Love Is In the Air Right Here at Delaware Today
This real-wedding feature includes a story of a secret office romance.
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The two fell into an easy collegiality. But then tragedy struck. Becky’s father passed away. She took a leave from work to be with family.
“Jarred sent flowers to my house,” Becky says. “I was so touched. I barely knew him. But I realized he was such a good, sweet guy. That was a turning point for me.”
A first date soon followed, at Union City Grille. The date was good, but Becky was anxious. She was not too far removed from heartbreak from a previous relationship, and she thought the single thing might be good for her for a while.
But then Jarred went away on a trip to the Caribbean with friends, and she missed him. “Here he is, in St. Thomas, but he’s taking the time to message me, even the littlest thing, just to say hi,” Becky says. “Then things got serious.”
The ring, from Orly Diamonds, burned a hole in Jarred’s pocket for six months. He was waiting for the perfect time. A trip to Montreal to visit Becky’s grandparents in 2012 didn’t get any better.
“Proposing in Montreal was perfect because I wanted her family up there to be involved,” says Jarred. “Unfortunately I realized halfway there that I’d left my shoes at home so I proposed in a pair Air Max 90s. I’m still embarrassed about that.”
After lunch in Old Montreal, the pair walked along the gorgeous Saint-Lauren. “And he just found this woman to take a picture of us,” Becky says. “So we have the whole thing on film. I’m so glad that’s what he chose, because getting engaged there was extra special.”
While Becky was over the moon to become Jarred’s wife, the whole wedding planning thing wasn’t something she got too worked up over. “I think I applied the same approach to almost every decision,” Becky says. “Pick something and be done with it. We were more focused on thinking about our family and friends, wanting them to have a good time, than, say, picking a videographer.”