Our Love Story {Part 12}

Well, I am officially a married woman. We got married on Sunday, October 27 in Asheville, NC. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. From the weather, my vendors, and family and friends, everything was absolutely wonderful. Once I have all my pictures back, I will of course blog about all the details of the day. But, I’m hoping to put a post together with a few pictures from the weekend as well as from our honeymoon in the meantime.

I had hoped to finish up our love story before the big day, but last minute details, moving and packing got in the way. So, you obviously know how the story officially ends, but without further adieu, here’s the last installment of our official love story.

If you are new here, I’m re-telling the story of how my fiance and I met. Here’s what you’ve missed::

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The conversation about moving was one that we started to have often. At first, I felt like I couldn’t move until I had a job lined up in Greenville. For me, being the rule-following and responsible person I am, not having a job with an income when I arrived didn’t seem smart.

But, my thoughts began to change. First of all, it’s incredibly hard to look for a job in a city where you don’t currently live, while also still working a full time job. It became apparent that this was something I really needed to trust God with. From day 1 of our relationship, I knew God was at work within our story. With how we met, how things happened, and our relationship in general, I knew this is what God had planned for us.

Aaron and Megan

So I began to pray about the timing and when to make the big move. I really began to feel the Lord tugging on my heart to start the new year in Greenville. And the more I thought about it, it felt symbolic to start 2013 in a new city, moving into a season. So I made the decision to move to Greenville right after Christmas.

Once I had decided when I would move, I put in my notice at work, giving them more than the usual 2 weeks notice in hopes that a replacement could be found before I moved.

Over the next few weeks I tried to do as much research on jobs and companies in Greenville and kept my eyes and ears open for job openings. I really wanted to explore getting into design in some way, so I started researching interior design companies in the area. Through a random series of events, I did talk to one interior design company about what it looks like to be do marketing for a design firm and also what experience and skills I might need to work on the design side of things.

I also had to start researching places to live. I looked into a few apartment complexes in the area, but wasn’t super thrilled with any of them. It was also hard to settle on something when I had no idea how much I would be making and therefore had no idea how much rent I would be able to afford.

Aaron and Megan

Luckily, a couple that Aaron went to Kenya with had a garage apartment that would be available the exact time I would be moving. It was the perfect amount of space for one person and I was comfortable with the rent, regardless of my job situation. God was again at work, taking care of the all the details.

Christmas was fast approaching though. I had a place to move into, but the job search was put on hold. I was in full-on packing mode. I loaded up a U-haul on December 23rd. Aaron flew to Nashville on Christmas eve. We spent Christmas eve at my parents house and got up early on Christmas day to drive to my grandparents’ house. He drove the U-haul there and continued driving it to Greenville the day after Christmas.

I spent a few days with my family, then made the trek to my new home in South Carolina.

Over the next few weeks, I settled into my new place and worked on decorating every square inch.

I reached out to the interior design firm I previously spoke with and talked to them about potential job openings. To make a long story short, I went in for a few interviews and they hired me at the end of January to help manage their new online boutique and help with additional marketing opportunities. It was the only job I really pursued and interviewed for. Another thing God took care of.

Aaron and Megadn

Over the next few months I settled into my new job, learned my way around town and adjusted to the fact that I got to see Aaron all the time. I no longer had to wait weeks in between getting to see his handsome face which was a fun change.

Fast forward to the end of April. Some of my Nashville friends came into town for the weekend. Aaron had been working on buying a ring over the last few weeks and it finally arrived that Friday. After chatting with the girls, they came up with a plan and he was going to propose that evening. You can read the full detailed proposal night here.

And that brings us to the present, married and living happily ever after.

I never in a million years would have guessed that I would meet the man of my dreams and husband on an internet dating site just a few short years ago.  Through our entire journey, I’ve seen God’s hand at work. He used the internet to bring two people together and unite them in marriage and I am forever grateful. Over these last few years the Lord has taught me so much about His mercy and grace and also taught me so much about myself. My daily prayer is that I would be the wife and partner Aaron deserves and that our marriage would serve to glorify Him.

Aaron and Megan

Thanks so much for following and reading all about our love story over these last few months. I hope it serves as a source of encouragement and inspiration.

And now back to our regular scheduled programming {aka diy and decorating posts}….after a few more wedding related posts that is. 😉

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  1. Mary Jane Liebro says

    So happy for you and Aaron, going to miss the stories. My oldest son Tino got engaged this
    weekend. best of luck to the both of you. MJ

  2. Amy says

    Congrats, Megan! I’ve been checking your blog every day waiting to hear about the wedding! I wish you many years of happiness!

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