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Meet Whitney & Edgar

Our 2017 Hitched 716 Winners

Whitney & Edgar Q&A

Whitney

How did you and Edgar meet?

Edgar and I met at a local Buffalo establishment on Thanksgiving Eve.  My best friend, Emily, is married to Edgar’s best friend, Harry, and they introduced us!

How long have you two been together?

We have been together for 4 years.

What do you love about living in the 716?

I take pride in living in the 716 and love to share my passion for living here with others. I love the intimacy that Buffalo has to offer with its old-school feeling and its new and upcoming features like Canalside, as well as all of the amazing restaurants and sports.

What is it about Edgar that will make him a great husband?

Edgar is compassionate, trusting, and my best friend. He is hardworking and strong-willed especially given everything that he has gone through. He always looks at things in a positive perspective, always makes me laugh when I am with him, and I adore the fact that he is silly with me. He also is an amazing father and I know one day that he will be just as amazing with our kids.

How did you hear about the Hitched 716 contest, and what made you decide to enter?

I heard about Hitched 716 from Facebook. I saw a local ad marketing Hitched 716 to giveaway a dream wedding for the second year in a row. I told Edgar about it and we waited a few days till we actually decided to enter on the last day it was due. We thought to ourselves, there’s nothing to lose and everything to gain!

What are you most looking forward to on your wedding day?

I am most looking forward to spending one of the most memorable days of my life with my best friend and future husband, Edgar. As well as sharing that experience with our closest friends and family.

How does your family feel about how fast all of this is happening?

My family is over-the-moon excited for us.  My parents and sisters are especially overwhelmed with joy to see their youngest daughter and sister get married to an amazing guy. They couldn’t be more thrilled to enjoy this journey with us.

Edgar

When did you know Whitney was “the one”?

I knew Whitney was the one when I thought to myself that she was worth having in my life and in my daughters life all the time.

What are your favorite things to do together?

Our favorite things to do together are going to new Buffalo owned restaurants, exploring the city, going to local wineries, and finding new adventures that we both have not done before and doing them together.

How are you and Whitney involved in the 716?

We are involved in the 716 by supporting local Buffalo events, like the Turkey Trot, Breast Cancer Walks, and the 716/ECMC Breast Cancer Awareness Event.  Whitney is also a Special Education teacher and I am a Corrections Officer.  Therefore, our jobs “somewhat” make an affect on our surrounding community and its members.

What are you most looking forward to on your wedding day?

As cheesy as it may sound, I think the highlight of two people and two different families coming together on one day to become one and start a new future is what I am most looking forward to.

What did winning Hitched 716 mean to you?

To me it meant that we can actually have our dream become a reality. Not only do we get to have an engagement but we also are fortunate enough to have a beautiful wedding. Additionally, in such a short amount of time we will also be able to begin starting our own family living in the beautiful 716.