Hayley & Jason in Galveston, TX
It wasn't until the second time Hayley and Jason met that things fell into place for them. Unlike their first introduction years before, this time "Jason actually noticed the way-older-and-cooler Hayley," says the bride.
The Bride Hayley Stirman, 25, owner of a custom-design invitation and stationery business
The Groom Jason Hardcastle, 29, medical research associate
The Date July 14
Within a week they had their first date, and before long, Jason decided to propose to Hayley during a quiet night at his home. The two began planning a wedding in Galveston, where, the bride says, "much of our relationship had unfolded, including the proposal." Instead of the typical beach look, the couple chose to highlight the city's historic ambience with their nuptials.
- Kate Wood