Shannon Smith & Brian Vukmir

Photography by Ruth Hendricks Shannon Smith and Brian Vukmir grew up just a few blocks apart in Highland Park. Brian was a friend of Shannon’s …

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Julie Welsh & Jake Voigt

When Jake Voigt bought Julie Welsh a Yuengling “at one of the ‘Burgh’s oldest, diviest bars,” she didn’t immediately realize he was her perfect match.

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Autumn Pollock & Derek Kellogg

Autumn Pollock and Derek Kellogg’s met while they were students at Slippery Rock High School. One day, Derek offered Autumn (who was still riding the bus) a lift home, and almost seven years later, the couple was still together, but studying at separate colleges.

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Made Fore Each Other

We at WHIRL absolutely adore our staff photographer, Megan Wylie. We also know how much her husband, Dan Ruffing, loves her — just look at this picture!

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Tamara Whiting and Travelle Johnson

It wasn’t love at first sight for Tamara Whiting when she met Travelle Johnson. Her initial, not-so-positive reaction occurred because he interrupted a conversation she was having.

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Krista Voda and Phillip Kelley

Although this pair is quite familiar with the fast-paced world of race car driving, Krista Voda and Phillip Kelley took it slow when it came to their relationship. Their TV connection first brought them together — Krista is a reporter for NASCAR on Fox and Phil is an independent contractor for sports television.

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Maura Sacco and Josh Phillips

The WHIRL girls fell in love with Josh Phillips’ graphic design abilities when he was a WHIRL intern. His wife, Maura Sacco fell in love with Josh after she hired him to work at what would be his summer job. As long as she was his boss, he held back on asking her out. Once the season was over, however, all that changed.

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Jill Chisnell and Dirk Miller

Meeting Dirk Miller “was kind of a surprise” to Jill Chisnell. She explains: “I had stopped looking. Everyone told me, ‘Stop looking, and it will just happen.’

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