Monique and Mark first realized they had crushes on each other in English class just a few days before the end of their senior year of high school. At prom, they even ditched their dates so they could hang out all night. But their high school romance was short-lived and the two lost touch after graduation. Years later, they reconnected through a mutual friend and have been together ever since.
The Bride Monique Young, 30, school counselor
The Groom Mark Rodrigues, 29, customer service
The Date October 31
Mark’s really into photography, so after three years of dating while the couple was in Cabo San Lucas for a friend’s wedding, he took a walk alone on the beach, spelled out “Will you marry me?” in the sand, and took a photo of the proposal. The next day, the two went for a walk along the shore, and it was there that Mark pulled out the photo and a ring.