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Melody & Karen

We met more than 17yrs. ago in 1989 to be exact. We both worked for one of the big hospitals in our area. Karen in the lab, me on the Oncology floor. I’d have to go to the lab to retreive and deliver lab work. I admit when I saw Karen she had the most beautiful smile I’d ever seen that flowed right into perfect dimples.

Now at first I was sure she was a lesbian, but didn’t know if she was single; but I flirted anyway with my big hazel eyes.

Everytime I came to her department, I’d try and catch her eye, and she always gave me that smile. So after a while I guess we caught each others signals, and we met for lunch. A while after that we started dating, and we were together for 3 yrs. But an unfortunate misunderstand pulled us apart, and we stayed that way for 17yrs. We’ve each dated other people, and I’ve tried every now and then to keep in touch even if it was just to say hello. But, this time when I called to speak to her, something was different.

Karen was unhappily in a relationship for the past 14yrs, and I was drifting aimlessly in and out of relationships that GOD himself was trying to warn me about. Finally, I got the drift; kicking the last one out of my house and prayed to GOD who knew my heart and my needs better than I ever could to bless me with the right person for me.

When I caught her at work, we talked like a damn had broken wide open. Karen told me she had been praying to GOD that I would call, It proves that GOD heard and answers our prayers.

Love Inspiration

We find peace with and in GOD and each other

Fast Facts

First met: Fall 1989
First date: Fall 1989
Got engaged: May 28, 2007
Ceremony date: 05/02/2009
Ceremony location: Chateau Bu-Sche
Favorite planning resource: Our wedding planner Kyna Horton of Vowed to You
Honeymoon destination: St. Croix, Virgin Islands

In Case You Were Wondering

We're calling our celebration: Wedding/Celebration
Our wedding colors: Chocolate/Pink/Ivory
We will be wearing: Ivory Satin gown/Ivory Satin Suit
Who proposed to who: Karen proposed to me
Our last name will be: Bartel-Vernor
We are registered at: Target.com

Looking Back on the Big Day

First Dance song: Amazed by Lonestar

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