ONTARIO, CA – Sometimes love at first sight is not a good bet, as with Romeo and his Juliet.
And marriage at first sight sometimes bites on the reality tv show of the same name.
A long-distance romance can be complicated, even without adding in the possibility of marriage.
But Erica Harris of Murrieta, CA isn’t letting any of that stop her. That’s how she found herself one night recently at the airport waiting for the love of her life. "You don't drag your feet with real love. You leap into that like there's no tomorrow," Harris said.
Trouble is, she had never seen him in the flesh.
Harris and Artie Vann randomly connected on Instagram a year ago, and it was love at first click. But he lives in New York. So, their #problemromance blossomed through original poetry and videos.
Vann finally purchased his one-way ticket to midnight, planning to elope just after he landed. After a brief introduction, Vann popped the question, and the pair quietly exchanged vows.
Afterward, each had some advice for those still looking for love in all the wrong places.
"Don't listen to your thoughts,” Vann said. “Don't listen to your head, follow your heart. Follow your soul."
"So for anybody who doesn't believe in fairy tales anymore, who am I?” asked Harris. “And it can happen to you, too."