“Anthony and I met in the summer of 2006, when we were both selected for a marine science internship program in Charleston, South Carolina. Since we were both from the Midwest and came from schools in central Wisconsin, we immediately connected. After graduating, we pursued Masters degrees at the University of South Florida and then moved back north—this time to Massachusetts.
“Our wedding day didn’t go exactly as planned, but it was just the experience we wanted! A sudden summer thunderstorm moved our ceremony from the planned outdoor location to a nearby chapel. The impromptu location ended up being a cozy—but perfect—fit. We wrote almost the entire ceremony ourselves, which was officiated by a teacher at my former high school and family friend.