Chiara and Domenico

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Our story started when we were kids. Our families have known each other for years, so we were often together when we were young. When we got older, I was in Jr. High and Dom in High school, we would often go on double dates with my sister and her now-husband (who is Dom’s best friend) although the feelings were always there, the age difference of 3 years was a little odd at that time. We always kept in touch throughout the years, we saw different people, but still made time to catch up, and no matter who we were with, those feelings were always mutually there. In 2013, my sister got engaged and picked me as her maid of honour, and Dom was the best man. This gave us a chance to give it another go. We got a lot closer over that year and spent a lot more time together, and everything between us just fell into place and we knew this was the right time. The first few months of our relationship were not easy, for many reasons, but we battled through it all and became stronger as a couple. Just over two years into our relationship, Dom and I did a little Easter egg hunt at a park where we had our first “official” date. To my surprise, inside one of the Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs was the ring of my dream (yes, he managed to perfectly unwrap, take apart and put together a Kinder Surprise!), Dom got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. This remains one of the happiest days of my life, and I never get tired of thinking back on it! We will become Mr. & Mrs. on July 23, 2016.