How they met...


Sami and PJ met in 2011 when they both started playing for their churchs volleyball team. PJ was just a freshman in high school while Sami was in 8th grade. The moment Sami saw PJ for the first time; she couldnt get over how adorable he was. At the time the two were both in relationships with other people. They decided to stay in touch, but just as friends.

There wasnt a summer where the two were both single at the same time, until the summer of 2013. PJ and Sami continued hanging out as friends and began to connect more romantically. After both having horrible days one night, the two decided to get together as friends and hang out. They ended up talking and laughing together for 3 whole hours. The very next day PJ told Sami he wanted to take her to see his band perform. He picked her up and in the car ride over to the show asked her to be his girlfriend.

PJ finished his senior year of high school and moved to Boston to pursue a degree at Emmanuel College. While Sami stayed behind in Spencer to finish her senior year of high school, PJ continued coming home every weekend to be with her. Sami got into the New England School of Photography in Boston and decided to move up to the city as well. Sami moved up to the city and got an apartment with two classmates.

On March 12th, 2016 PJ asked Sami to marry her. The two enjoyed a picnic at Moore State Park followed by listening to music and some dancing. Sami knew something was up when PJ didnt finish eating his burger. Little did Sami know her friends and family were hiding in the bushes a couple feet away from them, witnessing the entire proposal. The two moved into an apartment together in May 2016 to finish up school and continue the wedding planning leading up to their big day!