Wendy & John in Beverly Hills, CA
Often participants want to forget a blind date. It was just the opposite for Wendy and John. When mutual friends set them up to go out to Hollywood bar Daddy’s Lounge, they had a wonderful time together -- and an enterprising Polaroid photographer was there to capture the moment. “The bartender wound up buying the photo for us,” Wendy says, “so we have a wonderful memento from that evening.” Wendy and John moved in together just six months later.
The Bride Wendy Metzger, a 34-year-old entertainment attorney
The Groom John Halley, a 37-year-old music industry executive
The Date April 16
One evening the following year, Wendy was on her way home from work when she decided to check out an air guitar contest on Sunset Boulevard. "It's not something I would ordinarily want to do," she explains, "but I thought it sounded fun in a campy way." After a good deal of coaxing, John convinced her to come home. When she arrived, he was on bended knee, with a ring in hand.
- Cristina Diettinger