How did you two meet? Tell us your story.
We met while at Stetson University in DeLand, FL. Andrew had recently transferred and I was in my junior year, both in the school of music; Me playing the bassoon and Andrew a pianist. Being a small school and even smaller music program, we knew each other casually and shared all of the same friends. It was not until January 2007, when we shared a class, that things started up. The course was Improvisation and I needed “help.” We would meet up in practice rooms to go over progressions, Andrew wooing me with his talent and intellect. One thing led to another and a romance blossomed. From the start we were inseparable, a trait that did not favor either of us in any other romantic circumstance. It wasn’t until the summer that we professed our love for one another. Andrew gave a fairy tale proposal on December 18, 2008 and were married on January 7, 2012. We feel that by all intensive purposes we should not have ended up together but destiny proved otherwise.
What do you love most about each other?
Krysten: It would have to be Andrew’s heart. I have never known anyone to have a heart as whole as his and am forever amazed by his capacity to love, forgive, care, and feel for others and myself.
Andrew: The thing I love most about Krysten is her wonderful spirit. When she sets her mind to a task she will never allow herself to complete it in any way other than the most beautiful and artistic way possible. She always does her best work on projects that are for others, and it is obvious to see that she derives most of her joy from bringing beauty to the lives of those around her. I also love that, despite all of her artistic and crafty endeavors, nothing could ever be more beautiful to me than the love of life she inspires through her very presence.”
What have you learned in your years of marriage?
This goes for life in general; nothing is as it seems. As a young person you have ideas of what life is like and what it will be like when you are in a certain stage, whether it be marriage, a new job, children, or even times of barrenness. You own your fate and finding your own path is key to success. Don’t worry about what anyone thinks, how someone else did it, or accept anything but love and support from friends and family. All your decisions, make them in love. All your words, say them with love in your heart. In all you do, love each other.