Harley knew there was something special about the man treating the four-legged members of her family. Duane won her over and the two dated for 18-months before getting engaged. Duane took Harley to the Currituck Light House in Corolla. After climbing to the top, he got down on one knee and popped the question.
The Bride Harley Phillips, 25, a nursing student
The Groom Duane Blanton, 40, a veterinarian
The Date April 4
“It was so windy at the top of the lighthouse we were both worried the ring was going to blow away,” says Harley. But they held on, and she said yes! They said “I do” in a traditional church wedding about seven months later, in the same chapel Harley’s grandfather has been attending for 88 years.