Love Story: Alex Lombard & Hayley Wakefield

Welcome back to Thoughts & Musings!!

We hope everyone had a very Merry and bright holiday with their families! We love the holidays for obvious reasons, but also because it means ENGAGEMENTS! Yay!

In the spirit of the holidays (and all of the brides-to-be), we decided that for the next 5 blog posts will be a series called “Love Story: (Bride & Groom Name)”. You will have the opportunity to read the love story of the couple, from the bride-to-be herself!

The first couple to be featured in this series is Alex Lombard and Hayley Wakefield. Decide for yourself, but they are a true love story in our opinion:

Alex and I met in high school and were both dating other people. We actually had mutual friends and didn’t get along with one another. As years passed and we were forced to hang around each other due to our friends, we started to grow on each other. We slowly started becoming closer friends and both went through many life changing events that shaped us for the better. We both had ended our relationships and were almost like each other’s support system for the tough times we were going through. Everyone could see how we felt about each other but we were both in denial. We both started our own businesses and journeys to become entrepreneurs when I was 19 and Alex was 21. We ended up getting the chance to live and do business in Mexico for a few months which brought us even closer. We lived in a small condo together with 2 other people and this is when we really became best friends. We started to realize how we felt about each other and how much we had in common. When we moved back from Mexico we ended up moving in together with a roommate. About a month or two into our new place we started dating. Our families were NOT surprised (no one was). 

Fast forward about 2.5 years later, we took a huge leap of faith and moved across country from Michigan to Scottsdale Arizona. A few months into living there Alex surprised me with a trip to Sedona, Arizona. When we were there he said he had another “little” surprise that ended up being a helicopter ride over the mountains in Sedona. Once the ride was over we got off and had the guide take our photo in front of the helicopter. What I thought was a photo was actually a video, Alex then got down on one knee, told me I was his best friend and asked me to marry him. This was by far the best day of my life. Alex and I get married in September of 2019 and couldn’t be more thrilled. We know we have something extremely special and we thank God for that every day. 

Once we got engaged we both knew we would want Laurie to help us plan. Laurie has been in our lives since we started as entrepreneurs and has been an amazing friend ever since. Laurie has made the entire wedding planning experience so much fun and so stress free. She goes so above and beyond in every area. She is extremely detailed and makes the whole process so easy and feel organized. We would not be able to do this without her and would recommend her to ANYONE planning any type of event or wedding. She’s a PRO at what she does. We absolutely love who she is and how hard she works to make us and everyone around her happy. 

-Hayley Wakefield