A woman who fell in love with her wedding DJ has revealed how they tied the knot in an ‘intimate’ ceremony five years after being introduced.
Megan Stone, 27, originally from Baltimore, Maryland, first met Mark Stone, 51, in November 2015 and hired him to entertain guests at her wedding to her first husband the following year.
But a year into her marriage Megan began to feel ‘neglected’ by her husband and opened up to Mark, a business analyst and DJ, about her marital issues.
She and Mark, who was also married at the time, became close friends and moved to be together once their respective divorces were finalized, realizing they had fallen in love.
Despite Megan’s initial reservations about their 24-year age gap, the couple have gone from strength to strength and recently tied the knot in a private ceremony in North Carolina.
Megan Stone, 27, originally from Baltimore, Maryland, has married her partner Mark Stone, 51, (both pictured on wedding day) who played as the DJ at her first wedding back in 2016
Speaking about the 24-year age gap between herself and Mark, Megan said people sometimes mistake them for father and daughter but said Mark looks ‘young’ for his age (both pictured)
When Megan filed for divorce, Mark supported her and by August 2018, they had fallen in love with each other. Pictured: Megan and Mark love to spend ‘quality’ time together
Megan said: ‘Married life has been good, doesn’t feel too much different honestly to us. We are in love and have been for a long while but it’s nice to be more “official” in a sense, and I love having Mark’s last name.’
Speaking about the 24-year age gap between herself and her new husband, Megan admitted that people sometimes mistake them for father and daughter.
But she added that most people are often ‘shocked’ at how large the age gap is between them, explaining that Mark looks ‘young’ for his age.
‘Yes that [being mistaken for father and daughter] happens here and there but not too terribly often,’ she said.
‘Mark looks young for his age and I have an older soul for my age. Mostly people are shocked that the gap is so large given Mark looks great for 51. And I am 27.’
Megan was first introduced to Mark by her sister in 2015. Her sister later booked mark to DJ at Megan’s first wedding in July 2016.
Speaking about how their loved ones reacted to their nuptials, Megan said they were all very ‘happy’ for them but were ‘sad’ that they were moving ‘further away from home’
Looking towards the future, the newlyweds (pictured) are not putting too much pressure on having children, saying they are instead putting the decision into ‘God’s hands’
The pair, who love the outdoors, are spending their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple travelling to southern Utah to camp in a tent for a few nights and ‘sleep under the stars’
However, a year into her marriage, Megan was unhappy and felt neglected in her relationship and while she was at home bumped into Mark again – where she found herself opening up to him about her marriage.
They became close friends and started to chat every day and Mark confided that he he had split from his wife of 27 years.
When Megan filed for divorce, Mark supported her and by August 2018, with both of their divorces finalized, they moved to North Carolina to be together – as they’d fallen in love with each other.
At first Megan had her doubts because of their age gap, but the more time the pair spent together, her doubts disappeared.
Speaking to Femail, Megan explained that there was no big proposal before the wedding, but that they already had an engagement ring and suddenly decided to get married (above)
The loved-up couple had an intimate outdoor wedding ceremony on October 21 last year (above) and did not have any guests in attendance, only themselves and an officiant
Their picturesque wedding photographs saw them posing in front of an incredible mountain landscape, with Megan opting for a stunning white and pink wedding dress (above)
Both Mark’s and Megan’s families were accepting of their relationship and were pleased that they had found happiness together.
Speaking about their relationship in 2019, Megan said: ‘At first I had the, “Oh god are you falling for him?” thought, and after that it was, “Can this even work?” and then, “Will people think I’m some gold digger?”
‘Being together all negative thoughts went away. I’m an older soul and he’s a young soul so it’s almost like we meet in the middle and it’s perfect.’
The couple tied the knot in October in a ‘super personal and intimate’ wedding ceremony in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Speaking to Femail, Megan said: ‘Well we actually didn’t have a proposal. We have had an engagement ring for a long while and we just decided let’s go get married and move out to Utah.’
Megan’s sister later booked Mark (both pictured) to DJ at Megan’s wedding in July 2016, but less than a year into her marriage and Megan felt unhappy and neglected
At first Megan had her doubts because of their 24-year age gap, but the more time the pair spent together (pictured together at the pool), her doubts disappeared
Both Mark’s and Megan’s families were accepting of their relationship and were pleased that they had found happiness together
The picturesque wedding photographs saw them posing in front of an incredible mountain landscape, with Megan opting for a stunning white and pink wedding dress.
The couple have relocated to Utah, where Mark was spending time with his parents.
‘We moved to Utah because Mark was already out here visiting and helping his parents out with Covid and he loved it so much,’ Megan explained.
‘He loved the people, the church and seeing mountain views everywhere he went and the fact that there were so many hikes to do. So I started looking for a nanny job out there on a whim and got one.
‘So we decided to up and leave North Carolina for good and move out to beautiful Utah.’
The couple previously revealed in 2019 that Mark would need a vasectomy reversal to have children, adding that they had hoped having a child would ‘still be an option’.
Megan, pictured with Mark, admits that in her old relationship her husband counted hanging out as her watching TV and him playing his video games with headphones on in the same room
Megan and Mark, who are pictured on a hiking trip, say they both love to get outdoors together
The couple love spending quality time together – pictured on a safari feeding a giraffe
Speaking about having children, Megan explained: ‘We are not stressing that. There are things that need to happen for that to happen and we are more so putting that in God’s hands.’
The smitten couple plan to spend their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple travelling to southern Utah to camp in a tent and ‘sleep under the stars’.
She said: ‘We will be going down to southern Utah and going camping in a cute tent we have rented for a few nights.
‘We’re excited to wake up to amazing views and fall asleep under the stars and do some hiking as well. We love the outdoors and it’s the perfect getaway for us.’
Megan admits that while they were friends she realized she had fallen for him – but felt she couldn’t admit it as he had just separated from his wife
Mark admitted that struggled to come to terms with the end of his marriage but once he accepted it, he was able to open his heart to Megan
The married couple said that the most important things in their relationship are ‘honesty and open communication’, as well as making time to go on dates together.
Giving advice about the secret to a happy relationship, Megan said: ‘Always be honest and open with each other, communication is so important. And also never stop dating.
‘No matter how long you have been together always make time for each other and go on dates, getaways and do those ‘just because gifts’ it’s important to always make each other feel loved and special.’
Up in the clouds: Megan admits that when her and her ex would get into an argument Mark was there to calm her down
Mark admits that his family were concerned him getting into a new relationship so quickly – but when they saw how happy he was, they gave the couple their full support
The now couple, originally shared a laugh and Megan’s sister later booked Mark to DJ at Megan’s wedding in July 2016