Niki and Justin met at a bar in December 2018. Niki first fell in love with Justin when they were long distance and he came to her graduation. He took a final exam for law school in the morning, drove 2 and half hours to her graduation, brought flowers and a gift, sat with her family, and then had to go back to school early the next day for another final exam. She felt so loved and supported that he put in all that effort despite being busy with his own school-life.
Niki knew Justin was the one when he spent the week with her family on vacation in South Haven. He fit right in with the group and they had such a fun time. Niki loves Justin’s spontaneity and how he pushes her out of her comfort zone. They are looking forward to creating new traditions, traveling, starting a family, and building a life that they are proud to live.
Nicole and Jack met in 2018 at Grand Valley State University through a mutual friend. They were friends for a while and then started dating in the summer of 2019. Nicole had a feeling that Jack was “the one” before they even started dating. They got along so well and had so much in common. After dating a few years, Nicole moved to Florida for grad school and asked Jack to come with her because she knew she wanted to marry him. He said he knew she was “the one” on their first date!
They are looking forward to starting a family, traveling, and creating new memories together as best friends!
Nate and Emily first met during Nate’s junior year and Emily’s freshman year at Adrian College in 2014. They were both runners on the cross country and track team and Nate slyly got Emily’s number from the team contact list during welcome week. He texted Emily to “make sure she knew where to go” for a team get together that night but had full intention of keeping the conversation going (and that he did!). Amongst all the new people they were meeting at college and on their team, they knew during the first week they met there was something special between them.
Sydnie first met Alex in college when she was 19 years old. One of her bridesmaids was a coworker and friend of Alex’s and introduced them. During a trip to Sunset Point on Presque Isle in Marquette, they were talking and watching the sunset from Alex’s truck. Sydnie felt so at home and safe there and thought that she could do this with him every day for the rest of her life and never be sick of it.
They said “I love you” after about 2 weeks of knowing each other and they both knew the feelings were real even though it was early on in the relationship. Now 7 years later, they’re married, living in Traverse City, and have a sweet little English Bulldog named Winston.
They are most looking forward to have someone to choose every single day. They recognize that there will be highs and lows of course, but they are such a strong unit and have so much faith and love for each other that they know they can get through anything together.
Sheldon and Jared met in December 2019 through a mutual friend after Sheldon followed Jared on Instagram because she had a little crush on him! Sheldon first fell in love with Jared during COVID when they spent a ton of time together and with family. They both knew early into the relationship that they wanted to marry each other. Sheldon remembers looking at him the first time she met him and knowing he was something special.
Sheldon loves how supportive and encourage Jared is and also his bad jokes that she keeps finding funnier everyday. Jared loves the way Sheldon loves him. They are most looking forward to growing older and experiencing life together – buying their first home, having kids.