Coupled: For newly engaged pair, life's a beach and a faked seashell injury en route to a proposal

LOVE CITY, USA - They are among the happiest milestones in our lives, so WCPO shares the joy of engagements, weddings and commitment ceremonies around the Tri-State.

Melissa Wiesman, daughter of Russell and Sandy Wiesman of Bridgetown, Ohio, will be married to John Healey, son of Colleen Healey, also of Bridgetown, Ohio, on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Ms. Wiesman works as a physical therapist, Mr. Healey is an account manager at an IT database services firm.

The couple met in 2007 during their high school senior trip to Panama City, Fla. The bride-to-be said that although neither was looking for love at the time, and certainly not in that place, “When there’s a connection, it just happens.”

As the groom recalls, Ms. Wiesman was sitting on the beach and talking to a friend, when suddenly, like in one of those scenes from a movie, he noticed he and was drawn to her.

Mr. Healey said he knew he had to muster up the courage and speak to her. It was worth it. 

“Even though we were complete strangers at that time, we sat and talked on the beach for hours.”

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WCPO Insiders can find out who said, 'I love you,' first and read about the groom-to-be's convoluted plan to propose. Plus, see engagement selfie!

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