Tomorrow I Marry My Best Friend…

Tomorrow is the big day! Yep, I get to walk down the aisle toward the man of my dreams and say “I do!”

I consider you guys to be my friends, and it has been so wonderful sharing our engagement and the wedding planning process with each and every one of you. From the Engagement Photos, to the Save The Dates, to our Wedding Invitations, Bachelorette Trip, and Wedding Shower…you guys have seen it all here on the blog. But today I wanted to share what many of you have not seen here on The DIY Playbook. A little glimpse into our past as a couple…

prom2005It all started the summer before my Junior year of high school. I had heard about a “cute guy” named Finn, but hadn’t really officially met this “cool Senior.” So in order to meet this mystery man, I decided to throw a back to school party while my parents were conveniently out of town (don’t worry, they later found out about this little shindig).

I didn’t know if the “cool Senior” would make it to my bash, but he eventually came strolling in. Was I looking for a boyfriend? Absolutely not. But I did need a date to Homecoming and why not get this cutie to ask me to the dance? Lucky for me, my plan worked.

2005c&mHomecoming2004Turns out Finn was more than just a “cute guy.” He was smart, kind, compassionate, and determined. But best of all, he made me feel like I was the most special girl in the world. He was far more than just a date to the dance, he was my new best friend.

1923296_528164237527_1183_n1923636_536148367267_9034_n1923296_528164172657_7199_nOur love and friendship grew over the next 6 years, until we were both college graduates looking to start our careers. I thought that this might be when things would really change. I was heading to a small town in Wisconsin for a new job, and I doubted Finn would want to make the trek up north with me. But, I was wrong…he was coming with me.  We didn’t know what would happen, but we did know that if we were together it would all be okay.

13-IMG_0148We moved from Wisconsin to St. Louis, and while living there Finn popped the question I had been waiting 8 years to answer. IMG_5383_2We’ve now spent the past 22 months prepping for our wedding day. It’s been a long, leisurely engagement and we’ve loved every second of it. Together we’ve worked to create a day that truly represents us as a couple, and I can hardly believe that day is finally here. View More: http://ginacristine.pass.us/casey--mikeCasey-Finn-Kissing-Photo-BoothView More: http://ginacristine.pass.us/casey--mikeSo tomorrow I will officially become Mrs. Casey Finn. It’s been a heck of a decade with my high school sweetheart, but I know the best is yet to come…casey_sig

P.S. Be sure to follow us on Instagram for all of the behind-the-scenes wedding action! My MOH will be snapping away during all of the festivities!

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  • Lindsay @ Lindsay Weighs In

    Oh my goodness, I love this so much! What a fun peek into your history as a couple 🙂 Congratulations! I know your day will be absolutely beautiful tomorrow, and I can’t wait to read all about it. Enjoy your special day!

    • Thanks so much for the support & kind words, Lindsay! Have a fabulous weekend!

  • Alysia @ Slim Sanity

    So excited for you two 🙂 congrats again!!! xoxo

    • Thank you so much Alysia! Look…now we’re all newlyweds! Triple date someday??

    • Alysia @ Slim Sanity

      Seriously – next time I’m in the area or y’all are in Dallas – WE MUST!

  • Such a sweet story! Congratulations! My fiance and I are in the middle of the same journey (the day is June 26!!) and it is such a wonderfully indescribable experience. I wish you both the best 🙂

    • Thank you so much! What an exciting time for you. Enjoy every moment of planning. It goes by fast 😉

      xo,
      C

  • Cathy Cortes

    So sweet! I love all those photos of you guys together! Congratulations! It only gets better. You are going to be a beautiful bride.