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Monday, April 30, 2012

ashley + kyle spotlight

We have two fabulous weddings this week, one of which is the wedding of Ashley and Kyle who are getting married this weekend.  You can just tell by the photo alone that these two are a perfect fit!  Such a cute couple.  Ashley and Kyle have graciously agreed to be spotlighted, so enjoy this couple's love story below!

photo courtesy of kara elmore photography

How did you meet?
Kyle was my brother's companion on his mission in Guadalajara, Mexico. When Kyle and some other mission friends were about to come home, my brother told them to visit his family once they got back. They came over one night, but my family was on a trip to Park City. They called us and told us that they were there, and we almost told them that we wouldn't be able to see them that night, but decided to cut out trip short and meet them. It was a good thing we did... we began dating after that night and were engaged a few months later!

What is a unique aspect of your relationship?
One unique thing about our relationship is that Kyle and I are both very quiet people. I am sometimes surprised we were able to make it through our first few dates, but now we can't stop talking when we are together! 

Tell us about your favorite date.
Around Christmas time, we rode the Heber Valley train to a big tubing hill. After tubing for a few hours, we went out to dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Park City. Afterwards, we drove home and opened each others Christmas gifts and watched Christmas movies. 

What are your favorite qualities about each other?
Ashley: One of Kyle's best qualities is his sense of humor. He is always making me laugh with his jokes and the things that he says. I also love that he is good at almost everything he tries to do. He surprises me all the time with how well he is able to accomplish things that he has never tried before. He is very smart and can figure out anything he puts his mind to. He is also very neat and organized. This is helpful to me because I am always making a mess and he's always there to help me clean it up. However, my very favorite quality that Kyle has is how much he cares for other people and how he never talks badly about others. He is very thoughtful and a great example to me! 

Kyle: Ashley is the best person I know!  She has so many great qualities it is hard to just name a couple.  I love how she always laughs at my dumb jokes and always has a big smile on her face.  It always brightens my day to hear her laugh and see her smile.  I also love how positive she is.  She hardly ever gets down and if she does it's for about two seconds.  She always encourages me and helps me know that everything will be alright.  Another great quality about her is how much she thinks about others.  She is always thinking about her family and how she can help them in their day to day activities.  Last, I love how kind and friendly she is to everyone.  She always makes me want to be a better person and makes me love life more and more every day.

Where are you going on your honeymoon?
We are going on a cruise to Mexico and will be stopping in Cabo and Puerto Vallarta. I've never been to Mexico and Kyle's excited to go back! 

How did he propose?
We drove up to Brighton ski resort to go snowboarding that evening after school. We had already picked the ring out the week earlier, so I was expecting the proposal sometime, but not quite so soon. We got to the resort and started to put all of our snow stuff on. I put my foot in my snow boot and felt the ring box at the bottom. I took out the ring box and opened it, expecting to find a ring. It wasn't in there, and he tried to convince me that he had forgotten it. Just when I was starting to believe him, he said "Oh, what's this behind your ear?", and pulled out the ring. We laughed and I was very relieved that he hadn't really lost it. He then bent down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was perfect and unexpected!

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