From Surprise Wedding to Baby Ever, Leanne Ford & Erik Allen Ford's Love Story Is So Sweet

They have so much fun together.

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You probably know Leanne Ford from HGTV's Restored by the Fords. The cohost and designer is married to Erik Allen Ford (he took her last name), and in case you missed it—they are couple G-O-A-L-S. Lucky for us, Leanne posts photos of her and her hubby frequently, so we're able to get a glimpse into their sweet love story—which as of March 18, includes a newborn baby girl, Ever.

Let's take a look at Leanne and Erik's relationship, but prepare yourself—you will have couple envy.


Their first kiss was at Chez Jay in Santa Monica.

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Always the #LastOne to leave the #party. #ChezJay! Forever our #favorite. And #sidenote: front #cornerbooth... the sight of the #firstkiss with the cutie that is now my husband!

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After a year of dating, Leanne worked her interior design magic on Erik's home.

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My very VERY cute #interiordesign client's #EchoPark place is featured now on @curbed.com!! I will be posting pictures of the project by the amazing @laurejoliet all this week at @leannefordinteriors. I love this #outtake. I guess you could call this article our public announcement of affection...thanks to @maryjbowling! 😬😉😍

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She posted a (very cute) and affectionate photo to Instagram, with the caption: "My very VERY cute #interiordesign client's #EchoPark place is featured now on @curbed.com!!" Leanne also said, "I love this #outtake. I guess you could call this article our public announcement of affection."

The article she's referencing was published on Curbed in October 2017. Leanne and Erik had previously worked together on Buck Mason stores (Erik is co-founder and co-CEO). "Although people might think it would be weird to work with a woman you'd been dating a year, to me it would have been weird if I'd hired anyone else," Erik told Curbed, about choosing Leanne to work on his home.

They love jukeboxes (and now you will, too).

When Leanne was working on Erik's Echo Park rental, they decided to move the fridge to the garage and put a jukebox in its place. "Erik and I love jukeboxes...He had always wanted one for his home, so I bought this as a surprise for him," Leanne told Curbed. "Now we have a new ritual. Whenever anyone visits, we ask them to pick the first song and we record their choice." How fun is that!?

Leanne & Erik had a "surprise" wedding.

The couple was newly engaged and staying in a hotel in New York City for work, and they decided to get married there, according to Leanne's Instagram. They called their families on a Wednesday, and requested that they be in New York by Sunday.

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I've been in total heaven since the day I (finally) kissed this man. And on Sunday evening in #NewYorkCity, Erik and I stood in front of our immediate families only and said our vows. To love each other through it, despite of it, because of it. And to protect the light. Two years to decide it, four days to plan it and a lifetime to enjoy it. I guess you'd call this an #elopement?!

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"I've been in total heaven since the day (I finally) kissed this man," Leanne captioned a photo from the day. "And on Sunday evening in #NewYorkCity, Erik and I stood in front of our immediate families only and said our vows. To love each other through it, despite of it, because of it." The caption also mentions that it took "two years to decide it" and just four days to plan the wedding, on November 12, 2017. "I guess you'd call this an #elopement?!"

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In this month’s #HGTVMagazine!! My #babe and I on our #surprise (even to ourselves!) #weddingday. ❤️ A million thank yous to @boweryhotel and @amanda_len for being so kind to us and helping make this dreamy day happen. I remember I was working a couple days before the #wedding and @erikallenford calls me and says, “It’s all planned out baby, we are good to go. Let’s get married!” And he was right. He planned the whole thing and I just showed up. And it was perfect. #Swoon! We also tricked our favorite #fashion #photog team into coming to #NewYork with their cameras for the event, @lowfield_official!!

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Busted! ... When you trick your fashion photographer friends into shooting your tiny little #wedding...

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They are crazy supportive of each other's careers.

Erik did have Leanne help with design in his home, after all. "There is a lot of design synergy between us, and our tastes and aesthetics are perfectly in line," he told Curbed.

Leanne also has posted various photos about Buck Mason, the menswear company Erik co-owns.

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I love a @buckmason #backstock #colorstory.

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#DateNight #EveryNight

Leanne and Erik clearly have so much fun together.

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#DateNight #EveryNight

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I’m toast.

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Yuh oh. Looks like someone woke up and was VERY #inspired by his #wifey’s #look yesterday... #whoworeitbetter? #samesuitcase #weeverything

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#DateNight with my one. You know it’s a special occasion when he puts his #shinyboots on.

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Leanne and Erik moved into #thelittlecabininthecity, and then sold it when she got pregnant.

The two-bedroom, one-bath house in Los Angeles was not kid-friendly, Leanne told People.

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How many #dancers have to be #dancing for it to be considered a #danceparty? // @erikallenusa and I haven’t even #unpacked and we’re already having the BEST TIME in our new #thelittlecabininthebigcity

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No phones allowed in the bedroom.

A rule that would wise for anyone to follow, especially if you're trying to turn your bedroom into a zero-stress zone.

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My man runs a #tightship. Which means I am obviously sitting in the #hallway to #post this.

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The Fords went to Fiji for their honeymoon...

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I’d say #Fiji stole my #heart ... but pretty sure he’s coming home with me!

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and took the cutest hammock photoshoot of all time.

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Only took six or so tries to look this #nonchalant and oh so #superchill. #NBD.

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Leanne became pregnant with a baby girl...

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About as close as we are gonna get to #maternity pics around here... I realized I needed to take at least one so that some day my daughter could have something for her to keep of us living together during these last ten months. ✔️#OneForTheBooks #MyBuddyAndMe

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and on March 18, Ever Allen Ford was born.

Instead of hanging a traditional mobile in Ever's nursery, Leanne and Ford plan to hang the love letters they've written each other over the years. I'm not crying—you're crying.

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