Alex and Ryan

How we met: On Friday December 12, my boyfriend picked me up from work for a surprise date. Little did I know my life was about to change for the better.

Ryan, surprised me by driving us to the airport and handing me a packed bag, and a plane ticket to Key West, FL – It has always been a dream of mine to travel to Key West, so needless to say I was ecstatic about our weekend get away.

We spent our Friday night drinking wine, laying in hanmocks, laughing, and overlooking the breath taking views of Key West’s waters.

On Saturday, December 13, 2014, Ryan and I woke up early, watched the sunrise and ate breakfast outside on the deck of our bed and breakfast over looking the Gulf. After our 3rd cup of coffee we got ready for the day and walked around Key West taking pictures and being tourists. Just before noon we were scheduled for a bike tour of the island – all of the sites were gorgeous.

After the morning of exploring the land, Ryan thought it would be fun to explore the water. So he rented a boat and we explored the waters surrounding the island.

Ryan is a sucker for a good sunset, so he decided to bring his GoPro on the boat to “capture the sunset”… little did I know he had other plans in mind. Just as the sun was setting and we were on the boat over looking the beautiful site Ryan asked me to stand up to take a picture with him. That is the moment he dropped to his knee, expressed how much he is in love with me and asked me to marry him. After lots of happy tears, I said YES and then we decided to celebrate by calling our family and closest friends and then headed out on the town for some drinks.

Easily, the best weekend of my life and I am so happy I am marrying my best friend.