Erika & Cory in Chicago, IL
Erika and Cory first met in college, but after dating for a short time, they broke it off. Four years later, they reconnected when Erika emailed him out of the blue to see how he was doing.
The Bride Erika Jones, 30, interior designer
The Groom Cory Bradford, 30, professional basketball player
The Date July 11
Cory was off to Europe to play basketball, but they kept in touch over the next few months. When he came home for the holidays, they met up and rekindled their romance. A year later, Cory proposed to Erika in her apartment. “I knew she didn’t want me to do it around a lot of people, so I made sure it was really private,” says Cory