Even though they had met while working for non-profits in the same building, Heather and Brandon didn't hit it off until they launched their own businesses five years later.
The Bride Heather Clark, 33, wedding and event planner
The Groom Brandon Dwight, 37, bike shop co-owner
The Date September 20
"I was waiting for a client in a local coffee shop when Brandon walked in," says Heather. His new shop was next door. Heather recognized him, and they struck up a conversation. She emailed him a few weeks later with a question about her bike and to suggest they meet for a drink. That meet-up led to many more. Three-and-a-half years later, around Christmas, Brandon made Heather believe he forgot to fill her stocking (her favorite tradition). After exchanging their last gift, Brandon confessed, "Actually, I did get something for your stocking." Heather reached down and pulled out a ring. Brandon proposed on one knee by the light of the Christmas tree. This time, with Brandon's help, Heather planned her own wedding, a modern event with vivid orange and green details and nods to her Scottish heritage.