Hey guys! Happy Sunday! I'm spending the day sorting blog content to prepare for the week and I've decided to use Sunday as a day to share real weddings and engagements -- I have quite a few I've been holding onto for awhile, and can't wait a second longer to share!
Meet Brittany & Derek -- a couple who agrees fitness is their first love!
A note from the bride, Brittany, sharing how her and Derrick first met:
Back in January of 2011, I had just moved to Beckley, California and joined LA East, a local gym. One day I was minding my own business just lifting weights in the back room (where not many females ventured) and caught Derrick's eye. He attempted to talk to me a few times, but was very shy. And from what I'm told by his family - stalked me on Facebook trying to find out about me!
I'll never forget one day when I was at the water fountain he mentioned my 4Runner and I called him a creeper for knowing what I drove, haha! So along comes February and he asks me to be his gym valentine, and I just laughed it off. Well, then came the Arnold Classic in Columbus, OH - a big fitness expo - that I was going to with a girlfriend and he was going as well. Derrick ended up staying in the same hotel as us and tried to hang out but I had no time for him, Lol. I def played hard to get!
So when we got back to Beckley he asked to take me to dinner and I movie and I finally said yes. It was a great evening. A few nights later he came over for dinner and just never left hahaha so it's history from there.... He is my swolemate. Our date nights consist of going to the gym together!
I absolutely LOVE this photobooth - what a blast!
Brittany and Derek's fitness themed wedding made an impression on their photographer, Donna of Ampd Photography. Here's what she had to say about the couple:
Brittany & Derrick eat, sleep, and breathe the gym! They met back in January of 2011 at LA East, a local gym. And even today, their date nights consist of going to the gym together! Brittany says, 'It's amazing to have a partner with the same goals and interests and it helps push and motivate you to be your best. Exercise is just as natural to us as breathing - it's what we love to do and fell in love with each other doing it.'
Check out more photos from Brittany and Derek's big day below the jump.