Love Story: Rob + Reilly


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From first date to forever. Robert Morgan, 30, and Reilly Johnson, 25, knew they had a love that would stand the test of time. This is their love story…

Photography by: Kirk Grant Photography

How did you two meet? What were your first impressions of each other?

Ro: I was born in Birmingham, but had spent most of my life up north and recently moved back from Washington D.C after a 4 year stint. I was looking to meet new people, but when I saw Reilly I knew instantly where home was.

img_2935Re: My first impression was that he had kind eyes and was the type to always be down for adventure.

What is your favorite thing about your partner? Why?

Ro: How well she deals with my family.

Re: How loudly he sings, no matter how off-key

When did you realize you had met “the one,” that you wanted to spend the rest of your life with each other?

 Ro: I know it’s ridiculously cliché, but I knew at the end of our first date. She’ll maybe edit this, but she wouldn’t get out of my car. She was just gorgeous and so alive and I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with that energy.

Re: As we were saying goodbye at the end of our first date, we locked eyes, and I knew.

Can you each tell me about the proposal from your own perspective?img_2833

Ro: I thought I was so slick, but I wasn’t. I planned this perfect proposal down in 30-A with a photographer and dinner, but the weather was a disaster that weekend and in an impromptu moment during a full moon, I decided the time was right.

Re: He wanted to do a beach trip down to Rosemary Beach with just the two of us. A couple of times he slipped up, and I had a sneaking suspicion that this wasn’t an ordinary beach trip. After dinner our first night there, we decided to take a late walk on the beach. I walked straight to the water. He spotted me, spun me around, said “I have to ask you a question,” and dropped to one knee.

What was your experience like shopping for the ring at Diamonds Direct? Tell us why you love the ring.

Ro: Truly they are the best. I found a stone that I loved and wouldn’t leave it and they were able to acquire it. They put everything together, got me the ring and the rest is history.

Re: I love that this stone is a vintage stone, first recorded in the 1920s. I love that it is unique but also has a history.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given about love/relationships?

 Ro: Learn how to lose the fight.

Re: Learn how to fight and stay madly in love forever.

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