Lindsey and Benjamin

Palm Harbor, Florida

 

 

Photography | Lifelong Photography Studio | @lifelongphotographystudio

Venue | Earthscapes Garden Room | @earthscapes_gardenroom

Floral Designer | The Bride’s Bouquet| @thebridesbouquetpalmharbor

Hair and Makeup | Destiny and Light

Gown Salon | CC’s Bridal Boutique @ccsbridalboutiques

Cinematography | Unscripted Videography

Caterer | Affordable Catering | @affordable_catering

Rentals | Elite Events and Rentals @eliteeventsandrentals

 

Ben and I met at the gym. He had been working out with a friend of his who liked to talk to everyone in the gym. I was working out with a friend of my own who was always chatty. Ben and I rarely talked but I caught him checking me out once in a while and he always turned away as soon as I did. One of the few times we did almost talk was when I was running on the treadmill and dropped my phone. I almost fell trying to grab it. I was so embarrassed and of course when I turned around to get my phone Ben was standing there holding it. He just smiled, handed me my phone back, and walked away.

 

One day Ben and my friend got to talking and they found out that my friend knew Ben’s younger brother. Ben used this as a way to ask my friend about me. He finally decided to talk to me one day and walked me out to my car after my workout. I couldn’t figure out why he didn’t ask me out. A few days later Ben asked my friend if I was single and she told him that I was. Apparently he was scared off when he saw the 2 carseats in the back of the car. What he didn’t know was that I was a nanny and not a married mother of two. That same day I saw Ben at the gym but he was apparently too nervous to say anything so I worked out and left. My friend and I grabbed a bite after we left the gym and she told me that Ben was asking about me. Of course I was interested. Obviously he was taking too long to ask me out so my friend took my phone from me and sent him a friend request on Facebook. This was apparently the push he needed because only a little while later we had our first date planned and the rest is history.

 

A fun side fact is that the friend who I was at the gym with was talking to Ben and I a year or so into our relationship complaining that she wished she could find a nice guy. Ben suggested to her to go on a date with his brother and currently they are engaged to be married next March.