Anthony and Tory

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How We Met

“In a world of constant swiping, we found our reason to stand still together and delete those awful dating apps!”

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We met on a dating app called The League in the early summer of 2019. We both had endured failed relationships in the past but this just felt right from the beginning! After a few dates, both of us knew that this was connection was different. Over the next year, we traveled the world together and realized that we never wanted to be apart again. From Dubai to Singapore, London to the Dominican Republic, we made memories that told the story of our bond while trekking across the world.

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How They Asked

“Perfection is when things go exactly how you didn’t plan it!”

We took what was thought to be a last-minute trip to Asbury Park NJ on August 25, 2020. Asbury Park was special because it was the place that we shared our first “I love you” in 2019. The boardwalk has an artsy and somewhat hipster vibe that both of us fell in love with and proclaimed the beach city as “our spot.” The significance of the city and the date made the proposal that much more special. Not only did the city hold a special place in our hearts, but the date was also the anniversary of Tory’s brother’s death. This was not the originally planned proposal date, but somehow we ended up in this special place, on this day of remembrance and it gave us both something positive to remember in the future.

That evening, we took a walk on the boardwalk and sat on that same bench that we exchanged our strong feelings for one another a year earlier. To Tory’s surprise, the question was popped and she gave a resounding “YES!” A group of photographers and a videographer appeared to cement the moment in digital history!

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Special Thanks

Tohid Rasel
 | Photographer