Can a dating app create a power couple?
Osmany Caballero and Lior Halabi met on July 2014 while Lior was vacationing in Miami from Israel. Neither one of them were looking for love, but the physical attraction suddenly became more powerful than ever imagined. One night of passion, became days of companionship, weeks of nonstop care and admiration, which led to an amazing month of overwhelming sense of partnership and well…..soon enough love.
After 2 short months, Lior swept Osmany off to Bar Harbor Shops for lunch, only to propose on one knee at Tiffany’s & CO. The proposal was captured and viewed with over 50K followers on Facebook. The now happier than ever, engaged couple eloped to Washington DC to be wed, under the steps of the Supreme Court they said “I Do” taking a stand for equality.
Within a few months later a wedding ceremony was in place, to share the love, passion and respect they have for one and other, now in front of family and friends. The amazing VOWS R’ US wedding and event planning company was just the perfect fit. In just 10 days, they organized the entire event, tuxes from Tommy’s Tuxedos and Reid Harrison Photography captured every moment. Both Giancarlo Gedler and partner Scott Tracy arranged what seemed to be the perfect day! Their expertise to detail and sense for the LGBT community were a perfect match. On February 28th, 2015 at Briza on the Bay they gathered 150 of their closest friends and family members to announce to the world they will be “Husband and Husband.”
In just shy of one year this power couple has reach dreams beyond their expectations. They both have successful family businesses; Osmany is the lead interior designer of INTERIOMAN DESIGN. Lior has founded a Public Relations Company, The JEWBAN BEAGLE that specializes in the LGBT community, managing talent, like their Drag Queen/ Wedding Officiator, Miss Miami Beach Gay Pride 2015, Athena Dion.
Not only are they handsome and talented, but add humanitarian to their resume! They have founded ComingOutCuba, The National Cuban-American LGBT organization. They aim to reveal the gay Cuban culture while building a new one.. They are strong believers that giving back to their community is a gift, like the respect, admiration and support they have received.
Our engagement story is decidedly unglamorous, but completely fitting for us as a couple. While visiting family in Kevin’s hometown, we ended up eating a late dinner at an Applebee’s in Lakeland, Florida. We were having another of our conversations about what it would be like “when we get married” and Buck said “When will that be?” So, we both decided in a mutual conversation that it was time to stop talking about when it will happen and make it happen. That’s how our relationship works; we view each other as equal partners, so everything stems from a mutual conversation and agreement. That isn’t to say that there isn’t spontaneity or romance in our daily lives, because there is. It’s that when it comes to the major decisions of “us,” as a couple, we both get equal say and consideration.
We have both partnered up on the business that Kevin started in 2012- Fortune Training and Coaching, www.fortunetrainingandcoaching.com to help Kevin as the business continues to grow.
Buck is also the Executive Director of the Susan Poorman-Blackie Ovarian Cancer Foundation spbovariancancerfoundation.org and Kevin is joining in to help out there, because the Foundation is very close to both of their hearts.
Although we live in Austin, TX, the beautiful beaches of Miami seem like a second home to us. Our goal is to have a second home there in the coming years. The ocean is definitely good for both of our souls, so we make our way down the South Florida Coastline as often as we can!