Erica and Matt were married on September 10th, with a ceremony and reception at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY.

Erica called me from Florida to tell me about her plans to marry Matt at the USMMA, because that’s where Matt had graduated and where he proposed. As she described their love story to me and all their plans for the big day, I couldn’t help but feel a connection to their amazing story, even over such a distance.

The day started with Erica and the bridesmaids watching a video that had been taken of Matt proposing. Matt had to travel a long distance to propose, and he recorded his journey to where Erica was every step of the way so that she could see his entire proposal story for herself.

From there, it was off to the USMMA for the beautiful ceremony. The weather was perfect, and the sunset was amazing—but the most memorable part of the day was the way they looked at each other. It was a true testament to what is really important.

Erica & Matt, thank you for letting me be part of your amazing day and for reminding me that beautiful weather and scenic views are only part of the wedding story. 

Love, John

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