My good friend, business partner and fellow West Point Graduate (Marcus Brooks-2007) and fiancé Crystal Hills are both serving as Officers in the Army. Separated while both in theatre (Afghanistan) and separated in Garrison posts oceans away, their love still finds away. You will say... Ahhh!
They are 1 of 4 finalists in the Seabrook Island Resort Beach Wedding Giveaway.
Check out their story:
Crystal and Marcus have a rather fateful romance going for them. The two met at West Point, then, years later while stationed in separate cities in Afghanistan, struck up a romance that played out over “handwritten letters, spotty Internet connections, and often disconnecting phone lines,” says Marcus. (Between missions, he says he even folded paper origami roses so he could send her a bunch of flowers.) When the two were back stateside, with Crystal stationed in Hawaii and Marcus in Georgia, one visit found him on the mic in a jazz club pouring out his love for her along with a proposal. They danced to “At Last” and soon decided to wed in Crystal’s hometown of Charleston. “We plan to retire there after our Army careers,” explains Marcus. “Crystal speaks of Charleston with reverence, with stories past, and with pure happiness as much of her family still lives there. And after walking along the Charleston’s coast, hand-in-hand with my wife-to-be and almost hypnotized by the gentle lap of the water, I, too, fell in love with the city.” Add in the area’s rich military history, plus the Gullah traditions that they hope to share with his California family, and there couldn’t be a better spot for them to say “I do.”
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Voting will conclude at 11:59 p.m. EST on September 30, 2014. All votes casted will be counted. The couple with the most votes, "likes" and "shares" will be deemed the Grand Prize Winner. Please note, there’s one vote on the Charleston Weddings website per person per day. The lucky Grand Prize Winner will be notified and their names will be made public by October 15, 2014.