Brandi and Robert won big at love when they met each other at a night club in Vegas. They talked to each other over the phone and via email for a year before finally connecting again in person. When they officially started dating, their love for each other progressed quickly. Six months after exclusive dating, Robert took Brandi to the Turks and Caicos for her birthday, and he proposed to her while walking on the beach. Their outdoor e-session captured by Ross Oscar Knight Photography is full of beautiful greenery and city-scapes, but Brandi and Robert's gorgeous smiles stand out in every picture!
- Bride: Brandi Betton-Craig
- Groom: Robert Mathis- NFL Player for Indianapolis Colts
- Wedding Date: 06/01/2013
How They Met
I'm from California and Robert is from Georgia. In 2007 while vacationing with friends in Las Vegas, Robert and I met in a nightclub. During our brief meeting we exchanged information and went our separate ways. Finding our potential "soul mate" was the last thing on our minds. Due to the distance between us, we spent the next year we keeping in contact with emails and texting. We had our first date in 2008 when Robert had an overnight stay in San Diego for work. After that date, we went back to the texting and emailing and we didn't flourish into an "official" relationship until December of 2010.
After 6 months of exclusive dating Robert took me on a trip to Turks & Caicos for what I thought to be a Birthday trip. Our first night there we had dinner at an amazing steakhouse and then took a walk on beach. We talked about everything from our relationship, family, friends, careers and our faith. In the depth of our conversation I realized that Robert was no longer walking with me and when I stopped and looked back for him I found him down on one knee with a gorgeous ring asking for my hand in marriage. In disbelief, smiling and shaking I said, "YES!!!"
You Make Loving You So Easy
From the Bride....The one thing that Robert says he loves the most about me is the dedication I have to our friendship. Our journey started in a very non traditional way. With us living on opposite sides of the country, we were force to solely rely on having friendship in order to build an unbreakable bond throughout the years. That foundation made us so close to the point that we realized we couldn't stand to be apart, which led us to where we are now. The ability to do just about anything under the sun with your partner and enjoy it is so important and we both value that. Being lovers was nearly impossible for us without our friendship
From the Groom...Finding One quality that I love the most about Robert is hard to do.. I don't think there is ever just one thing that you love about your soul mate. If I had to choose one thing, this may sound cliche', but the one thing I lost most about Robert is his heart. He has a huge heart and always uses his heart in making decisions for us, and our family. There's never a time where I can say that he places his needs before our family. Robert was raised to think about how he affects others and consider peoples feelings when making decision. He uses that tactic in our relationship and does any and everything to protect my feelings, and my heart. He is the most selfless, God fearing man that I know and that makes me fall in love with him over and over again.