Ashley and John

How We Met

John and I met 10 years ago in high school. He was good friends with a lot of my best girlfriends and I had a major crush on one of his best friends.

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What started out as a friendship, quickly turned into more but I was convinced that I didn’t want a boyfriend in college and that it was just going to be your typical high school fling.

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However, he became my best friend and couldn’t help but fall in love with him more and more as time went on. It’s really hard to summarize our 10 years but I can honestly say that they have passed in the blink of an eye and they have been filled with amazing adventures, major struggles and hardships and huge life milestones that I could truly not have gotten through without him.

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how they asked

We decided to take a day trip out to see the poppy flowers an hour outside of LA. All morning, he was very casual about the day trip saying stuff like, “are you sure you want to go?” so I didn’t think much of it.

As we got there the side streets were so pretty that we pulled off to check out the views. As we were walking around and taking pictures he set up the tripod and I thought we were taking photos of us. He actually set it up to videotaped and when I least expected it, got down on one knee and proposed.

I was in complete shock because I did not expect it to happen this day. We then spent the rest of the day enjoying the amazing scenery. A week later, we jetted off the Paris and Amsterdam to celebrate our 10 year anniversary and now our new adventure and engagement.

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