XOXO by The Knot


Maxanne & Tim Little

Season 1, Ep. 10

Maxanne and Tim Little married in Abilene, Texas on March 28, 1981. For decades they told their kids they met on a sidewalk, but that wasn’t exactly true. Maxanne and Tim are XOXO by The Knot host, Whitney Little’s parents and in this episode Whitney uncovers the real story of her parents relationship. She talks to them about how they met, details of planning their wedding celebration on a $1000 budget and their best advice and learnings from nearly 40 years of marriage. After so many years together some details from their past are clear, with others being less so. And with that, this week we are challenging our listeners to reach out and talk to their own parents—whether they’re married, divorced, widowed, or anything in between—about their own love story, and what they’ve learned along the way. What they have to share might surprise you, make you laugh or even make you cry. This episode of XOXO by The Knot is filled with great takeaways for listeners and learnings for our host. Are you ready to meet Maxanne and Tim? This is their story.

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Hunter McGrady & Brian Keys

Season 1, Ep. 17
Hunter McGrady and Brian Keys married on June 16, 2019. You can spot Hunter McGrady, model and body positive activist, on the cover of the latest issue of The Knot Magazine, which hits newsstands July 29, 2019. Brian was introduced to Hunter through her Snapchat account—by another woman who he was on a first date with at the time! Brian didn't go on a second date with that particular lady, but, months later, he did boldly slide into Hunter’s DMs. Brian got a sense of Hunter's humor and personality through her engaging and fun Snapchat stories. Hunter got to know Brian through a long series of direct messages, eventually becoming Facebook friends before they met IRL while she was visiting New York City on a work assignment. The duo finally met up in person after months of digital correspondence. They experienced a strong initial connection, so much so that their first date ended up lasting three days. A few months of dating convinced Hunter to move to NYC so her and Brian could be together in the same place. A few years later, and now Hunter and Brian are happily married. They recently hosted a stunning wedding celebration in Southern California where they put their own spin on conventional traditions including Hunter's wedding fashion, which was custom made for her style and body, their vows, and Hunter's first dance with her father. Tune in to find out what they did to create a celebration that was uniquely their own, reflecting their personalities, style and personal values. On today’s episode, the newlyweds take us through their love story and wedding planning journey, and Hunter shares empowering advice for loving the body you're in. You'll also get a sneak preview of what's available in The Knot Fall 2019 Fashion Issue, our most inclusive fashion issue to date, featuring Hunter McGrady as a guest editor. This is their story.(Photo courtesy of Jenny Quicksall Photography)