Amanda and Matt

How We Met

Matt and I met at Saint Joseph’s University – I guess that makes us “hawkmates”. It was October of my freshman year and Matt was in his junior year. We met through a mutual friend one night and hit it off right away. And here we are almost seven years later!

How He Asked

It was a Monday night in June – Matt and I had plans to go to dinner to celebrate the end of another school year (I am a teacher) and the beginning of another summer. I guess Matt had some other plans! We drove down the island to “dinner” and got there a little early, so Matt suggested we pull off and take a look at the Barnegat Lighthouse. Although we didn’t have that much time, I agreed. We walked around the beach and the lighthouse until we stumbled upon beautifully set up lanterns. At this point I knew something was up! Matt stood with me at the edge of the sand, with the sun beginning to set and asked me to marry him. Waiting for us were our families to celebrate!

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