1 of 10 Photography by Diana Zalucky
DeCarlos Hill first locked eyes with Astride Bellavoix when he was a freshman and she was a senior at the University of Central Florida. “I thought she was the one that got away,” he shares. Eight years later a chance e-mail reunited the two and their love affair began.
6 of 10 Photography by Diana Zalucky
An engagement ring wasn’t the couple’s first piece of special jewelry. During a road trip, they stopped at a flea market in the middle of nowhere. “He bought me this rosary bracelet made that I had to have,” she shares. “I wear it everyday and every time I look at this bracelet I think about how I felt at that moment: loved.”
7 of 10 Photography by Diana Zalucky
With their magical moment still fresh, DeCarlos is already looking to the future. “I see us being a powerful couple and helping the community together. I also see us building a home with kids. She wants a lot of kids,” he shares with a laugh.
8 of 10 Photography by Diana Zalucky
“DeCarlos always says he’s not listening, but he does,” she says. “He combined everything I love into that moment. I love the water and nature, and always wanted to ride a horse and carriage. That day couldn’t be anymore perfect than what it was.”
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