Ally and Gabriel
How We Met
Gabe and I met through our best friends. His best friend Andrew, and my best friend Liz are brother and sister. We had seen each other at birthday parties, and holiday get-together at their home but had never talked. Eventually, we started spending more and more time together. During the summer of ‘17 was when I got to really get to know him. We’d spent the 4th of July together paddle boarding, and at my surprise birthday party, he picked the pizza up with my dad and played guitar with my little sister. That summer He showed me how clever, fun, and sweet he was. FINALLY, He took me to a movie, and I was sold. Our 2 year anniversary was today.
How They Asked
He took me to a festival at Happy Day Farm, a sunflower field that I love, and we had gone to for a date a year before. He always said sunflowers reminded him of me because they’re my favorite flower. We were walking through the field taking pictures and picking flowers. Suddenly, he told me that he had asked my dad for his blessing and that our friends were just around the corner to celebrate. He asked me to marry him, and I was shocked and thrilled. (He also happened to be wearing the sun-hat that I put on his head, not realizing our friend Andrew was photographing that moment.) After, we enjoyed the festival and a party with our friends and family. I couldn’t have asked for a better guy or a better day.