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LOVE STORY: ASHLEY & CURTIS BEYER OF TINGE FLORAL

LOVE STORY: ASHLEY & CURTIS BEYER OF TINGE FLORAL

To bring the pages of our Love Story Journal to life, we've asked some of our favorite couples to answer prompts from the journal and share the details of their real life love stories in a new blog series. 

Photo: Ciara Richardson Photography 

We chatted with one of our favorite florists, Ashley Beyer and her husband Curtis to get the details on their Love Story. Ashley is the creative mind behind Tinge, and we've been a fan of her beautiful floral finery for as long as we can remember. When she's not creating awe-inspiring flower installations for weddings, workshops, and special projects, she's busy fulfilling her other favorite role as mom to her young daughter, Maci. Below, get the scoop on how Ashley and her husband first met, the soundtrack that reminds them of their courtship, their sweet proposal story, their funny pet peeves, and why they're proud of each other as husband and wife. 

Photo: Ciara Richardson Photography 

WHERE WERE YOU WHEN YOU FIRST MET YOUR SPOUSE? 

ASHLEY: We had a class together at the University of Utah. It was a business writing course and quite small, only 25 students or so. It’s funny because the first few days of class Curtis had this long shaggy hair and I never noticed him. Then one day this guy walked in and I immediately found him so attractive! Turns out he just cut his hair and I could suddenly see his face.

We spent the entire semester becoming friends, and it wasn’t until the last week of class that I really didn’t want winter break to come without exchanging numbers. There was another guy in the class that had asked me out a few times and would wait for me to walk to our next class, but I wasn’t interested in him! I wanted desperately for this guy to move along, so Curtis would realize we weren’t together. So to drop an extra hint I added him on Facebook, and he asked me for my number, and the rest is sort of history! 

Photo: Ciara Richardson Photography 

      WHAT SONGS REMIND YOU OF YOUR DATING LIFE?  

      ASHLEY: Music has always played a big role in my life especially when I was in my teens and early twenties. Death Cab For Cutie's song "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" is the most prominent. But different songs make me think of different moments in our dating life. The album Sky Blue Sky by Wilco and Vampire Weekend’s first album both always take me right back to the first year we met.

      CURTIS: Vampire Weekend and Death Cab For Cutie.

      Photo: Ciara Richardson Photography 

      DESCRIBE YOUR PROPOSAL: 

      ASHLEY: We took a hike up to the top of a peak, and took four wheelers until we couldn’t any longer. As we began to hike up, the trail was covered in snow that hadn’t quite melted off yet, so I started complaining and even suggested we turn back. Curtis kept saying it would be worth it for the view if we just kept onward. So we made it to the top, and ate some lunch.

      Afterward, Curtis set up a tripod and wanted to take a few photos. He asked for one last photo and before he hit the shutter button he told me to look at the mountain goats, so I hurried and started scanning the mountain for any sign of movement (there weren’t any, that was a ploy to get me to look away for a moment). As soon as I turned back, there was Curtis on bended knee, and the camera snapped my reaction at seeing the ring in his hand.

      Photo: Ciara Richardson Photography 

      FAVORITE TOPIC OF CONVERSATION: 

      ASHLEY: I am a deep thinker by nature so my favorite topics of conversation were and still are always heavy topics like religion and the meaning of life. I think these conversations really connect two people by seeing the inner workings of each other’s minds. Now many of these deep conversations are focused on our family and our future, and that’s exciting to think and dream about.

      Photo: Ciara Richardson Photography

      FUNNY PET PEEVES ABOUT YOUR SPOUSE: 

      ASHLEY: My biggest pet peeve with Curtis is how he sneezes. He has to make every sneeze the loudest, most startling sneeze you’ve ever heard in your life.

      CURTIS: Flower messes, and petals and stems in every crevice, coat pocket, purse, etc. 

      Photo: Heather Nan Photography 

      IN WHAT WAYS ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF YOUR SPOUSE?

      ASHLEY: I am extremely proud of his determination and hard work. It doesn’t matter what Curtis is working on, he does it immaculately. I can’t think of anything he’s really failed at. I really look up to his work ethic, and all of the many things he excels at both large and small.

      CURTIS: Before Maci, it was Tinge and all that she has accomplished with her business and following a dream. Now that takes a backseat to watching Ashley become a mother.  

      Photo: Taylor & Porter Photography 

      Thank you Ashley and Curtis for sharing your love story with us! 

      Want to document your own love story? Shop our Love Story Journals and remember where it all began. 

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