Peter was born in New York, but when he was a child his family moved to Virginia. Courtney is from New Jersey and went to college at Virginia Tech where she became friends with people Peter knew from home. Both of them moved back north to NYC after college to start their careers.
HOW THEY MET
Having a close connection to Rockaway Beach, New York, Peter and his brother participated in a charity event for Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Courtney and Peter met that night when Courtney joined one of their mutual friends who was in town visiting at the event. Afterwards, they all went to dinner and Peter and Courtney ended up sharing a cab home. Courtney will tell you that Peter made her laugh the whole cab ride home!
After a few months, the couple met up again at a bar during happy hour where Peter was basically forced to ask her out! The rest is history! They both live in lower Manhattan and enjoy spending weekends having fun in their neighborhoods. They eventually moved to Flat Iron. Their choice for their engagement session could not be better!!!!
Peter and Courtney planned for a lovely September trip to Italy starting out in Rome. From there, they traveled to the Amalfi Coast. Their first destination was the Isle of Capri! Just the sound of that is so romantic!!! Upon arrival, they had some rain and rough seas, so they waited till the following day for Peter to rent a small boat to tour the island. As they enjoyed some rose, grottos and beautiful scenery, they approached the Faraglioni rocks, also known as the "Tunnel of Love". At that point Peter gave the captain the head nod and asked for a photograph. As Courtney stood for the picture, Peter dropped down on one knee and presented a beautiful engagement ring. She told him to stand for the photograph and when she looked down, she realized what he was doing!!! Peter told her that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her, and there asked her to marry him!! She said yes and they enjoyed three more days enjoying their engagement in Positano.
WHAT THEY ENJOY TOGETHER
They love trying out all of Manhattan's great restaurant (Italian is their favorite). When they have free time in the summer, they spend most weekends in Rockaway Beach where Peter's grandmother and family lives. They love to travel and like most couples, they love to binge watch tv shows on Netflix and making each other laugh!
Courtney and Peter wanted a place to celebrate their wedding day at a place that felt a bit southern seeing they both love the feel of a southern plantation. When they arrived at the Ryland Inn for a visit, they immediately fell in love with it and knew it would be perfect for their special day.
The happy couple will be getting married May, 2018 and I cannot wait!!! Congratulations guys!!