A recent study by a college professor found that laughter is one of the strongest keys to a happy marriage. Couples need to playfully tease one another and enjoy jokes and other humor in order to increase their odds of a long-lasting union.
This should be good news for Tori and Jacob, who began dating in 2016 after they were introduced by some friends. It wasn’t long before Jacob became Tori’s best friend. They began talking on the phone for hours almost every day and enjoying the things they had in common. They discovered they both loved the outdoors, especially, fishing, and also spending time with family and friends.
Each soon knew they had found the love of their life, and the idea of getting married not only entered their minds but became a running joke between them.
Tori would ask Jacob, "Are we getting married today?" And he would answer, "No, not today." Or, he might casually say, “Should we go by the courthouse today and get married today?"
On Father’s Day of last year, the couple were at a cabin doing some fishing when it started raining. Since they had to leave, Tori asked Jacob if they could go see the movie, Incredibles 2, and he said yes. But when he started driving, he left town where the movie theater was and took her home. “I was mad at him because I’d been excited about seeing this movie,” Tori confessed. “Little did I know he had way better plans in store.”
When she got home, Tori called her mom. Suddenly, Jacob asked, “Hey, what’s that question you ask me every day?” Tori said, “I don’t know.” Then she came around the corner and saw Jacob down on one knee. “I have to go!” she told her mom.
On Oct. 19, the two people who love to tease stood before their family and friends and made the commitment to spend the rest of their lives together. The lovely ceremony took place at St. Rose of Lima in Genoa, with the reception following at The Cardinal Inn in Albion.
The bride couldn’t be happier.
“I have always loved how hard working and passionate Jacob is,” Tori said. “He loves with everything he has, and he never gives up. I admire him for that because I’m pretty stubborn, too,” she laughed. “In the future we hope to start a family and create more memories together, with our future children as well as with our family and friends! We can’t wait to grow old together!”
And there’s little doubt there will be some teasing and laughter as they do exactly that.