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Camille Styles

A Love Story You Have to Read to Believe

February 14th, 2017

photography by Laura Alexandra

Editor’s note: Is there anything better than a great love story? On a day that’s largely constructed around testing our gift-giving skills and planning the perfect date night, we’re thrilled to take a step back from all that and present a story that brings us back to the root of it all. A story that when I first caught wind of it (by way of this Instagram post), it sent chills up my spine. You don’t have to love Valentine’s Day or be a believer in destiny to appreciate this one. Because while it certainly is an uncanny, telenovela-like tale (and as such, demands the reader’s full attention), it also reminds us of one simple lesson: that love can be found in the most unlikely of places, at the most unexpected time.

Here to tell today’s story is my friend Beth, fellow Austinite, owner of this precious shop, and mother to — I’m just gonna say it — the cutest toddler ever. My heart melted upon hearing the history of her East Coast family, and so I begged her to share it with you all. Without further ado…

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5 Comments under :: A Love Story You Have to Read to Believe
  1. Lisa says:

    Lovely Pictures, I hope you have a great Day! :-)

    Lisa | Travelblog Joy Della Vita

  2. Della says:

    I love this sweet story — thanks so much for sharing it with all of us. That last photo is wonderful. I can see the love written on their faces. Happy Valentines’s Day!

  3. Nuria K says:

    This was such an amazing story and made me tear up! That small tender note she wrote was powerful and clearly painted the picture of happiness in her grandmothers married life. I will remember this story and hope one day to write a tender heartfelt note to my grandson or granddaughter on their wedding day.

  4. Eleanor Farwell says:

    Beth your telling of our family story is especially touching on Valentine’s Day reminds me how in credibly blessed we all our to have each other!!
    Love you!! Your favorite aunt!!??

  5. What a sweet and lovely story! Truly the most beautiful one I’ve heard so far. Thank you so much for sharing!

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