Vanessa & Josh: Raleigh, NC

Josh and Vanessa are high school sweethearts who started dating in the 10th grade. Vanessa is a criminal attorney and Josh is a logistics consultant by-day and a budding local musician by night. They currently reside in Wake County and will be wed this Fall in Raleigh, N.C.

How did you meet?

We met in high school, back in 2003. We had an English class together. She would sit towards the front of the class, and I in the back. I always thought she was pretty. We only interacted a few times in class, but the times we did I thought she was mean! It wasn’t until later that I found out that was her way of “flirting.” We both played on the JV basketball team and this is where we became friends. At some point during the season, we began dating. We’ve been together since then. We were even voted “Cutest Couple” for our 2006 senior superlatives!

What makes your love special?

Our love is special because it endures. Having been together so long, we’ve literally had to grow up together. It hasn’t been easy, but it is absolutely worth it. We have inside jokes that span back to 2006. Who else our age can say that?! I can truly say no one will know me the way he does.