How We Met
Alan and I met in Nashville, TN when we both started out as new nurses at Vanderbilt! We connected instantly, but it wasn’t until after a few years of growing up and completing grad school that our paths crossed again! (Special thanks to Jess!) We’ve been together almost 4 years, becoming a part of each other’s families, going on adventures and to the beach as much as possible, and learning to love and laugh through all the highs and lows this life throws at us!
How They Asked
We had a trip to Key West planned for my birthday in May. We rented a convertible and spent the day stopping at our favorite spots and driving in the sunshine! When we arrived at the Southernmost Point, Alan surprised me with a sunset sail to celebrate. I was very excited and definitely didn’t have any suspicion that there were more surprises to his plan… There was a photographer on our boat when we boarded, she explained that she was working shooting promos for the local boat companies (I was still completely oblivious).
We toasted with champagne and set sail out through the beautiful blue harbor surrounding Key West. We decided to sit on the front of the boat to get a better view, and just as I started to think it was odd that the photographer was snapping several pictures of us instead of the actual boat, Alan got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! I was SPEECHLESS! I couldn’t believe this was real life! I finally answered with an ecstatic YES, the easiest decision I have ever made! I cannot wait to sail into the rest of our adventures in this life with Alan by my side!