Jon and Bernadette met for the first time in sixth grade at Baylife Church. Jon, the perfect gentleman, introduced himself by calling her a name and Bernadette, the ideal lady, promptly hit him with her purse. Bernadette and Jon were friends throughout middle and high school before going their separate ways after graduation. In 2014, they met again in the exact same room at Baylife Church that they had years previously. Soon after they began dating and the following summer told each other, “I love you,” for the first time. In June 2016, Jon asked Bernadette to marry him in the same spot that they had met, both as children and adults, and she said, “Yes.” On June 17th, 2017, Bernadette and Jon will tie the knot in Estero, FL, at New Day Christian Church.