Alyssa and Ryan
How We Met
Ryan and I first met in our college group at church. We had the same group of friends so we started hanging out more and more. One day, we took a photo and he then messaged me on Facebook and asked me to text him the photo (smooth, right?) and that’s how we exchanged numbers. We remained just friends for a year and a half until we decided to take the next step into a relationship. We both wanted to date with a purpose so we waited until we both knew the timing was right! Let me tell ya, it was worth the wait!
how they asked
We had been dating for a little over a year and a half when we flew to NYC for a conference with some friends. The last day we were there we went sight-seeing and we ended up in Central Park. It was fall time, I had my pumpkin spice latte in hand, I was wearing my favorite pair of boots and it was a already a wonderful day in NYC! Little did I know what was about to happen. I stopped and asked for a picture and as Ryan was walking to give the camera to our friend he got the ring. I was in my own little world and had no idea. We took a couple of pictures and then he took a few steps back. That’s when I knew something was going on. He got down on one knee in Central Park in NYC and asked me to marry him!