When their best friends tied the knot, Kristy and Mark wound up in the same wedding party. The next day, Kristy went on a two-week hiking trip and her luggage was stolen. She told her new friend Mark about it and was touched when he sent a care package of items he thought she’d need. They arranged a date for the day she returned and hit it off.
The Bride Kristy Kirkpatrick, 31, an account executive
The Groom Mark Wehrman, 31, a director of business development
The Date September 27
A year-and-a-half later, Kristy and Mark trained for a half-marathon and marathon respectively. The week of the race, Mark got sick, but he insisted on being there to root for Kristy. When she crossed the finish line, he was waiting with an engagement ring.