July 19, 2013
Single and thoroughly in the dating game, Rebecca and her friends got drunk for her birthday and perused the list of available men in her area on OKCupid. With her blessing, her best friend Ally decided to message a man named Cory.
September 5, 2013
Having logged into his account after a short dating hiatus, Cory discovered the message from Rebecca and began a conversation.
September 9th, 2013
Rebecca and Cory had their first date at the Portsmouth Brewery over a beer and a long strange conversation about ass-less chaps and how people would look without eyebrows or noses. To this day they have no idea how they arrived at this topic, they only remember laughing until the waitress kicked them out for the night.
They walked together to the parking garage and upon goodbyes, both parties froze up and muttered a goodbye. On their respective drives home, both were convinced the other was not interested. Turns out they were both wrong.
September 14, 2013
Date THREE. Both Cory and Rebecca were remarkably surprised at how much they liked each other. That night, they grabbed a beer at RiRa’s with Cory’s brother Blake and drove down to the Hampton Playland Arcade to settle an argument about who was better at air hockey (Rebecca won that night (fair and square) but the battle continues to this day). Following the air hockey showdown, Rebecca and Cory strolled along the boardwalk and shared their first kiss.
Fast forward 2 1/2 years:
Having convinced Rebecca a proposal was at least 6 months out, Cory started to hatch a plan. After getting her parents’ blessing and a family ring from Rebecca’s ‘Ant’ Janis, the pieces were falling into place. As luck would have it, Cory won a weekend trip to Stowe, Vermont in December 2015 – the perfect excuse to take an all expenses paid trip to one of their favorite towns.
December 10, 2015
Rebecca and Cory arrive in Stowe for their weekend trip and Cory suggests they dress up and have a fun night out on the town. After getting ready, they moseyed on down to the hotel bar, where Rebecca had two glasses of Stowe Cider and was feeling no pain. Cory was starting to become nervous and restless. He suggested they take a walk through town to look at the lights and find a nice Christmas tree. Failing to find a decorated tree downtown, they began to wander the side streets, where they came upon a tree completely lit up and decorated for the season. When they stopped to admire the tree, Cory could not stand still and began to get extremely antsy – at this point Rebecca took notice. Having realized the moment was now, Cory gave Rebecca a hug, got down on one knee and asked Rebecca to love him for the rest of her life. Worried that he wasn’t going to get an answer through the tears, he had to prompt her to answer. To this day Rebecca still has NO idea what Cory said when he proposed.
September 9, 2017
Exactly four years later to the day of their first date, they are getting married and are looking forward to celebrating and sharing their love with everyone!