This is Charlotte and Ruben. A Swede and a Mexican American, that were living together in Oslo (now in Sweden).
In June 2012, they threw a waffle party (strange concept indeed, but they even have a waffle day in Sweden), where we met for the first time
Charlotte & Ruben
We met again 2 months later at another party they hosted... this time it was a crayfish party, another fine swedish tradition combing equal parts crayfish and aquavit
After that our first date was Andrew teaching Maren to kitesurf. Then we were pretty much inseparable and spent the next year traveling every chance we got
1st day kiting, Tarifa Spain, October 2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dec. 2012
The "Road" to the kite spot,
Jericoacoara, Brazil, 2012
Jericoacoara, Brazil, Dec. 2012
The kite spot
India, April 2013
Goa India, daily scooter ride 45 mins to the kite beach
Spain, Norway, US
Maren catches a bad flu in Tarifa...
... but gets back on her feet to outshoot Andrew in Ordal, Norway
Visiting family in Minnesota, including one very excited nephew
Andrew proposes... (Maren said yes)
Shortly after Andrew recieved a job offer in Thailand... and then a month after that, an email saying we should get married ASAP
October 4th, 2013
After recieveing the "Khun Andrew, probably better you married" email, some family and friends in Oslo threw together an incredible impromptu wedding
Maren's grandfather graciously gave Andrew his bunad to use for the wedding (and dressed him, which was far too complex for Andrew to do himself)
And now we look forward to celebrating with all our family and friends on October 4th, 2014!