Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day from Wildwood 365!

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

Earlier today on Facebook, we asked our readers to share their stories of love and romance in the Wildwoods. We received some great responses, but the story that accompanies the photo at left really struck a cord with us.

This pic was sent in by Shannon Bittner. The shadows are those of Shannon and Samuel McKibban, cast across a snowy Boardwalk on the approach to 26th Street during the week of Valentine's Day last year.

Less than a minute after snapping this image, Shannon was completely surprised when Samuel got down on one knee and asked her to be his bride.

Later this year, the happy couple will be married in a Wildwood-themed wedding (complete with a Tram Car centerpiece)!

Said Shannon: "I was so shocked. I had no idea it was coming. It was so perfect, and the fact that I got that picture with our shadows just seconds before is amazing. I'll have the memory forever.

"We spend most of every summer in Wildwood together and started dating in high school. Nothing like a snow-covered boardwalk engagement!"

And we couldn't agree more!


  1. Nice story! Glad they love my hometown as much as I do..Congratulations to the happy couple with a future full of Wildwood memories :D

  2. Beautiful story Shannon! If you want a truly lovely & unique cake, check out Ann's Cake Pan. She does very realistic shells (there are pix on the websiet). She did my wedding cake & it was covered in a sand-colored icing & shells. Def one-of-a-kind!

  3. That is the best story and I just love the picture, as I enjoy taking many many pictures of our much loved Wildwood! :) Thank you for sharing!! Jeannie and Bob Messantonio