Our Story

How We Met

 On Halloween night in 2015, at Jonny Mac's in Asbury Park, NJ, Tanya and Mike's paths crossed in an unforgettable way. Tanya, dressed as Freddy Krueger, playfully swiped at Mike's pen with her Freddy blade hand as he was signing his receipt. Caught off guard, Mike exclaimed, "I wasn't expecting that," coincidentally the title of the song Tanya had heard while getting ready for their first official date. Curious, Tanya asked if he was dressed as Ron Burgundy, to which Mike responded with a matter-of-fact tone, "Are you an idiot?" Little did they know, this playful encounter would mark the beginning of a unique and spirited connection between two souls destined for a memorable journey together. 

The Proposal

In a scene straight out of a Hallmark movie, Mike planned a picture-perfect proposal in the enchanting Christmas Town of Peddler's Village in Pennsylvania. With anticipation, he led Tanya to the center of the village, where a beautifully decorated gazebo awaited them. As the lights twinkled around them, Mike got down on one knee, surprising Tanya with a heartfelt declaration of love and asking "Will you marry me?" Her eyes filled with tears of joy as she said "Yes!" to the man of her dreams. Little did she know, Mike had thought of every detail. A professional photographer discreetly captured the magic of the moment, ensuring that their love-filled memory would be forever preserved. 12.12.21
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An Irish Wedding!

In a celebration of their love, Tanya and Mike have chosen to have a magical Irish wedding at the breathtaking Dunluce Castle in Northern Ireland. Perched atop a dramatic cliff, overlooking the wild sea, the castle becomes a fairytale setting for their intimate ceremony. With the castle ruins and God as their witnesses, they will exchange vows, immersed in the mystical aura of the ancient stones. Their romantic wedding at Dunluce Castle will forever be etched in their hearts as a moment of pure enchantment and everlasting love. 
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After nearly eight wonderful years of living together, Tanya and Michael have built a beautiful life filled with love, joy, and everything they need. As they embark on their journey into marriage, they find themselves blessed with a home full of cherished memories and possessions. If you wish to gift them something truly special, they have expressed their dream of exploring the captivating landscapes and rich culture of Ireland during their honeymoon. Key spots on their itinerary include the breathtaking Donegal, vibrant Derry, scenic Galway, bustling Dublin, and vibrant Belfast. One particular wish list item that would make their honeymoon extraordinary is a night or two spent in a unique and enchanting bubble dome at Finn Lough Hideaway. Other desired honeymoon activities include high tea at an enchanted castle, a romantic horseback ride on the beach and embarking on a Guinness tour in Dublin. These extraordinary experiences would create lifelong memories as they immerse themselves in the beauty of nature and each other's company. Your contribution towards this unforgettable adventure would be a truly cherished gift.
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You can gift any monetary amount you wish to help the couple enjoy their honeymoon!
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Mailing Address

The Nawyns
700 Grinnell Ave
Toms River, NJ 08757

Capturing Love

Some fun photo's throughout the years!
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