About us

On 2:nd of July 2011 we will be celebrating 5 years together. Our initial thought was to get married on our 5 year anniversary, but these plans didn't exactly go as we had planned.

The story of how we met is actually quite long, but the short version of it is, that we got to know each other on the Internet, and Philipp came to visit Sara in Finland in july 2006. We fell in love immediately. Although at least Sara admits that she had already fallen for Philipp long before they met face to face.

We don't have an exact date on when we talked to each other on Skype for the first time, but it was some when spring 2006. Since that day, there hasn't been a day when we haven't talked to each other through Skype, phone or face to face. If there's something that we are good at, it's talking, because that's how we got to know each other.

The winter 2006-2007 was spent flying back and forth between Germany and Finland. Sara was on her last year of upper secondary school and visited Philipp in Germany on ever vacation she had. Philipp did the same but reversed. During the winter Sara decided that she wanted to start studying in Germany instead of in Finland. Immediately after the school year was over Sara moved in at the Holtkamp family for 2 months. The summer she spent in Finland working. During that summer Sara found out she could start studying in Germany and decided to move there in the fall.

On year we lived together in Germany, before we decided we wanted to move to Finland instead. In the fall of 2008 we both moved. Sara a bit earlier because she started working and Philipp a bit later because he had to finish his university studies. Sara started to study and Philipp got a job in Jyväskylä, where he still work. He commutes every weekend to Vasa.

At New year's Eve 2009-2010 we got engaged in Antwerp, Belgium. You can read more about this trip here. After the engagement we started thinking about when we wanted to get married. We knew we wanted to get married, that's why we got engaged but we still didn't know exactly when. The alternatives were the summer of 2011 or the summer of 2012. Because our 5 year anniversary happened to be on Saturday in July 2011 we decided to get married this summer!

And that's where we are now! We will get married this summer!

Another little piece of news, is that we are about the buy a house/apartment together in August if all goes well.  But first we are getting married!

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