They met at a mutual friend’s summer barbecue. Brian asked for her phone number. A few minutes later, her phone rang. It was Brian calling her from another room, he wanted to “talk to her.” They dated for a dozen years when he surprised with her a wedding proposal ~ with his mother’s ring. Apparently the ring had been in the house they shared throughout their dating years and Vanessa didn’t even know it was in their home, didn’t even know it existed. The wedding which was originally planned for 18 months later had to come sooner. Six months after Brian’s proposal, Vanessa became pregnant! Married ~ December 2011, Baby James Ryder ~ March 2012.
P.S. Nope, he isn’t related to James Taylor the musician. But he is just as magical!