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“We were so happy knowing that we got to say ‘thank you’ and ‘I love you’ to every person at the wedding.” Brought together by their faith and service, the couple met on their first day of work at the UGA Wesley Foundation, a college ministry in Athens, shortly after graduating from the University of Georgia, where Bailey majored in English and John in marketing. They were smitten. John proposed to Bailey some 3,000 miles away in Oregon, where he surprised her on the West Linn dock on the river. “When we got there, I saw a man with a similar frame to John standing with his back towards me,” said Bailey, who had traveled across the country to help a friend move. “When he heard my voice he turned around, gave me a huge hug and then dropped to one knee and asked me to marry him!” 82



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