Amber and Aaron


How We Met

On January 4th, 2013, some friends of mine and I went to this bar in Perrysburg, Ohio that we had never been to before to celebrate a coworker’s birthday. The three of us were approached a two guys who had been playing pool and one (Aaron–my now fiance) tapped me on the shoulder and said “haaaaaave you met Chris?” and turned around and walked away, leaving Chris to chat up three girls on his own.


I have never been the girl to talk to random guys at bars so I didn’t react right away, but all three of us were big How I Met Your Mother fans and one of the girls I was with decided to introduce us. We grabbed another round of drinks and spent the rest of the evening talking to “Chris” and his friends.

left with Aaron’s number and Aaron actually came to hang out at the bar I was working at the next day with his roommate. I began texting and spending a lot of time with Aaron and by the 17th, we had established that we were in a relationship. Not too long after, we said “I love you” and it has been a whirlwind of adventure since!

how they asked

Last summer, I studied abroad in Rome as one of my final requirements for my degree. Aaron and I planned for him to come to Rome at the end of my abroad program and then we were to spend a few days in Rome and a week in Dublin.


While we were in Dublin, we planned a trip to Cork to visit Blarney Castle. We spent the day exploring the grounds of Blarney and climbed the ridiculous amount of stairs to the top of the Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone.


On our climb up we met a couple and after kissing the Stone, Aaron asked them to take a picture of us. While they had my camera, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!


It was a magical proposal in a magical place and so fitting because I’ve always called him my Prince Charming.