How I Met My Mister

It’s hard to believe, but Mr. Sugarplum and I will celebrate our 16th
wedding anniversary this weekend. Yes, I was an underage child bride.
#notreally We were together for four years before getting married, so we
really were immature babies when we met. Somehow we’ve managed to grow
up, but not grow apart.

Earlier this year, I participated in Beth’s “How I Met Your Blogger” series, but I thought it’d be fun to share here this week.

1. How long have you been together? How did you two meet?

was a 21-year-old college student, and he was a professional musician.
My roommate had the serious hots for the lead singer of their band, and
she kept telling me we had to meet because she just knew we’d hit it
off. But really she just wanted a stalking partner wing man. Finally,
one night when they had a show in our town, I agreed to go with her.

I couldn’t take my eyes off of him the entire night…he was just so completely different from me, or anyone I’d ever known, let alone dated. I was an insecure, shy girl, and he was larger than life. I was instantly smitten, and at the same time, completely intimidated.

My friend introduced us after the show, and I couldn’t do anything but giggle. Something must have intrigued him, too, because soon after we became inseparable, and I even moved across the country to be with him after I graduated.

2. How did he propose?

He was touring North America with major recording artists at the time, and I’d meet up with him whenever I could. This particular trip, they were headlining a show in Niagara Falls, Canada on New Year’s Eve…literally outside, across the street from the Falls. I was backstage wrapped in 87 layers, and hovering near heat lamps (this Texas-girl doesn’t do well with sub-0 temps!), and not paying any attention to the show. When suddenly I hear, ‘Speaking of love, my keyboard player has something he wants to ask his girlfriend…so Cassie, please come to the stage!’

I think some very un-ladylike words came out of my mouth, and I may have peed my pants just a little. He had to drag me out, and there, in front of 50 THOUSAND screaming Canadians, he got down on one knee and proposed,

‘You’re the sunshine of my life baby, and I want to love you forever. Will you marry me? Please say yes in front of all these people!?’
We have it on video, and I am like a deer in the headlights the entire time, and never utter a sound! I hug him, grab the ring and bolt from the stage! But I recovered later and we got to celebrate our engagement and New Years with our friends. I’m still shocked he was able to pull off such a big surprise!

3. What was your wedding like? Any funny, special, or crazy stories about your big day?

Our wedding was an absolute blast, full of everyone we love. We had the ceremony in a gorgeous church, with a magnolia framed by a large bay window as the backdrop. A horsefly made it’s way inside, and buzzed our heads the entire time!

I wore my grandmother’s dress (read all about it here), but changed into a simpler dress for the reception, which was held in a converted old train station. Even then, my family and I DIYed much of the decor and favors. We even had guitar pics with our names and wedding date on them. The party went pretty late, and not a single person left the dance floor all night.

4. What do you love to do together?

I love to do just about anything with him…he’s the type of person that makes everything fun. But our favorite thing is to travel. We leave the kids, friends and family behind, and go on grand adventures that take us out of comfort zones.

5. What’s your favorite thing about him? What’s his favorite thing about you?

He called when I was writing this, so I asked him, ‘What’s your favorite thing about me?’ He proceeded to repeat the question back to me several times, which is a guy’s stalling technique. His first answer I shan’t repeat in public, but he followed it up with, ‘You’re cute-as-pie, but also hot…and funny. And you laugh at my jokes. Oh, and you’re a good mom.’ I’ll take it.

I love so much about him, but my favorite is he’s honestly the funniest person I know. He’s also always up for anything, and has a way of making people feel comfortable. After all these years, not only do I love him, but I like him more everyday. And for you married folks, you know that’s a big one! I can’t imagine living this life with anyone else.

We’ve lived in four homes in two states, gone through career changes, had two kids, suffered loss, and traveled the world….it’s been an adventure, and I’ve loved every second! I love you, my sweet, my groom, my one and only. Happy Anniversary, Mr. Sugarplum.

How’d you meet your mister? 

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  1. So sweet! I love your wedding dress. I a wish my grandma had saved hers because I would've loved to wear it, it was such a gorgeous gown! You two sound like such a great, loving couple!! Happy Anniversary!! Also, so glad to hear you leave the kids for far away vacations. We'll be doing that for the first time in Nov. (going to Dominican Republic for our 10th anniversary) and I'm slightly freaking out! But I know we'll have so much fun and come back refreshed!!

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  2. Simply LKJ wrote:

    Congrats Cassie. So fun to read your story again.

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  3. Like my favorite post EVER! Seriously! Love, love, love this!!! You two are so cute and I love how much you love each other (it's so obvious!). Happy Anniversary!!

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  4. I love, love reading about you and your husband! He must be so proud of you:) You are one of the cutest couples I've ever seen and your love for each other is so apparent.

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  5. Happy Anniversary sweet lady! Loved hearing your story. You two are the cutest couple!

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  6. So sweet! Happy Anniversary you two! You guys are adorable!

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  7. Happy 16th! Love seeing your old photos!!

    I just got married two months ago 🙂 Went to high school with him but we weren't friends at the time and didn't even start talking to each other until way after we both had graduated college (6 years later). He proposed in front of the LOVE statue in Love Park in Philly, PA but we were —>thisssclose<— to not being able to get into the park bc it was blocked off for the day, nearly ruining his plan, poor guy! Thankfully, a cool cop let us cross the barracades "for a picture", or so I thought. We get down to the statue to pose, I turned around, and he was on his knee 🙂

    You and Mr SP are so cute together and you have some adorable kids, too! Congrats!

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  8. This is super sweet! Love seeing couples last a long time (I was married to a musician for 16 years, but unfortunately, he had those stereotypical musican behaviors :b). Enjoy your anniversary with your best friend! 🙂

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  9. Oh I loved reading about your love story! That proposal is the sweetest thing ever…I think you need to show the video! Congrats on 16 years!! xo

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  10. I think this is my favorite post every! Seriously. I am such a sucker for a good love story. Love you guys.

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  11. I love that his initial answer to #5 was nsfw. You guys are awesome inside & out. #couplecrush

    Happy Anniversary, lovebirds!!!


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  12. So sweet! Ya'll are adorable!

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  13. Mary wrote:

    Oh my goodness! I love this story! Happy Anniversary! May you always have laughter and adventure!

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  14. Love your post!! Happy Anniversary! (Ours is also this weekend!)

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  15. Happy Anniversary! 16 years is wonderful! You two are just the cutest!

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  16. this is so sweet! happy anniversary mr + mrs sugarplum!! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

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  17. Jenn @ WLB wrote:

    What a sweet post! I loved getting a little glimpse into the story of your family. Thank you for sharing. Happy anniversary!

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  18. What a beautiful post about your husband. I enjoyed reading about it all. Happy Anniversary. Here's to many more years. We have been married 42 years. I love him more today than when we first met.

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  19. Aw – Cassie! I loved reading this. So fun to read people's backstories.

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  20. Awwwwwwww, the absolute sweetest!!

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  21. Allison wrote:

    Happy Anniversary! What a sweet love story. You two are such a cute couple!!

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  22. Lori wrote:

    I love what you said about liking Mr. Sugarplum more every day. I think one of the best things you do to keep your relationship alive is traveling alone together. Getting away together w/o the kids is all about romance, adventure, and rediscovery!

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  23. This is the sweetest thing ever! You guys always seem so happy and in love. What a wonderful example you're setting for your precious children! Congrats!

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  24. Happy Anniversary! Love the backstory {A-MAZing proposal!!!}…and that you continue to fall further in love! Your family is beautiful!

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  25. Loved reading this! You all are too cute!

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  26. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww! I love this post so much!!!!!! You guys are too cute. And listen, I need to spend some time with Mr. Sugarplum to see if he is really as funny as you claim. Because I don't know if you know this, but I know funny. 😉

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  27. Very, very sweet. Congrats to you both!!

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  28. How do you look younger now 16 years later?????? I loved this post and hearing your love story! You two are the cutest! I married a musician too!!

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  29. Jenny wrote:

    Awww…. I love it! Happy Anniversary!!!

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  30. Okay, you had me at the first photo of your haircut? How do you get those curls? Naturally wavy? I'm over my shoulder length hair… love the hair and the story! laura

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  31. Clap Clap clap!!! yay!! good stuff 🙂 i love a good love story – <3

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  32. The sweetest!! You two look like babies!! Adorable!

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  33. What a beautiful story! I loved reading it Cassie, and wish you and your mister many more years of wedded bliss together!!

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  34. Erin wrote:

    I met my husband at the Def Leppard / Poison concert in 2009. We both had lawn seats and my co-worker know I was going with another co-worker and invited us to hang out with his group. We were inseparable all night. <3 Just got married in March!

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  35. Berki wrote:

    You are a blessing to each other, I have never seen a couple so perfectly matched and so in love, wishing you a Happy 16th anniversary!

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