Carrie and Brandon met on their very first day as freshmen at the University of Washington. As they suffered through many of the same courses, they bonded -- just good pals -- until, during their junior year, they started dating.
Four years after that, Brandon took Carrie (both are now volunteers with the Peace Corps in China) for a walk on the campus and surprised her with an engagement ring. Says Carrie, "I was one of those girls who never really gave my wedding much thought until I was engaged, so I was pretty much starting from zero. They only thing I knew I wanted was to have all-white flowers." No matter: Carrie describes planning the wedding as "a joyous, fun experience."