Harika Kabakci and Joseph Rivera

Engagement Info

December 25, 2015
Mechanicville, NY

Wedding Info

October 14, 2017
Lake George, NY

Jeffersonville, NY


Mechanicville, NY


Jeffersonville, NY


Mechanicville, NY


Harika's Parents

Ekrem and Sabahat Kabakci

Joseph's Parents

Marjorie Kowal and Jose Rivera


How We Met

We went to the same high school, but he is 4 years older than me. I remember he would always be a little flirty with me and still tells me he has always had a 'thing' for me, even back then. Hes tall dark, and handsome so it was easy to have like him too. We went down totally different paths and in November 2015, randomly, we reunited after 20 years of not seeing or talking to each other. We clicked instantly. My soulmate was right in front of me my whole life and finally our paths crossed at the right moment.

How We Got Engaged

I was facing the couch cleaning up after opening up Christmas gifts; wrapping paper everywhere, I turned around and he was on one knee. Was not expecting it then at all.

About the Ring

Rose gold double halo

Our Shared Interests

Going for rides on his motorcycle, and we both love to shop, enjoy browsing antique stores.

Our Favorite Date Night

We like to go out dancing, he's alot better at it than me ;) and we love to just hang out on the couch cuddling.

What Part of the Wedding Are You Most Excited About?

All of it really, but probably standing up there and saying "i do"

Our Relationship in Three Words

Lots of love, fun, and laughter