Stephanie Ikner and Benjamin Seawell are to be married May 19, 2018, in Wilmington, N.C.
Stephanie Ikner, 26, is employed with Crafty Chick Designs Boutique.
Benjamin Seawell, 27, is employed with Coastal Beverage.
The couple has been together nine years, and he finally popped the question on their first cruise.
They have two children and were very young when they had their first child. Stephanie and Benjamin wanted to be a family, but didn’t want to get married just because they were having a child.
“We may have done it backwards. But in the end, we know we are together because we love each other and want to spend the rest of our lives with one another,” Stephanie said.