Anna and Joe

How We Met

Joe and I met in high school in 2006. He was the volleyball stat boy while I was the captain of the volleyball team. Our love story started to unfold at each and every volleyball game. His volleyball compliments slowly started turning into personal compliments. Then he finally had the courage to ask me out on a date. The photo attached is from or senior prom in 2007.

Image 1 of Anna and Joe

how they asked

On February 25, we had planned to go to Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ. This aquarium is beautifully filled with a variety of marine life and wonderful exhibits. Since I am a science teacher and shark enthusiast this aquarium is one of my favorite places. We decided to be daring and try the Shark Bridge since it is a new exhibit. The Shark Bridge is an 81 foot long bridge that is inches above a 550,000 gallon tank filled with dozens of sharks. As we walked through the shark bridge once, (keep in mind my adrenaline was rushing through me because you are just inches above dozens of sharks), my fiancé kept looking in back and in front of us. He then stated, “Anna let’s go on the shark bridge again, I want to be the only ones on the bridge.” So we run back around to the entrance and we ask the worker to take a picture of us.

Image 2 of Anna and Joe

At first she was unwilling but she finally agreed. As she was taking the picture, my fiancé tapped me on the shoulder WHILE ON THE SHARK BRIDGE and said, “Will you make me the happiest man alive and marry me?” I screamed, “YES! YES!”. He then picked me up in the air as we were standing on top of the shark bridge. The Adventure Aquarium worker stated that we were the first couple to get engaged on the Shark Bridge. Our proposal was truly JAWSOME!

Image 3 of Anna and Joe

Special Thanks

Adventure Aquarium Worker
 | She took pictures of videos of the shark bridge proposal.