From Orlando to Dallas, fate brought Joe and Sam together to begin the next chapter of their lives as one. After dating for over 3 years, Joe proposed to Sam in New York City’s Central Park during a family visit.
Sam and Joe lead separate lives until 2013 when Sam relocated from Orlando to Dallas on the heels of a new job opportunity. Initially connecting online, they later realized how special their story would become.
As Sam got settled into her new hometown, Joe realized she only lived about 1 mile away. This was the first sign that fate was in full control. Their first date was very casual but left a lasting impression. The food was great, but deep down Joe really hoped Sam was more impressed with him than the meal. It was anything but a typical date. They shared laughs and stories throughout the evening, eventually realizing a second date was most definitely in order.
They planned to go see Joe’s favorite band at a bar down the street from Sam’s new place. After dinner and drinks, they danced the night away. Joe still maintains that showing Sam his easy-go attitude and super-sweet dance moves that night are what finally won her over. Joe realized after having yet another amazing date that something special was in store for them.
Sam’s love of football and outdoor adventures would take some getting used to for Joe, but her passion for cooking was a major mark in the plus column. They have built 3 years of memories together, from museum date nights to sporting events to camping in the wilderness to game nights at home. Together they have shared tears of love and tears of sadness, and in these hard times they learned to lean on each other. They have been inseparable since they felt that spark on the first date.
Hair & makeup – Marbles Beauty
Dress – Essence of Australia
Girls dresses – various designers
Shoes – Betsy Johnson
Flowers – Kate Foley
Decor – Susan Cauthorn
Rings – family friend
Cakes – Creme De la Creme
DJ – Its Your Night
Officiant – Sam’s Uncle Jimmy