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I remember like it was yesterday when Stephi came back from her first ski trip in 2014 and she kept mentioning this mysterious guy called “Kiwi”. From the very first time she mentioned his name I saw this sparkle in her eyes, could hear the excitement in her voice and literally feel the butterflies she was having for this man…
While I was pretty busy studying for my medical exams and planning my move to the US, Stephi had to deal with the same struggles that Douglas and I just had been through: A Long Distance Relationship. Hours, days, weeks and sometimes months of being apart. I tried to help her go through this time and to focus on the day they will be able to start their lives together.
And finally that day came: They moved in together, Tobi (Kiwi’s “real name”) was able to re-locate to Cologne and finally they were able to plan a future together.
I honestly was waiting for THE call or message for months now but tried to be patiently waiting for the notice… And on June 19th I finally got a text from Stephi asking if we could talk over the phone. And I knew it. They are FINALLY getting married. <3
A few days passed before we were able to jump on the phone. The night before though I was having difficulties sleeping… I actually had a dream that night that Stephi was done waiting for Tobi’s proposal (we both are pretty impatient) and instead she proposed to him (of course he said yes!). Back to reality, I finally got her on the phone the next morning. And then, I heard the best news ever: “Wir heiraten!!!“. I couldn’t even find the right words to express my happiness and excitement for them both! From the beginning I knew they were perfect for each other!
As difficult as it is for best friends to live their lives in two different countries, our friendship is just exceptional and unconditional. We don’t need words to communicate, nor see each other every day in order to know what the other person is thinking or feeling. We have been through so many phases in our lives together and I would not want to miss one single moment that we share. Nevertheless, living so far away makes this time of our lives even harder right now… So badly I wanted to hug & “happy-dance” with her when she told me about their wedding plans, wanted to surprise her with sparkling wine & balloons the next day and celebrate their love, wanted to shop around for all the little details for her wedding, drink wine (smoke some shisha) & plan her picture-perfect pinterest-inspired wedding day. And that all got to me when we hung up the phone… Douglas was sitting next to me listening to our conversation, already guessing that they are getting married but he still 😉 does not completely understand ever word in German. I could not hold it back anymore and just started crying… He had no idea what was going on, trying to calm me down, holding me and telling me “it’s gonna be okay”. And he is so right about that! We both know that our friendship is strong enough to plan her wedding over the phone, text, skype and any other way possible!!! And we will make it the best day of their lives!!! <3
And here we are today (well technically a few weeks ago): Taking Stephi and Tobi’s engagement pictures in Germany!
We only had this one day, since Douglas and I were on a tight schedule during our trip in Germany. And of course, typically for Germany, the weather decided to change, the sky was covered in clouds and it was pouring down rain without a break… Nevertheless we decided to give it a try and shot some breathtaking moments of one of the most beautiful girls I know and her handsome fiancé.
The pictures tell it all ❤️
From the bottom of my heart, I wish you both the very best for your lifetime of love & happiness together! No matter where we all will be in the future, you BOTH are always in our hearts!!! <3