THE LOVE STORY
“To be honest, when Scott & I first met, the idea of a happily ever felt nothing short of overrated. We had both found ourselves at the lowest point possible in our lives. Nothing made sense, including love. But little did we know… (Que “Love in a Bar” by Ryan Hurd)…. that this all time low was about to break.
I met Scott on my 22nd birthday. I was out for drinks with friends and yes, you better believe Taylor Swift was blaring. Scott made his way my direction and introduced himself. In a 600 person town you generally know everyone, and they know you, and everything about you but Scott was a brand new face to me. I honestly didn’t even think much of it at the time, but looking back now, I love reminiscing that little moment that started it all.
Over the following year, our paths continued to cross. It didn’t take long for us to realize that there was a connection there, one pretty much impossible to ignore. Texting turned into phone calls, phone calls turned into dates & dates turned into I love you’s.
One of my favorite memories is actually our first official date. I surprised Scott with a trip to the Badlands. I packed a picnic supper, my camera & tripod and a bottle of moscato. We watched the sun go down over the Badlands from the back hatch of my car. I’ll never forgot the feeling I had that night, like I could be the most vulnerable, raw version of myself and he loved me just as I was. It didn’t make sense, but in a good way.
We’ve learned so much from each other. How to continuously forgive, choose to love each other everyday, grow closer through the trials and most importantly – seek Jesus together.
After a couple years of dating, Scott decided to claim me. He custom ordered the ring of my dreams, turquoise band and all and surprised me on October 15, 2020. I had just finished shooting my last fall mini session at our future ranch house. Scott showed up and asked if we could take a family picture with our dog , I set up my tripod & on camera he got down on one knee asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. I said yes!
We’ll be married on May 23, 2021 at one of the places that started our story, the Badlands.
We plan to plant roots in this little 600 person town and grow a family someday. I spend my days working as a full time photographer and Scott is pursuing a wedding tent venue business. We love our rural area and hope to make a living serving other people as they plan their weddings when we’re not working you can find us traveling every chance we get, cruising back roads, eating good food (notice I said eating not cooking ) and playing with our blue heeler, Griz .
I’ll always be thankful that our little small town love story happened as it did. If anything, I hope that we are proof that it’s never too late to begin again, your story has chapters for a reason & though “happily ever after” may be overrated – God’s timing will always come through.” – Bride, Rylee Buer