Kelly & Johnanthony, Married 8/2015

Story began on June 5, 2013 when I received my first message from Johnanthony. I have to say at first I was puzzled why such a good-looking man was messaging me and all he had to say was, "Hi". I must admit we were both a little skeptical of each other at first. But once we exchanged phone numbers and began talking nightly, we realizeed that we were both the real deal. Like every new couple we had our ups and downs but I proved to John I wasn't going anywhere because I genuinely liked him a lot and began to have deeper feelings for him. We had our first vacation together with my family, 3 months in and John met everyone in the Outer Banks. We took a few photos there including one at Jeanette's Pier. Time progressed and we said "I love you" at 8 months together and at 1 year of dating I moved in with John. Living together wasn't too much of an adjustment for either one of us and that's how I knew we were meant for one another. Fast forward January 2015 we began talking about getting married and spending our lives together. We told our parents and moved forward with talking more about a possible summer wedding. My parents came down from PA to visit us in May this year and we love the Outer Banks so John planned to take us all to Jeanette's Pier to walk around. The four of us walked to the end and back enjoy othe sights. My mom stopped us and asked for a photo, before I knew it John was down on one knee in the same spot where we had our photo taken 2 years before. My ring was gorgeous and it was so special that my parents were there! We knew my family was coming back to the Outer Banks in August for a week long vacation and we began planning for a small intimate wedding in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Our wedding day was August 2, 2015 and it couldn't have been more beautiful! Our ceremony was on the beach with about 40 guests and our reception was inside the Ramada Plaza Hotel. We were so blessed and able to vacation the rest of the week in the Outer Banks, NC. We've been married 2 months now and we are looking forward to the journey ahead and hoping to have our first child in 2016!