Lanika Tucker


John Acampado

Lanika Tucker and John Acampado

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Our Story

"If it is right, it happens—the main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away."

Our story can be summed up by that quote: one of quick decisions, learning about love, and finally understanding. We did not expect a chance meeting in Costa Mesa to transform us and bring us to where we are now, seven years later. Mutual friends introduced us, not thinking much of the spark until we started to spend more time with each other.

From dancing to Color Me Badd in Downtown Santa Ana, dinners at R+D Kitchen and Mama D's, seeing Miko really like John's recliner, and our share of life's ups and downs—six years flew by in a blink of an eye. We explored Hawaii, the Philippines, Singapore, Iceland, Japan and many other places in between. We grew with each other and saw the world, experiencing sights and cultures previously only imagined.

All of it led to July 2, 2018 at the Terrazza Belvedere. After an exhausting day seeing all of Rome in one day, Lanika had no intention of going out for dinner that evening. After some urging (and promising we would not be out late), we went to the Terraza next to the Casina Valadier, seeing an unobstructed view of the Eternal City.

"I believe in miracles and the opportunity for happiness that each new day brings with you. I believe in the strength of our family. I believe in the power of hope and love. I believe in me. I believe in you. I believe in us and our future."

With those words, Lanika started to cry and we embraced. She said yes to being with each other that day, the day after, and every day after that.

Susan Moyal