Based in Sydney, Australia, Foundry is a blog by Rebecca Thao. Her posts explore modern architecture through photos and quotes by influential architects, engineers, and artists.

How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You

How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You

If all went originally as planned, we would've been getting married today. Our first choice day at a location further down our list than I care to remember.

Fortunately for us, God had other plans. Plans that resulted in a wedding day more perfect than I could've ever expected.

But that's us, isn't it?

I didn't expect that 8 years ago today, we would've started this crazy, fun journey together — a bond forged from close friendship that flourished into love.

I wasn't expecting that one year ago today, after an amazing night at the symphony, you were going to pull a ring out of your pocket and ask me to marry you.

Things just fell perfectly into place...

A month leading up to our anniversary, I saw a Facebook event about the San Francisco Symphony playing the music of John Williams (think Harry Potter, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, etc.) on our actual anniversary date.

Seriously.

What better way for us to spend our anniversary than to celebrate our mutual love for our favorite movies?

Only one problem though...

All of the tickets were sold out. 

I tabled my excitement , but we kept checking back in the vain hope that someone would sell their tickets.

Fast forward to the week of our anniversary...

I decided that I would take our anniversary day off and go to the Box Office to see if any tickets were available. We knew it'd be a long shot, but we figured it'd be worth a try.

That Wednesday, the day before our anniversary, Melvin messaged me at work and told me that he got tickets! At first, I thought that he had them this whole time and was just screwing with me, but he informed me later that that wasn't the case.

Earlier that morning, he got a notification on Facebook reminding him of the symphony event. He curiously went to the page and saw that a person had listed 2 tickets for sale minutes prior to him seeing it.

Needless to say, he got those tickets and that set our anniversary plans in motion.

On the day of, we planned to meet for dinner before the symphony, but in his rush to leave work and meet me, he forgot to print the tickets. That left hangry me waiting to eat. In the midst of his apology over the phone, he encouraged me to go ahead and order something, so I did. Good thing, too. By the time he joined me, I was in good spirits. Haha. I told him he was lucky he left me waiting at a restaurant. Food makes me happy.

The rest of the night was amazing. The symphony was magical and included special guests from the 501st Legion. I think our eyes literally sparkled with excitement throughout the night.

Afterwards, Melvin had us cross the street because – according to him – that's where the car was parked. We walked along San Francisco City Hall, and he asked if I wanted to do something romantic and kiss at the top of the stairs. It was our anniversary, and I'm a hopeful romantic, so I, of course, said yes. We trotted up the stairs, he peeked into the windows, and turned to give me a kiss.

Then, in true Melvin fashion, he said, "I'd get down on one knee, but the ground is dirty. Will you marry me?"

Now, I was too busy laughing at the first part to truly comprehend the rest of the words that came out of his mouth. It wasn't until he looked down at the ring in his hand that I realized.

:)

Here we are today. More in love than ever. Celebrating 8 years of being together, but our first of continued celebrations as a married couple.

Photo by Amber Schoniwitz at Schyne Photography

Photo by Amber Schoniwitz at Schyne Photography

On today's anniversary agenda...

Doing what we did last year.

Yup, Take 2!

It's THAT good, and THAT awesome that we're able to do this two years in a row. :)

Happy Anniversary to us. Here's to many more!

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