Our Marriage Story

How we met: (June/July 2011)

Back in June 2011, we met online on a dating website. After exchanging multiple messages, we met for our first date on Monday July 4th in Frederick Maryland. We had lunch at Glory Days (we both ordered burgers) and hit it off very well so we continued onto a big Independence Day festival where we listened to music, chatted, shopped, had Rita’s Italian Ice, and shared our first kiss under the fireworks.

The Proposal: (Sunday September 14, 2014)

Wanting to make the occasion perfect, John planned the proposal for an entire year. He had recently booked a Western Caribbean Cruise and with the love for cruises, John had the idea to propose during this particular vacation. John worked secretively with both families to gather videos sharing their wishes for the hopeful couple and their future together. The videos were combined to form one large music video played along with Christina Perri’s A Thousand Years song. The second night of the cruise, which was the first formal night, he worked with the cruise line to make it appear like they won a free photo shoot which would occur right before dinner. After getting all dressed up, and during the last picture as Libby’s back was turned, the video was pulled out and played. John got down on one knee and proposed right after the video and Libby of course said yes!


As a cruise tradition, John designed t-shirts to wear for the first day of their trip. This proposal cruise, John designed the shirt with a silhouette of a guy proposing on the beach in the background image. Despite Libby wearing this shirt day one of the cruise, she never realized the connection until after it was pointed out following the proposal.

Our Wedding and Honeymoon: (Saturday August 29th – September 6th, 2015)  

We had our beautiful beach themed summer wedding on the Chesapeake Bay at Down’s Park in Pasadena, Maryland. We could not have asked for a more perfect day filled with so much love, perfect weather, family and close friends. For our honeymoon, we flew to Puerto Rico and enjoyed a cruise to the US Virgin Islands.

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