Annie-Beth & Joe

Annie-Beth is incredible. With Joe- she’s magnificent:) Annie-Beth called me last spring and told me she really liked my style because it was so artistic. She went on to explain how she loves art. I felt so honored to be worthy to be called an artist:) Annie-Beth and her mom were both so sweet as they explained what her wedding was going to be like. Cincinnati is where Joe and Annie-Beth are getting married because they love the city that much. The best part: the reception is at the Newport Aquarium!! I can’t wait to see the “opening day” of their marriage together. I can’t believe it’s almost here!! The end of May will be here before you know it.

I had Anni-Beth write a few words on how they met and how Joe proposed.

How we met:

After finishing my first year as an undergrad, I decided to stay in Lexington during the summer.  I found a job working at a retail store in the mall.  Joe, having worked at a local high school, also needed a summer job and took a position doing stock at the same retailer.  He tried to get me to hang out with him and his friends several times, but each time I had something else going on.  Eventually Joe got tired of trying and gave me his number.  A few weeks later, I called him and we had our first date.  Now here we are almost six years later.
Our proposal:

In August of 2008, I decided to go to grad school in Rhode Island starting the following spring semester.  We both knew we had something special, and neither one of us had any doubt that we would not stay together for the two-plus years we would be apart.  On Christmas of 2008, my parents invited Joe’s parents to our house to spend Christmas with us.  The only thing out of the ordinary was the fact that they were coming; Joe always came to my house on Christmas day.  The last gift I opened was an empty box; the next thing I knew Joe was down on one knee asking me to marry him.  Of course I said yes.