You have already seen a sneak peek of this gorgeous couple (in their save the date shoot), but it is about time that we formally introduce you to our fun-loving, high school sweethearts who will renew their vows at the 2nd Orlando NotWedding tomorrow. The couple wrote their story together and we just can’t get over the high school prom picture! They are just as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside; and it is our pleasure to introduce you to Tina and Roy. We invite you to get to know Tina and Roy – enjoy their Sappy Love Story.
Roy and Tina, best friends for life. That’s what it’s like when you meet the person you are supposed to spend the rest of your life with. We could never imagine being with anyone else – God made us for each other – we are true soul mates.
We met many years ago while living on Eglin Air Force Base in the panhandle of Florida. We’d see each other at the base Youth Center, in the halls of Lewis Middle School and I’d cheer him on as cheerleader and he a ball player. But it wasn’t until high school when we really noticed each other.
While working out at the gym, we see each other. Our mutual friend got me to give him my pager number. A few days later I got a page – it was Roy. He was unlike any boy I ever dated. He was sweet, kind, considerate – and not quick to make “the moves.” He was someone I felt comfortable with, I guess because he was so comfortable in his own skin. I was 16, he was 17.
Since then, we have been together. We dated through college – we both moved to Orlando at separate times and went to different schools, but stayed together. Roy graduated in 2006 and myself in 2007. Roy proposed December 24, 2008 while we were home for the holidays (pan-handle of Florida). I said yes, but started graduate school that January so we had a year and a half engagement. We were married after my May graduation on June 4, 2010 at Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando, FL. We are doing well and are very excited about our future and starting a family! Love is great and marriage is awesome – communication and understanding is key.
Shuttergram Photography by Sarah Haimes | Senior Prom 2003 | Roy’s film premiere for Breaking Point | Wedding Day 2010
We hope that you are planning to join Tina and Roy as they renew their vows tomorrow at the 2nd Orlando NotWedding at the Orlando Science Center. There is a small hand full of tickets left – you can grab yours online here!