How We Met
We met almost two years ago. We some how followed each other on all social media before that but didn’t really know each other. We both lived in the same city and had mutual friends. Ryan started to like a lot of my pictures one morning which made me start looking at his Instagram page. I called my close friend Kari who was friends with him and asked questions about him, who he was and if he was a good guy. My friend Kari said only good things and told me to go out of my element and direct message him. From there, we continued to talk on instagram until he asked for my number. From the first time we met at a Starbucks during the day we have been inseparable since. We ended up staying at Starbucks talking for almost 3 hours. I knew from my first date that this was the man I wanted to spend my life with. The rest is history!
how they asked
We took a family trip with my family to Italy. We stared off in the beautiful city of Rome. The first couple days were rainy so we mostly did tours on bus and indoor activity. The night before he asked, my brother Jake and sister Ally mentioned they wanted to go to the Trevi Fountain early that next morning to beat the crowds, and get good pictures. Ryan and I agreed we would go with them.
Not realizing how early they wanted to go, that morning we got up at 5am! We all got ready knowing these pictures would be a good family photo. We had about a mile walk to the Trevi Fountain from our hotel. I was grumpy and confused why we were up so early and worse of all with no coffee in my hands! Once we got to the Fountain it was truly beautiful and empty. My brother Jake had his go pro and told each one of us to face the Fountain then when he said three to turn facing us and throw the coin in. My brother Jake told me he wanted to make a cool GoPro with all of us tossing the coin in. Ally went, then Jake then Ryan. My turn came and Jake slowly said three. Once I turned Ryan was on one knee asking me to spend the rest of my life with him. I was completely shocked and started crying. He grabbed me, kissed me and put the most beautiful ring on my finger. In that moment it felt like no one else was around. It was truly one of the best days of my life.