Pam and Brian Kanai celebrated their 10th anniversary by renewing their vows on the Jack Rabbit roller coaster at Kennywood Park in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania -- the same coaster on which they tied the knot. "Our first date was at Kennywood, so having it there seemed appropriate," Pam Kanai, 43, told ABC News about their May 12, 2007, wedding.
Michelle Arendas and Josh Avsec, two Kent State University students, swiped right to match on the dating app Tinder in September 2014. Since then, they’ve engaged in an epic 21st century love story, texting each other over the course of three years. But they've taken months to reply to each other, giving increasingly creative excuses for the delay. Most surprising: they've never met in person.But that all changed today on “Good Morning America.”“This is a dream come true. I can’t believe I’m seeing her right now,” Avsec, 22, said of the heart-melting moment on “GMA. ...
One Los Angeles couple decided to ditch the traditional wedding cake at their nuptials. Instead, they chose a customized wedding piñata cake. Karen Chan and Clayton Lee tied the knot May 13 in front of approximately 180 guests at La Chureya, a luxury villa in Palm Springs, California.
A Georgia woman whose photos of a “Goodwill Date Night” with her husband have gone viral said she hopes the idea inspires other couples to reconnect and find joy. Noel Pauley, who lives in a small town outside of Atlanta, and her husband, Shane Pauley, started their date last Friday night with a stop at a local Goodwill store. Shane Pauley called his wife with the idea after a friend reminded him of the idea, which went viral in 2015 thanks to a Florida couple.
Emmy Ordonez said her uncle found the large photo while cleaning the garage on a property the family rents in Dallas. When he was cleaning it out, the owners told him, 'Take out the junk,'" Ordonez, 29, told ABC News. "He said there were broken antiques, broken furniture, bags with paper that had turned to mush, and they found the picture in the corner of the garage.
A couple made history last weekend by being the first people to officially get married in the British Antarctic Territory. The two polar guides, Tom Sylvester and Julie Baum, got married on July 15 at the Rothera Research Station on Adelaide Island, located to the west of the Antarctic Peninsula according to BBC News. The couple shared their special day with 20 of their colleagues who are all currently working as a team and living in freezing temperatures with limited daylight, according to a British Antarctic Survey press release.
It was true love seven decades in the making for Katie Smith, 89, and Ed Sellers, 88, who tied the knot on July 16 at Community Pentecostal Center in Stanley, North Carolina. “She’d tell me about her ex-boyfriend Ed Sellers and the old days and how they didn’t used to date like they do now,” Katie Smith’s granddaughter, Stefanie Helsel, told ABC News of her grandmother’s memories of her long-lost love. Smith’s husband passed away 17 years ago from cancer and Sellers’ wife died four years ago after battling the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.
Meet Steve and Danielle VanHorn of Dover, Ohio -- high school sweethearts and proud parents to three children. Danielle VanHorn said her husband brought up the idea of doing a silly photo shoot as their June 22 anniversary was approaching, but she thought he’d forget about it by the time they were actually celebrating. "I went to a local hospice donation place and I didn’t even know what I was looking for," said Danielle VanHorn, 33.
Nicole Stein wanted to surprise her then-fiancé Chris Hall with a boudoir photo shoot, which she'd put in a photo album to give to him ahead of their July 1 wedding. One mom said she'd never do a photo shoot so sexy unless she wore a costume.
Jennifer and Timothy Bing got married nearly 40 years ago but didn't have a single professional photo from their big day. Photos from the couple's nuptials held on July 7, 1979, at Seabrook Baptist Church in Lanham, Maryland, were destroyed in a fire at a local pharmacy. Especially heartbreaking for Bing was that the wedding photos were the last pictures taken of her father, who died two weeks later.
Toby Freeman knows how much the grandparents of his girlfriend of 18 months, Angi Grippo, mean to her. Grippo's grandmother, Doris DeFazio, 85, was diagnosed last year with stage-four lung cancer and recently suffered a decline in health.
The first person she called to help her coordinate the massive undertaking was her brother, photographer Andre Brown. “It was crazy,” Andre Brown said. With multiple plans for the wedding ceremony getting foiled, Nakita Brown started getting discouraged, worried her fiancé would catch on.
At the age of 92, Georgiana Arlt shined in the spotlight as the flower girl in her granddaughter’s wedding."I was honored. I was really, really honored," Arlt told ABC News about the moment her granddaughter, Abby Mershon, asked her to take center stage at her wedding. "I was in shock. I gladly did it and I’m happy I did it and I’m happy I lived long enough to do it."For the bride, it was a no-brainer to highlight her grandparents on her big day. She also wanted her grandfather to serve a special role, but he passed away almost exactly a year before her July 1 wedding. ...
While honeymoons give newlyweds a chance to relax after their wedding, more and more engaged couples are taking a vacation even before their wedding festivities begin. Couples say the pre-wedding vacation, dubbed an “earlymoon,” gives them a chance to de-stress and reconnect before tying the knot. “We were met with champagne and macaroons at the hotel [and] enjoyed some really nice dinners,” said Nick Hymer, 27, who took an earlymoon with his now-wife, Christina Hymer, also 27, to Paris before their wedding last year.
Jacob Gardner and Whitney Melendres of Newport Beach, California, have had a whirlwind engagement week that included trips to Disney Land to commemorate when he first told her he loved her, to Las Vegas for dinner at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant because, Gardner said, Melendres "thinks Paris is the most romantic place on earth,” and to Costa Rica where he popped the question.
Vinny Capaldo-Smith tricked his now-fiancée, Brooke Wodark, into inking on him her answer to his marriage-proposal. The moment was caught on camera as tattoo artist Capaldo-Smith, 30, talked Wodark, 23, into tattooing a heart on his ankle. Never having done a tattoo before, she told ABC News it was “nerve-racking” because “you’re about to put a needle in somebody,” but little did she know what would happen next.
These sweet senior citizens are proving it’s never too late to find true love.Murphy Wilson, 70, and Lucinda Myers, 67, plan to wed on July 29 in Huntsville, Alabama.Wilson’s daughters, Gina Woods and Danita Jones, encouraged them to take these precious engagement photos, and now social media can’t get enough. Comedian Niecy Nash shared the picture on Instagram where it has nearly 35,000 likes. #KeepBelievingInLove ??? #rp @aftertheaisle A post shared by niecynash1 (@niecynash1) on Jun 26, 2017 at 6:03am PDT“She swept me off my feet. ...
At Koby and Brittany Frysinger's wedding in Findlay, Ohio, earlier this month, Mitch Jolliff posed for not only the usual wedding party pics but less traditional ones as well. Photographer Lindsey Berger of Country Roads Photography came up with the idea for the "I won / Shut up" photo after seeing how well the "I do / don't" photo turned out from the couple's engagement shoot.
Love was in the air for nine senior citizen couples who renewed their wedding vows on June 22. The special event was organized by Carolina SeniorCare in Lexington, North Carolina. “It was wonderful seeing my wife walk down the aisle.
Weddings usually include something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue -- but for one bride, there was something funny, too. Bride Andria Farthing asked her cousin, Patrick Casey, to take on a unique role in her wedding to earlier this month. "They've been together a while and I started lobbying to be the flower man before they were even engaged," Patrick Casey told ABC News.
Kierstynn Foster Rozema chose to celebrate her wedding day with her family, friends and the doctors who saved her life when she was diagnosed with leukemia as a teenager. Rozema and her groom, Daniel Rozema, and their entire wedding party arrived in a white limousine and posed for wedding photos at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital last Saturday.
One married couple has lit up the internet after recreating a photo they took at a gay pride march in 1993. Nicholas Cardello and Kurt English met in 1992 at a Dignity Mass, a church service led by Dignity, the largest LGBT Catholic organization in the U.S. "We met on Easter," Cardello, 54, recalled to ABC News.
One man knew that if he wanted to propose to his girlfriend, he also had to propose fatherhood to her daughter from a previous relationship. After finding the perfect spot to propose -- on a bridge inside Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve in Fishers, Indiana -- he called his friend, photographer Mandi Gilliland, "and came up with a plan for her to hide out in the woods right by the bridge about 30 minutes before we would arrive the next day," Tribbett told ABC News. On May 27, Tribbett along with his now-fiancée Cassandra Reschar and her 5-year-old daughter, Adrianna, first had breakfast at their local Cracker Barrel.
This diehard Packers-loving groom said “I do” to the love of his life, Marie Packer, in a Green Bay-themed wedding on June 17. The couple tied the knot at Willis Tower in Chicago with elaborate Packers decorations, mostly arranged by the groom.
When Tennessee Titans' cornerback Logan Ryan wed his college sweetheart Ashley Bragg Ryan, he had already received the best gift for a football player. "When we got to St. Lucia we noticed on our drive all the stray dogs and cats on the street. It was very strange to us," Bragg Ryan told ABC News, who is a certified professional dog trainer.