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Keep in mind that we ask all couples to answer the questions separately so we can draw parallels between their experiences and say a collective, "aaaaaah!" (Image: Lindsey Clawson | Photographer)
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Documenting Love: Austin & Jordyn's Story

Welcome to our Documenting Love series where we capture people's love stories through photos and the written word. This may be one of our favorite weekly series! Check out the gallery and read the couples love story below. Keep in mind that we ask the couples to answer the questions separately so we can draw parallels between their experiences and, you know, say a collective, "Ahhhhhhh!" If you or someone you know wants to be featured in this series, please get in touch with us, hello@seattlerefined.com.

Photos by Lindsey Clawson | Photographer

Austin
My first memory of Jordyn was being introduced to her at her brother's house at Washington State University.

Jordyn
My first memory of Austin was of him playing Beer Pong at WSU. All of the girls will tell you... he is a LOOKER!

Austin
I was going to visit her brother when we met.

Jordyn
Austin was one of my brother's rowdy friends.

Austin
I am proud of Jordyn for loving and caring so deeply. She is the most selfless and positive person I have ever met and is the light of people's life when it is dark.

Jordyn
I am proud of Austin for overcoming some of life's hardest obstacles in order to be where he is today! He is so strong and I am SO proud of who he is.

Austin
I knew Jordyn and I had a special connection when I first met her. I always had a little crush on her over the years but I knew I loved her when I started caring about her happiness over my own and when she took the time to truly get to know me and accept me for who I am.

Jordyn
I knew I loved Austin when it was easy for him to tell my brother he was willing to lose all of his friends if he could pursue a relationship with me. Austin had a talk with Bryce (my brother) where he told him that he wanted to get serious with me. Bryce proceeded to tell him that if anything bad happened between us, him and all of their friends would always choose me over Austin. I have never felt so pursued and sought after. I realized he was willing to risk the things he loved most for me. It was crazy.

Austin
We have been friends for seven years before dating. Not many people can say it took them seven years to convince their significant other that they were right for each other.

Jordyn
We were friends for seven years before we dated. I had no clue he was interested when apparently he had a crush on me the whole time. We had a SOLID friendship before anything romantic happened. We also just get each other. It's disgusting but we can finish each other's sentences and think that we are the funniest people alive. We are SO WEIRD together.

Austin
The proposal was something that was planned out months in advance but didn't make my excitement and nerves any easier to withstand. My family plus Jordyn and I were taking a cruise to the Caribbean to celebrate my parents 30th anniversary and renew their vows. I performed the ceremony and it turned out perfect with many laughs and happy tears. Then I realized it was my time to shine and I could feel my face losing color as the nerves set in. I knew she would say yes but it felt as if time had stopped and I started picturing the many years of our friendship, to falling in love to the kids we will have, to the many memories we will make as if it was a movie playing in my head. Then after being at a loss for words and shedding tears I was able to tell her how I felt and asked her to marry me. I never actually heard her say yes, but by her reaction I knew that I had become the luckiest man in the world.

Jordyn
I had NO IDEA that the proposal was coming. We were on a cruise for his parent's 30th wedding anniversary and vow renewal. That is all I thought we were doing on the beach at Magen's Bay on St. Thomas that day. Just when we got to the beach it started raining and I was all happy go lucky about it. Austin was pissed... but this was not surprising - he hates the rain and I love it! He renewed his parents vows and performed the ceremony - he was hilarious! Then we started taking family photos. When it was our turn to take couple photos Austin turned toward me and I was still clueless and thought he wanted to take a kiss picture. Then he said something and then could not speak for what felt like an hour. When he could not get words out and his eyes started to well up that's when I knew what was going on. He said a bunch of super sweet stuff (that I don't fully remember...oops) and got down on one knee in the ocean. It was beautiful!!!

Austin
I love how big her heart is. She is as genuine as they come and can always see the best in people. I also love her positivity and faith. She helped save my life and guide me in the right direction.

Jordyn
He has this way about him that make others feel so special. He draws people in just by being himself!

Austin
I love how silly she is, her loyalty, her eyes, determination, values and faith.

Jordyn
He has a serious case of the sillys. I love his loyalty, kindness, genuine nature, eyes, smile and love of sports. He has overcome a lot in his life and made it out stronger! He is a fighter and a true gentleman.

Austin
The sexiest thing about Jordyn is her curves.

Jordyn
The sexiest thing about Austin is THOSE LUSCIOUS LIPS and honestly everything. He is just a sexy specimen of a man!

Austin
My favorite rituals we share are playing flag football together on Sundays and kissing at red lights.

Jordyn
Our rituals are kissing at red lights, coming up with tons of silly nicknames for each other and singing in the car at the top of our lungs.

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