Brianne and Felix

how we met

How do all 20 year olds meet? At a hole-in-the-wall dive bar where you are the youngest person by thirty years of course! Brianne had made the trip from Indianapolis to celebrate her 21st birthday with her family from Northwest Indiana. Felix just happened to stop in for “one more beer.” Then fate and circumstances brought us together for the first time. One more beer turned into a long night of talking, dancing and our first kiss. Brianne still happily admits she made the first move! And it was on this night Felix looked Brianne in the eyes and told her he was going to marry her, to which she replied “Okay, but only if you wear a Mariachi suit at our wedding.” Which totally is not happening by the way!

how they asked

A little bird clued me in that Brianne always hoped when I proposed to her it would be special but private. But with Brianne being Brianne she also wanted to be able to celebrate our engagement with our families and friends. So, she got both! The night of the proposal in our Chicago hotel room, draped in candles and flower petals, I got down on one knee and asked her to marry me. The next day, 364 days from the day we first met, we returned home with plans of getting dinner and drinks with some friends… or so she thought. After procrastinating all day long, much to Brianne’s expense, we returned to the local dive bar where we first met and were happily greeted by all of our family and friends. Our surprise engagement party was one to remember… or to at least try and remember!


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