Kelli thought she’d never find a guy who met her standards but then Anthony walked into the bar where she was enjoying happy hour with friends. They hit it off instantly, and four years later, he asked her to be his wife while on a romantic vacation in the Bahamas.
Committed to Love
"I knew very shortly after meeting Kelli that she would be my wife," says Anthony. "As a man, I just had to make that commitment."
"The theme of my wedding was modern elegance," says Kelli. "I was able to execute almost every detail because I had the best wedding planner ever, Nicole Roberts of Final Beginnings Event Planning. She was absolutely amazing."
"My husband has an excellent sense of style, so he selected his stunning Calvin Klein black tuxedo and the groomsmen's Vera Wang slim fit charcoal grey tuxedos, with my approval of course," Kelli tells us.
“I was especially proud of my bridesmaid dresses,” says Kelli. “I was determined to find a dress that did not forgo style, looked great on all body types and could actually be worn again. I realize I was trying for the impossible but I succeeded.”
“The reverend performed a rose ceremony, which was about forgiveness and saying I love you,”’ says Kelli. “He gave each of us a rose and spoke on the importance of realizing that perfection is not possible. He suggested that we designate an area in our home where a rose can be placed spontaneously. This nonverbal action would always mean I love you.”
"I said yes because I knew that I could love and live with the man that Tony is," says Kelli. "Meaning, even though we have many differences (both of us are Type A) we have basic principles that we share and are committed to. I didn’t feel as if I would need to change him in order for our marriage to be successful."
"Tony and I decided to go our separate ways after dating for a little over a year," says Kelli. "It was a hard but necessary decision. We were apart for approximately one year. The day Tony, on his own accord, confidently looked me in the eyes and said that he was ready for the type of relationship I deserved, I knew then he was the one."
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