Rebekah lived in New Zealand.
Vincent lived in Australia.
They met through a crazy twist of events which led to Rebekah on a cruise in Sydney, Australia by herself. She was spotted sitting alone by a girl who struck up a conversation - eventually the girl introduced Rebekah to her boyfriend and another friend, Vincent. Rebekah remembers seeing Vincent smile for the first time and knowing he was someone she wished she could know better.
The day after arriving home Rebekah found an email in her inbox from Vincent. So as not to appear too eager, she waited a day to reply.
Though they were from different cultures, they had a lot in common, and it wasn't long before feelings developed. Unfortunately, their work situations made pursuing a relationship difficult and they continued to insist they were 'just friends'. But the emails also continued, along with several visits back and forth to see each other - and things began to move forward and they began the long journey of trying to move to the same country. The process was long and hard, but Rebekah and Vincent are thankful that God brought them together and eventually found a way for Rebekah to move to Australia. Through the months of being in separate countries, their time together now is all the more sweeter.
I had a wonderful time meeting them on our last minute engagement shoot (since they just flew in from Australia!) and am so excited for their wedding this weekend!