“Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there with you through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. A love that will never dilute – even when the waters get deep, and dark.”
These two have such a beautiful relationship. Five years prior to their engagement, Maggie and Dylan knew they cared for each other deeply and decided to make each other best friend bracelets before Maggie headed out for a 7 month trip to study abroad. Less than a year after she returned, they started dating, but neither of them ever took their best friend bracelets off, so on their wedding day the officiant cut off the bracelets before they exchanged rings. It’s such a beautiful thing when your best friend becomes your forever soulmate!