Leah Hohman and Jason Esser went to Pine Richland High School together, but didn’t date. During college, they went out once, an evening that Leah describes as “a disaster.
Long before they began dating, John Huber and Melanie Mehalic played a meaningful role in each other’s lives. But it was that pesky thing called timing that got in the way for so many years. They became acquaintances through Melanie’s brother-in-law, who is John’s best friend. When he asked his crush on a date though, the
A 10-year friendship blossomed into sudden romance for Ashley Cerminara and Mark Meucci. Mark’s best friend was Ashley’s brother, Freddie, and the future couple attended Peters Township High School together, where they were friends long before they began dating. But once they clicked — one day, “It just kind of happened,” says
The Windy City whisked Amy Chalovich and Michael Dunn together three-and-a-half years ago, and they’ve been united ever since. Two weeks into a work trip to Chicago, Amy was introduced to Michael by a co-worker. “And that is where it all began,” she says. A year-and-a-half later, during dinner in the Signature Room in the John Hancock Tower, Michael surprised Amy with a proposal. “I was floored. I wasn’t expecting it
Alisha Snyder and Paul Newman dated for four years, after being introduced by a childhood friend of Alisha’s, before tying the knot. “I wanted something traditional but unique. It was very much my dream come to life,” she says. The beautiful bride glowed in jewelry from Tiffany & Co. and a dress
You know the saying, “Never say never?” Meet Joseph Salandra and Jennifer Grafe, perfect proof that the old adage is true.The story starts with Joe. “I thought I’d never get married again,” he says with a shrug and a smile.“He was such a confirmed bachelor for so many years,” seconds Jennifer, his now-wife.Then, there’s Jennifer. “I always said I was definitely not going to have a big wedding.”
Tracy Paris and Brian Murello tried their luck on blind date to the Castle Shannon Fire Department’s Monte Carlo Night, and this pair sure hit the jackpot, hitting it off “right from the start,” says Tracy. “It was so exciting.” As for the winter night when Brian showed up at Tracey’s part-
ne University, Cat Woods and Dan Coast’s first encounter came by chance. Walking past each other on a flight of steps, one look was all it took. A mutual friend introduced them, and a