Vanessa & Kevin's Downtown Chicago Elopement

Vanessa and Kevin first met at a gathering in memory of a mutual friend, and gradually started spending more and more time with one another. Living in Puerto Rico, many of their early dates featured warm nights spent together on one of many beaches. On one especially memorable evening, Vanessa and Kevin went for pizza and a walk on the beach, where they ended up stripping to their underwear for a late-night swim.

“I’m usually very insecure about my body,” Vanessa said, “but Kevin has always made me feel beautiful. That night was proof that I could be myself completely around him and not be ashamed.”

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Colleen & Matt's Blush Ballroom Wedding

Colleen and Matt met on OkCupid. When they matched, Matt asked Colleen to meet him for a drink at a bar downtown. They share a love for science fiction television and Matt was aghast that Colleen had not watched the Joss Whedon classic "Firefly." He said that for their second date, he would make sure she watched at least one episode and the rest is history.  

In March of 2017, the couple packed up for a mini road trip to the Madame Sherri Forest in Chesterfield, N.H. to see the castle ruins and take their dog, Merry, for a little adventure. They spent the two hour drive talking and laughing, even with a harrowing drive down a steep and narrow dirt road. When they arrived safely, they took Merry for a walk on the trail and meandered around the ruins.  Colleen sat down on a little bench tucked under one of the old stone staircases and when she looked up, Matt was on one knee with an absolutely beautiful ring in his hand. "I was completely stunned and very emotional," said Colleen. "Merry was too, but I think this was mostly because she thought the ring was edible." After the initial shock wore off, Colleen joyfully said "Yes!"

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Dani & Jeremy's Whimsical Chapel Wedding

Dani and Jeremy met online on good ol' Plenty of Fish. After chatting for a week or so on the interwebs, the couple met for the first time "IRL" at a local Tacoma, Wash. restaurant for dinner. Dani said that she was immediately drawn to Jeremy's generosity, humor and charm. They have been inseparable ever since.

The couple were living together in November of 2017 when Jeremy proposed...sort of. Dani got suspicious when Jeremy rushed out to check the mail moments before some friends arrived for a game night that they were hosting. Jeremy tried to play it cool, but Dani noticed a small white box tucked between some letters. "All night long I was on edge thinking he was going to propose at any minute," said Dani. "But nothing." As soon as the last guest left, Dani could not stand it anymore so she asked Jeremy what had come in the mail. He slowly pulled a black velvet box out of his pocket and said “you mean this?” Queue the waterworks from Dani.

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Michelle & John's Route 66 Cabin Celebration

Michelle and John first met in 2012. John asked to buy the cute blonde a beer when they bumped into each other on the street outside the oldest bar in Ithaca, New York. They had a beer together, but did not exchange numbers and went their separate ways. However, it must have been fate because a month later Michelle was passing the same bar after work and decided to have a quick peek inside. John was there. They had another beer, exchanged numbers this time, and within a week they both knew it was love.

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Nicole & Kevin's Timeless Rustic Wedding

Nicole and Kevin's romance started with a drive-in movie. Nicole got a sitter to watch her daughter while they went out, and the first movie went over so well, they were able to stay for the second. Kevin was planning on a grand proposal, but each step of the way, his plans were foiled. Finally, while they were having a meaningless argument, he stopped mid sentence to fetch the ring. He told her she was difficult, but he didn't want to be with anyone else. 

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