Matchmaker. That’s what you should call me. At least as far as Nick and Liz are concerned.
You see, Liz and Nick met on a retreat that I headed up back in the Spring of 2008. Of course, I would like to believe that I was the one that first pointed Liz out to Nick, talking about how how talented and beautiful she is, but that wouldn’t quite be the truth. I would also like to believe that I was the person who first set Liz’s sights on Nick by enlightening her as to how handsome and funny he is, but that also wouldn’t be the whole truth. Alas, they found those things in each other from the very beginning . . . without much help from yours truly.
Matchmaker is also the name that could be given to Liz–about Pete and me. You see, Liz was singing in Pete’s church choir long before I knew who Pete was. But when he entered my vision and I discovered that my friend–Liz–knew the cute red head I’d been eyeing for a while, I sought her insight; her encouraging words gave me fortitude I needed to send the facebook message that would ultimately result in me meeting the most wonderful man in the world.
When Liz and Nick got engaged, we were delighted. Ecstatic, even. How great is it when two of your friends want to be together forever?! They asked us to take a few engagement pictures about this time last year; since I was was in uber stress mode with our wedding simply three weeks away, Pete rocked these pictures all by his lonesome. Undoubtedly, my husband (then fiance) is talented.
Since Liz and Nick met at KU, their mini-session incorporated many of the fun things about Lawrence that anyone who spends times here comes to adore. One of those is this locale. I’m not sure whose idea it was to first paint “love” on this rickety old garage, but since then it has become one of the most recognizable spots on campus.
Then it was up to campus! Love that limestone. And those looks.
We loooove this picture . . . it shows the quirkier sides of Liz and Nick.
When the Borders bookstore moved into downtown Lawrence, they were required to maintain some of the original, historic architecture in their new building. The result was a seemingly random wall with an equally curious window. It was the perfect setting for the final stop in our mini-session!
Nick and Liz (or Lick and Niz as I often say when talking about you), we love you! You’ve left us for the bright lights of Kansas City, but we know that you will make it back for a burger night soon. We hope your first five months of marriage have been nothing short of bliss!