Rebecca and Michael  had never experienced love at first site—until they met at the chiropractor's office where Rebecca worked. But the romance didn't take off right away: neither Rebecca nor Michael thought the other would be interested because of their 10-year age difference. Still, they got to know each other as Michael came in for his weekly treatments, and soon they discovered they had a lot in common. When Michael finally asked Rebecca out, dating just confirmed the connection they'd felt all along.

Three years later, Michael decided to propose during a Cape Cod getaway. When a hurricane hit the coast, the couple was forced to arrive a day late. Michael wasn't deterred from his plan, but Rebecca, who had suspected he might propose that weekend, was convinced that he would be. "She was almost in tears because she thought I wasn't going to ask her," Michael says. So he simply knelt down and popped the question on the porch of the bed-and-breakfast where they were staying. "I couldn't see the ring because there were huge tears in my eyes," Rebecca says.

A local couple ties the knot with a nontraditional handfasting ceremony

Rebecca and Michael  had never experienced love at first site—until they met at the chiropractor's office where Rebecca worked. But the romance didn't take off right away: neither Rebecca nor Michael thought the other would be interested because of their 10-year age difference. Still, they got to know each other as Michael came in for his weekly treatments, and soon they discovered they had a lot in common. When Michael finally asked Rebecca out, dating just confirmed the connection they'd felt all along.

Three years later, Michael decided to propose during a Cape Cod getaway. When a hurricane hit the coast, the couple was forced to arrive a day late. Michael wasn't deterred from his plan, but Rebecca, who had suspected he might propose that weekend, was convinced that he would be. "She was almost in tears because she thought I wasn't going to ask her," Michael says. So he simply knelt down and popped the question on the porch of the bed-and-breakfast where they were staying. "I couldn't see the ring because there were huge tears in my eyes," Rebecca says.

At the end of each aisle, the bride placed cones filled with a confetti of dried leaves for guests to toss at the happy couple after the ceremony.

Get personalized planning advice, exclusive offers and must-read wedding news.

Thank You
for Signing Up!

Check your e-mail inbox for the latest updates from brides.com