The day before their quaint, fun farm wedding we met on their old college campus to reminisce about the early days of their relationship and to capture it all for them to remember forever.
How they met:
“It was Liz’s freshman year at the University of Michigan and, enticed by the promise of free Michigan clothing, she joined the Novice Rowing Team. One fateful day at the end of the Spring Training Trip, a team challenge ended in a wall sit in the Tampa International Airport. One of Liz’s novice teammates and Carla were the last two left and to encourage her teammate Liz (allegedly) shouted, “You got this! She’s looking weak!” Liz will neither confirm nor deny this, but what is not in dispute is that Carla shot Liz a look that can only be described as, “The look of death.” Liz became terrified of Carla and began avoiding her at all costs – until they both ended up in the same boat for the championship season, a boat that got along so well the coaches dubbed it “the love boat.” Little did they know…or maybe they did?
Two years went by, Liz traded rowing for other lofty pursuits like intramural football and inner tube water polo but she remained a fan of the rowing team, which several of her close friends were still part of. Carla and Liz ended up in a class together, went for a drink at Ashley’s one night after class, stayed way too long, and left agreeing that they had to do it again. Wednesday evening drinks at Ann Arbor bars became a regular fall event (most people would accurately call these “dates”). And as the saying goes, the rest is history.”
Location: University of Michigan
Photographer: Robyn and Finch