Centerton native Darby Laird and Fayetteville native Peter Ryan will say "I do" on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the brand-new Kindred North. We can't get enough of their lovely engagement sesh with Ashton Rail Photography. (Just look at those trees!!)
Here's their love story in Darby's words:
"Peter and I met when we were just 13 years old. He was the tall and skinny basketball player that all the girls had a crush on. I was the petite tomboy with my hair always pulled back in a ponytail. We 'dated' off and on for a few years, and by dated I mean sat beside each other during class, with the occasional hand hold and note pass. After switching schools in the 11th grade, we kept in touch off and on for several years.
P texted me our junior year in college to catch up one weekend he was home from college. He was still the tall, handsome guy I had known for years. But, something was different this time. We stayed out late talking for hours about life, our struggles, family, and relationships with the Lord. He came back home for the next couple of weekends and we continued to catch up and talk. I joke with P because it didn’t take him long to ask me to be his girlfriend with the sweetest letter that he mailed.
After two and a half years of memories, adding a sweet pup to our family, and lots of traveling back and forth to see each other, Peter asked me to be his wife. I’m pretty sure neither of us remember much of the words being said other than tears, 'wait, are you serious?' and 'YES!'"