“Our story started years ago in high school. AJ and I had crushes on each other, but never dated. I kept my eye on him throughout the next few years though.”

“Fast forward to 2016, AJ and I were living in Tampa, FL. We were invited to a ‘graduation celebration dinner’ or so I thought. We met my friends at a speakeasy in a hidden room behind a bookcase–it was amazing! At the time, I didn’t think anything was out of the ordinary. We ordered our drinks and were just chatting with everyone when the bookcase opened and some people filtered into the room. I looked behind me but didn’t think anything about it. Then I did a double take and realized I knew the people who were walking into the room. All of a sudden, it hit me!! I started shaking like crazy and put my drink down. AJ pulled me to my feet, and he got down on one knee. “

“I was so overwhelmed with emotion, that I don’t remember a word that he said!! Thank God he saved his speech on his phone so I could read it later! I do, however, remember the love of my life asking me to marry him. I pulled myself together enough to say “YES!!!!”. And then he slipped the most perfectly beautiful ring on my finger. I have never been so happy in my entire life and now I get to spend the rest of my life with my perfect match!”

Getting Ready, Ceremony, and Reception Location: Oxford Exchange

Planner: Sarah Fairbairn

Grooms Wear Shop: Khol’s

Wedding Dress Shop: The Dressing Room

Hair and Makeup: Beauty Brought Out

DJ: Kevin Kramer

Videographer: 38 Films

Catering: Oxford Exchange

Cake: Chocolate Pi Vintage Confectionery

Rings: Westshore Diamond Company and IGS Gem Lab

Officiant: Jackie Hoffman

Florist: La Vi En Rose Designs

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