Financial analyst Kristen Jones Stone and accountant Landon Stone became husband and wife on July 3, 2009, in Los Angeles. The two jet-setters met at the airport while in college, and distance couldn’t keep them apart.
Kristen has no problem fighting for love to keep her relationship strong.
“Landon’s morals are so high,” she says. “When I was dating that was hard to find. He’s always helping his mom and grandmother. If you can find someone who’s selfless to other people, it’s a great thing.”
Kristen and Landon have found a balance in their different personalities, as they grew together from college students to young professionals. She was happy to get him out of wearing big white T-shirts, while learning from him as well.
The newlyweds make their first stroll as husband and wife at their reception. Spending a year apart early in their relationship, reinforced their bond.
“Being long distance allowed us to move our relationship to a new level,” she remembers. “It enabled us to trust. My friends would tell me how all he could talk about was me when they hung out. I realized what a great guy I had.”
Landon surprised Kristen with their honeymoon plans and booked a trip for a few days in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. He found the flight was only $100 more to add DR to the trip. Once back in Los Angeles, the newlyweds were still in the honeymoon spirit and trekked to Vegas for a few days before going back to work.