Ali and Austin

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How We Met

ALI AND AUSTIN MET IN THE SUMMER OF 2014. WHAT STARTED OFF AS A FRIENDSHIP SLOWLY BLOSSOMED INTO A RELATIONSHIP—THANKS TO A PATIENT YET PERSISTENT AUSTIN. AFTER DISCOVERING A MUTUAL LOVE OF NEW JERSEY’S COASTLINE, ROAD TRIPS, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, DOGS, SUMMER NIGHTS, AND BEACHSIDE COCKTAILS, THEIR CONNECTION GREW DEEPER.Image 4 of Ali and Austin

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IN 2017, THEY MOVED INTO THEIR FIRST PLACE TOGETHER IN ONE OF THEIR FAVORITE BEACH TOWNS. FIVE YEARS OF MEMORIES LATER AND ALI AND AUSTIN’S LOVE STORY CONTINUES. THEIR LITTLE FAMILY EVEN GREW BY ONE THIS YEAR THANKS TO THE ADDITION OF A TOTALLY LOVABLE, TOTALLY MISCHIEVOUS GOLDEN RETRIEVER NAMED BANKS.

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How They Asked

IN OCTOBER OF 2019, AUSTIN ROLLED ALL THE WINDOWS DOWN AND TOLD ALI TO HOP IN THE CAR FOR A SUNSET DRIVE. WHEN THEY ENDED UP AT SEA GIRT, BACK WHERE IT ALL BEGAN, AUSTIN GOT DOWN ON ONE (VERY SANDY) KNEE—AND MANY SCREAMS OF DISBELIEF LATER, ALI FINALLY SAID YES. WE CANNOT WAIT TO CELEBRATE THIS EXCITING NEW CHAPTER WITH OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

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