Our Story

"In the midst of a forgeing land, I found you. You brought me warmth, you brought me happiness, you brought me joy. - Henrique Tedeschi"

  • First We Meet

    November 19, 2017

    The LDS Temple of Meridian, Idaho was being dedicated and Brigham Young University-Idaho was broadcasting it. Henrique invited friends to come and sit with him, and Ayla was roommates with those friends. Henrique set up a dinner and a gathering at his apartment to bring her there and have a better opportunity to talk. When she was leaving, he (literally) ran after her and asked her for her number, and she gave him the right number!

  • First Date

    November 21, 2017

    Since she gave Henrique the right phone number, they began to talk, but Thanksgiving is coming and Henrique needed to act fast! On the last day before the holidays, they went out on a date. First, they went on a cold walk through Porter Park. Then, his roommates gave them a ride to Fat Cats, where they played bowling. He let her win every time, not because he wanted to, but because he was bad at it. After bowling, they walked up to Pizza Pie Café and ate lots of pizza. Although it was a little awkward, they both saw potential for a second date. ♥

  • First Kiss

    December 2, 2017

    Henrique and Ayla have been on several dates. He held her hand during a movie and things were looking promising! It was the last day of classes and final were almost done. They went for a walk and ate Café Rio. They start heading back home and Henrique is shaking when he nervously tells Ayla that he really likes her. The feeling was mutual and she says the same. He asked her for a kiss (because he’s a gentleman) and she allowed him a peck on the cheek! Later in December, they go to BYU-I’s Christmas show. At the end, Henrique took her by the hand and with a pulsating heart and shaking bones kissed her.
    ( ˘ ³˘)♥

  • In a Relationship

    April 26, 2018

    Ayla was gone the entire winter semester, leaving Henrique alone in cold Rexburg. He missed her. A lot. They talked and texted every day. They were excited to meet again and take things back to where they had been before. Ayla came back for spring semester and flowers were blooming. As was love. Henrique tried to get a nice dinner for them to have “the talk,” but it didn’t work out as he wanted it to. He scheduled it again-this time, just the two of them. Henrique cooked a delicious dinner and they went to go watch Friends. Ayla started to ask “where are we in thi—.” But Henrique interrupted her and asked if she would like to be his girlfriend. She said YES!

  • They Get Engaged!

    April 25, 2019

    Henrique and Ayla had been talking about marriage and she even has a “preferred ring style” that she shared with him. Henrique talked to his friends and explained the plan in secret. They helped him to set up lights and flowers in the Ricks Gardens. One day before they complete one year in a relationship, Henrique asked Ayla to a fancy dinner with his bosses. Ayla was hungry and was expecting nothing but a dinner. Henrique parked close to the “wrong building,” but, since the “right building” was close by, he suggested to walk through the gardens. As they were walking, lights light up and Henrique says: “I can’t wait anymore. We can’t be just in a relationship for a year.” He then got the ring and popped the question. Again, she said yes!!!

Now they're getting married!

August 31st, 2019 St. George, UT, USA

And invite you to celebrate our wedding with them

Henrique smiling

Henrique Tedeschi

Cooks minute rice in 58 seconds. Was born in 1994 in Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Sao Paulo state, Brazil.
Loves Ayla and 'churrasco'.

Ayla showing her tongue

Ayla Christian

Snorts when laughs. Born 1999 in New Hampshire, USA, but lived everywhere else. Studies music in BYU.
Loves Henrique and 'brigadeiro'.