Ask any librarian where to find a good love story, and they will point you in the right direction. Ask THIS librarian (Tracie) where to find a good love story, and chances are she’ll be able to tell you a great one over a cup of coffee.
Which is where their love story began…over a cup of coffee…..a conversation, an interest, and some time later, a celebration of love.
When Tracie and Steve first contacted me, it was via email, and we didn’t have the chance to meet in person. Through the interwebs, I got to know Tracie a bit better over the past year, but Steve was still somewhat of a mystery (that’s in a different section of the library).
What I learned about Steve during the course of their day was that this man is the type of character you hope to read about in a book – kind, loyal, loving, and an easy person to get to like.
Tracie is someone I’d love to sit and talk with over cup after cup of coffee…..to talk about books, life, learning and loving.
To put it lightly – I really liked these two. There’s a sweetness in them that is so beautifully reflected in each other, and was in their wedding day.
Their friends and family joined them in the park where they walked on their first date….and where Steve proposed, and where they said their “I dos.” Then because Tracie had a book to return…just kidding…because she’s a librarian, we went to the local library – Arlington Heights Memorial Library – for some fun photos “in the stacks.” I kept saying “in the stacks” because I wanted to sound cool. I hope it worked. What WAS cool was the fun way Steve & Tracie looked at each other, and the obvious love they have for each other. Oh, and Susie from the library had this adorable table with the yummiest cupcakes for them!
Steve then graciously agreed to get in the Alpha Romeo they had rented, to visit the coffee shop from their first date, then a lovely park I ran in a year ago and knew would be gorgeous…and was.
Again, Steve agreed to drive the car to their intimate family-style reception at Francesca’s, a tasty little Italian restaurant. While Steve and Tracie wowed us all with their first dance, the band wowed us as they belted out some fabulous tunes!
We thoroughly enjoyed our day with you, and wish you a love story that goes on for volumes and volumes…