Adam Dirks is the name of the lucky man that will begin a lifelong journey with one of the most famous pro surfers in the world, shark attack surviver and Soul Surfer star Bethany Hamilton. Dirks, a Christian youth minister, celebrated his marriage to the 23-year-old Hawaiian on Saturday with a 300 guest wedding on the island of Kauai, just a few months following their engagement announcement in May of 2013.
The couple will share their faith and love for the outdoors as newly weds, continuing to pursue their careers together with new adventures. Bethany wrote on Twitter:
“Today was the most beautiful, wonderful best day of my life! God is more than good (: Excited to live life with my husband Adam Dirks!”
Bethany revealed to In Touch Magazine how she kept her faith and overcame her insecurities after the engagement:
“I always felt it would be hard for me to meet someone because I’m different,” she confided. “To say I was completely comfortable looking at myself in the mirror and seeing one arm would be a lie. I just had to trust in God and know that he had someone special for me.”
She was set up on a blind date with her now-fiancé Adam in May 2012, In Touch reported. Eleven months later, Adam dropped to one knee on Bethany’s favorite beach.
“I cried tears of joy,” she says. “Then I was in giggle mode the rest of the day!”
Congrats to the newlyweds!