Our Love Story

Our love story is truly my favorite. I will never forget the day I met my hubby. I was 15 and he was 17. A brief introduction by a mutual friend, a soft handshake & a deep stare is all it took. He was (and still is) seriously the most gorgeous guy I’d ever seen! And although I did have a boyfriend, I couldn’t stop thinking about this super sweet, handsome boy I’d just met.

 A few days later, my oh-so-amazing, BFF somehow managed to get his phone number for me ( I owe you B!). Ya’ll, I wasted no time and called him that same night! LOL.  This led to us having late night conversations for the remainder of that year (mind you, I still had a boyfriend). Our conversations became something I looked forward to all day everyday. He’d tell me about his day (and girlfriend) and I’d tell him about mine. I loved talking to him! I was more myself & a lot happier when I did. We became such good friends, but NEVER talked about the strong attraction we were both feeling. Then suddenly, for no reason at all, we lost touch.

Two years later, on a Sunday night and completely out of the blue, my phone rang. It was him. I can’t even tell y’all how excited I was! He explained how for the past two years all he could think about was me, and wondered if I thought about him too. A week later we went on a date (November 11,2005 to be precise) and from that day forward we were inseparable.

Couples photography of lifestyle blogger Lilly Beltran and husband Erick

We dated for 5 months. The most amazing 5 months of my life. Then on senior prom night (April 21, 2006) he popped the question! Yes, the whole down-on-one knee thing after only 5 months of dating! I obviously said yes, I mean, I knew I’d marry this guy from the moment I laid eyes on him. It was an incredible night!!

Only one month after the proposal we found out we were pregnant! -Surprise mom & dad! Haha!- This wasn’t something we had planned but baby was in there and he was coming! College plans were postponed for me, then eventually canceled. We welcomed our sweet baby boy on January 14, 2007, (this was a big year of firsts for us) purchased our first home on March, 2007 & were married exactly 8 months later on November 10, 2007. That’s right ladies, I planned an entire wedding in 9 months! (can we say bridezilla!) All while working a full time job and caring for our new baby boy. How we pulled it off I don’t know,  but we had the most beautiful wedding, surrounded by all of our family and friends.

Lilly Beltran and husband Valentine's Day shootDaily Craving's Lilly Beltran shares her love story
Couples photography ideas with lifestyle blogger Lilly Beltran

9 years later and we are still here. Older, wiser,  and more in love than ever. Sure there’s been times when we can’t even stand to be in the same room, but we sit, we talk about it, learn from it, and try again. I seriously can’t thank god enough for putting this guy in my life. I honestly, from the bottom of my heart, believe we were made for each other. He is my true soul mate, my best friend, my biggest cheerleader, and has the biggest most beautiful heart. He knows my flaws and accepts me as I am. He has loved me genuinely and unconditionally in every possible way, and is the best daddy to our boys. I am truly blessed to share my life with this guy. And so incredibly lucky to be his Valentine for the past 11 years

P.S. Our photographer, Lia has been kind enough to offer a special discount to all my Houston based readers! Use code “dailycraving15” for 15% off any session. Can be applied by DM on her Instagram, email or contact form on her website. I’d book her asap if I were you, not only is she super talented but also, fun to work with & super sweet!

Style blogger Lilly Beltran from Daily Craving shares her love storyWhat to wear for a couples photo shootStyle blogger Lilly Beltran of Daily craving and husband Erick share their Valentine's Day picturesStyle blogger Lilly Beltran of Daily Craving dancing with husband Erick in a white dress and boater hat A true love story with style blogger Lilly Beltran of Daily Craving and husband Erick Pictures by Lia Rose Photography

On Him: Banana Republic Shirt & Henley | Levis Slim Trousers | Apt 9 Boots | On Me: Romwe Dress c/o & Banana Republic Lace Dress | Old Navy Sandals c/o & BCBG Generation Pumps (similar below) | Forever 21 Hat (similar below)


Happy Valentine’s Day Lovers!


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  1. Araceli
    February 14, 2016 / 3:46 pm

    Such I beautiful story! Happy Valrntines Day to you guys and the boys. I love you guys!!!

    • Lilly@DCarving
      February 16, 2016 / 5:00 am

      We love you too Chely!!!

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  3. Debbie Zepeda
    February 18, 2016 / 4:41 am

    Glad I was able to be apart of this love story! I remember all of this!! 🙂

    • Lilly@DCarving
      February 21, 2016 / 7:32 pm

      Yes you were! Glad you were part of our beginnings as well;)

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