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Diana and Brandon

Arcola, IL

Diana and Brandon met in September of 2007 while she was in the midst of her 3rd year of medical school and Brandon was a corporate associate.  Given the busy lifestyles of medical students and corporate lawyers, they had each decided to enroll in eHarmony in hopes of finding someone special to share their lives with.  Within a few short weeks they had connected with each other, writing extensive emails daily for nearly a month.   After such an intriguing introduction, the couple decided to meet for ice cream on a sunny September afternoon in Hyde Park.  Their first meeting could not have gone better as Brandon was so caught up in his conversation with Diana he forgot all about the time (or so he says) and Diana’s cheeks were sore from smiling and laughing for the entire afternoon.  Since the 22nd of September, the couple has been nearly inseparable; having now found the perfect partner to share the special gifts life has to offer.

On December 31, 2008, a taxi dropped Brandon and Diana off at Brian and Gigi’s home in Wilmington, North Carolina for a 4 day trip of rest and relaxation. After they settled in, Brandon suggested they drive to the beach before their New Year’s Eve dinner to take advantage of what was supposed to be the warmest day of their trip. Since they had visited the beach the year before, Diana did not suspect anything at this point. During the walk, she noticed a bottle lying in the sand with a note inside, and at this time, she was still naïve to what was going on and actually thought the bottle was from a poor soul stranded on an island. She proceeded to excitedly take pictures as Brandon opened the bottle. It was only after Brandon asked her to read the message that she understood that this was the moment she had dreamed of her whole life. Brandon proceeded to get down on one knee and the rest is history!!  


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