The Coast - Halifax Weddings Guide

First comes love, then skips marriage

Why celebratin­g 10 years together with an out-of-this-world anniversar­y party instead of a wedding felt more like us.

- BY LAURA A. HAWKINS

It was lust at first sight. Freshly 20 years old and out of a relationsh­ip, I locked eyes with Brett from across a crowded bar.

I won’t tell you that I knew at that moment he was my soulmate, but I can tell you that it was the beginning of an adventure that we’ve had the privilege of sharing for 10 years.

Growing up with someone in this way, there’s a lot you learn about yourself, one another and your collective place in the world—and something we discovered along the way is that “we,” as an entity, were a bit different.

 ??  ?? Laura Hawkins and her partner Brett don’t want a story that’s like everyone else’s. ALEXA CUDE
Laura Hawkins and her partner Brett don’t want a story that’s like everyone else’s. ALEXA CUDE

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