I Do, we Do: Camper weds ‘hot counselor’

October 22, 2017 - summer camp

Hayden Brown was only a teenager, though she clearly remembers a initial time she saw Matthew Bowers. It was 2007 and she was attending Camp Weed summer stay in Live Oak. Matthew was a lovable stay counselor. He admits that he doesn’t utterly remember her. They would cranky paths after that from time to time, since both were concerned in a Episcopal Church, where Matthew was a girl leader.

Fast brazen to 2012 and Hayden, who is from Ponte Vedra Beach, and Matthew, from St. Augustine, were both students during Florida State University. Matthew recalls saying Hayden on campus. “I only eliminated in and she famous me and came adult and gave me a hug.” They started dating a brief time later.

It did not take them prolonged to comprehend they had a special bond and wanted to be together forever. Hayden pronounced she knew Matthew was a one since he was a initial chairman she always wanted to speak to about whatever was going on in her world. “I only have to share all with him. It is really formidable for me to suppose a life though him. There is no other chairman we wish to share my life with.” Matthew felt a same. “This is a chairman we know we am ostensible to be with. There is only something low down. There is no other chairman we would rather be with.”

Matthew came adult with a ideal devise for a proposal. They both finished adult operative during Camp Weed in a summer for several years. It was Jul 26, 2016, a final day when a staff was still there, though a kids were already gone. Matthew organised an elaborate eventuality that concerned other stay counselors pushing Hayden around so she could find records from Matthew. Each note was tied to a sunflower and on any Matthew wrote down a reason because he desired Hayden. After 7 locations, Hayden finished adult anticipating Matthew station during a finish of a wharf that had been lonesome in rose petals. The other counselors hold candles and sunflowers and sang “Can’t Help Falling in Love” along with a guitarist accompaniment. It could not have been some-more romantic. Of course, Hayden pronounced yes.

Hayden and Matthew were married on Apr 1 during All Saints Episcopal Church in Jacksonville before 150 guests. Many of their tighten friends were concerned in a ceremony, doing readings, personification guitar and piano. Matthew pronounced it was critical to embody a people who were special to them as a couple. “It was a jubilee of a attribute and a attribute with friends who had carried us adult in request and love.” Matthew’s favorite impulse was holding communion with his bride as a whole assemblage sang “Family” by Amy Grant. Hayden appreciated removing a whole organisation of friends from stay together for one picture. She recalls it was literally half a people during a accepting posing for that photo.

Hayden, 25, and Matthew, 28, now live in Atlanta, where she is a logistics dilettante and he is executive of Youth Ministries for St. James Episcopal Church. Matthew pronounced he feels so advantageous he has found a mother who is understanding of his pursuit and understands a passion and adore he has for a church. “Hayden supposed me as a chairman we was.” Hayden loves saying her husband’s dreams come true. “It fulfills me to see him fulfilling his passions.” She adds that Matthew’s amusement and easygoing appearance is another essential trait.

They are both so blissful their paths crossed during summer stay so prolonged ago. Hayden is utterly certain her husband’s name is still forged on a berth during stay underneath a list of “hot counselors.” She is generally blissful she now has her lovable stay advisor all to herself.

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