Alicia and Nate

How We Met

Nate and I met my freshman year of high school. We somehow got placed into the same food prep class and then into the same group. After becoming good friends throughout that year, we drifted apart. In college, we reconnected again only to become better friends and then disconnect again. I moved home from college to complete my student teaching and Nate had recently graduated so I decided to reach out to him. He was very unsure at first, but eventually, I was able to find my way in. I asked him to get drinks, he took me out to dinner instead. We have been inseparable since.

How They Asked

In 2017, during the first Eagles game of that season, Nate and I were sitting in a bar in Philadelphia. This was our first Eagles season together. He turned to me and told me if the Eagles won the Super Bowl that year that he would marry me. The Eagles ended up winning the Super Bowl that year. He said that was the moment he knew he was going to marry me because the Eagles had never before won and now all of a sudden he says this and they do. He knew it was meant to be.

Alicia and Nate's Engagement in Our Home

On October 20th, I drove home from a girl’s weekend down the shore with my friends. I came home, put my bag in the dining room, and then we started talking about my weekend. Eventually, he asked me to help him straighten the dining room up and take my bag upstairs. When I went up, I opened the door and saw “Marry Me?” written in rose petals on our bed, rose petals all over the floor, candles lit, and a bottle of champagne chilling in ice. He had followed me upstairs and got on one knee behind me. It was so personal and intimate just the two of us in our home.