Soon to be Mr. & Mrs : Meet Julia & Paul!

Julia & Paul will be getting married at the beautiful Montana Cielo this coming October. We loved meeting them and learning about their story and wedding plans! We are so excited to help them enjoy their wedding day. Here is their story of how they met and photos {just in!} from their engagement session complete with their fury friends, of course!

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Paul and I first met over 7 years ago, when I was just 18, and he was 19. It was a bit of a chance meeting–He was down visiting his dad from Oregon for a few days for Christmas with one of his friends. His friend happened to like my friend, and they both dragged Paul & I along for a day trip that we didn’t really want to go on. We both ended up going, and clicked immediately. I remember that the first time I saw him walk through the door, I felt this intense emotion, and knew this man was going to be an important part of my life.
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After he went back up to Oregon for school, we continued to talk constantly. I was still in high school, but would fly up to Oregon every couple of weeks to see him. After I graduated, I moved up there for the summer, and ended up staying.
Fast forward: 2 Years later, Paul graduates from the UO, and I get in to FIDM. We move to San Francisco, where I attend FIDM for 2 years. While in San Francisco, we adopt our first Terrier, Teri. She is truly the light of our life, and we can’t imagine our life without her. Once I graduate from FIDM, we decide to move to NYC, where I have an interview for an internship. We moved to NYC, with nothing but Teri and our suitcases, and live an insane life for 2 years. NYC is where we adopt our second dog, Toby Tobias III. After 2 years, we decide we want to go back to California, where all of our family is.
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