OUR LOVE STORY
Think back 12 years ago – the Tamagotchi’s have just been released and High School Musical is all the rage. We’re all jamming out to classic hits like Viva la Vida by Coldplay or Tattoo by Jordin Sparks. Welcome to the year we first met, 2008.
Barely old enough to tie our own shoelaces, we met in late Spring of 2008. A young, curious South African boy called Josh made his debut entrance into a stuffy Grade 3 classroom filled with other small, curious children. In this classroom chaos of about 20 other kids, a shy Bianca hidden in the corner took notice of the new boy and his light golden hair. It was the beginning of our story.
Josh had just moved to Brisbane from the windy capital of Capetown, South Africa. Bianca moved to Brisbane just a few years prior from her birthplace in Sydney. We were young, definitely not reckless, and fairly introverted. Despite not knowing how to do simple math or even knowing how to spell large words like ‘because’ Bianca knew one thing for sure. She developed a small crush on Josh.
It wouldn’t be until 2014 till we would be on each other’s radars, past the ‘cooties’ phase and moving on to our awkward teenage years. We were now older, not wiser, and slightly reckless this time round. With late-night phone calls after our curfew and cheeky banter, we started to become best friends.
Following every high-school movie cliché, 2017 rolled around with our senior year approaching fast. Josh and Bianca, unknowingly at the time was falling in love with each other. By the time July came by, we took a school trip to Sydney where we held hands for the first time. Awkward and still very much shy like in Grade 3, this small gesture was the declaration ALL our friends had been waiting for.
Love stories take their time – it’s a series of choices that we’ve made throughout our life that bring us to where we are right now. But we despite how long our love story is, it’s still being written. We have faced our fair share of challenges together – we’ve celebrated our highs and cried at our lows. We’ve learned to appreciate every small gesture, every loving word and every laugh together. We get it. The small things matter, it’s what cultivates our relationship. Tell us all your memories together, about how you met, your favourite moment together, we want to know. Because there’s nothing more beautiful than expressing and knowing how deeply you love and how you are loved by your spouse.
P.S. We know you’re wondering, “if your names are Josh & Bianca, why the business name Peter & Mae?” Well, our middle names are actually Peter & Mae!