It was far from love at first sight for Eric and Cathy. She did not like him when they first met and would leave conversations when he tried to join in. By spending time with a group of mutual friends, Eric and Cathy became friends and found that they truly enjoyed being with each other. Their friendship continued to grow as the months and years passed and their feelings began to deepen.
One day they realized they were meant to be more than just friends. Each had experienced failed personal relationships and they are thankful for those experiences because they resulted in beautiful children and have given them the knowledge of what is important. Eric and Cathy have experienced many external obstacles to their relationship, but this has only proven to reinforce their commitment to each other and confirm the depth of their love.
After 5 years of sharing a home and parenting responsibilities, Eric proposed on Christmas day using a slide show of pictures of them throughout their relationship. They were planning to have a small ceremony with only themselves and their daughters, but were thrilled to have family and friends insist on being a part of this memorable event.
Eric and Cathy treasure each moment together and wake up each day feeling lucky to have an intense love filled with laughter, respect, and devotion.
Rings: Leon Ness Jewelry
Dress: David’s Bridal
Cake: Ella’s Cakes
Flowers: China Rose Florist
Make-up and Hair: The Spa at Marco Island Marriott
Officiant: Cathy Nelson