Oysters have long been thought to induce romance, so it stands to reason that, as an
oyster fisherman, Peter Cibilic would have a flare for the romantic. While it might not have shown until he met the right woman, it was meeting Taylor Fiorella in 2008 that shucked away his outer shell to reveal the loving man inside. Over the course of the next ten years, Taylor and Pete strengthened their relationship, their love for one another and for their families growing with each passing year. When Pete sensed the waters were perfect for harvesting the pearl they had created, he made the move that would change their lives forever. “We made plans to
go on a weekend trip to Destin, Florida, with some of his family, which wasn’t unusual for us,” says Taylor of the June weekend in 2018.
“Oddly enough, my mom, her boyfriend, and my uncle also planned to go at the same exact time, which I did think was a little strange, so I thought something might be going on. What really made me think that Pete might be proposing was the fact that I’d heard that my best friend was also going, though that ended up not happening. Pete’s dad wasn’t there, either, so I figured there was no way he was doing it.”