Krystin and Seth Hansard have been in one another’s orbit since their college days.

It just took a while for their romantic paths to align.

They bumped into each other through mutual friends as students at Montana State University. Their encounters continued after college graduation when both were living in Helena and returning to Bozeman for Bobcat football games.

After Krystin moved to Billings in 2012, the couple’s romance began.

“That’s when we finally decided to start dating, long distance of course, because why make it easy?” she said.

After the couple spent a weekend “browsing” for a ring, Seth ordered it the next day. He had to wait almost a month to propose because the diamond was sent off to be fitted to the setting.

“As soon as it came in, he knew he couldn’t keep it a secret - never can with any gift - and plan some elaborate proposal,” Krystin said.

The Hansards chose the Billings Depot for their wedding and reception because the historic building’s neutral interior fit their industrial-theme space and had room for the food and reception tables.

Seth's aunt made the bride's bouquet and table arrangements, using white hydrangeas, roses, mums and greenery, while Krystin's sister fashioned the veil.

After discovering that distance makes hearts grow fonder, the Hansards honeymooned in Ireland, where they enjoyed beer, seafood and the beginning of their married lives.