Alia, 32, a HRIS consultant, and Aaron, 34, a sales manager, were coerced into a meeting by college friends who had a hunch they’d be a “perfect match.” They fell in love over the phone, met for the first time six months later, and are now headed to the altar following five happy years together.
When Aaron proposed to Alia during halftime while they were at home watching a football game, she couldn’t wait to share the news. “I sent a picture of myself with the engagement ring within clear view,” says Alia.
“The wedding planning has been more difficult than I could have ever imagined,” Alia shares. “I always envisioned I would have a destination wedding somewhere in the Caribbean. Instead, I am having a destination wedding in my hometown, Chicago. The process has been trying at times because I often have to travel to the Midwest to take care of wedding business.” You can do it, Alia. Hang in there, because it will all be worth it.