a lot of cold weather, so we decided to go to our bench to enjoy the one nice day in the winter! As we were sitting on our bench, Daniel began talking about all of our memories there and mentioned that he was ready to have another memory at our spot. Then, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! It was such a surprise and I was thrilled! It was even more fun because Daniel had not planned on proposing for a couple more weeks, so we got to call and surprise all of our families as well.
What are a few things you love about each other?
Daniel: “I love how sweet and patient she is, how loving she is, and how selfless she is.”
Paige: “I love his positivity and optimistic attitude. He is the most thankful person I know and always values others above himself.”
Where was your first kiss?
On Paige’s front porch, about week after we began officially dating
What is your favorite thing to do together?
We love anything together! Cooking, dancing, working out, traveling, reading—we have fun with anything we can do together!
How did you come up with your wedding theme or color scheme?
Tell me about any special tradition or sentimental things you’re adding to the wedding.
Both Daniel and I rely on the Lord constantly and we recognize that, without Him, we cannot build our marriage on a strong foundation. We both see how our families have raised us to trust Jesus and have put Christ first in their own lives as well. So, we decided that we want our parents to come up during the ceremony and pray over us. We will have a friend play “In Christ Alone” on the guitar during that time because we know that it is only through Christ that we can love each other well for the rest of our lives.
Any wedding planning tips for future couples?
Focus more on your future marriage than your wedding! That is a special and important day, but it is only one day. The wedding is celebrating the beginning of your life together, and that is what really matters!
What was one of the most stressful parts of wedding planning?
Making sure all of the little details get finished.
Where are you going on your honeymoon?
We are going to a Sandal’s resort in St. Lucia!
Him or Her
Who makes the better breakfast? Daniel
Who has the better shower singing voice? Paige
Who’s more likely to make the bedroom floor their personal laundry basket? Daniel
Who is the pickier eater? Paige
Who’s more likely to fill the house with gear from their favorite college sports team? Daniel
Who’s more likely to leave dishes in the sink? Both of us
Who’s afraid of heights? Neither of us
Who’s a night owl? Paige
Who’s more likely to burn the house down when they’re cooking dinner? Paige
Who’s more of a dog person? Paige
Who’s more likely to fall asleep in front of the TV? Daniel
Who do you trust more behind the wheel? We are both pretty bad drivers…we both trust ourselves! 🙂
Who’s more of a daredevil? Daniel
Who’s more stubborn? Both of us
Who takes up more than their half of the bed? Paige
Who takes the longest showers? Paige
Who made the first move? Daniel
Who would be the first to lose their keys? Paige
Who’s the most likely to cry at a movie? Paige
Who eats the most junk food? Daniel