Peter won an unbelievably cool giveaway last year in which I asked entrants to create a story for me to photograph. I DIED over Peter’s story of his whirlwind romance, and over the summer, I traded a favorite couple a free engagement shoot to model Peter’s story for me. I delivered the photos, and he created a book.
Y’all, this story is a LOVE STORY. It is a take-your-breath-away, knock-you-OUT love story. And I got to be a very small part of it this last year when Peter Pollock invited me in to his idea of creating a picture book for his wife as an extra special birthday gift.
Peter Pollock, a real live English gentleman, met California girl Debbie online in 1997 AOL pinged him with a romantically familiar, “You’ve Got Mail”. Debbie was responding to a comment he’d made in an online forum, and her response intrigued him, beginning a correspondence that quickly grew into a very real friendship.
Over the next four months, their online friendship progressed to a transcontinental telephone friendship, and the two of them started to fall in love. Now, Peter has the BEST. BRITISH. ACCENT. EVER. *I* practically fell in love with him when I spoke with him on the phone – so I do not blame Debbie for doing the same. Omigosh.
About two-and-a-half months after they met, Peter flew halfway across the world to meet Debbie. Without so much as a first date, Peter invited their first kiss, and he KNEW it was love.
The night before he left town, he woke Debbie up with a ring and a huge bouquet of roses to ask her to spend the rest of her life with him.
Only six weeks passed between Peter’s proposal and their wedding, and four months after they first met online, Peter and Debbie agreed to spend the rest of their lives together. On their wedding night, they finally made it to their first date.
Fourteen years and a few children later, he is as in love with her as he was the day they met.
If you think you loved the results of this giveaway, just WAIT. On Monday, I am launching my biggest giveaway ever. If you’re a bride hoping for your dream wedding, you’re going to love this one.