Amanda and Brett
how we met
Brett and I met on an online dating app almost 5 years ago. We decided to meet up at a local brewery for “just a beer” in person. We ended up having a couple beers and talking about baseball. Our second date a couple days later was a Detroit Tiger’s baseball game.
how they asked
We were on a 7day Alaskan Cruise with 11 other friends. On the second or third day of the trip we were in Juneau – Brett and I, along with my best friend Heather and her husband Bryan, went on a helicopter ride to Mendenhall Glacier to go hiking – just the 4 of us in this group. The weather was bad and we were last helicopter of the day to leave. We were hiking on the glacier and stopped at one point to climb a wall with ice picks. Brett went first, then Bryan, then Heather, and I was last. I climbed up as far as I was going to go, looked back for a picture, and repelled down the ice wall – when I touched the ground and turned around, Brett was on one knee and asked me to marry him. My hands were shaking so badly (from ice wall climbing!) when he tried to put the ring on. He confessed he was so worried about dropping it on the glacier all day. It was a great day and so beautiful! My friend got pictures too :) I would say the location was a surprise, but I suspected it would happen on the cruise. Brett kept saying weird things that gave it away, but he wouldn’t admit to that. When I went back through my pictures later, there was one of him boarding the helicopter with a death grip on one pocket.