Wild and Free Adventure at Bellewood Plantation

It started in an English Lit class. Alex remembers she was the prettiest girl in the room. She was also a little older. And always late.

“He’ll say I was always late,” Maria said in one of our chats. She was right. When I talked to Alex later he mentioned that little tidbit without prompting.

“She would always come in late to class with her coffee in hand,” Alex recalled. He counted on her being late.

Their romance blossomed innocently enough. He asked for some help with an assignment to get her number and she nervously obliged. He didn’t need help with the assignment, of course, he just wanted to get a little closer to the girl he hoped he might call his girlfriend one day.

Less than a year later they were signing a lease on their own place together. I asked what their parents thought of that and they laughed and said they were fine with it. I guess they saw then what I see now. Two truly incredible people who are clearly meant to be together.

Alex and Maria are so special, so asking them to go on an adventure to their reception venue after hours seemed like a no-brainer. It was like being at a carnival all to yourself. They laughed, danced, explored…all the things young lovers do.

Please enjoy this gorgeous moment of that time. A little adventure in their own secret garden.