By Nicole and Dwayne, Newark, New Jersey
Love is definitely a gamble. Our story begins July 3, 2006…that’s when I met my husband, Dwayne. Dwayne and I met at our neighborhood swimming pool. He had every intention to swim but once we exchanged pleasantries, it soon became a conversation that lasted for hours! When the pool was closing, he asked me out on a date and it was on that date that Dwayne told me he was going to marry me. It was a bit weird for a first date…but I was definitely intrigued by it.
Dwayne and I have tons of things in common but most of all; we love casinos, gambling and POKER! We both thought of ourselves as being lucky to have found our soul mates, so when we started planning our wedding, we came up with the perfect theme…”Lucky In Love.” It was a “Casino” themed wedding! Planning a wedding was super exciting but it was also extremely stressful. With money tight and resources scarce, we were stumped. I got tons of help from friends and family but I started to feel like this wedding was taking a turn for the worse.