Abby and Bryan had an innocent and sweet beginning that started in eighth grade. She sat behind him in class and they were constantly joking and teasing each other. At the end of the year, when she signed his yearbook, she included her phone number with the message, “Bryan: Will you marry me??? Nah JK.” Below that, a drawing of a cat riding a skateboard. You know, normal eighth grade stuff.

They continued texting though Freshman year of high school, and eventually fell for each other. At the end of the year, she helped him dress a wound on his hand, and the rest was history. It’s no surprise Abby ended up being a nurse. She’s an incredibly kind soul, just like Bryan. They are perfect for each other.

There are so many reasons Abby loves Bryan.

“I was first attracted to Bryan because he is handy man. He can build anything, fix any piece of machinery, and solve any problem or issue he faces. He is the smartest person I know and legitimately the hardest working man I know. He is currently the first person in his family to go to college. He worked full-time and went to community college at night in order to pay for his entire education.

I love Bryan because I know he will do absolutely anything to make me happy. He is a man’s man and wants to provide for me and our future children. I love how much he loves me. They don’t make many like Bryan these days.”

Abby and Bryan chose Yosemite because they love the outdoors. They hike, bike, boat, backpack, hunt, fish, and more. Yosemite looked like the beauty queen of all the national parks and they had never been there. The day after their elopement, they hiked Half Dome. The day after that, they did a 3-night, 4-day backpacking trip in the park.