Joie could have never guessed she'd find the man of her dreams through an online dating site she joined as a dare. But five years and an engagement ring later, she and fiancé Eric are ready to tie the knot in a tropical destination wedding this October. Let's celebrate their love!
My One and Only
Joie's parents absolutely love Eric, and the groom-to-be fits right into the family. "My parents are excited about him officially becoming a part of our family," Joie says. "They love what he stands for. He’s strong in his faith, respectful and family-oriented."
Eric smothers Joie with sweet gestures always, but there is one time in particular that stands out in her mind. "There are so many gifts he's given me, both big and small, but nothing tops my engagement ring and the ultimate gift of sharing his last name and the commitment of spending a lifetime together," she says.
"I prayed about Eric long before I met him and I feel that God has truly delivered on everything I’ve ever wanted in a man and more," spills Joie. "Eric brings out the best in me in every way and I know I do the same for him. He has solid Christian values, he’s ambitious, respectful, funny and treats me like a queen."
There's no such thing as a ring with too many diamonds, and Joie says she absolutely loves her gorgeous Michael B. engagement ring. "It's a round cut diamond ring that features pave diamonds around the band," she reveals. "It is one of the sparkliest and clearest diamonds I’ve seen."
The next time your friends dare you to try something new, you may want to consider it, ladies. "My friends love Eric; they feel as though I’ve met my true match," says Joie. "My girls still take credit for unknowingly helping me find the love of my life by daring me to post a profile on that dating site.
Joie says from the moment she met Eric she knew there was something special about him. "He was extremely handsome, well spoken and intelligent," she says, while Eric agrees that he had similar sentiments about her. "He thought I was beautiful and a bit reserved," Joie adds.
The lovestruck pair enjoy traveling together, going to sports events, exploring new restaurants and generally spending time together. "I enjoy spending our lazy days together," shares Eric. "We like to be able to spend down time together because it gives us time to simply be together. We like to do many activities, but quiet time helps us grow without the distractions that extraneous events can provide."
"I’m looking forward to experiencing a whole host of life’s firsts with my bride-to-be," says Eric. "Marriage is a new adventure we’re both looking forward to embarking on as one." The lovely couple will wed this October in a tropical destination wedding in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Eric will then whisk his woman away on a romantic tour of France, starting in Paris and ending in Monte Carlo. Want to see your engagement photos featured in Just Engaged? Email us now!