Robyn Brody, Florida Times-Union

Robyn Brody

Florida Times-Union

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Past articles by Robyn:

I Do, I Do: Bold prediction leads to ‘fireworks’

For the Times-Union Taylor Hunter and Robert Johnson were both on dates with other people when they met at a bonfire in the fall of 2014. They engaged in small talk and went their separate ways. Taylor thought nothing of it, but Robert was captivated. He actually joked with his friends that very night, telling them he was going to marry Taylor. Robert sent a friend request to Taylor on Facebook… → Read More

I Do, I Do: Tide turned in their favor

Sarah Coggins can’t quite remember when she first met Parker Jones, only that it was sometime back in elementary school. Sarah does recall having a crush on him when they were in middle school. She said she always liked the handsome boy who was a year older. Parker admits he was way too busy to care about girls at the time: “Playing sports was my priority.” → Read More

I Do, I Do: One swipe changed their lives

When Shari Weisman swiped right, she found “Mr. Right.” It was 2014 and Shari, an expense analyst, had just moved from Jacksonville to Charlotte. She didn’t know a soul in her new town. She decided to try the Tinder dating app. You swipe left if you don’t want to meet the person and right if you are interested. Both she and Michael Quermback swiped right, so the app displayed their mutual… → Read More

I Do, I Do: Sometimes love is right down the street

Bobby Triglia and Krysta Kotos can’t recall exactly the first time they met. Bobby was about 6 years old and Krysta was 3. They both grew up in Deerwood on the Southside and lived a half-mile down the street from each other. They had siblings who were about the same age. Incredibly, Krysta’s father coached Bobby in T-ball and Bobby’s mother coached Krysta in soccer. → Read More

I Do, I Do: Couple finds love on the kickball field

Jennifer Matchus first met Scott Ross in 2000 when they were students at The University of North Florida. They were both on the same computer track, and they recall spending a good solid two years in classes together. Scott said being side by side and struggling through the tough curriculum, he always felt some chemistry with Jennifer. But the timing just wasn’t right. She was married and he was… → Read More

I Do, I Do: She could read the writing on the wall

Will Dorsey and Maddie Guerrero met when both were freshman at Stetson University. They had classes together and lived in the same dorm hall. However, it wasn’t until they bumped into each other at a college nightspot almost four years later that they realized there was a special connection. → Read More

I Do, I Do: From Super Camp to a lifetime together

Kyle Solloway grew up in Jacksonville. Courtney Law was in a military family with many “hometowns.” It was certainly fate that, 10 years ago, their parents sent them both to Super Camp, a leadership workshop at Wake Forest University. They were just 17 years old and neither of them really wanted to be there. Kyle and Courtney were put in the same group, doing team-building exercises. Even back… → Read More

I Do, I Do: Romance blossoms at track events

Bambi Carson met Chip Brundage at a track meet about ten years ago. Bambi was coaching at Jacksonville University and Chip was coaching at Troy University in Alabama. They both coached the throwing events that include the discus, hammer, javelin and shot put. Shortly after the meet, Chip called Bambi to see if someone on her team may have mistakenly taken one of their hammers. Bambi recalls,… → Read More

I Do, I Do: From Jacksonville to New York and back, couple’s love endures

Kendall Taylor and Tommy Isaacs grew up less than a mile from each other in Jacksonville, but they actually met in New York City where both were working in 2014. At least they thought they first met in New York. They were at a bar with a group of mutual friends and Tommy and Kendall hung out together. At the end of the evening, they decided to exchange phone numbers. While they were standing… → Read More

I Do, I Do: This wedding was a half-century in the making

Edward Lashley’s patience and persistence finally paid off. It just took 50 years. → Read More

I Do, I Do: From strangers at a party to husband and wife

Chris O’Lessker was invited to a Labor Day get-together at a friend’s place in 2014. Katelynn Luedke knew everyone on the guest list except for Chris. So when Katelynn answered the door and didn’t recognize the person, she knew right away it had to be him and said, “Hi. You must be Chris.” He was a bit taken aback. Chris recalls, “I didn’t know what to think. She knew who I was, but I didn’t… → Read More