Gosh, where to even begin.. I guess for starters I am still in absolute awe on how well Andy pulled this all off without even the slightest bit of me thinking it was happening anytime soon. We’ve talked for months about what is more important to us in this moment and silly me said, everything but an engagement ring 🤣
I’ve been looking forward to this blog post to really document mine and Andy’s relationship over the years. It’s been a journey, but it’s only the beginning 🤍
Our love story —
I’m taking you all wayyyyy back to 2014. I’ll never forget it. It was late June and Andy had messaged me on Instagram about scheduling a haircut with me. At the time, I didn’t think anything of it because I was a few years into my career. We would talk back and forth to figure out a good time that worked for both of us.
He managed to convince me to work on a Sunday, due to his “current job” at the time only allowing that day to be his availability
So most hair salons are closed Sundays, however my parents gifted me a beautiful home station in their basement for family/friends and clients that I may not have been able to do at work. So I allowed Andy to be one of those people.
I remember explaining to my mom who Andy was. She could NOT get over how handsome and charming he looked in photographs, and I made it very clear to her, this was just a haircut, nothing more.
Welp, Andy pulled into our driveway in his moms mini van. Had in his hand, some Buffalo chicken dip and two Harry Potter movies. I didn’t ask questions but he walked right in, and immediately hugged my mother and said “it’s so nice to meet you” — 😅 UHHH 🤔 now my mom is smitten!
I took him downstairs, sat him down. He thanked me for doing this on my day off being charming as Andy always is. I proceed to start a consultation with him and he looks at me in the eyes and just says “I actually don’t want a haircut, I just got one last week. I was hoping to just hangout and watch a movie” I am pretty sure my mouth dropped to the ground. In my head I kept saying, oh he’s good
From that moment, we were inseparable. I seriously could say this confidently, after the second time we hung out, I knew I wanted to be with him forever.
Sounds so cliche but there were so many moments in our relationship early on that he checked all my boxes off. — He sincerely almost every time he came over he wanted to known and be around my parents and family.
There was a time when we broke up to figure out our life apart, and there was never a moment where Andy didn’t value my feelings. We were both so sad and heartbroken but we knew it was best for us in that moment.
We were in contact for the majority of the breakup, all in friendly matter. It was hard to imagine life without him, or even just days without talking to him. But we were also so considerate of our families feelings, and most importantly ours. We didn’t know where we were heading as far as “trying this again” or just “remaining friends” and I think it all came down to, “I don’t want to see you date anyone else” So we agreed, this was the real deal and we need to figure this out.
Fast forward ⏩ to now. Almost 8 years together
Andy and I have been together basically our entire 20’s and when I think back on all the good and some bad things we’ve gone through together, it’s amazing to me how everyday I’m more in love with him. I am truly so lucky to have him in my life. Anybody that knows Andy, or he allows you to be in his circle, you know he would take the shirt off his back for you, without hesitation.
Punta Cana was an absolute fairy tale. My mindset was strictly to celebrate Andy’s 30th birthday. Because he deserved a week all above him. He had other plans + plans he knew for months that this was the time to ask me 😭
I can’t even express to you all the instant sense of security I felt, when he asked me to be his wife. He felt so confident and looked me straight in the eyes and said “Allie, I love you, you’re my best friend and my biggest supporter. These past 8 years have truly been amazing and we’ve been through so much together, and I couldn’t imagine my life without you. Will you marry me 💍”
I dropped to the ground because I was seriously in shock. — There was no doubt in my mind. We have been through so many obstacles but I truly believe we had to go through those times, to get us here in this very moment.
I feel so lucky, to officially call Andy my future husband. Doing life with him so far has been so fun, and I can’t wait to continue to do life with him for the rest of my life.
The amount of support and love everyone has given us about our relationship is really what makes us value what we have together. We are whole because of our amazing circle of family and friends.
So here’s to our next adventure, and everlasting love 💗
-xx The future Blakely’s.