It was Holly’s last few days at the Quileute Indian reservation where she was doing volunteer work. Wednesday night was the weekly drum circle where residents would gather for food and festivities. Holly was working the dessert station serving her special home-made Chex Puppy Chow when Vince first laid eyes on her. Being the only two on the reservation who actually knew what this sugary dessert was, they instantly hit it off. But while Vince admits her puppy chow was extremely delicious, he says it was Holly’s smile that won him over. :-)
This June they’re heading back to where it all began: La Push, Washington! They’re saying their I Do’s on the 3-year anniversary of the day they first met. And yes, there will be drummers and there will be puppy chow! I can’t wait for the big day! But in the meantime here’s a few images from their engagement session:
Holly: It must have been the Chex puppy chow I served for dessert at the drum circle that made Vince want to follow me home :) I was volunteering with Global Citizens Network and Vince was working a summer job on the reservation. Vince came through the dessert line at the drum circle with his sweet smile, excited to try some of my homemade Chex puppy chow.
He turned out to be my knight in shining armor! I ended up locking myself out of my cabin – I couldn’t find any of my cabin mates so Vince helped me break in…twice! Seconds after he got me in the first time, I forgot the key on the kitchen counter…again :) He still wanted to hang out with me after that – definitely must have been the puppy chow, haha
Vince is a self proclaimed ‘popcorn addict’. They even have a B.Y.O.P (Bring Your Own Popcorn) sign on their mantle.
Vince: I have to admit, although the chex puppy chow was extremely delicious, it was Holly’s smile that caught my attention! I waited forever, well 45 minutes (but it seemed like forever), for her to finally step away from her group of friends so I would have a chance to talk to her. It was well worth the wait, who says you can’t meet your soul mate at a Native American drum circle.
During the first year of their relationship (while things were still long-distance), Vince would hand-write Holly love letters on baseballs. :-)
Vince’s family owns a gun factory that makes assault riffles and Holly and him love going shooting together, so they brought along a few toys. ;-)