Abny & Jordan

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Abny Santicola, 31, Managing Editor, North American Publishing Company

Jordan Pascucci, 26, Undergraduate Admissions Office and Graduate Student at the University of Pennsylvania

Abny had admired Jordan secretly for years by the time they finally met at a monthly ladies’ party where Jordan DJs. “I nearly fell over when she actually came to talk to me,” Abny admits. Flash forward to 2007, when the couple ran their first half-marathon together. Jordan had a pouch from Tiffany’s in her pocket all through the race. “I suddenly stopped and grabbed Abny’s hand and said, ‘I love you.’ She thought that was cute and said, ‘I love you too.’ And then she started running again! So I grabbed her hand again and said, ‘No, I love you. Will you marry me?” They will be wed on the Summer Solstice, surrounded by their friends. “Because Abny’s family does not accept her sexuality, friends become even more important in creating our own unique support network,” says Jordan. Abny adds, “She’s the most fascinating person I’ve ever met, and every day I’m more hooked.” Jordan says that passion plus friendship makes everything possible. “I can’t tell Abny enough how crazy I am about her, and how beautiful she is. Being good to her and fueling this in-love feeling is what I look forward to every day.”