Maddy and Troy

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How We Met

We are sorta high school sweethearts! We met in high school (when he was a senior and I was a junior), but didn’t end up dating until after he had graduated.

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We dated through my senior year and when I decided to go to college out of state, 1,000 miles away, it was a no-brainer that we would date long distance. When I found out we would be living the next few years apart, we went to our favorite date night spot and pinky promised each other we would always love each other (early 2014).

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Two years later, after a decision to change my path a little, I moved back home to Orlando and we decided to move in together and extend our family by four paws!

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How He Asked

Our evening started with a nice dinner at Disney’s Grand Floridian to celebrate our very productive year together. After dinner we decided to walk from the Grand Floridian to Disney’s Polynesian resort to walk along the beach. This particular beach had become “our spot” throughout our time dating. We went there on date nights for picnics, had our prom photos taken on the beach, and it was the same one where we had made that pinky promise years ago. As we got closer to the beach I saw some torches in the sand so we walked closer to see what was going on, but I totally knew what was going on. Once we made it to the torches he got on one knee and proposed!

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I had my suspicions this would be happening for weeks, but I was still in complete shock. Shortly after I said yes, my best friend and Troys friend/photographer jumped out of the bushes and we had a mini photo-shoot.

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Special Thanks

Jordan Tarquino
Photography