Kristina and Joey

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How We Met

Joey and I met 4 years ago at a college football game. He was up visiting my friend (Lauren) who he has known for years, you see, Lauren’s brother is Joey’s best friend! Lauren could see right away the way I looked at him. His incredible hazel eyes just caught my attention! That night we were at a party and he came up to me and went in for a kiss! I said to Lauren, this kid is nuts! So we went on with our night and after denying him, days and weeks went by before we talked again.. FINALLY I got a text from him… asking me out on a date! We took the trip into central park and it was a beautiful start to an amazing relationship.

How He Asked

On June 18th, 2016 Joey and I took our annual trip into central park (where we had our first date). My best friend (Katie) happened to be going into the city to meet friends for brunch the same day so we took the same train in from Long Island! When we got to Penn Station, Katie’s friends called her to say they missed their train and she would have to wait an hour in Penn Station, so Joey being the gentleman he is, told her to take a walk with us through central park because we didn’t want to leave her alone in Penn! We walked up the belvedere castle and as we were about to take a picture, he got down on one knee and he asked me to marry him. It was not until then that I realized Katie was never meeting friends in the city, and Joey planned this all so that my very best friend could be there when he asked for my hand in marriage. Believe it or not, the surprises did not stop there. We walked down the stairs of the castle, turned the corner, and there was my entire Greek family waiting for me with hugs and kisses. Joey knows how important family is to me, and for weeks he planned for everyone to meet in central park to celebrate. This was the best day of my life and I am so lucky to be marrying the man of my dreams.

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