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Sophia Malary & Anthony Carter

Venue: Miami Beach Resort and Spa in Miami Beach, FL
Honeymoon: Maui, Hawaii
Home: Albuquerque, NM

Sophia is a family medicine resident at the University of New Mexico. Anthony is a general dentist for the US Air Force. The lovebirds met at the University of Florida, but didn’t date until post graduation. While both living in Maryland, the two reconnected and their friendship grew into something more. Sophia appreciates Anthony’s sense of humor. “Laughter is good for the soul,” she says. “He strengthens my spirit.” Similarly, Anthony’s favorite thing about Sophia is her laugh. He shares, “Her smile lights up a room and melts my heart.”

He knew he was in love when…

On our first trip together to the “Big Apple” Sophia planned the trip and picked a beautiful hotel near Times Square. The hotel looked just like the picture except it was the size of a shoe box. Lol. We explored the city and had a blast doing a myriad of activities. During that trip I realized how happy she made me and how much fun we had together. I realized at that moment she was absolutely my best friend and my soul mate.

She knew she was in love when…..

On our first New Year’s Eve together we had a romantic dinner on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale. After dinner we went for a walk along the beach. There were so many people around us but it felt like it was just the two of us. I remember staring at AJ (he probably thought I was looking at him in a creepy way… lol) and realizing how much I loved him!

In 10 years we will…

Be living in South Florida in a home near the water. We hope to have two kids, two dogs and continued success in our careers.

Before the groom got married, he wishes someone had told him…

To cherish every moment of the wedding and reception because it’s going to fly by.

Before the bride got married, she wishes someone had told her…

Everyone always says that “communication is the key to a successful marriage,” but I wish someone had taught me of a great way to get my husband to listen… Lol.

Our favorite activity to do together is….

Eating! We love to explore new restaurants or create culinary masterpieces at our home.

Our nicknames for each other are…

We have a ton of nicknames for each other. Other than the usual “babe,” “baby,” “baby cakes,” etc., we have a few unique nicknames. Sophia sometimes calls AJ “sexy love” after the Ne-Yo song. At the time she started calling AJ that name, “Sexy Love” was one of our favorite songs. AJ sometimes calls Sophia “Koala Bear” because she climbs all over him like a koala climbs a eucalyptus tree.

Our favorite place to spend time together is…

At home. Home is our sanctuary where we spend intimate moments together.

Our song is…

Usher’s “Making Love (Into the Night).”

Our perfect date night is…

Dinner at one of our many favorite restaurants followed by drinks and live music at a lounge.

 

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