Krystal and Ryan are two of the coolest people we know, and a wonderful match for each other. Krystal is a dear friend of ours for many years now, and we were thrilled to be asked to photograph their wedding early next year. We’ve worked with a lot of couples this year with some cool stories of how they met, or were engaged, but this one is unlike any other. You’ll see what I mean.
SO, HOW DID YOU TWO MEET?
“I, Krystal, was at the Younkers department store shopping. It was one of those days where I just couldn’t decide on anything. I’d find two items I liked but couldn’t decide between the two. I know some people would have just thrown both in the cart and figured it out later, but I wasn’t in the mood to spend a lot and have to return half of it later. So, there I stood with yet another top in hand, holding it up to the mirror trying to make up my mind when….”
“I, Ryan, was on a mission to pick up some new cologne, and when I pulled into the mall, the store with the closest parking spot to the front door was Younkers, so in I went. Straight to the goods, I knew what I was looking for. As I stepped up to the counter I blanked and couldn’t remember what my empty cologne was called, but I knew what color the bottle was, so I grabbed the two brands with black labels and sprayed them into the air knowing I would recognize the smell easily.
That was when I saw her through the faint haze of cologne.
She was holding up two shirts to a mirror with a lost look on her face, and although it wasn’t like me at all, I put down the spray bottle and walked right up to her, my heart pounding. The first thing that came out of my mouth was ‘Baby, it doesn’t matter which you choose… you’ll look amazing in either one!’”
“I, Krystal, was amazed at the boldness…. and tacky sweetness…. of this guy. I laughed nervously and said ‘Thank you!’, grinning from ear to ear. He then introduced himself, and we ended up talking for about an hour. Before we went our separate ways, I gave him my phone number and the rest is history!”
…. Or is it?
Images first. The rest of story comes after.
Now for the twist in the story!
The above is Ryan and Krystal’s story… but isn’t true. Not one word.
Here’s the truth: Ryan and Krystal met on eHarmony.com. However, one particular time when someone asked them how they met, Ryan just blurted out that they met at Younkers, and on the spot fabricated the above story. Krystal stood there, wondering what had gotten in to him and where it was going, but as he went on, she jumped right in and added her own details of the day, together formulating what has eventually become the story they now tell to everyone who asks!
***Special thanks to Matt at Younkers for letting us work in the store!