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Real Wedding: Aislinn & Maria

Real Wedding: Aislinn & Maria

Fall Wedding in Florida

Real weddings are so inspiring! To get you in the mood to plan, we asked real brides to spill the details on everything from getting engaged and finding their wedding dresses to the special touches and surprising moments that made their celebrations completely one-of-a-kind. Aislinn & Maria tied the knot in a stunning ceremony that is guaranteed to make your heart melt. Read on to see more details from their fall wedding in Florida!

Briefly tell us how you and your partner met!

Maria and I met on Bumble! We were both teachers and that started the conversation. Talking was so easy and I found myself checking my phone often, smiling when I saw her name pop up. I was so nervous on our first date, I couldn’t make eye contact for the first five minutes. Maria was so kind and made me laugh, so I decided to relax and even ordered a second drink. She’s been making me laugh daily ever since.

Real Wedding: Aislinn & Maria

Tell us your proposal story!

I knew I wanted to propose to Maria on our dating anniversary. So, I took her back to where we fell in love – St. Augustine, Florida. I reached out to her close friends and family and asked them to write her a letter about what she means to them. I wanted Maria to feel so loved that day. There were nine letters in all. Each letter also had a clue that would lead Maria to a special spot in St. Augustine that held a memory for the two of us.

It started with coffee and a letter from her mom and ended at the spot where I knew for the first time I loved her – St. Augustine beach – where I gave her the final letter, mine. She said yes! We drove home the next day, but I had one more surprise left. Waiting at home was all the family & friends who wrote letters and together we had a surprise dinner. Maria showed off her ring and I held her hand all night knowing I was going to spend the rest of my life with her hand in mine.

Of course, I still wanted “my moment.” Maria knew that, so she planned a proposal all on her own and it was one of the best days of my life. She took me to Bahia Honda Beach in the Florida Keys and proposed Thanksgiving weekend. Then the wedding planning really began!