FORT COLLINS, Colo. - It's said "a picture is worth a thousand words," but for Alexander Meyer and his wife, Lindsey, it's worth a whole lot more.
"At first I thought it was a joke. I lost track of the Facebook messages. My father received multiple emails as well," Alexander Meyer said.
"Our wedding's famous now," said Lindsey Meyer.
The couple was married on March 8, but had no idea a flash drive containing hundreds of their wedding photos had been lost. Tuesday night the story containing the couple's pictures broadcast on 7NEWS and their phone began ringing.
"I actually went onto the Channel 7NEWS Facebook page and saw our pictures on there with over a thousand likes and almost a hundred comments of people trying to find out who they were from," Alexander said.
It turns out, the flash drive fell out of the photographer's purse in April while she was watching a football game at Arvada West High School. That was the same game 8-year-old Clint Wells had finished watching when he spotted it as they were walking to the car.
"She knew she had lost the photos and she was actually looking for them desperately," Alexander said.
While nothing trumps getting their pictures back, one part of this story comes pretty close.
"A couple guys thought I looked like Peyton Manning which is probably the best compliment I’ve gotten in my life," Alexander mused of the comments on Facebook.
Making the ending of this story just a little more picture perfect.
"I waited over three years for him to ask me into a relationship so it’s been really great living that out, living with him, it’s been pretty awesome," Lindsey said.
"It is happily ever after," reporter Molly Hendrickson asked.
"Oh yes, absolutely."