When John sat across Nancy at Seattle’s Best Katipunan six years ago, he had to have known his life was about to change. Well, we all did, and what a joy and privilege it has been watching their love story unfold, from our own corner seat at SBC and the corridors of Malcolm Hall. Thank you Nancy and John for this wonderful journey through time. ♥ You are two of the nicest, sweetest people I know, and my goodness what a good-looking couple you make! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Fajardo!

You do not know me (although you have seen me, smiled at me). I know you (although not so well as I would like. I want to be there when your eyes flutter open in the morning, and you see me, and you smile. Surely this would be paradise enough?). So I do declare myself to you now, with pen set to paper. I declare it again: I love you.”

Neil Gaiman

I’ve seen the waters that make your eyes shine. Now I’m shining too. If I didn’t know you I’d rather not know. If I couldn’t have you I’d rather be alone. I never knew just what it was about this old coffee shop I love so much. All of the while I never knew.

Falling In Love At A Coffee Shop, Landon Pigg

That’s why I love you and yet not why.
There are so many reasons, and yet so few,
for love has to be so,
involving and general,
particular and terrifying,
joyful and grieving,
flowering like the stars,
and measureless as a kiss.

Pablo Neruda

Heart, are you great enough
For a love that never tires?
Oh heart, are you great enough for love?

Marriage Morning, Alfred Tennyson

(i do not know what it is about you that closes and opens; only something in me understands the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)

e.e. cummings


Sounds of laughter shades of love are
Ringing through my open ears inciting and inviting me
Limitless undying love which shines around me like a
Million suns, and calls me on and on
Across the universe

John Lennon

We do not remember days; we remember moments.

Cesare Pavese

We gather up our hearts and go,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

Leonard Cohen

Love is the slate under the chalk, the ground where buildings rise, and the oxygen in the air. It is the place you come back to, no matter where you’re headed.

Jodi Picoult


The truth about forever is that it is happening right now.

Sarah Dessen


Congratulations John and Nancy!!! 


Here is a little sneak peek at Los and Julie’s engagement session! Please save the date of April 3, 2013! You can see more of Los and Julie’s love story here

You open your heart

knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you.

You find strength

in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.

Bob Marley

I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible.

East of Eden, John Steinbeck

He smiled understandingly – much more than understandingly.

It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced–or seemed to face–the whole eternal world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor.

It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

‘Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies; runs with one, walks gravely with another; turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame: it wounds one, another it kills: like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment: it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning; for there is no force able to resist it.

Miguel De Cervantes

(You can see and read more of Ruth and Anthony’s beautiful love story here. ♥)

Love is the only bow of life’s dark cloud. It is the Morning and Evening Star. It shines upon the cradle of the babe, and sheds its radiance upon the quiet tomb. It is the Mother of Art, inspirer of poet, patriot, and philosopher. It is the air and light of every heart, builder of every home, kinder of every fire on every hearth, it was the first dream of immortality. It fills the world with melody. Love is the magician, the enchanter, that changes worthless things to joy, and makes right royal kings of common clay.

Robert Green Ingersoll

(You can see and read more of Ruth and Anthony’s beautiful love story here. ♥)

That is the true season of love; when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved as much before, and that no one will ever love in the same way again.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

(You can see and read more of Ruth and Anthony’s beautiful love story here. ♥)

Thank you Ruth and Anthony for a lesson in life and love. You can see and read more of Ruth and Anthony’s beautiful love story here. ♥