Jessica and Cory

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How We Met

Like most modern-day love stories, ours started when we connected on Bumble! Cory was eager to start exploring online dating as he was new to the scene. On the other hand, I was discouraged by online dating and was ready to throw in the towel. Fate had others ideas and I decided to give it one last go when I matched with Cory.

Cory and I hit it off during a few weeks of text exchanges and agreed to meet for a date. From the moment I met Cory in person, I knew Cory was the one, however, I’m not sure I made the best first impression. Those who know me know that as a woman in sales, I am never at a loss for words, however, the entire dinner, I couldn’t seem to string two decent thoughts together. I kept telling myself to keep it together and just say something witty, funny, ….something! But I couldn’t get past the overwhelming feeling that I had! Somehow I managed to come out of it with a second date and we’ve been together ever since!

How They Asked

Cory and I were vacationing in Ocean City, New Jersey with my family in August. I had an inkling that Cory might pop the question while we were away because we had recently gone ring shopping together. Halfway through the vacation, I started to think that maybe this was just another normal family vacation. Eventually, close to the end of our week at the Jersey Shore, Cory finally asked! I was tricked by being told we were meeting up with family friends, who happened to be at a neighboring shore point, for a bonfire on the beach. My dad and Cory went out to pick up drinks and the rest of us in the house were going to meet them when we finished getting ready.

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I remember being completely surprised as I approached the beach and saw Cory and the letters to “Marry Me” slowing exposing themselves as I continued forward. I instantly started (very ugly) crying as I walked towards the love of my life! Halfway through my walk towards Cory and the ocean, I turned back to find my parents and was surprised to see some of my family and very best friends. It was an incredible moment and I’ve never felt so special in my entire life! I wasn’t able to hold myself together much more so Cory met me in the middle and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him! Of course, I said yes!!

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Special Thanks

Sarah Jessica Hall
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