Jen & Richard's Love Story

On July 19th we married Jen and Richard in what would be one the hottest days in July! It was a whopping 110 degrees and these two never broke a sweat! ( It is because we only marry the coolest couples!) 

Lots of laughs, stolen kisses between them and a serious case of fire ants for me.. ( it was not fun lol..) thank goodness for an extra pair of shoes in the car and Richard's keen eye! 



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I asked Jennifer and Richard to complete our Love Story Questionnaire and I am so excited to share their responses with you!



  • How did you meet?

    We met on I had been on several dates and noticed she had a nice smile so I reached out to her. We talked via email for a week or so before planning to meet for dinner.

  • What did you first think of Jennifer?

    I saw her walking across the parking lot in a royal blue top and white jeans. I recognized her immediately and noticed her beautiful smile and eyes. She looked like her picture, which was refreshing, and was friendly when we met. During dinner conversation was comfortable and easy as we discovered we had a lot in common. Our match profiles were 100% which no one else came close and once we talked I realized why. What started out as a quick dinner ended up lasting 4 hours and us closing down the restaurant.

  • How did you start dating?

    She texted me as I was going home saying she had a wonderful time so I had her phone number. A couple of days later I contacted her again to to ask her out. I should say my phone died and I had to ask for her phone number again and felt really stupid doing so. I figured she would blow me off and not want to go out again. When she said yes I was very happy as I really enjoyed her company on that first date. She was on my mind a lot over the next few days and we made arrangements to see each other every couple of days. From there the rest is history.

  • How did you know that Jennifer was the right one for you?

    As I said our profiles were 100% on Match and after spending several dates with her I knew she was the one for me. We had only been out about 4 times when I told her I thought I was falling in love with her. There was a brief moment of silence and I thought I had blown it but she responded with a deep passionate kiss.

  • How would you describe the dynamic of your relationship? How would others describe it?

    We have a loving and caring relationship. We care about one another and how the other person is feeling and coping with the difficulties throughout the day. We communicate multiple times throughout the day and enjoy our time together. Other people have commented that it shows that I love her deeply and I make her happy. At the same time, she makes me very happy and has brought me to a place in life I never thought I would be again. Friends comment that we make a good couple and are obviously in love.

  • Tell me three things you love about Jennifer: 

    1. She has a beautiful smile.  2. She has a wonderful sense of humor and we have so much in common of all the things we like to do together. 3. She is a wonderful mother to her children.

  • How did the proposal happen?

    Valentine's Day 2018-We had discussed getting married and engaged. I bought her a pair of diamond earrings and gave her those for Valentines before we went out to dinner. For a brief moment, from the look on her face, she thought the box was an engagement ring and when she opened it and saw the earrings there was a slight look of disappointment. As we were sitting there at dinner the server referred to us as Mr. and Mrs. Mills and I asked her what she thought of that comment as I slid the box, with the ring, in front of her at the table. She just stared at it and I got a bit choked up as she said "are you going to ask me". I asked her to marry me and she said yes.

  • Name three memorable experiences you’ve been through together as a couple.

    1. We took a trip to Napa and toured the wine country. Had a wonderful time with her and it only deepened my love for her. 2. It was important for me to meet her parents before we got married and I got the opportunity at her daughter's high school graduation when they came in for the weekend. 3.The night I proposed to her and the look on her face when she saw the ring...PRICELESS

  • What values are important to you as a couple?

    Honest and integrity Commitment Loyalty and trust in a loving relationship

  • Where do you see yourselves in five years? What are you most looking forward to in your future as a couple?

    I see us a as happily married couple working towards our goals and being able to travel more and see interesting and exciting places.

  • If you were reading this blog post in twenty years, what would you want to remember about your life right now?

    I would always want to remember how much I love her and how happy she has made me. There were times in my life where I never thought I would find someone who would make me happy again and she has far surpassed my wildest dreams.



  • How did you meet?

    We met on I had limited hope for this date as I had been on many 1st dates that I could not imagine moving on to a second date? I allotted an hour and had an exit plan.

  • What did you first think of Richard? 

    When I first saw him I was happy he resembled his pictures. I thought he was handsome with the most amazing blue eyes I had ever seen. The conversation was easy and we shut down the restaurant. I called my best friend/exit plan right after to tell her how great the date was and how much I liked him.

  • How did you start dating?

    He lost my phone number due to some suspect phone issue ;). I waited for 2 days to hear from him which was agonizing, when he finally messaged me on match. We went out the next night and a couple of days later. We always tried to go no more than 2 days without seeing each other. By our 4th date, we were exclusive.

  • How did you know that Richard was right for you?

    According to Match we were a 100% match. We agree on so many things hobbies, interests, values, etc. Conversation is always easy. We knew after about 3 months that we wanted to be together for the rest of our lives. It was just meant to be. We were engaged after dating 6 months!

  • Tell me three things you love about Richard? 

    He loves with all of his being - me, his daughter, his dogs, really anyone important to him.We like the same things -cooking together, enjoying a glass of good wine, gardening, our dogs (although 5 is WAY too many! He laughs with me when I am silly - my love of Salt and Pepa and other 80s hip hop, my jokes about his alien ridge fin on his head and my impromptu dancing that I will only do in front of him. He makes me feel free to be myself

  • How did the proposal happen?

    It was on Valentine’s Day. He showed up to go to dinner and we exchanged gifts. He got me beautiful diamond earrings and I got him Charlie Daniels concert tickets. We went to dinner and our server greeted us as Mr and Mrs Mills. He asked what I thought of that and I said it had a nice ring to it. He pulled out the ring and proposed. I was shocked because I thought the earrings were my gift.

  • Name three memorable experiences you’ve been through together as a couple.

    1. We went to Napa for a long weekend 2. He met my entire family at my daughters high school graduation and they loved him! 3. We went on a cruise to the Caribbean with my kids and my friend and her family.

  • What values are important to you as a couple?

    Honesty Laughter - ok not really a value but a necessity Undying love

  • Where do you see yourselves in five years? What are you most looking forward to in your future as a couple?

    Kids are all moved out and we get to travel together a lot!

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