How the WarLocks Came to Be

Now that you’re acquainted with both authors of this blog, we thought you might like to know how our partnership began.

Adam and I met in a college course called Medieval Romance. We promptly bucked the noble traditions of courtly love that we were studying: I did all the wooing, he forgot chivalry and his wallet on our first date, and within a few weeks it was no secret that we were a couple. Our match-making professor helped things along by assigning us to the same group project, and we thereby spent the first few months of our relationship writing poetic declarations of love that Adam would later read to a blonde girl named Eileen as part of our final presentation. It was all very romantic.

Spokane Wedding, Hopkins House

And that was that. I knew almost immediately that we would get married, and Adam (the scientist) needed about five years of empirical data- career changes, distance, moves, hair colors, cats, and plenty of adventure- to reach the conclusion that we’re better together.

My Engagement Ring

In December of 2010 there was a ring. In July of 2011 there was a sweet and simple ceremony┬áin Spokane that made things official. And all the while, there was the planning for our October 29th wedding, which was (in so many ways) the most fulfilling endeavor I’ve ever undertaken. Two years later, flipping through the photos gives me chills- and I’m so proud to show you all the handmade details and beautiful people that made our wedding something special.

PS: The serendipitous combination of our last names occurred somewhere between itemhood and engagement. It came to me suddenly, and I think I blurted out something silly like, “my gawd, Adam, we’re WarLocks” (which didn’t seem to shock him at all). Maybe it’s just easier than writing “Wargacki & Lockhart,” or maybe our friends and family think we’re cooking up potions. Either way, it fit, and it stuck.


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