Raven and Steven can’t remember a time when they didn’t know each other. Raven moved to Steven’s small town when she was 2. Their grandmothers worked together, their parents knew each other, and they went all the way through school together. In high school, he was a football player and she was a cheerleader, so they were always around each other. After graduation, they started working at the same restaurant, and that’s when sparks began to fly. A friendship turned into best friends, which evolved into romance. The rest is history!

Flowers – The Enchanted Florist & Whatnots
Officiant – Sara Hohman

This little girl was convinced Raven was a princess, so of course she needed photos with her!

What does Raven love about Steven?

“From the first time Steven and I really started taking interest in each other, there were several things that attracted me to him, inside and out. I absolutely thought he was so handsome and lovely, but he also made me feel at home. He was, and still is, so fun, playful, adventurous, and attentive. Although I could go on and on about past Steven, it’s the present and future Steven that gets me going. I’ve watched Steven grow and change from a kid to a man. One that I fell in love with. He is the man who continues to show me and tell me how much he loves me. I love that he listens to me. We have great communication and trust. We acknowledge that everything won’t always be easy or smooth, but we actively choose each other everyday. His name is the one I can place in 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 and it remains true. And I love that.”

What does Steven love about Raven?

“I have always known Raven, but when she first started working at the restaurant with me, I felt like I really got to know a side of her that I didn’t see before. She was obviously pretty, but the fact that she had brains, a fun personality, and was kind caught my attention. She got along with everyone, including my own friends, which was very shocking. The fact that she could bond with my friends to the point that they are now her friends too is nothing but attractive. She isn’t afraid of any situation and takes it on full steam ahead, all while still maintaining a sense of sweetness and innocence that I love. On top of all of her strong points, she trusts me with her life and that made me fall for her. She has made me into a better man than I ever thought I could be and I am eternally grateful.”