Preschool is an exciting time in a child’s life.
In most cases, it’s their first time getting to spend time with other children their age for more than just a playdate here and there. And when children are interacting so closely together, it’s only a matter of time before puppy love develops.
For three-year-olds Laura Scheel and Matt Grodsky, it was almost like love at first sight. The two were nearly inseparable and did everything from playing on the swings and eating string cheese together. Grodsky was absolutely smitten with his adorable friend.
At one point, Grodsky stood in front of his entire preschool class to declare he was going to marry Scheel one day.
But like most childhood relationships, it came to an end when the two parted ways at different elementary schools.
But their precious little flame didn’t die out!
The preschool sweethearts reconnected just after freshman year of high school through a mutual friend.
The friend wanted to set up the former lovebirds on a date, and although hesitant at first, they both agreed. Within two weeks, the spark reignited and Grodsky and Scheel were boyfriend and girlfriend.
The two survived going to different high schools and they made it work when they attended college in two different states.
On May 23, 2015, Brodsky made good on his preschool promise and popped the question to Scheel outside the school where they’d first met.
And just over a year later, the couple’s dreams of having their fairytale wedding came true.