Their Love Story: Julie & Greg
How they met.
It all started in 2004 when a bunch of curious teenagers were roaming the boardwalk of Ocean City, Maryland. Little did Julie & Greg realize, that summer night would bring them together. By the luck of the draw (no pun intended…Greg is a professional poker player), they just happened to cross paths. Their groups of friends decided to become summer buddies and hang out at the beach most days. Summer came to an end and living in different states made things hard at that age. Greg and Julie were just friends but everyone always knew they had a thing for each other. Luckily for them, AOL instant messenger became “a thing” so they were able to keep in touch.
When the following summer rolled around and another trip to OCMD was approaching, the friends (mostly Julie and Greg) planned to meet up once again. It was very evident that Greg and Julie liked one another at this point. This vacation was full of dumb teenage fun that ended with one single kiss goodbye on the boardwalk. Greg was off to college and Julie was still in high school in upstate New York (cue heartbreaking music). Fast forward 7 years…they would finally meet again.
Julie & Greg were both busy at college and their lives had changed, but every once in a while they would chat on social media and catch up. Eventually the conversations dwindled as they were both in relationships at times or chasing their dreams miles away from one another. Then one day Greg found the urge to see what Julie had been up to for the past few years. He contacted Julie on Facebook. They spent some time interacting on social media and realized they were both single. Greg suggested he come meet Julie in New York on his “way through town”. After some thought and a bunch of “why nots” they met up.
Before long Greg and Julie were madly in love and have been together ever since. Now, they are so ready to start the next chapter of their love story…
Greg had one job to fulfill for his proposal; surprise Julie. And he did it! There was no question of whether Julie and Greg were going to get married. It was just a matter of when. Greg convinced Julie that his friends were staying over another night after a long weekend. He called Julie at work and asked her what she wanted to eat for dinner because he was going to order food for himself and the guys. Julie, indecisive as always, said the chicken and called Greg back two minutes later to change her decision to fish. Meanwhile, Greg was already standing out on the (windy cold) pier 14 with candles lit waiting for her to arrive home.
Julie moseyed home like always after an exhausting day at work however this day she was particularly slow. Forty minutes later…. Julie opened her front door to 4 dozen roses, a candle, a note…. and a completely empty apartment. She immediately knew what was happening. After racing around the apartment to find more clues for a few minutes (nervous that she wouldn’t be able to figure them out), she found the last one on top of her folded scarf on the bed. She raced downstairs and out to pier 13 to find a closed gate. Frantically she remembered she had the clue in her pocket. When she opened it back up, she realized she was at the wrong pier and quickly made her way to pier 14. She again found a partially closed gate. Thinking that maybe it was like that when Greg arrived, she went in.
She heard from afar a man yelling, “time to go, pier is closing”. At this point Julie is so upset and looking around for Greg. Then she saw him and ran over. They hugged, they kissed, they cried… and then they didn’t know what to do. They walked hand in hand off the closing pier to the next one. Greg made Julie wait while he lit the candles again on the windy pier… or at least tried. He finally got down on one knee and asked Julie to be with him for the rest of forever. She did not hesitate to say YES.
The proposal was imperfectly perfect. Julie would take forever getting home because of distractions and go to the wrong pier. Then again, Greg would never think to check when the pier is closing. Another fun chapter in their crazy love story.
Julie & Greg will be tying the knot July 22nd in Morristown NJ surrounded by friends and family.